Sweethearts are a classic, so apparently everyone must steal their idea. They don't taste worth a damn, so I don't feel very sorry for them. When I saw these, I thought they were a good idea by el cheapo cookie maker Stauffer's. Mostly because I love cookies. And they are red and shaped like hearts. They look pretty cool and festive on the bag:
But look at them in real life! You can't read these! What's the point of the messages if you can't read them? And do they look red to you? Liar,liar, hearts on fire! These are completely lame. They aren't bad in taste as far as cheap cookies go, but I'm so upset at the misrepresentation of their appearance I can't get past it. BOO!!!!
I mean, what happened? A shortage at the sprinkle factory? An engineering mishap? Marketing forgetting to communicate with production? Whatever happened, it just pisses me off. If cupid were here, I'd kick him.
Speaking of cookies, look at these by our friends at el cheapo chocolate maker, Palmer:
Look at the size of those cookie chunks compared to the size of the Kiss - pretty big, huh? Makes Palmer's cookie crumbs look a little puny. These are a little less sweet than Palmer's and completely addictive. Do not keep these in a bowl on your desk - you will eat them all. There will be blue foil chips in your keyboard. And in your hair. And in the carpet. They are not specifically a Valentine's Day candy, but I was on a cookie roll.
Palmer's not done yet - not by a long shot! Look at this creative combo:
I love those juicy lips!! The heart are milk chocolate with crisped rice (like A Nestle Crunch). Very sweet, nothing special. I don't think much of the Nestle Crunch, so these don't do anything for me. The roses are billed as rich chocolate fudge. Very sweet and rich cheap chocolate. The center has a creamy mockolate filling. Loads of sugar in all these. And the lips are filled with peanut butter!! (What better to fill lips with? It's a beautiful, beautiful dream.)
While the autopsy photo makes it look like the lips are loaded with peanut butter, they really aren't. Too much cheap chocolate, not enough peanut butter. But it was a great idea!
But there's more peanut butter from Palmer:
I like these better than the lips - they seem to have more peanut butter.
But there's a big dog in the house:
I can't believe I am going to say this. I feel like a traitor in the house of Reese. I actually like the Palmer hearts better! I've eaten way more of both than I wanted to trying to disprove this to myself. But it is what it is.
I hope you all have a great Valentine's Day! And learn from this post:
Don't get sucked in by a fancy exterior. It's what's on the inside that counts.
Kisses can be addictive - be careful out there.
Try to keep an open mind, you might not really have all the answers.
And finally, the more peanut butter, the better.