like taking poptarts from strangers

September 15, 2011 § 2 Comments

i spent an entire muni ride downtown thinking about poptarts. it began something like this:

strange dude sitting next to me: (mumbling) you want a poptart?

me: excuse me?

strange dude: (takes out a telltale foil package) you want a poptart?

me: uh, no thanks. are they frosted?

strange dude: uh huh.


my parents taught me very early on not to take candy from strangers. i’m fairly certain this rule also applies to asking strangers whether their toaster pastries are frosted or not, but the thought of someone eating a frosting-less poptart kind of makes me sad and i couldn’t help but inquire.

now if strange dude had produced one of these:

well, we’d have a different situation on our hands. to be honest i baked these a looong time ago so if you were to knock on my door and request one, you might be disappointed. the recipe is from the lovely smitten kitchen – she has a nutella version too, which is definitely on my baking bucket list! you have one of those, right?

i know what you’re thinking. where is the frosting? what’s with the naked poptarts? what were you thinking?

i know, i know, i know. to be fair, i baked these buttery treats for a breakfast function. at a hospital. if i frosted them with anything, i’d have to sprinkle them with cholesterol medicine afterwords, ’cause you can’t have frosting without sprinkles.


i know at least one person out there agrees with me.

uh huh.

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