Craving Candy — limerick

It is candy I’m craving today.
Just can’t get enough; there’s no way.
I have bought by the bag,
And my conscience it nags,
That I’m eating too much every day.

I have friends who are nutritionists,
And to eat healthily they insist,
I feel guilty as sin,
When I spend time with them,
So their company I’ve had to miss.

Every time I must go to the store
I check my sweet stash to make sure
That I have quite enough
Of the stress-easing stuff,
And if not, I make sure to buy more.

Yes, I know that I eat to de-stress;
It’s a weakness in me, I confess.
But these sugary treats
Keep me smiling and sweet.
Health food never has that much success.

I’m In the Chips!


I’m normally not a big potato chip eater. When I was a teenager, I could eat chips by the bag full, but in my adult years, I only rarely have some with a sandwich. However, occasionally — very occasionally, thank God — I get sort of a craving for them, and I’ll go out and buy 2 or 3 bags — or cans, depending on the brand.

Unfortunately, this past week I discovered Lays’ Southern Biscuits & Gravy potato chips. Evidently they are a new flavor that is not really all that new. They’ve been on the market since 2015, but I didn’t know it. I guess that was a year that I didn’t have any particular craving for chips, because I never even noticed them. Now I can’t believe I ever lived without them.

I don’t know what it is for sure that makes them sooooooo gooooood I can’t quit eating them. The flavor is terrific. And, yes, they do taste like sausage biscuits and gravy. But when I eat biscuits and gravy, I don’t have any trouble stopping after two biscuits. Not so with these chips. I literally have to FORCE myself to close the bag and put it away. Then I end up going back to it before the day’s over.

A couple years ago, at Christmas time, Pringles came out with a new flavor chip called Pecan Pie. Some of my family and friends turned their noses up at the thought, but since I really like the combination of sweet and salty, I decided I’d like to try them. OHHHH MY GOODNESS! They were delicious! So, naturally, I bought several cans. But I did stop eating those chips fairly easily — because they were seasonal and left the market after January. They came back again during this last Christmas season though, and I lost count of the cans I bought.

Oh, well, I’m sure that since I hadn’t seen these biscuits and gravy chips before now, they will not be on the store shelves all the time either. So I’ll just enjoy them while I can and TRY not to feel too guilty. One thing that helps is having all my work online to do. When you have to type on a keyboard almost all day, it’s really hard to do if your fingers are greasy and salty from eating potato chips. So I do have good reason to put the bag away. ¬†And I will … well … after just one more … and maybe just one more ….