I read with some interest and amusement an article in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal about the lengths people will go to, to get more of their favorite foods. I can understand people using the Edge Brownie Pan if they prefer corner pieces (though personally I prefer the gooey center pieces). Buying bags of Lucky Charms style marshmallows, though? Or scooping out a bagel? (The “innards” are the best part.)
We all probably have those favorite foods we wish we could have more of, though. I couldn’t think at first what mine might be, since the foods I miss are mostly those that I got to enjoy when I lived in Spain. I know I could get them via the internet if I were willing to pay high prices for both the food and the shipping, but I don’t miss them that much.
At one time I would have been thrilled to find a supplier of Wise Cheez Waffies, which I loved as a child. I did find a package of them somewhere, a few years ago, and discovered that they just don’t seem as heavenly as they did a few decades ago. I still enjoy Habitant French-Canadian Pea Soup (I bought a can or two last time I did grocery shopping in Michigan), but I’m not willing to pay $2.79 for a 14-oz. can.
One thing I might be willing to pay for, just to see if they are still as good as I remember, would be Callard & Bowser’s toffees, but even the internet suppliers of hard-to-find foods don’t seem to have them. I used to just love the licorice and coffee toffee varieties, as well as their (non-toffee) butterscotch candies. I wonder if these Dutch licorice caramels might be as good.
What favorite foods do you wish were more easily available?