Thursday, July 24, 2008
The Search for the Illegitimate Love Child of Cookie and Pie
There is only one place in New York City where I can find the magnificence that is the Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pie. Part cookie, part cream pie, all heaven, Debbie and her Gooey White Center For Sumptuous Studies never fails me. But you know who does? The grocery stores, delis and drug stores that fail to stock them. The only vendor I've come across in New York City is a random newsstand on 23rd between 5th and 6th. Whenever I happen to be passing by I go in and wipe out their supply and stockpile them in my pantry so that I can ensure a steady source of snack pie provisions until the next time I find myself on 23rd Street. Today I bought seven of them, inspiring the guy behind the counter to remark, “Wow. Are those all for you?”
“It’s not like I’m going to eat them all at the same time!” I snapped.
I don’t need your judgment.