Saturday, June 4, 2011

Bugles: The Forgotten Snack Food

When was the last time you ate Bugles? Remember how good they are? Or was it too long ago?
Bugles are forlorn and forgotten in our society.
Is it the surprisingly high fat content? The corny (ha, ha) race car picture on the package? The degermed-ness of the corn meal?
Whatever it is, it isn't fair. These savory snacks should be a must have at every party, picnic, and powwow. Instead they are doomed to a life of being put on the shelf - literally - and staying there.
No one says "Hey, don't forget to pick up some bugles while you're out", but we've all heard someone say "Hey, don't forget to pick up some Diet Coke."
No one says "Hey, could you bring some bugles to the party tonight?", but we've all been asked to "bring cookies" or "bring chips" or "bring fruit" to the party.
No one says "I'm really craving bugles right now", but we've all been driven to the fridge or vending machine to satisfy a craving for something else.
Speaking of which, do you think there are Bugles in my school's vending machines?
You better believe there are NOT!
We say "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream", but no one every says "I bugle, you bugle, we all bugle for BUGLES!"
And seriously, don't even try to tell me you haven't felt the sheer pleasure of putting one in your mouth and saying "duh-da-da-daaah!"
Bugles. They are forgotten. They are almost lost in our society. But they will never be forgotten to me. I BUGLE FOR BUGLES!
Keep bugling, folks.


  1. I love your view of the world Aub. Also, I love that you used the word savory.

  2. Last time I ate bugles...
    your house :)