Remember the issues I've had with my new favorite treat, Gourmet Lollipops? How I bought a bag of 7, only to find out that 3 of them were Watermelon? Then I bought another bag, which had a lollipop masquerading as Cotton Candy, but was a MYSTERY. I still don't know what flavor that one was, but I ate every crumb, and licked my lips like a cat after a bowl of milk.
You know I can't quit them, right? And I ashamedly have not asserted myself with a letter to the Gourmet Lollipop people about not including the GOOD flavors in those multi-packs. Or ever 7 different flavors. So I'm pretty much in the same boat, still. Rowing upstream without a paddle, or even a crew of Vikings, in my search for delicious Gourmet Lollipops.
Last week, at The Devil's Playground over in Bill-Paying Town (I haven't seen the bags at the local Devil's Playground), there was only ONE bag left. I peeped through the little window on the front of the bag, and was disappointed to see 3 Watermelon, 2 Wild Cherry, and 2 Blue Raspberry. None of which I am crazy about. There's a reason that bag was the only one left on the shelf.
Wednesday, I accidentally found some Gourmet Lollipops while standing in line at the local Devil's Playground! You can bet I picked the very best sucker fruit off that wooden tree holder. Here's my harvest:
I hit the almost-jackpot! I got 2 Cotton Candy (that's all they had), 2 Banana Split, 1 Strawberry Banana, and 1 Bubble Gum. They were 50 cents apiece. I'd have taken 7, but I only saw 6 that I liked. Or thought I'd like. You'll notice that there is not a Watermelon in the bunch! I don't remember the price on the bag of 7, but this assortment might have even been more of a bargain. So far, I've had a Banana Split and a Strawberry Banana. They were delectable.
I'm hoping I can find that checkout line again, and that the wooden tree holder is bearing new fruit.