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Perfect Pastries, Flabbergasting Fruit & Frizzled Fish
God I can't believe I forgot these, I really can't. Following a recent blog entry on Criminal Cereals and the Cereal known as Oreo O's (delicious by the way, terrible for you nutrition-wise but they were indeed delicious.) I suddenly recalled something else Oreo I loved. Strangely as I can't stand the cookie, any time they make something that isn't the damnable little turd of a cookie and make it taste like an Oreo cookie but not an Oreo cookie, I tend to love it. That's the case with the first item on our list, something from my past which was beloved and adored years ago and has since been discontinued, gone the way of so much else I love. Why must all I love go away? I'm beginning to think there's some global conspiracy that aims to discontinue all the junk-foods I attach myself to as a means of robbing all the joy from my soul. Evil evil people are at work here.
#1 Nabisco Kool Stuf:
So they came in two main varieties and were originally released in the 1960's as 'Toastettes' although later were re-branded (same product basically) as 'Kool Stuf' (what's with Nabisco's obsession with their made up word 'stuf'? You dropped a f to be cool? Was it a bomb?) Kool Stuf were around during the 90s and were absolutely delicious. The two main varieties of course were considered to be Chips Ahoy! and Oreo, let me stop to tell you.. The Chips Ahoy! was nothing particularly special, the Oreo however like Oreo O's were sinfully fucking delicious and amazingly addictive, you could shovel these things all day and never get tired of them which is funny because you'd get tired from the fact that your blood was beginning to congeal in your veins and your body was slowly slipping into a sugar comatose state.
Naturally Kool Stuf had other flavours, Screamin' Strawberry is the only I could find a picture of and honestly I only had Screamin' Strawberry once.. Truth be told it was a mediocre flavour, rather run of the mill but in my opinion and by my memory, Kool Stuf was always better than Pop Tarts and actually were doing a pretty good job of actually out selling Pop Tarts. Especially the cookie varieties. Someone find me a box of Kool Stuf Oreo, buy them and donate them to my blog; I will eat them. As in the past I've stated, I have no qualms with ingesting something well over a decade old. It'll be FOR SCIENCE!!!!
#2 Amazin' Fruit Gummy Bears & Scares!:
Another discontinued AMAZIN' product, it's in the goddamn name for crying out loud! Amazin' Fruit Gummy Bears were the most kick ass, awesomely addictive, hardcore holy and inconceivably intrepid gummies that ever were. WHY they were discontinued I will never know. Back in the day you couldn't go five seconds without hearing "It's Amazin' Fruit, it's called Amazin' Fruit!" and in those squeaky little miniature voices it was hypnotic enough to subliminally dig itself directly into your brain and drive you MAD. I'm convinced they'd achieved a frequency just shy of the brown noise that would embed whatever they played on it into your subconscious for eternity! These were fucking good, though. I've had many a gummies in my life and none have I wanted more than a bag or box of these again, again though.. I can't find nor acquire a bag after over a decade so I'm left dreaming.. Interestingly enough this bag pictured was from a Halloween promotional Amazin' Fruit had, yes by the way. They were awesome. Not the 'bears', well.. As I recall some bears were in there but they featured the 'scares' first and foremost, little gummy renditions of a witch, a shrill cat, ghost of course, a bat naturally and the fifth one I can't for the life of me remember - It was like the fucking Pastafarian God or something. Behold his noodly appendage, whatever. Point is, Amazin' Fruit had an epic Halloween bag and went further than most brands with half-assed attempts at re-branding a name while leaving the product the same. God these were cool.. I wish I had some Amazin' Fruit right now.
Amazin' Fruit were made by Hershey's, quick go bother them and FLOOD THEIR ASSES WITH REQUESTS AND DEMANDS TO RETURN THESE DAMNED GUMMIES TO US!!!!!!
Yay for another dinner that came out unexpectedly perfectly! I rounded the goddamn rice again somehow without trying, the sauce was beautiful, the fish cooked tender and evenly, the Anpan was flawless and the satsumaimomasshu just looked so sweet and clean. Everything was so clean and perfectly dished and was gobbled up quite quickly by James so I know that it's taste wasn't lacking. I was pretty happy with tonight. Not ecstatic or really just overly impressed with myself but happy enough to take some pride in the dish. It's simply Remonyashi no sake (Lemon-coconut salmon) and featured sake (salmon) in a remonyashisozu (Lemon-coconut Sauce) with a Remonanpan (Lemon Sweet Roll) whose filling was of course naturally lemon flavoured Anko (Sweet Red Bean Paste) and the satsumaimomasshu (Sweet Potato Mash) featured a little strawberry marshmallow right in the center. Beautiful.