Saturday, November 14, 2009

Goobers Anyone?

Okay, so back in July I was in NYC on business and one night went to the midnight opening preview of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. While at the cinema I purchased a ginormous popcorn bucket, a Coke and a box of Goobers. I was so enthralled with the movie that I barely finished my popcorn or Coke. Needless to say I didn't get to the box of Goobers. Now the reason I mentioned this is that the Goobers cost me $6.00. Yes, six dollars for a 3.5 oz size "movie pack" package of chocolate covered peanuts. Remember that I used to work in the confectionery industry a zillion years ago, and a whole pound of high quality chocolate covered peanuts cost us something like $2.00. Anyway the point is I wasn't about to throw them away. So I carried it back to my hotel at 2:30 AM (after the midnight showing ended). I didn't eat them in NY, brought them back to Palm Springs, where they sat in the pantry all summer. Then I brought the box with me on the cruise to the Aegean Sea- and never ate them. The box traveled to Rome, Greece, Turkey, Egypt and back to Palm Springs CA and landed back in the kitchen pantry. So fast forward to last night, I was relaxing at home and had the midnight munchies. Nothing sounded good and it was too late for me to "make" anything. I found myself staring into the pantry looking for something to "pop" out. Suddenly I saw it-the box of Goobers from the NY movie theatre. I broke open the box and ate the entire contents in the span of a few minutes. Even for "low grade" chocolate, the Goobers were pretty darn good. I miss the double dipped Fannie May milk chocolate covered peanuts I used to enjoy, but these were fine. As I finished the package I was disgusted with myself. Then I read the front panel which read: "5 grams of Protein per serving. is that good or bad I wondered. For a moment I thought, oh there was some redeeming quality to this snack. So I read the nutrition facts. This 3.5 oz package is supposedly 2.5 servings. So in the span of 5 minutes I consumed nearly 500 calories, 50% of my total daily requirement for fat, 16% of daily carb needs. Wow who knew? I'll just need to do some laps in the pool this weekend I guess. So what are your favorite snacks?


Rhodester said...

Rick, you're such a Goober. And now, apparently, you'll be a fat Goober!


KathyA said...

Brach's double dipped, milk chocolate peanuts!!!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

I love popcorn - no butter, just salted. Second choice is ginger thins.

kenju said...

I like salty snacks; popcorn, pretzels and the like. Now eaten along with chocolate - they are heaven!! I buy chocolate-covered peanut clusters from my grocery, and eat 2 per day (Okay, sometimes more)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

rick that is the funniest thing i have read all day! and charlie calls his thingy a goober! ha ha ha

seriously, i am sitting here laughing like an idiot!!!!!

smiles, bee

jan said...

Chocolate has many health benefits: lowering bad cholesterol and blood pressure. And that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

© Karelian Blonde said...

Occasional indulgence is good for you and please don't let your "inner talk" become negative.

I have started to snack on almonds and sun dried fruits when I get the sweet craving. Part of my be nice to myself campaign :)

snowelf said...

I go through phases with snacks. I either eat super healthy stuff like yogurt, almonds, or veggies, or I eat really bad stuff like vanilla oreos, dark chocolate, and ice cream.
I just follow my cravings, eat a serving and try and leave it at that.
It's not always easy though! :)


Diane J Standiford said...

LOL That's why they call it candy. LOL, well traveled candy.

Kanani said...

I love Goobers. I also love Cheetos.

Tea N. Crumpet said...

I cannot get enough oranges or apples. Occasionally I crave hazelnut and chocolate.


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