A farewell to Sweet

As I surfed around the internet one dreary rainy day I came across a recipe that really made my day. I thought it would be simple, fun and really neat, then I saw the ingredients and I hit delete!

The recipe in question was for star-crunch cookies, the recipe looked so revolting I opted not to bother to try it. A jar of caramel ice-cream topping? Really? Ew.

I also came across a recipe for oatmeal creme pies – another childhood favorite. Yes, at one point my mother put Little Debbie snacks in my lunch (shocking, I know!) This afternoon O wanted to help “cook goo-coos” (cookies) so helped me bake up a batch of oatmeal creme pie knock-offs.

The cookies were quite good with perfect texture and consistency, but they were lacking the slightly chemical aftertaste of the real thing. I was slightly put off by the contents of the marshmallow creme, but the DIY versions were also laden with corn syrup so I saw no point in making my own. The combination of the cookies with the creme was a bit much.

My tastes have not matured – at least I don’t think they have. I still like cold, leftover chinese food directly from the carton (although these days it is more likely to be from the glass food-storage container), and if the leftover pizza isn’t earmarked for lunch I’m happy to have a slice (or two) for breakfast, and I still love chocolate milk and cold garlic bread for a snack, but there is something about cloyingly hyper-sweet things that just doesn’t do it for me anymore.

2 thoughts on “A farewell to Sweet

  1. I wish “cloyingly hyper-sweet things” didn’t tempt me anymore. I’m not sure what I’m going to do when my body stops burning the breastfeeding calories… I’m an emotional eater. And the way I stay happy is pre-packaged chocolate chip cookies.

  2. Yep. I’m also an emotional eater, but I’ve been going for savory recently instead… that and homemade cookies which are less cloyingly hyper sweet.

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