Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Hunka-hunka flabby butt!

I’ve given up entirely on the idea of trickling out stories from the camping trip in favor of compiling everything into one ginormous post that will contain everything from the trip. The downside of this is that because it’s probably going to end up being so big it’s not possible to put it together in time to become today’s post. Maybe tonight, after work. Until then, I’ll just keep going with what’s up in my life now.

On the way home from work yesterday, I stopped by the Walgreens to hit the ATM and pick up some milk and breakfast cereal* since I am rapidly running out of food at home due to not having been grocery shopping since March. As I was making my way over to the checkout however, I spotted a little display for a new Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup version that featured the regular peanut butter + chocolate combo, but with the added flavor bonus of banana cream too. Best of all, it was called “the Elvis”:

At first I was amazed. Not only at the daring combination, but also that the Presley estate had allowed the King’s image to be used to promote that particular combination. I mean, it was peanut butter + banana sandwiches that was largely responsible for Elvis’ transformation from the young, lithe, dangerous Elvis into the sweaty, chubby Elvis flopping around stage in Hawaii**, right? It’s even more disturbing when you consider that they are being released as a limited edition to mark the 30th anniversary of Elvis’ death.

Examining the label, it easily became obvious why the bloat occurred – in a package containing two cups, each cup contains 360 calories, meaning that eating just one package would give you the same about of calories as an Arby’s “Market Fresh” Roast Turkey and Swiss Sandwich***.

Anyway, my curiosity got the better of me and I tried one. Frankly, it wasn’t all that great. Not bad, but the banana taste barely registers. I’d rather take a regular Reeses cup and cover the top with banana slices if I were going for that effect.


* Dinner of champions!
** Not to mention being a significant contributor to the whole "death on the toilet" thing
***Not as healthy as it sounds, huh?

1 comment:

KC said...

I got a feeling we're going to be bombarded with tons of products celebrating Elvis' 30th anniversary. The Presley marketing juggernaut will be out in full force!