Let's go over a few truly tasty treats I've had in the past, some may be discontinued and some may be still around today - All I know is that these were treats I loved, treats I remembered through all the years and crave today. That emptiness inside my stomach may never again be filled by these delicious delights but my memories will be sated as I share their stories with you, the reader;
General Mills Golden Grahams Treats:
Following the example of the ever popular Rice Krispie Treats, Golden Grahams Treats were incredibly delicious cereal snacks that truly mixed the best parts of a candy bar and a cereal I considered to be an excellent junk-food to begin with into a perfect mutated mess of a beautiful bar. Amazingly they're not hard like you'd expect, they're actually soft with the same consistency as a Rice Krispie Treat and let me just say. Oh for all that is good in the world these were yummy, Graham, Honey, Chocolate and Marshmallow all mixed together into one chunky bar which sat upon a bed of delightfully sweet (but not too sweet) chocolate, just soft enough and chewy enough to last for a good few strong chews while being firm and crunchy enough to give you the undeniable sensation that there was definitely cereal in there. I'm fairly certain these were discontinued, I haven't seen them in forever, it's another thing that makes me oh so sad because my god were these ever good. If someone brought one home for me now or sent me one I'd be dearly indebted to them.
Reese's Elvis Peanut Butter & Banana Creme Cups:
Hershey's ZERO bar:
I don't know if these are discontinued, I don't know if they're still sold, I just know that I haven't noticed them and I haven't had one in years and that this makes me a sad Big Cat. You know my love of coconut, banana and chocolate, what do I love more than normal chocolate though? WHITE CHOCOLATE. Now I know there are those out there that vehemently hate white chocolate with an intense fervor but hear me out, I love it and I think it's one of the single greatest achievements of man-kind and it saddens me to realize and think that in my life-span I have seen but only a few candy bars which featured the all-mighty and all-rare white chocolate deliciousness that I sought.. But imagine my delight and disbelief when I discovered the decadence that is the Zero Bar.
I am happy to say that dinner came out considerably nicer tonight, though the Anpan still decided it was going to mutate in the oven.. Something I've done with the dough this time around (since I don't follow a uniform recipe and I make the dough by 'feeling it out') is a bit different and it's not baking the same as it usually bakes resulting in from time to time an 'eruption' of sorts where it's inner filling of Anko (Sweet Red Bean Paste) bursts out like so much oozing puss.. Anyway.. Tonights meal is called Amai pinku no niwatori (Sweet Pink Chicken) and was fairly successful;