Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Crazy delicious.

On one of our seemingly never ending string of road trips, in the middle of nowhere, the swagger wagon was thirsty for gas and I was desperate for a fountain Diet Poison.  Don't judge.  It was one of those days.


Anyway, my husband, a.k.a. Mr. Snacks, came back to the van with a bag of Caramel Bugles.  Not the pretzel M&M's I sent him in for.
The thing you need to know about Mr. Snacks is, he is a sucker for trying new things.  I am pretty sure the product development department at Taco Bell has his photo pinned up for inspiration and abides by the slogan
WWJT
{what would Jason try?}


I joke, but seriously.  He tries weird things.  Things most normal people (i.e. his wife) would laugh at.  To be honest, I have barely recovered from the trauma I like to call "The Cherry Chocolate Dr. Peppergate of 2007".

So, back to the Bugles.

The following conversation took place between two random towns in the middle of the middle of California:

Me:  (Sarcastically) Bugles?  Really?  Bugles?
Mr. Snacks:  Don't mock them until you have tried them.
Me:  No.
Mr. Snacks:  Try one.
Me:  No.
Mr. Snacks:  Seriously.  Try one.
Me:  Nope.
Mr. Snacks:  Try one.
Me:  Ewwwww.  Never.
Mr. Snacks:  I won't stop asking until you try one.
Me:  Fine.  I will try your dumb Bugles.
(He hands me the bag.
I try one.
Suddenly multiple rainbows appear.  Birds break out in the most beautiful melody my ears have ever heard.  Sparkling unicorns came galloping along side us.)
Mr. Snacks:  What did I tell you?
Me:  (crunch, crunch, crunch)
Mr. Snacks:  They're amazing, right?
Me:  (crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch)
Mr. Snacks:  May I have them back?
Me:  Nope. (crunch, crunch, crunch)
Mr. Snacks:  Seriously, please hand over the bag.
Me:  Never.  (crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch)

And scene.

35 comments:

  1. You are so funny Julie! I had tempted by these at the store, but decided not to give the strange bugles a shot now I feel I have no choice, Thanks! :)

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  2. My dad is part of that "try anything" club. Our conversations don't normally end the same though. It's more like "Go on! Try the raspberry vanilla Root Beer! It's good!" Then I try it...and swear off soda for the rest of my life. Glad they turned out to be awesome :D

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  3. Now, I might have to try them... I would never have even looked twice at the bag, until now...

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  4. I almost bought these at the store yesterday. They are really good, and
    I knew I'd probably eat the whole bag. Now you've temped me again. Thanks. :)

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  5. How can you NOT try bugles? The most important part of Bugles is putting them on your fingers like claws and growling like a cat. Then eating each one.

    Btw, I love the WWJT? I am the same way. I have to grocery shop with a list or else our pantry becomes an eclectic mix of rosemary marcona almonds, sour cream and onion tato skins, and whatever the latest chocolate candy is.

    But then that is how I discovered Take Five, the most genius idea for a candy bar ever - chocolate, pretzels, caramel, peanuts, and peanut butter.

    OH SNAP. I feel a new cupcake flavor coming on.

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  6. As a prior fan of regular bugles, I have no doubt that those would be awesome! :)

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  7. Kevin and my last gas station stop included skor bars and caramel bugles. After the kids were asleep of course.

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  8. I'll have to give them a try. Anything caramel peaks my interest.

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  9. Been there! Sounds yummy, I will have to pick some up for our impending road trip. I am a sucker for anything labeled "crazy delicious", like Mr. Pibb and red vines :)

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  11. Mr. Snacks is awesome!
    I am glad you decided to give them a try. I would NEVER have.
    I am not much into trying new food/flavs.
    You are so brave and super hilarious!

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  12. So funny. I just love it. Laughing and laughing. You are totally wanting me to try them. I already LOVE sweet and salty things....so this looks right up my ally. I don't know that I would have picked them up just browsing through the snack isle though.

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  13. Too funny, and too familiar! Lydia bought some on our road trip, and about the same thing happened to us. My big thing was the money, "Why would you spend 2 bucks on that little bag?!?"
    Then I tried 'em, yum!!

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  14. i can't believe you'd never had a bugle!~~in a recent similar situation, i actually suggested to my mr.snacks - will you get me some bugles? i loved bugles growing up and for some reason they sounded good. he brought back regular bugles and caramel bugles. they were so yummy! between us and the kids, they were gone before we were back on the interstate!

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  15. This post made me laugh - sounds like you might have found a new snack : )

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  16. Hahaha...I always stick to my old faves! Too bad we don't have bugles here or else I would be tempted to try them, though!

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  17. this post is hilarious . . . I, too, think soda in any form is poison . . . nothing good for you at all . . . I've never heard of those Bugles!! thanks for the laugh ;)

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  18. Dude! I totally remember "The Cherry Chocolate Dr. Peppergate of 2007" I even blogged about it back then. That stuff was just insanely bad.

    I love you, but I just can't do the sweet/salty combo. Don't hate me. Sweets belong with sweets. Salties belong with salties.

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  19. You are stinkin' hilarious! I need to try those... it's that salty/sweet combo... nothin' better:-)
    Your 'swagger wagon' reference ... get outta here!!! I just posted to my etsy site today. You'll have to check it out when you get a chance... dinaross09.etsy.com
    I'm a swagger wagon lovin' mama myself:-)

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  20. Love it, great now I must go try some. Umm where did that print come from. I love it!

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  21. That is so funny. Thanks I needed a giggle.

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  22. you're awesome.

    i can't stop laughing. seriously.

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  23. Too funny!!! and those ARE REALLY yummy!!!- my son MAAAADE me try one...biggest mistake- now I NEED them every day!
    Blessings!
    Jill

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  24. yes those things are awesome! i can only find them at gas stations, though. we all love them.

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  25. That is HILARIOUS, and a scene I know all too well!

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  26. LMAO.. You are a hoot!

    PS. My hubby's name is Jason too. ;)

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  27. I haven't tried those yet, but OMgosh, they also have a chocolate peanutbutter flavor!knocks your socks off!Check at your fav store , Target. Just keep your eyes shut until you reach the chip section :p

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  28. Middle middle California? Might have been near my town... well, I am more in lower northern California ;) Do caramel Bugles go with the PB fudge?! because I am SO making that tonight.

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  29. julie, you are too fun. you always make me laugh. smiles, gina

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  30. you had my hysterically laughing at my computer! love it. and now i want to try them!

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  31. Oh my heavens... You crack me up!!

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  32. Okay, So I'm a total follower and came across crazy delicious on sale at Target today $1.50 (big bag) After dinner as quietly as possible tasted and savored the sweet/salty goodness and Tootdooodooo (my bugle impression)tossed two and only two to my hubs, next thing I know I hear crunch, crunch, crunch as he swipes the bag and won't return it. Long story short There's approx. two left in the bag
    ( Pyshco SCREAM). I shall return to Target manana and buy another carmel one and go a little crazy and sample the p-butter and choc. Here's to at least a couple extra pounds. I think they are worth it.

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  33. I was eating chex mix as I was reading this post... so instead of reading "crunch crunch crunch"... I did just that! Very funny post!

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  34. I think they discontinued these! They had them on clearance at my krogers and I bought the last two bags. :(

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  35. SO I was in Califronia for a visit last week and the night before I left I went to the gas station to fill up my dad's car and then I decided I should get some snacks for the plane ride back to Montana (and just in case we crash-too much LOST- or get stuck somewhere, at least I'd have snacks). ANYWAYS... I saw these and I thought about you and this post, so I purchased them AND ate almost the whole bag while packing!!! They are SO YUMMY!!!! Thanks for sharing! OH and I made it home safe and sound, although the Caramel Bugles didn't even make it through the 1st flight, HA!

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