Wednesday, August 4, 2010

About a moon pie

I just had my first encounter with a moon pie. It went down like this.

Shortly after lunch, someone sent out an email stating that a supplier left a box of moon pies in the oh-so-cleverly-named food cube.
I immediately delete the email.

But then a few hours pass, and my bowl of strawberries are but a distant memory.

Moon pie? Well, I've never had one. And if it's here and free, I can just try it and toss it if I don't like it.

So off to the food cube I go. I pluck one from the box, hiding it under a sheaf of papers as I make my way back to my desk. You see, I have no problem eating free food. I just don't want people to know I eat free food. Especially random things like moon pies.

Back at my desk and deluding myself that no one can hear the crackle of cellophane emanating from my cube, I open the moon pie and take a bite. Yuck. A coated cake of some sort with marshmallow filling. Not my thing at all. I set it aside.

I set it aside.

Stupid.

Of course you know how the story ends. I ate the whole damn thing. I didn't even like it, I just ate it.

Seriously, what the hell?

And you just know it's going to give me heartburn. Honestly.

4 comments:

  1. They are usually too dry for my taste. But if you have one with a glass of milk then you are doing well.

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  2. The only thing more upsetting about eating a free moon pie is PAYING FOR ONE. I had a serious moon pie addiction circa 1999. They were in the Delta vending machine and I would have one a day for a "snack". I think the nutrition info said they were 250 calories. After plowing through a minimum of one a day for about 6 months, I noticed I was opting for elastic waistband pants and sweatshirts (relaxed dress code over at Delta at the time), so I took another look at the info on my beloved MP. Turns out, it's 250/serving and there are 2 SERVINGS. That's right, what was already a pretty hefty snack was now a full blown extra meal!!!! I quit cold turkey that day (and moved on to Zero bars, which met an equally disturbing end). Thank god I was in my early 20s when all this was happening or my extra 10 pounds would be doubled.

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  3. Awesome. Thanks for the heads up and saving me from the same experience. (I saw that one lonely moon pie beckoning to passersby this morning.)

    Tracy

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