Wednesday, August 20, 2008

An Addiction

It is completely my grandson's doing. I'd seen the colorful package before, with the gross looking vaguely animal shape cookies smothered in florescent frosting on the store shelves, but it never crossed my mind to eat any. They looked repulsive, and though I know you aren't supposed to judge a book by it's cover, in this case I felt relatively safe. Then came Max who became my frosted circus animals pusher. Sure, the first handful was free, but he knew I'd be back, and I was. Now I am addicted to frosted circus animals. This is a gateway cookie, the next step is the hard stuff - the "Parade of Cookies." Yes, there is a bag tucked deep in the cabinet. My apologies to Jin and the rest of you bakers but I am hopelessly addiced to these cookies.

Phos doens't officially endorse either "Mother's," or "Frosted Circus Animals,' nor are the HGH laced treats the official snack of the Olympics, though it probably shoud be.


At 1:52 PM, Blogger Ruela said...


addicted one.

At 2:03 PM, Blogger Hammer said...

My kids got a bag for easter and I couldn't leave them alone.

At 3:15 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

R-man: Not funny - can you imagine how many calories are in those things??? And there is no Cookies Anonymous program...

hammer: I won't even mention the gingerbread men - fortunately those only come out around X-mas.

At 4:13 PM, Blogger Little Lamb said...

home made stuff tastes better.

At 8:27 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

ll: Right you are ll!! But there's just something about these....

At 9:57 PM, Blogger SJ said...

Hey it's been a long time since I ate frosted circus animals. Nostalgic yum!

At 10:59 PM, Blogger Die Muräne said...

'Mother's Cookies' - that's almost like home made :)
mjammi mjammi, send me a packet!

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At 3:58 AM, Blogger boneman said...

phos....there's hope.
At most gas stations are packages of eight, little white donuts.(don't get the generic brand...they're laced in lard.I swear!)

the gig is, a pack of eight and two cups of coffee fill you till past lunchtime.

Put the cookies down....
set them down and back away.

(on a more serious note....aren't you one of infinitesmal's buddies?
Seems she could be reminded that friends are longer lasting than crap boyfriends.

At 5:37 AM, Blogger leelee said...

That is soooooo funny!

Being a grandparent myself..I understand how these things happen.


At 9:12 AM, Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

Ha ha ha

The Olympic as a Circus Chinatown!!! :-))

At 9:12 AM, Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

Frosted it is anyway :-D

At 1:09 PM, Blogger foam said...

maaaaaaaaaaaaaaan ...
i'm addicted to all kinds of cookies.
but for sure i thought these would be yuckie..
now i'll probably have to buy some on my next grocery store run..
and it'll be all your fault if i can't put them down.

At 4:21 PM, Blogger Jack K. said...

My addiction of choice is dark chocolate. Anything else is poison. tee hee.

At 8:02 PM, Blogger Damsel Underdressed said...

Hahahaha...I know! Seriously, that stuff is like crack. I've eaten a whole bag that was supposed to belong to my son before just in one sitting.

At 8:29 PM, Blogger /t. said...

sounds like
a twelve-step program
might be call for in this case


At 5:28 AM, Blogger How do we know said...

ha ha!!! enjoy z addiction while it lasts Phos! Be around soon... Ishaan is taking up most of my time at the moment..

At 8:07 AM, Blogger ThursdayNext said...

Having a nephew who is three has reintroduced me to too many bad snacks I love to eat. :) Animal crackers included. I bought a container of Goldfish for myself the other day - I have NEVER done that before!

At 3:22 PM, Blogger Sarah Letnes said...

Sure, blame the baby!

At 7:51 PM, Blogger jin said...

Phos Phos Phos...
They are indeed addictive.
Somewhere in those ingredients will be listed either:
1. artificial flavors
2. natural flavors

Unfortunately these are not regulated what-so-ever and chemicals that are said to be habit forming yet *safe* to consume are added into many items hiding within those two innocent words. In fact, I'll go so far as to say it is quite possible some manufactures know not what they are adding to their products.

I have links... and titles... but it would just depress the shit out of you.

Instead, I shall throw caution to the wind and proclaim that you insist mrs. phos bake you scratch made cookies weekly so you needn't consume the store-bought variety.

At 11:44 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Sorry all, ate a couple bags and woke up two days later in a train station somewhere in Ohio, which is funny because I am not even sure where Ohio is. Time for a circus animal intervention.

At 4:03 PM, Blogger Little Lamb said...

I hope you have a good time wherever you end up.

At 12:38 PM, Blogger Indigo said...

Indigo Incarnates

Well... If you're going to have a vice, it's better to have a LEGAL vice, hee hee.

At 3:37 PM, Blogger Chickie said...

These are so tasty! There's something in that waxy thick frosting that gets you hooked.

At 4:05 PM, Blogger Fuff said...

Re-hab for you..

At 7:55 AM, Blogger freefun0616 said...




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