Every day when I belly up to the checkout counter at The Gas Station Chicken Store, I look at the culinary delights that have been set before me. To tempt me into a last-minute purchase. It was here, after all, where I discovered the coconut-flavored M&Ms. I'm pretty sure they are no longer available. Not for my lack of purchase, however. I got some whenever I could find them. I usually resist the counter wares, with that one exception, and also a lemon-icing little snack cake a few years ago.
Anyhoo... I was intrigued by this new product, and snapped a photo while the newest clerk guy was scanning my winning scratchers.
I think I was more intrigued by the name: Elfin Mix. It was something I thought might appeal to The Pony. After all, when we used to watch Big Brother together in summers past, he wanted a particular contestant to win. I, myself, did not see anything special in her. A kind of mousy twenty-something gal with glasses, who purported to be a math major at an Ivy League college. The Pony declared, "How can you NOT like her? She's an Elven Princess!"
Anyhoo... I sent The Pony this picture, and he replied almost immediately.
"Eww. You don't mix sweet and salty."
Huh. He seems to forget that when we go to the movies, I put Reese's Pieces in my popcorn. I did not, however, buy the Elfin Mix. It looks tasty enough to me, without the pretzels. I like pretzels just fine as pretzels, though. Alone. Not in a mix with cookies and candy and caramel corn. Not chocolate-covered.
And especially not inside M&Ms, which I think is a new flavor I don't plan to try.