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Monday, October 16, 2006

Smartie Overload

As I was laying in bed enjoying a classic re-run of "Friends" (the one where Joey and Chandler have "free porn!"), I asked my husband to fetch me a Smarties from the cauldron of candy. One. I asked for one. (I'm trying to be good.) What does he bring back? Five. (Perhaps, he didn't appreciate the "fetch" comment.)

Now, I know that this was a moment meant to test my will power: The challenge? To only eat one when I had five sitting on my lap. Now, here are the Smartie stats: per roll (15 tablets), there are 25 calories, not terrible, but each roll contains *gasp* 6 grams of sugar. So, five rolls meant 125 calories (not real worrisome) and 35 grams of sugar -- that's a lot for such small packages.

So, I considered this...for about 30 seconds. Then I ate all five of them, and you know what? They were delicious. I love Smarties, and have since I was a kid (and once vowed to eat them until I puked -- I never puked, I just got too full to consume anymore), and I won't apologize. But I don't believe those trick-or-treaters will get their grubby little hands on any of MY Smarties! Not at this rate.

6 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

LOL! You sound like with chocolate. I can not resist.

Erin said...

I can't believe you like Smarties so much! That is the type of candy I would leave until last because it wasn't the "good stuff." I guess that also explains why I don't like sugar in the same capacity as you...I prefer SALT! I guess I am the weird one.

Nicole said...

Who doesn't love Smarties! YUMQ

Anonymous said...

i love them as well, but i can mail you all the green ones. don't like those!

Anonymous said...

lol i love Smarties® too, my sister and i would pretend they were vitamins/medicine, when we were little.

teacherwoman said...

Hahaha! Too funny! I have smarties in the bottom drawer in my desk at school. I tend to pull them out on rare occasions when my students are proving to be quite the "Smarties"!! It's fun!