Welcome to another 2nd Class Productions Original. “Customer Service” is a Web Comic dedicated to my years in grocery and well, customer service. Each week I’ll be sharing my experiences as a retail clerk. Today enjoy Closing Time, because if you’ve worked in any retail store for a day, you’ve met this person
In my quest to make this Tumblr more original and varied I am introducing a segment on a subject near and dear to me, Junk Food. Each week I will find some edible that defies logic or sanity. In general it’s snack stuff that takes something you know and Frankenstein’s it into something that could be awesome or awful. A good bet is seasonal editions of items or limited run stuff. This week I started with the most important meal of the day, Breakfast. I went to the freezer section and found these…
Pillsbury’s Toaster Streudel in Pumpkin Pie Flavor, because nothing says summer like Pumpkin Pie. Especially here in Florida where the seasons are “Hot”, “Hot and Humid” and those glorious few weeks I call “Tolerable”. I love Pumpkin Pie and Thanksgiving so I thought this was a perfect specimen for this feature.
What you see is what comes inside the box, Six Streudel’s and Six Icing packs with narrow tips so you pretend you’re a Streudel Boss. I popped Two in the toaster and did my best to follow the cooking instructions which recommend a low toaster setting and “One to Two Cycles”.
A little burnt on the corner but otherwise pretty good for only One cycle on a medium setting. Now it was time to spread the sweetness.
On the right is my first attempt at an icing pentagram. Googled “Pentagram” for a pic and still effed it up, oh well. The pastry on the left is my attempt at Satan which, upon further glance, looks like Beaker from the Muppets giving me the Raspberry.
There you see the guts of the streudel which didn’t look promsing but taste is the key. They were actually a pretty damn good simulate of Pumpkin Pie, albeit the filling was kinda thin and dripped on my hands while I was eating it.
Final Verdict: While you won’t get the scent of Pumpkin Pie wafting through your kitchen, if you’re a diehard fan of the after Turkey treat you will find satisfaction in this. My only regret is that I don’t live in New York where there’s a convenience store chain called Stewart’s. If you’ve never been to a Stewart’s then you should know they sell Eggnog year round there. During the Holiday’s it comes in all sizes but off season they keep it in plastic Pint’s. It would have been the perfect chaser but alas, it is not to be.