This post is brought to you by my big brother, Jason. He’s not a blogger, nor do I think he reads my blog. However, he shoots me ideas for posts every now and then. When he gave me the idea for a furry foodie, I knew that I needed him as a guest-poster. Enjoy!
Last Thursday evening, I had the opportunity to partake in a bold and unique delicacy completely new to my palate. As is typical with my finer banquets, it began with me hearing the pantry door open upstairs. My ears picked up a crackle and crunch; a sound signifying guaranteed freshness (until the printed date). The plastic bag exploded open and the air seemed to be filled with a bold scent.
It took all of my patience as I waited for my turn to taste this spicy treat. The drool in the corners of my mouth built with the anticipation of my first taste. The spittle hung from my mouth like shoelaces as I watched the amber and mahogany bag intently. The remainder of the contents in the bag, which was now near empty, was mine.
A flick of the wrist and a golden flash in the air was all it took for me to launch myself skyward. A flavorful powder, covering a small curled chip, hit my tongue like a shockwave. Chili! Cheese! I have licked the bottom of a chili bowl from time to time. Often, I will take medicine enveloped in a piece of Swiss or sharp cheddar. But the combination – in the form of a bite-sized snack – was truly breathtaking; literally (my muscles tensed, my neck jutted out, and I began to froth, snort, and convulse). Together these powerful flavors coated the corn chip just as a hump-blanket covers one at night. When my wheezing stopped, I awaited for my second helping to be thrown into the air. Unfortunately, in my spasm, the bag was crumpled and tossed into the garbage bin. Apparently to sniff the inside of the bag and lick the last flecks of flavor would be a vulgar sign of disrespect to the preparer of such a fine dish.
Before the door of the pantry closed, I noticed several other similarly-sized bags that were kept within: a black one with a handful of flat orange chips and a blue one with a triangle-shaped chip. More blog entries to come! In the meantime, I won’t tire of chicken liver flavoring lightly dusted over chicken by-product meal.