This post is brought to you by Strawberry Milkshake Oreos, the cookie that only I seem to like, and Starburst FaveReds, "The Fruit Punch tastes like air freshener." (Carol)
She's right, that leaves watermelon, which is a little dull and unimpressive, and two of the original flavors, the robust cherry and the tempestuous strawberry, my personal favorite.
They're Starbursts, nothing new here, but they make excellent travel candy, especially if you plan to stop somewhere to nosh (because you have to unwrap them). The entire box would be strawberry if I had my way.
Sometimes the point of hitting the road is to grab whatever you can as fast as you can in order to sit in a parking lot for two hours in the rain. Both the Oreos and Starbursts do well in damp weather.
Sauerkraut does not improve the taste of Fruit Punch Starbursts, but brats and Strawberry Starbursts seem quite compatible. Then again what isn't compatible with brats?
If you don't already have beer and brats in the fridge you must be from Illinoise.
Q: Why is it only Cubs fans are FIBS?
A: Because White Sox fans are intelligent and loyal and they smell like they just had a bath.
Since there are Cubs fans in the family and my birthday is this Sunday, I'll try to be positive and mature. Let's see...you know what I like about Cubs fans, you don't see them north of Sparta.
What else, what else...if you're shopping for fan wear and ask the clerk for something expressing your displeasure with the Cubs, you'll be provided with both merchandise and a handshake.
Nanci, who promised to leave her Cubs paraphernalia (which fills a small warehouse) at home, kept saying the Strawberry Milkshake Oreos tasted too much like strawberry milkshakes. Ahem. I was the only one not drinking (at that point).
I loved them, but no one else did. I thought they were a perfect one cookie snack because they're chocolatey sinful, crunchy, and creamy. The center tastes richly strawberry, but doesn't overwhelm after shoving a handful in your mouth. One what now?
Carol didn't seem to care for them at all. She is, however, a fan of
So if you forget your Starbursts or Strawberry Milkshake Oreos, know that inside there's a sack of nuts with your name on it.
Photo of me by Nanci