Sunday 11 August 2002

Sorry, no Twinkies

The 1000th Comment Contest winner, Mahesh Shantaram, has claimed his prize by providing me with a shipping address. Although I included photographs of the Dishmatique and a pair of Tim Tams in the contest announcement, Mahesh wrote:

Anyway, I hope to expect this Tim Tam thing, whatever it is, in my snail mail box someday…

But he appears to have figured out that Tim Tams are biscuits/cookies since in a followup email he wrote:

Say can I get Twinkies instead? We don’t get Twinkies in India and I’ve heard so much about it :`(

I don’t think we get Twinkies in Australia (Allan, Victor, or another Australian resident might correct me on this). So it looks like it’s Tim Tams for you, Mahesh. Just make sure you refrigerate them as soon as they arrive.

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Mahesh? I've never had a Tim Tam, but I have suffered through Twinkies. Trust me on this one. You're better off with Tim Tams.

Posted by Dorothea Salo on 12 August 2002 (Comment Permalink)

I'm confused as to the difference between a twinkie and a moon pie. I think I've tried both - and recall that both seems to have come from the pit of hell.

Posted by victor echo zulu on 12 August 2002 (Comment Permalink)

Twinkies have yellow sponge cake (plastic) filled with sugar cream. Moonpies have chocolate surrounding marshmallow. At least one of these confections will send you into sugar shock and cause you to go on a rampage killing colleagues whose sexual preferences differ from your own, thus providing you with a viable defense for murder. Amazing but true.

Posted by Pascale Soleil on 13 August 2002 (Comment Permalink)

Mahesh, I'd be happy to send you a Twinkie, if you'd be so kind as to send a treat of some sort from India that we don't get in the US, and that ships well. :)

Posted by Rick on 13 August 2002 (Comment Permalink)

All right, I'm convinced that Twinkies are bad for me. I remember having them long, long ago (not in India) and I thought I enjoyed it. But as so many people have been quick to point out, I mustn't have :D

Posted by Mahesh Shantaram on 15 August 2002 (Comment Permalink)

This discussion is now closed. My thanks to everyone who contributed.

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