In a recent post I talked about the pros and cons between mall snacks in America and mall snacks in Turkey. Actually that isn't really true...I just talked about them. No pros. No cons. Just the cold hard facts. In America...we eat a Double Doozie cookie from Great American Cookie Co. That is just what we do. We might have a cinnamon roll from Cinnabon, or an ice cream from Marble Slab. There is also the option of having a hot buttered pretzel from Auntie Anne's. And that is the healthy choice of the mall snack food options.
In Turkey there are various snack food stands as well. The most prolific one is the Cup-O-Corn stand. On Sunday we went to the mall for lunch as has become habit for us. After eating a nice big lunch we were headed out. We had to pass the Cup-O-Corn stand. And I just couldn't stand the fact that I had never given in to that "I-need-me-a-Cup-O-Corn!" craving. So I gave in. I bought a cup. I had many options for seasonings, but decided to take it easy with my first cup. I chose butter and salt. It was all I thought it would be. Hot. Buttery. Salty. Delicious.
Brian who was walking in front of me and hadn't realized I stopped at the Cup-O-Corn stand turned around to see me taking a bite of my corn. He just shook his head in disbelief. We had just eaten. And it was just corn. Why on earth would you spend $2 on a dadgum cup of corn? I tried to give him a bite. He wouldn't even try it. Wouldn't let his taste buds be treated to the buttery, golden corn deliciousness. I refused to give in to his Cup-O-Corn mockery. I savored the flavor...every last kernal.
And just to show that I'm not a Cup-O-Corn snob...this is the snack food I chose to eat while I was in a mall in America. Did you know that you can special order your Double Doozies? This one...peanut butter cookies with yummy chocolate icing! Brian wouldn't taste this either! Geesh!