Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Chocolate, Corn, and the Quik Bunny

I love the combined tastes of chocolate and corn. Well, not actual corn, but processed corn products.

I am totally serious.

One of my favorite comfort foods from childhood is Kellogg's Corn Flakes with Quik cocoa powder sprinkled on liberally right before the milk is poured. Toasty brown flakes and light brown powder. When we were kids, my brother and I used to joke that we were eating dirt and dandruff.

I must have first developed a hankering for this dessert-like-breakfast in Japan, where they sell Choco Flake. Choco Flake, as the name implies, is basically chocolate-covered corn flakes, sold in the candy aisle. Yum!

This C&C fetish was further reinforced by chocolate ice cream cones. Not the pointy-end sugar or waffle cone, but the flat-bottomed wafer cone or "kiddie cup," which is surely a processed corn product, as well.

Using Hershey's chocolate syrup makes more sense, as it adheres to the flakes better than powdered cocoa. But the Quik brand just tastes better, somehow, even with the inherent risk of hacking if you happen to swallow a small pocket of dry cocoa powder that the milk has missed.

Sure, there are several chocolate cereals to choose from, now, most of them corn-based, even. Honey Bunches of Oats just came out with a new chocolate flavor, earlier this year, and it is pretty darned tasty! But if you're a true Chocolate Monster, like me, there is no such thing as too much when it comes to rich, chocolatey goodness. To gank another word from Golfwidow, I like my flavor intensity at the chocola-tillion level. At the chocola-katillion level, even.

What are your favorite comfort foods?


the Constantly Dramatic One said...

KitKats. Oh man, I heart KitKats.

Mike Valentino said...

coffee flavored ice cream

Daily Panic said...

I would put the powder chocolate on cheerios- so I can associate. I saw your pic and had to tell you I have a Smart Passion too! blue & silver.

SleepingBeauty said...

"But if you're a true Chocolate Monster, like me, there is no such thing as too much when it comes to rich, chocolatey goodness".


Time for chocolatey chocolates NOW!!!! ;p

Cheryl said...

Not to call myself a trendsetter, but...long before the words were ever uttered in the media, I used to tell people that my favorite foods were high fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated soybean oil. They were featured prominently in the ingredients of all my favorite snacks, so I knew that was where the true goodness lay.

golfwidow said...

Sweet plus salty, in general, gives this fat chick a whole lot of happy. Let me dunk my fries into my shake and judge me not.

Quin Browne said...

white foods. when i'm depressed, it has to be white foods.. potato soup, rice puddings...

i gack them.

Movin' said...

I've never had chocolate cereal. My kids are dying for it. I may get it as a treat for dessert sometime. My comfort food is risotto. And chex mix. Go figure.

Peter Varvel said...

TCDO, Kk's are my favorite. I could seriously make a meal out of an entire bag.

MV, 'member when Bart babysat and let Maggie get hopped up on coffee ice cream?

DP, I put it on Cheerios, too! (even though it kept falling through the holes :-p). The blue & silver Smarts are pretty! I look forward to reading your blog's short stories!

SB, it's ALWAYS time for chocolate, 24/7 LOL.

C, that gave me genuine guffaws - thank you!

GW, omg: I have a fetish for McDonald's fries dunked in their hot fudge sundae.

Q, why does 'gack' sound like an outhale word, rather than an inhaling-food word?

M, mmm, risotto AND Chex, together - the new holiday treat! lol