Inaugural Treat Revealed

Ok, folks – I said I’d tell you today what I had for a gluten-laden snack last week.

I’m not proud of my spur-of-the-moment choice, not at all.

Any of the other choices would have been better except the KFC meal – I’ll never, ever eat commercially-produced chicken again. Ever. The only meat I will consume comes from one family, Creswick Farms.

The item I ate on Friday was… the Little Debbie Swiss Rolls.


Mom and I had had an especially bad day, and I desperately wanted something sweet, cakey, and generally horrible for me. A quick injection of sugar and chocolate. And there they were.

By “and there they were,” I mean, “and there they were in the appropriate aisle of the store I went into for the express purpose of obtaining them.”

I didn’t grow up eating Little Debbie anythings – we were a Hostess family when we got those sorts of treats. I only discovered Swiss Rolls much, much later in life. The first hit of sugary, creamy, chocolatey goodness on my tongue is more powerful than drugs. It taps directly into the pleasure center of my brain and does a dance on it.

So there you have it. Yes, the loaf of bread or pint of Hopslam would have been far better choices, but I crumbled. I went for the uber-processed, absolutely awful treat.

Next time, I’ll choose something more awesome.

Sadly, no one won the prize – you all gave me far too much credit for making a less infantile selection.

I’ll come up with another contest soon to make up for it. 😉

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5 responses to Inaugural Treat Revealed


  1. Doh! I thought for sure you would have gone with the Dumplings. They’re pure love. BTW, though, you should consider adding to your approved meat provider list:

    http://www.polyfacefarms.com/

    Very cool people, with a holistic approach to farming and nutrition.

  2. Erin D.

    The chicken & dumplings will be happening soon, oh yes they will! It’s one of my favorite comfort foods. Mmmm, dumplings.

    That Polyface place looks fantastic, thanks for the link. We’re going to stay local for our meat, but I’m always looking for resources to pass on to others. 🙂 Thanks cjenk!

  3. Michigan Heather

    Polyface — Wasn’t that the farm in Michael’s Pollan’s book… can’t remember the book now…

    And wowsa, I think I skipped right PAST the little debbie swiss rolls, though actually they do make a lot of sense in hindsight!!! 🙂

    The big question is… how did your body react to them??

  4. Wes

    Polyface was featured in Omnivore’s Dilemma. And, just over the mountains from C’ville. We used to buy their eggs. Joel Salatin (the owner) was quoted in that link you posted about cooking grass fed beef.

  5. Mel

    I eat them by peeling off the outer chocolatesque coating first, then unrolling the roll and eating it bit by creamy bit. Messier, yes, but far more enjoyable.

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