Yarrr, mateys, an' marvel at me booty! Me loot! Me treasures!
Oh wait, this isn't the One Tiny Pirate Thing swap!
I received from Ekkagrrl today and HOLY HOTPANTS BATMAN. I AM HAPPY. (Yes, Ekka! I am!)
First, the lovely snack bags she made for me (and I actually like the snaps better, Ekk, the velcro would just get covered in cat hair! lol!)
Gorgeous dragon prints and I love the black-and-white circles/dots. I already have one packed with my snack for tomorrow's workday, and in my work bag!!
Then, a group shot of my snacks! (Normally I have better lit photos, today I was hiding from the sun in our heat wave of 90+ - which I know is nothing compared to the US East Coast, but for us mossy-backed PNWers, it's hell! So all my blinds were closed and it gave everything a creepy tinge. Hee.)
The list of stuff!
-maple candies (not the grainy sugar kind, but this amazing hard-candy kind I've never seen before! They are just as scrumptious and MAN are they dangerous!)
-Coffee Crisp bar
-2 boxes of Smarties (So. Good.)
-2 Aero bars, 2 mint Aero bars (hardening back up in the fridge - they made it here ok, Ekka! Just needed a bit of chilling!)
-2 bags of ketchup-flavored (!!!
!!!) potato chips (Saving for this weekend when it's cooler)
-5 candy sticks in various flavors - I ***LOVE*** these, like you got in old "general store" places at tourist traps. These are from New Brunswick, it seems, from the printing on the wrapping!!
-4 packages of Maynard's gummies: juicy bursts, swedish berries, fizzy peach, original gummies
-1 Big-R-Turk bar (!!!!?! This I am going to take pictures of when I try it this weekend!)
-1 Mr Big bar (this made me laugh, seeing it right after the other one)
-1 maple candy sucker!! Oh dear oh dear, so difficult to resist.
But again, saving it for a cooler day when I can appreciate it better.
-1 bag of Peppermint Nobs (hee hee), a candy from Newfoundland! And you could only get it there, until she found it recently where she lived (I think). These are DEEEEEELICIOUS. I had one today in the heat and it made me very very happy.
-1 bag Decadent chocolate chip cookies. So tempting to open today but the heat .... I put them in the fridge and they will be sampled once I can settle in with a glass of cold milk.
-POCKY POCKY POCKY!!!!
Nobs and sticks! (TEE HEE) (ok, the heat is making me very silly...)
(must! resist! Too sticky today!)
Chocolate chips and ketchup! (har har)
The incredible stationary she used - this had me cracking up while I read her note.
"Very Sweet. Love. Thank you for kind consideration. Strawberry. I will sticky about my favorite things. This is a relief not known among people to our surprise. I like it very much!! Happy. Smile. You'll be relieved when you can see your favorites. Now, I have a rich feeling. Are you happy?"
Yes, I am happy!
Ekka, the nobs ended up melting a wee bit and sticking together, but it didn't do any damage to their deliciousness!!
They have such an intriguing texture. They're nothing like the hard candy peppermints I've had before. They're grainier than the typical round stripey peppermint candy (and I like grainy, so that's a plus!) but harder than the buttermints you used to get as you left fancy restaurants. Very very interesting, I think they're my favorite of all that I got!
I'll post an update after this weekend when I've tried more of the stuff.