Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Glory and Majesty of Planters Cheese Balls

You know when you go to the store and think, Mmm... you know what, I haven't had X in a long time, it would be super delicious today. Then you go looking for it, figure it's probably just not at that store and go about your day. If you're me you look for it slightly obsessively for years. 

Sometimes, in a glorious chain of events, the company decides to bring it back and Lara rejoices. It happened 3 years ago with Gatorade Lemon Ice. If you weren't aware, Lemon Ice Gatorade is the most delicious of all the flavors. Really, nothing holds a candle to Lemon Ice Gatorade. 

It was back, only for a limited time and ONLY sold at 7-11. Where I live in NC, we have 0 and I mean zero 7-11s which is tragic in more ways than one.  We happened to take a trip to Florida that year, where 7-11s grow like palm trees and the world was finally right again.

Oh Lemon Ice, how I love you. 

My MIL also brought me down a case of these that she picked up in NY. Much to Kev's dismay, said case Gatorade sat in our garage for 3 years until he recently threw it away because I didn't drink it. In my defense, as long as it existed in the garage, I could always have it. then again, I don't really drink my calories unless it's booze so there it sat for years. 

And really, did it matter that they were a year expired? I'm sure they were still fine. 

Well, Kev doesn't know this yet, but the greatest snack food of all time is coming back.


Look, I will fight you if you think a better snack food exists. Because there is NO and I mean NO comparable cheese ball alternative out there. Planters set the bar so damn high and no one has yet to even meet, let alone surpass it. Utz tries, they really do, but they density isn't right. Then there's the 5lb canister that Costco rolls out during the holidays that I have yet to see while shopping alone. Let me tell you, husbands who don't love Cheese Balls aren't keen on buying a year's supply.

But Planters, that's the -ish. I can remember it like it was yesterday. The yellow lid, peeling back the seal and uncorking that canister, the smell....

Gee Lara, this was supposed to be a motivational blog about weight loss and being active and stuff. 

I started low carbing last week and full blown Keto on Sunday. I'm dreaming about Cheese Balls at this point. 

Alright, so literally the minute I found out about this I scurried over to figure out how I could get my hands on some. My BFF Amazon came to the rescue.

Hi, your chubby ass can't dig into 12 canisters of Cheeez Balls right now, but here's $5 to tide you over.

Yes, 12 because we need them when the lean times come again. And I have a kid now and kids love cheese balls right?

What did you LOVE that they no longer make? Short list for me: Jello pudding pops. WWF Wrestling Ice Cream bars ( I LOVED THESE) and Kudos bars.

1 comment:

  1. Oh man, I remember those cans myself!!! My mom would buy some for her & threaten us to touch them.
    & girl - jello pudding pops.. mmmmmm!!!! how they'd melt in your mouth!!!!