Animal crackers, in the large 4 pound container, are my favorite cookies. I have to parcel them out otherwise I can eat my way through the container in a week. There are a few other foods that I love. Cheese, figs, peaches, a French baguette, grilled beef, fries, a strong cup of English tea, and yerba mate.
I’m convinced that what you loved to eat as a child stays with you for life.
Except chocolate. I couldn’t eat enough of the stuff as a child, especially white chocolate with a beehive interior. I gobbled it up every week. However, today as an adult I no longer crave it. I can easily say no and keep going into the cheese store.
“That’s because you graduated to salt better than sweet,” Alf said.
“Except for those animal crackers, they get me every time,” I said.
“You just like the animal shapes.”
“It’s the taste,” I said.
“How can you eat a penguin followed by a koala?”
“Simple, I like the crunch,” I said.
“Not anymore that cutting into a steak,” I said.
Calvin says, “I’ll finish the container of animal crackers with you. We’ll have tea together.”