I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING IN
THIS COUNTRY…but I am disgusted!
Years ago, and
I mean a lot of years ago, the Good Humor truck and it’s magic jingle was a
standard in every community. The man in
a clean white suit sold popsicles of various flavors, the classic chocolate
covered vanilla on a stick, drumsticks, the creamsicle and fudgesicle, and my
favorite, toasted almond bars.
no strange fancy flavors, pretty much vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice
cream and cherry, orange, lemon, and lime popsicles. Oh yah, also my fav…raspberry.
weather, after school, a truck was always waiting. As a middle class young Cranky
eight-year-old, I always had change in my pocket to make a Good Humor purchase.
Those days I
brought my lunch and purchased a small milk at school. The milk cost three cents, and my wealthy middle-class
mom would give me a dime every day for the milk. Because I excelled in math, I know this left
me with seven cents jingling in my pocket every day to invest, or to buy ice-cream.
invested the seven cents every day in a hot stock like Polaroid, I would have
been rich…that is until Polaroid crapped out, so instead I wisely went the eight-year-old
direction and bought ice-cream.
remember the Good Humor prices. Popsicles
on one stick were exactly seven cents.
Two stick popsicles were a dime along with the standard bar, drumsticks,
and an ice-cream sandwich. A creamsicle or
a fudgsicle (pronounced fugicle) were twelve-cents. A toasted almond was fifteen cents, or two
plus days of milk money change.
Most days I
went with a seven-cent raspberry one-stick.
On rare occasions I would skip a day and after maybe cashing in a two-cent
deposit coke bottle to splurge and buy my absolute favorite the toasted almond
and the uniformed man and his truck has disappeared, but there is still Good Humor
at the store. In my current affluent
fixed income retired state, I am able to splurge often and purchase a whole
box of decadent toasted almond bars.
almond bar is one of the few things Mrs. Cranky and I can agree on. It may be the glue to our otherwise often
year we have been unable to find our favorite ice-cream treat. We assumed it was always just sold out as it
was everyone’s favorite.
horrors, I recently learned through one of ex-blogger Suldog’s daily Facebook
surveys, that the toasted almond bar is no longer in production.
HUMOR NO LONGER MAKES TOASTED ALMOND BARS!!!
The most decadent
treat of my childhood is gone! They sell
crap like a strawberry shortcake and bars shaped like cartoon characters but
not the best ice-cream bar ever, TOASTED ALMOND!
disgusted. My marriage may not survive.
they still sell creamsicles and fudgesicles.
think of it I haven’t seen a fudgesicle bar in years.
What the Hell
is happening in this country?