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No trip to Montreal for me in the near future, alas. The June offline(s) with DoktaP and w+a attending are very tempting, but work is solidly in the way. I do have a couple of troublemaking Montrealers inbound soon! Cool

GregT. I agree with you for the most part.

That said, I was at the market a few days back having some meat ground for burgers that night. My eldest granddaughter (9) was with me, and asked if we could get a "treat" for after dinner. We wandered the bakery section, and her eye wandered over to the Tastykake display off to the side of the "freshly" baked goods. I told her she could get whatever she wanted, hinting strongly at the lovely fruit tart in the display. She picked out a box of Chocolate Kandykakes (used to be Tandycakes if I recall) and off we went.

I joined her in having a packet after dinner, and was pleasantly jolted into my past. Tastykakes were a rare but well loved treat in my youth. These must have been fresh out of the whatever they make them in. Spongy chocolate cake, a dollop of marshmallow cream and a crunchy thin chocolate coating. Tasted fantastic! I'm sure a review of the ingredient listing would have tempered my enjoyment, so I passed on that exercise.

Went into a sugar coma shortly thereafter, and passed out on the sofa.

PH
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