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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Yes, We Have No Bananas

Another Snackfood Free Of Predation

When I was growing up, Mom used to keep a carton of orange Creamsicles in the freezer. It was one of the few snack foods that I absolutely detested (along with circus peanuts, orange jelly slices, and any other food using artificial orange flavor), so she could be assured it wouldn't be devoured.

Well, there's a new addition to the snacks I abhor.

Intrigued by a comment thread discussion over at Christina's place, I made a note to keep an eye out for the recently re-released Banana Twinkies.

(On a side note, I expect everyone will now be sending Dash boxes of Twinkies. As I understand it, they work like Valium on Christina...)

When Twinkies were first offered to the public, the cream filling was banana flavored. WWII apparently made bananas an expensive commodity, and plain vanilla cream replaced the banana cream filling.

Hostess would re-release the Banana Twinkies every so often as a promotion, but enough people asked about them that they're now appearing on store shelves full-time.

Somehow, I'd managed to live almost 39 years without ever tasting a Banana Twinkie. Until today.

Via, I'd like to give my response to how it tastes.

Main Entry: NASTY

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: offensive
Synonyms: awful, beastly, black, bum*, dirty, disagreeable, disgusting, fierce, filthy, foul, god-awful, grody, gross, grubby, hellish, horrible, horrid, icky*, impure, loathsome, lousy, malodorous, mephitic, mung, murder, murderous*, nauseating, noisome, objectionable, obnoxious, obscene, odious, ornery, outrageous, poison, polluted, raunchy*, repellent, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, rough, sickening, soiled, squalid, stinking, tough, unappetizing, unclean, uncleanly, ungodly, unholy, unpleasant, vile, vulgar, yucky*

Definition: awful
Synonyms: abhorrent, atrocious, awful, base, beastly, contemptible, cursed, deplorable, despicable, detestable, disgusting, execrable, foul, grim, hairy*, hateful, heinous, hellish, horrible, loathsome, lousy, nasty, nauseating, obnoxious, odious, offensive, repellent, reprehensible, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, rotten, sleazeball, stinking, terrible, very bad, vile, wretched

Definition: terrible
Synonyms: abominable, alarming, appalling, atrocious, bad, deplorable, depressing, dire, disgusting, distressing, dreadful, fearful, frightful, ghastly, grody*, gross*, gruesome, grungy*, harrowing, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrific, horrifying, nasty, offensive, raunchy, repulsive, shocking, stinking, synthetic, tough, ugly, unpleasant, unsightly

* = informal or slang

Heh. Grody. Haven't used that word since Reagan was in office...