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Six-word reviews

Posted in food with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2007 by uglydudefood

Marshmallow GREEN Peeps (March 2007): Extremely soft and fresh–new color.
Marshmallow Peeps Snowmen (December 2006): Halfway stale, but softened in microwave.
Marshmallow Peeps Orange-Flavored Eggs (March 2007): An amazing flavor, like a Creamsicle.
Marshmallow Peeps Strawberry Hearts (February 2006): Not hard at all, but tasty.
Marshmallow Peeps Vanilla Hearts (February 2006): Not too different from regular Peeps.

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Arbor Day

Posted in fiction, food with tags , , , , , on March 23, 2007 by uglydudefood

Annie Pitts cuffed her right hand to her husband Leroy’s left hand. Then she did the same, except with the opposite hands.

“Nobody else is here.” Leroy’s face was pressed on the bark.

“They’ll be here,” Annie replied. She could not see Leroy.

“It’s raining.”

“So?” Annie’s face was not pressed on bark.

“So they don’t cut down trees when it’s raining.”

The rain got harder.

“None of your friends are here either,” Leroy said.

“They’ll be here.”

“It’s raining.” Leroy was wet. “Where are the keys?”

“In my pocket.”

“Give me the keys.”

“Leroy.”

“Give me the keys.”

“Leroy.”

“May I please have the keys?”

Annie couldn’t reach her pocket. “You have to bring your arms down, Leroy.”

“I can’t get them down any further, Annie dear. There’s a big freaking branch right here.

There was a big freaking branch right there.

“Well I can’t reach my pockets, Leroy.”

“Is it murder to break off the branch?”

“Leroy! It’s Arbor Day!”

“Well that’s just great.” Leroy shook his arm like mad, and the chain banged against the tree branch. The cuff tightened and his wrist began to bleed. “Well that’s just great.”

“Maybe if I get on top of it I could reach my pocket.”

“Do it.”

Annie and Leroy sidled around the tree until Leroy’s shoulder bumped into the branch.

“Wrong way,” Leroy said.

They two-stepped the other way until Annie’s face was pressed against the branch.

“How am I gonna get up there?”

“Try to kick your leg up there,” Leroy said. “Then I’ll just keep going counter-clockwise and the cuffs will pull you up.”

“My arm will fall off!”

Leroy did not respond. Annie sighed and started kicking. She didn’t even come close. After five minutes she stopped.

“Well,” she said, “we’re just going to have to wait for the rest of them to get here.”

“It’s raining,” Leroy said.


“We really ripped that fucker out by the roots, didn’t we?” Leroy was dry.

Annie did not look amused.

Leroy continued laughing as he took a bite out of a block of smoked cheese shaped like a pig. “Right by the roots.”

“You’re disgusting,” Annie said. Her right arm was in a pale green cast that matched the wall perfectly.

Leroy laughed harder and chewed up cheese mush came out of his nose. He pulled a napkin from his lap and wiped his face, smearing the cheese across his lip like a mustache.

“We were saving the world and we ended up destroying precious life!” Annie wiped bits of smoked cheese pig from her blouse with her good hand.

“It was a damn tree, Annie!” Leroy accidentally bit the inside of his lip. “They were just going to cut it down anyway.” He washed the blood and cheese from his mouth with a swig of whole milk.

Mister

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 21, 2007 by uglydudefood

One Year Gone

Posted in food with tags , , , , , , , on March 13, 2007 by uglydudefood

presence on this page that I haven’t even mentioned in something like ten months.

What’s goin’ on, little guy?

I love Marshmallow Peeps. I really mean it. If I could marry them, I’d–let me rephrase that. If there were a proper orifice on their cute, pastel bodies, I would make sweet marshmallow love to them.

So in addition to my super-awesome reviews, I’m going to throw my focus back on Peeps for a bit. I’ve built up such a huge collection of Peeps that I literally am running out of room. Because of that, I have decided to break into them and do the right thing–eat them. They’re all stale and hard and good and wonderful.

Today’s Peep:

Marshmallow Peeps Spooky Cats, vintage 2006.

These were bought in September 2006. They were opened and consumed in March of 2007.

Pertinent info: Serving size is 4 cats. Calories: 130. Fat: 0g. These are not vegan because they contain gelatin in their ingredients. Gelatin is made of horses’ hooves. The more you know. Marshmallow Peeps Spooky Cats are not a significant source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, or iron, but they are a significant source of tasting good.

This is the Mohs Scale of Peep Hardness. The lower the number, the fresher and squishier the Peep is. These Peeps were just about in the middle–a 3.5. They were chewy and malleable, much like a real cat.

The Spooky Cats are plain, white, Peeps marshmallow, covered with a blackish sugar. The eyes and whiskers are white.

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usI’ve never been the type to make claims that different colored foods taste different. I have friends that swear to this day that M&Ms each have their own, distinct flavors. These friends are assholes. Still, there was something a little “off” about my Spooky Cats. I’d imagine it has something to do with the black coloring included in the package. My mom tells me that black decorating color tastes bad. My mom also tells me that touching myself is sinful. WHY CAN’T YOU JUST LET ME HAVE FUN, MOM?

I ate these in any number of ways. Regular-style, they were chewy. Frozen, they were magnificent and textural. Microwaved for about fifteen seconds and they were poofed up and good. Tasted just like a toasted marshmallow. Microwaved for thirty seconds and OH SHIT.

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Spooky Cat…we hardly knew ye. This is a scan of the package. Good day.

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Indulge Your Senses

Posted in food with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2007 by uglydudefood