Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ding Dong, Love's Here!



The other day Gus sweetly said “Mom you don’t buy Dad and I Ding-Dongs anymore.” The Neil Diamond song
“You don’t bring me flowers, You don’t sing me love songs, You hardly talk to me anymore” went through my head as I thought about it –and he was right. I haven’t shown any Ding-Dong love for quite a while and for all the reasons you may guess. In a weakened moment at the grocery store this week, a bright, big Hostess display loomed (just in time for the Holidays) and Neil Diamond sang out to me as my cart passed. OK, the box didn’t even make it home unopened and by the first stop light I already had wrinkled foil on my lap! I’m not really a lover of sweets or even a chocoholic, really –because with Daddy-O’s sweet tooth he could eat enough for both of us! But since I was a kid I’ve had a soft spot for a Ding-Dong kind of love. During school lunches, my friends and I used to make fake braces with the foil and put it over our teeth, then shriek if the foil came in contact with

one of our fillings. My grown-up household theory has been if I don’t buy it, we won’t eat it. Same goes for any addicting junk food you love to hate like; Ben & Jerry’s, pork rinds (Derek, not ME!), Doritos, Lay’s potato chips, Coca-Cola etc. But damn, that creamy frosting Ding-Dong center surrounded by the moist, fakey-fresh chocolate cake hits the spot every time! Hungry?

*Not that I would or have ever ordered BUT did you know that Amazon even sells everything from Ding Dongs to Pork Rinds junk food?! And here is a link for the T-shirt.

6 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

yesterday I was heading out to the dollar store, the only store in town and asked Mark if he needed anything.
YES- I want cookies- we try not to have cookies in the house because an open bag is an empty bag.
But I did buy him some.
If it is not here I can be good- but if it is in the house it calls my name.

ang said...

is that the real price or just an old ad? no wonder everyone is addicted to them...

Linda Starr said...

Anything chocolate I love it, never had a ding dong, but I confess I used to be addicted to M&Ms for years, recently I had some cocoa almonds, those are pretty good.

cindy shake said...

I'm with you Meredith!

No Ang, that is an image of a vintage box of what it looked like when I was a kid -I think they are about $4 or $5 now for a dozen(?)

mmm I like almonds Linda. I might have to try those...Derek LOVES Peanut M&M's I finally had to quit buying them too because he was getting Gus hooked on them -ha!!

Cowgirl Goods said...

Ohhh man you're having Ding Dongs, I have Gumdrop Salad on my post....

YUM!

jimgottuso said...

that's what i call my dog... a ding dong, i just use that so my constant swearing at her doesn't seep into the little one's vocabulary, as if i could stop that train