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Evidently there’s a lot of Strawberry Milkshake creme out in the world today. I was walking through Wal*Mart and saw a package of Strawberry Milkshake Oreo cookies. It’s a limited edition. A limited edition cookie. I did a quick search on the web and it appears that some people find the taste agreeable.

I also saw that at least one person was auctioning off packages on eBay. If you’re really that desperate for a cookie, try your local Wally World first.

I’m almost tempted to buy a package to see

if it tastes as bad as the Pop-Tart. Almost. In the same way that you have to look at an accident, or taste that plastic fruit that looks so real.

I had a better idea, though. If you’re in the mood for something that tastes like a strawberry shake, go and get a strawberry shake.

Henry David Thoreau once said:

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
Henry David Thoreau

And, like the learning humans we are, we threw that advice out the window. Instead of taking a tasty (if unhealthy) snack and enjoying it as it is, we have to throw in a lot of crap in the interest of making it interesting and, in the process, less palatable.

Oreo’s are good (not as good as the cookie they were copied from, say some), Pop-Tarts with simple flavors are good. Hell, even coffee, real coffee, is good and doesn’t need syrups and junk dumped into it.

We just need to make them more and more complicated. Why?