Saturday, November 21, 2009

Magically Delicious

The Caffeine Pushers at the Starbucks Cafe at Barnes & Noble are very well trained. If you order a Grande beverage, the suggest the Venti. They don't ask if you want a pastry to go with it, they suggest something specific, like a freshly baked scone or a piece of pumpkin cheesecake. I fall for this about fifty percent of the time, mostly because the Caffeine Pushers are cute guys young enough to be my sons. A little conversation with them - even if it has the tawdry tinge of commerce - makes me forget for a moment that I am middle-aged and cranky.

So it was a matter of time before one of them talked me into trying the Peppermint Crunch Bar. Now I know what you're thinking: It's a blondie! Chocolate and peppermint are a natural pairing! Stop the madness! Normally, I'd be with you on this. I tend to think of a blondie as a brownie's anemic cousin. But this was delish. The overall impression was of a soft, slightly chewy, yummy candy cane.

As a bonus, it was triangular in shape, making it easy to draw. I'm thinking from now on I should only eat foods that are geometrically shaped. Stay tuned for my square Thanksgiving entree.


  1. Cranberry sauce in the can is easily cut into circles, and if you're feeling more adventurous, you could probably cut other shapes as well.

    Good series of toons this week.

  2. Hay where's mine...mine...mine...mine... said the seagull not he moose.