I am a sheep. No, not the kind you can use for an unlimited supply of shitty sweaters. Or the kind that can be rounded up by a barking dog, blindly following the herd wherever the sheep herders want to take me. Wait.. no.. that’s EXACTLY the kind of sheep I am. Proverbially speaking.
I am easily led by quality advertising, particularly when it comes to food. Put TV ads for your products in my favorite shows and there is a good chance I’ll give ‘em a shot. I’m not a picky eater, so I am always looking to try something new. And it always seems there is something new being pitched to me via TV, radio, billboards, magazines, internet or social media. I work in marketing so I understand exactly how all these ad campaigns work, but yet I still fall victim. Because I am a damn sheep.
Every few months I get excited to try the various seasonal food and beverage products that hit the stores and restaurants. As some stupid old movie song said “These are a few of my favorite things.“ Yes, I know that’s from the Sound of Music, but Simple Dudes don’t admit to knowing such things.
This time of year we get lots of those seasonal treats to sample. Starbucks has their pumpkin spice latte, as does the local convenience store chain. Both are very good. As soon as I see them pop up on my Starbucks menu you couldn’t stop me from ordering it even if it came with a swift kick in the dingy.
Also, Dairy Queen just brought out their Pumpkin Pie Blizzard. I don’t know if this was around last fall but it’s new to me so I had to jump all over it – picking one up for lunch. Yeah, it was my lunch.. so what? I brought one back for the lady friend too (have I mentioned how lucky she is?) and it was good. Fucking good. I am not getting an endorsement for this, but I sure as hell should because I am going to recommend you pick one up! I love pumpkin pie and it honestly takes just like pumpkin pie and ice cream. Genius.
I think Starbucks has their Peppermint Mocha seasonal drink out now too but that’s more of a Christmas-eee thing so I can’t be hopping on that bandwagon just yet. Speaking of Christmas, egg nog! Another seasonal treat I love both with and without a bit of the booze. Then after the Holidays I have a couple months to wait for my next anticipation: McDonald’s and their Shamrock Shakes. Other than being green I don’t know what the hell they have to do with St. Patricks Day. But they are damn tasty… like a little bit of Irish goodness in my mouth. Wait a sec.. that’s not the way it sounded in my head.
Guess what? News on a giveaway coming in my next post… yep.. FREE SHIT. Who doesn’t like that?