A friend of mine at a holiday party last week stated that the reason she loves the holidays can be summed up with one word. That word is carbohydrates. Well, I'm pretty sure she said carbs, but I like to use the whole word. I realized that I too love the holidays for much the same reason. I also love the holidays because everyone has to bring some sort of baked good or treat to the office. GOOD TIMES my friends GOOD TIMES.
In light of this, I've decided to share with you some of the delightful contributions to my hips that I've received this week:
First, we have some delightful krumkake. I know it looks like you would say it crumbcake, but you don't. It's more like krum "cockay". Make sense? Yeah, it doesn't to me either. Those crazy Scandinavians. Also, very sugary and carby. I give them an 8 on the carb deliciousness.
This my friends is pure evil incarnate. It's a salted pretzel stick, dipped in caramel, then dipped in milk chocolate, then "striped" with candy stuff that tasted like the candy coating on an M&M. My boss called these "candy bars with handles'. Yes, I ate it all and I only felt slightly bad afterwards. Probably because the last two bites were pretzel only so I was able to delude myself into thinking that it was a healthy snack. Easily a 10 and my favorite treat thus far.
Some might question my placing this after the snack that I noted was the best one I'd had thus far this holiday season. Some might like to mind their own business as there is an actual reason. I don't yet know if this tops the one above, because I've not gotten to the part of it that may top the pretzel. It's a delightful mix of salted cashews, mixed nuts, milk chocolate covered nuts and dark chocolate nuts. That last item is the reason I've not yet determined if this is going to outdo the pretzel. I mean, sure the pretzel had caramel AND milk chocolate, but I am pretty sure I saw a dark chocolate covered cashew in this mix, and I'm thinking that may be even better than the pretzely goodness. Though, I won't be able to accomplish the same delusion as above since the entire thing is covered in the dark chocolate.
Oh yeah, that's my thumb, so if you know the size of my thumb, you can get an idea of the size of the second two treats. Or conversely if you know the size of the cashew right next to my thumb, you can get an idea of the size of my thumb. I'll give you a hint... the picture is not lifesize.