Over the past few years the number of packages I receive from the U.S. has diminished.
It’s expensive for my parents (and us too if customs decides to open and tax it) and there’s very little that I miss enough to warrant trans-Atlantic postage. So you can imagine my glee when the first (of three!) arrived here on Monday.
And if you could imagine the glee, perhaps you can also imagine the giddiness when I discovered a happy little box filled with Halloween candy goodness inside! See, my mom may not know my taste in veggies whatsoever, but she does know my junk food indulgences. along with the Pumpkin Spice flavored Hershey Kisses I requested (yes, they’re making pumpkin spice ones now, I heard about them on Facebook and they’re actually pretty good), my mom also sent the following items:
Halloween Oreos, which come complete with scarily orange cream filling and I’m overjoyed about because it’s nearly impossible to find Oreos here and when you do, it’s a box of 6 regular old Oreos and they cost as much as this package of 32 probably did. I’m actually a Hydrox girl, but since those apparently no longer exist, Oreos are what I want when I’m in a cookie mood.
Which sucks when you live in a country that doesn’t really have them. Or anything even remotely similar.
Along with the Oreos, my wonderful mother also sent a six pack of Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins. Which is really just a way of legitimizing the consumption of a pumpkin-shaped chunk of sweetened peanut butter.
I so love peanut butter. And if you think Oreos are hard to find here? don’t even try with the peanut butter. Occasionally I find a dust covered jar of Dutch peanut butter but I don’t even dignify that with a second glance. So yeah, this particular item? Pure win, my friends.
Along with those two treasures came the requested pumpkin spice kisses, which I recommend trying if you’re in the U.S. and have a target in your neighborhood.
I’ve been very well behaved so far, only eating the serving size once a day or less, although with the first two things it’s tough. In fact, taking pictures of everything tonight was enough to make me have an Oreo and a few kisses when I wasn’t planning on any tonight.
But I did the right thing, shared some with my husband and father-in-law, and then dutiful came upstairs to blog about my little care package and the Halloween themed happiness that is sitting in the kitchen cupboard.