Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall Treats

In addition to the Holidays, The Holidaze is about celebrating a certain time of year and all that comes with it.  When it comes to Halloween, it just wouldn't be the same without this cool weather.  Even though it isn't technically Fall just yet, Mother Nature is surely giving us a prelude of what to come.  Sure, she's a bit of a tease, but I'll take it.  For at least another day, I'll be rocking the sweats and hoodie.  By Tuesday, we'll be rising back into our average temperature but, to enjoy this while it lasts, we have two Fall treats that are sure to enhance this faux Fall.

The first of our two treats comes to us from Kraft.  I introduce to you Jet-Puffed Swirlmallows!

If the packaging doesn't get you, then the overwhelming smell of chocolate and vanilla most definitely will.  The aroma is so strong that you can smell it right through the bag.  As soon as you come within 5 feet of these jumbo marshmallows, you'll instantly think of hot chocolate, smores and camping.  I've only been camping once, but if ever go again, I'd make sure it was in the Fall.  This weather is perfect for everything marshmallows bring to the table.  Who wants to toast these delicious Swirlmallows in the Summer?  The Winter?  No way, man.  Sure, they'll be just as good to eat during the Christmas season, but they had to have been designed for Autumn.  They go together so well.. just like chocolate and vanilla!

Kraft also makes these Swirlmallows in caramel/vanilla and strawberry..

Look at how big these Swirlmallows are! When Kraft says "Jumbo," they weren't kidding around.  They're massive.  If you're not careful, they're definitely a choking hazard, but when are marshmallows not dangerous?  We know the risk we're taking with every bite.

If you happen to be one of the two people who actually read this blog, then you know you laughed at what I just typed.  You definitely smiled or, at least, chuckled to yourself.  If you didn't, that's okay, because I know these guys did..

Now that I've humanized these Swirlmallows, it becomes a bit harder to enjoy their deliciousness.  I think I'd feel bad dropping that second one into a scolding cup of hot chocolate.  Ah well, I'll start with the third one and slowly get over it.  They're just too good not to..

On to our second Fall treat..

Aptly named, Little Debbie has released their new "Fall Tree Cakes."  It's not the most creative name for these delectable goodies but, because Little Debbie acknowledged the Fall season, we'll let it slide..

I really like the box art for what it is.  When it comes to fall tree cakes, there isn't much you can do in terms of graphics so, all things considered, I'd say they did a pretty good job.  In my opinion, you can consider your package design a success when it catches the eye of a potential customer and this did just that.  As my girlfriend was shopping at Wal-Mart, these popped out at her and led to a sale. 

The Fall Tree Cakes are basically slight variations of another popular Little Debbie snack -- Their Christmas Tree Cakes.  If you've never seen them before, picture a vanilla version of the chocolate tree pictured above.  I can't describe it simpler than that.  Actually, I just googled Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes and, turns out, they've also been released in chocolate so, if you've seen them, you know exactly what to expect with the Fall Trees.  However, Unlike the Christmas Tree Cakes that feature garland with red and green sprinkles, the Fall Tree Cakes are decorated with red, yellow, purple, and orange sprinkles shaped like leaves.  See, if I didn't tell you that, you probably wouldn't have been able to tell the difference..

All in all, these Little Debbie Cakes taste great.  They're perfect for these cool, chilly days and, if you want my advice, go pick them up.  Grab a box of Fall Tree Cakes, some hot chocolate and a bag of Jet-Puffed Swirlmallows in whatever flavor you prefer.  Rent a classic horror movie and indulge in an overly chocolate adventure.  You'll enjoy it.

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