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Remember Hostess Potato Chips?
I wouldn't have believed it either, if it weren't for a little family adventure we had back in the 1980s. We packed our bags and crossed the border to Canada, and let me tell you, it was quite the eye-opener. It wasn't just the impressive array of chips on display or the cool lineup of brands that got me, but one in particular that left a lasting impression – Hostess. Now, you might wonder why Hostess, right? Well, to me, they were the kings of snack cakes (and boy, were they good at it).
Now picture this: I thought Hostess and those snack cakes were all part of the same snack-loving family. I had this grand plan to bring back a bag of chips to knock the socks off my buddies back home. So, I picked out a tantalizing bag of Dill Pickle chips, sealed it up, and stowed it away safely. Ah, the anticipation!
Fast forward to when we finally got back home to New Jersey. I was all pumped to unveil my Canadian chip treasure. You won't believe what happened next. Can you guess? Yup, you got it. Those chips, my chips, were nowhere to be found.
And guess where they had vanished off to? You won't believe this either – straight into my sister's munching mouth! To add salt to the wound, she didn't even hang on to the bag for me to at least show off as evidence of my Canadian snack conquest.
Oh, how I wish I could've just shown them a snazzy commercial like the one below...