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WooHoo! Tasty Kakes

I was in Wal-Mart this week, and look what I saw:

Tasty Kakes

Tasty Kakes! For those of you not familiar, they're a snack food company based in Philadelphia. They were the local equivalent of Hostess or Little Debbie. When kids in the cafeteria pulled out their dessert from their lunch bag, it was Butterscotch Krimpets, not Twinkies.

Ever since seeing that, I can't get the jingle out of my head. Here's the commercial I remember best from when I was a kid, but the jingle's been around forever.

Actually, since that commercial's mostly an instrumental, here's another one more typical of the jingle.

The weird thing is, now that there are Tastykakes here in Texas, I bet I'll end up eating less of them. As it was before, they were something special that I couldn't get here. So, every time I headed back up north, I'd buy a couple boxes as a treat. Now that they're here, I can buy them anytime. I'm sure as heck not going to eat them everyday, but there's no special event to trigger me to pick up a box.

It's the same thing when Jack in the Box came to town. Before, the only Jack in the Box I knew about was in Decatur, midway between Wichita Falls and DFW. So, whenever we stopped in Decatur to get lunch, we'd stop at Jack in the Box since it was something we couldn't get at home. Now that the Jack in the Box has been in town for over a year, I've been there maybe 3 times.

So, I've got a box of Butterscotch Krimpets and Koffee Kakes, and I'll probably buy some Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes once they're restocked, but that'll be my Tasty Kake fix for a while. Maybe. My daughter really likes them, and we buy her treats more often that we would for ourselves, so maybe once they're in the house my temptation will get the better of me.

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