NSFM - Day 14
Featured snack: Conversation Hearts
Rating: 14 QT Pies
Review: In lieu of a review, let’s try a hypothetical thought experiment:
Suppose you gave a young child a disgusting sugary chalk to eat one day a year for every year of its childhood.
Suppose the child, through a combination of tradition, social norms and its own sentimental tendencies, came to associate the taste of this disgusting sugary chalk with the rich mixture of excitement, fear, and queasy confusion that often accompanies the navigation of love and relationships throughout childhood and adolescence.
Could you blame the perennially lovestruck adult version of this child for nostalgically and sincerely loving the actual taste of this particular disgusting sugary chalk?
NSFM - Day 10
Featured snack: Rice Krispies Treats Crunch Mix (Classic variety)
Rating: 40,000 gags
Review: RKT’s might be in my all-time top 10 (homemade, of course) but this snack fails on EVERY front. There is not a single element that isn’t disgusting. The only ingredient that could and should be it’s salvation (the Rice Krispie Treats clusters) are small, unsatisfactory, gross, and not in the least gooey. I could go on for a long time about my disdain for this travesty of a snack (for instance, why are there covered AND plain pretzels?! - Also, why was there a single mint flavored “Cocoa Button” in my bag?). Whoever the ignorant young go-getter at Kellogg’s was that pitched this idea should not only be fired but he (or she) should be forced to eat this despicable crap every day for a year. For shame Snap, Crackle and Pop. You’ve let us all down.