So many delicious memories.

I got home from work the other day and found myself looking for something to snack on. I opened the cabinet where we keep the chips and other assorted snacks to see if anything jumped out, and much to my (pleasant) surprise, there they were. Glowing like I imagine the Pearly Gates of heaven do. A box of Chocodiles.

If you have no idea what these are, basically they're chocolate covered Twinkies (as the packaging says). When I was a kid, my mom's parents had them, and if memory serves me correctly, I only ate them when I was over there which was quite a bit. Between now and then (the early 1980's), Hostess discontinued them for whatever reason and have only brought them back for a limited time once before that I recall.

Truth be told, after eating one (OK, several), it was more the nostalgia factor that got me excited over the taste. Don't get me wrong, they were good, but not spectacular. The chocolate didn't have great flavor, and the Twinkie required a little more bite to get through than I recall.

But isn't that true with anything from our childhood? It was such a big deal at the time that as the years went by, our minds naturally embellished the memory, building it up to point the object may never be able to live up to again.

For what it's worth, if you're interested in getting a box for yourself and devouring a few nostalgia cakes, my wife found them at WalMart in Boonville. I'm not sure if they're only around for a limited time, or if they're here to stay.

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