Monday, September 17, 2007

ChocolateBet: October 12, 2006

Chocolate of the Day: 

H.B. Reese Candy Co. (a division of Hershey Foods)
Reese's Pieces
Weight: 1.53 oz. (43 g.) in 1 bag
Calories: 220 calories in 1 bag
Cost: $ I don't remember
Purchased from: office vending machine, Sunnyvale, CA

OK, I'm getting to the last of the chocolate candy offerings in the vending machine down the hall at work. Only a handful of choices left, before raiding the machines will be limited to "B5" aka Lay's potato chips.

Incidentally, don't get me started on potatoes as they are also a favorite of mine - and also quite possibly the subject of a future year of eating-themed focus. We once had a potato party at our house. It was great fun. I supplied BBQ chicken, green salad and drinks, and everyone brought something that had potato in it. Some very nice and exotic potato dishes arrived. One person brought their favorite take out french fries, and someone else brought a bottle of (potato-based) vodka. It's been too long since I had a party at my house. Note to self....get a life.

Today, the vending machine selection was...Reese's pieces. OK, they may not taste that great. But,
they remind me of the movie "ET" about a young boy and an alien he gets attached to. In a great, and I imagine profitable, move, Reese's Pieces were used as "alien bait" and this bit of product placement genius boosted sales. Perhaps somewhere in another galaxy, aliens are planning to visit our planet solely to check out these little chocolate and peanut-butter based gems for themselves. Of course, by the time they see the movie, and get here after many light years, we might not be around. But, it's fun to think about. Oh yes, as you probably guessed...movies are another passion of mine.

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