Given that I already did a Birthday post but since I did my Birthday post the 30th, the day we chose to celebrate my Birthday has passed and the 31st, my actual Birthday has past as well (My Birthday being December 31st) Some things were gained that weren't around on the 30th when I typed out my Birthday post and some other things have happened/past by that I figured would work well into a blog post.. So lo and behold here we have a semi continuation of my previous Birthday post and alternatively some new stuff that has nothing to do with my Birthday and everything to do with randomness and celebrating the nature of asinine things.
Some of my more loyal readers that keep up to date with this blog and show up regularly may remember a while ago (quite a while ago) I made a post about a Marshmallow Pop which looked suspiciously like Mickey Mouse in drag - Supposedly and allegedly it was Minnie Mouse but if that's the case, Minnie appears to be suffering the pangs of the past decades and isn't aging very gracefully.. In fact Minnie appears to be becoming quite horrifying.. Like Phyllis Diller horrifying..
Minnie isn't close behind and taking this out from it's hiding place where it's been quite comfortably preserved, it's finally come to the point that I've decided to devour this little horror.
If you've ever had a stale Peep you've had this Marshmallow Pop and it's not just because I've had it for a little while, this thing was clearly just not high quality stuff. That's odd because Peeps are usually 0.32 Cents for 6 individual Peeps - This is just one and honestly while it's a little larger, it's really low quality. Normal Peeps are just generally very sweet without any real discernible flavour, this one though? It has a low quality very nasty chemical taste to it, the dyes I suspect. I actually only ate half of this before I threw the rest of it away, it was quite bad..
I'd expect more from something marketed by Disney but then in my original post I had suspected that if it weren't for the fact that this came from Walgreens this may possibly be a boot-legged item (forgery) - Why would someone forge a Marshmallow Pop? I have no clue.. Maybe just for the sake of having one of the Mouses pulling in the bucks, maybe they actually sell well? At any rate, this thing is dead.. It's good because I was beginning to have visions of a possible Fourth Reich and the Maus Organization heading it. Scary stuff.
THEN we come to a second product, something I received recently that was so good I had to write about it. That product?
Chester's Cheese PuffCorn:
From first appearances you'd think that these were normal Pop Corn or alternatively when you first look at the actual pieces in the bag you'd be disappointed as I was to think that they were just normal Cheeto's Puffs that had been re-labeled and re-purposed, something I hate companies for doing.. I was wrong though, so very wrong.. And I'm happy I was wrong too, I gotta tell you.
These are weird, I mean fuckin' weird. I wasn't expecting the texture or consistency at all when I got these and I definitely wasn't prepared for what I was met with, Illidan was probably giggling like a school girl on his throne "Tehehehehe! She was NOT prepared!" - Bastard.. Glad I quit World of Warcraft.. - These are surprisingly un-puff like and un-Pop Corn like, they're rather kind of like some aberrant mutant hybrid that enters into your mouth with a dynamic entry, surprises you, and then proceeds to make sweet love to your taste buds, spilling and coating them with it's flaky orange jism.
Yeah.. We're at that point already again..
Each individual bite out of these is odd, they're Pop Corn mind you but they're Pop Corn that is met with the airy and light form of the Cheese Puff.. This results in something that's even more light and airy making it almost cottony in the way it feels in your mouth.. Without having it wet at all you can pop one into your mouth and instantly crush it with your tongue and it becomes smooth, light, and extremely pleasing. Taste-wise the cheese flavour on these is really strong and that's definitely a good thing, there's powder all up in these mutha's and they're delicious. This is probably the best Cheeto's product I've ever tried, I hope they keep them around because they're freakin' amazing and I gobbled them up like they were nothing.
A little bit of reiteration is next on the list although given I've had more time and more Pop Tarts than I scarcely know what to do with thanks to the awesomeness of my beloved super-viewer <3 I've had time to play with Pop Tarts and really try some different things with them. I've found two things out.
1. Confetti Cake is really good frozen but really tough to chew. It becomes like a kind of stiff taffy, it's not entirely impossible but slightly unpleasant while being so good it's worth it.
2. If you oven warm these to the point that they're neigh molten inside these are amazing, both Pop Tarts including the Confetti Cake and Cookies 'n' Cream expand slightly and become super soft which is unsurprising. Frozen they're gummy and taffy-like and neigh molten they're soft and cakey.
I'm really still blown away by all this, to think that such random kindness still exists in the world. It's good for me because as a Buddhist and person I've become pessimistic and suspicious of the world, this just brings me back to a simpler place. I feel good thinking about such random acts of kindness, it lets me know good still exists; kind people are still out there.
Final subject is my new camera phone which I wanted to show off, it's awesome and matches my outfits (my favourite colours being brown and green) - It was time for an upgrade and I got one for my Birthday, this phone is epic.
Also.. This photograph was taken with a camera phone of a camera phone. This is where some weird spacial anomaly tears through reality, right?
Printed Fun Bonus:
It's really not surprising when you consider that the first time I ever used the oven in this apartment and opened the door on the front I was nearly taken out by a literal fire-ball which exploded out from the door and licked the ceiling. Evidently no one bothered to clean the grease caked at the bottom of the oven and so.. Yeah.. Poof.. That was fun..
PS: First thing I made with my microwave? Warm milk for Anpan (Sweet Roll) dough which turned out flawlessly! Yay, my new microwave contributed to perfection on it's first day out!