Saturday, April 26, 2008

A Hundred and One Pounds of Fun

What: Little Debbie Iced Honey Bun
When: Apr. 25, 2008
Where: Salt Lake City, Nevada
Cost: $0.59

I got back into the van after a brief stop to find this Honey Bun waiting for me on my seat. It's scary, but I am quickly learning that I will eat anything that Dave tells me to, including things that I have consciously been avoiding. This bun falls into that category. I see them at every stop and have always felt pretty confident that I know what they taste like. Putting one into my body would be unnecessary and if not harmful than at least not beneficial to my general health and wellbeing.

But there it was, so I ate it.

Honey Buns come either glazed or iced. Neither look particularly appealing, but the iced ones look like they have been dipped in white out. The icing is so thick and opaque that it almost completely smooths out the contours of the bun beneath it.

The bun was softly cinnamoned and not bad. I would have eaten more of it if it weren't drowned in the worst shortening-based icing I have ever tasted. It coated our mouths and drove us to check the nutritional information on the back of the package.

The single bun was 500 calories (240 from fat) and had almost half of my daily fat intake.

Silver lining: It did have 2% of my daily vitamin C.




smileeanne said...

ewwwwwwwwwww. I always see these at the place where I get my shwarmas from.

they totally DO look like they're covered in whiteout.

Captain Wafer said...

Soundtrack for eating Li'l Debbies:

"Camel Walk" by Southern Culture on the Skids. An entire song devoted to the dubious pleasures of gas station pastries. With wardrobe suggestions.

Captain's Wafers, Oatmeal Pies, the artery clogging goodness just never stops.