: all hail the rice krispies treat :

Sure, the occasion may lack the splendor of Christmas and the social prestige of Halloween, but it’s a heckuva lot snappier than Talk Like A Pirate Day (which is tomorrow, me hearties). That one’s just dopey.

Today, is Rice Krispies Treat Day.

rice krispies treatsWhy hasn’t it caught on? Where are the Rice Krispies Treat Day cards and the Rice Krispies Treat Day party hats? Where are the parades and the Google doodle? This is big stuff, people, huge. We should be dancing in the streets. Whacking piñatas packed tight with those crunchy, gooey things. Singing the Rice Krispies jingle at the top of our lungs.

Yet we’re not. And the reason we’re not is probably pretty simple: our mouths are full. Come on, be honest, have you ever passed up a warm, homemade Rice Krispies Treat? Yeah, me, neither. We know ‘em, we love ‘em, we couldn’t live without ‘em, but we take them entirely for granted. Let’s start showing a little appreciation.

My apologies to Snap, Crackle, and Pop for the modest, low-key tribute. We’ll all do better next year, won’t we? Just nod and smile.

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14 Responses to “: all hail the rice krispies treat :”

  1. 1pointperspective

    Part of the problem with RCT’s is the packaging and marketing of ready made, individually wrapped ones. No corporate bakery is going to go as heavy on the butter as dear old Mom (or Grandmom), and the finished treat suffers. It just barely beats out the oatmeal raisin bar next to it in the vending machine.

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    • publikworks

      I’m right there with you. Of course, if I was a castaway on a desert island and a store-bought (or vending machine) Rice Krispies Treat floated by in its aluminum packaging, I’d snag it. Otherwise, no. They’re too dense and tasteless.

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    • publikworks

      Never. They aren’t even close. And they don’t deserve to be called Rice Krispies Treats. Toast Crumb Treats, maybe. Or Sawdust Bars. Not Rice Krispies Treats.

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    • publikworks

      There is. At least a day, but sometimes a week or a month. We all deserve one, I think — everything else is eligible. Why not us?

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