Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The Impracticality of It All

Hickory Sticks. You’re delicious, but to be honest with you, I avoid buying you because you are just not that practical.

No, I’m serious.

If you purchase a 50 g bag you got to really reach in there just to pick up those little sticks with your little fingers. And if you have larger hands? Yeah, you’re going to have a problem even fitting your hand in the bag. Then, of course, rather than obtaining a chip and popping it in your mouth, you’ve got to gather up all the little sticks and strategically get them in the mouth without losing a few sticks along the way.

If you purchase the larger bag version of the Hickory Sticks you may be thinking to yourself, “OOOH! Look at all those sticks! SoooOOOOoOOo many sticks!” ‘cause, you know, it’s a larger bag… hence the many sticks. Hmm. Truth be told, I have no idea where I was going with that last part – chances are I’m the only person thinking, “SoooOOOOoOOo many sticks!”

Anyway.

I find that the best way to eat Hickory Sticks is with a spoon. Yes, a spoon. With this spoon mechanism I can guarantee some good stick shovellin’ into the mouth at a much quicker pace than if fingers and a palm (used as the “plate” of course) were put into action.

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Blogger Nick said...

Hmmm. I always thought a hickory stick was something you beat the dog with for throwing up on the carpet, and shake at the wife for spending too much money shopping.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

Hahahahaha! Wow, it's a good thing that I'm not the only one who has trouble fitting my hands into a bag of chips (I'm 6'2", so extrapolate as you will). I like the spoon idea.

I'm with you, though, Nick; can't say I've ever had Hickory Sticks. Are they a Canadian thing, AJ? It's surprising how much difference there is between products here in the States and in the Great White North. Like french fries and gravy and cheese (I'm not going to attempt the spelling of that)...soooooo good, but you can't get it here!

12:11 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Nick - hahahahaha. I have never heard of anyone thinking that Hickory sticks were either of those two things. But I guess most of the people I know usually know what Hickory Sticks are. :)

Alex - My hands are not large and they still have problems trying to fit into this small bag - I could only imagine you would have to cut down the bag just to get to the sticks. Whether or not these are sold only in Canada, I have no idea but it sure is a possibility.

Poutine! Poutine is what you're thinking of. It's a shame you can't get it there because mmmmm it is delicious.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

That's the stuff AJ. My family would always make sure to get some poutine when we'd drive up to Montreal. Delicious indeed.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

http://www.treelineusa.com/cgi-bin/shopper?preadd=action&key=212-7821

9:34 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

Nick - hahahahaha. That's hilarious. I never woulda thought.

3:00 PM  

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