November 26th, 2007

Bruce, Caroline

Cool Whip

Whipping cream is quite an amazing substance. Its versatility is astounding. When I was growing up, I used to like nothing more than to lick the whipping cream off the blender spinning thingies, and it was always delicious.

Shortly after I learned to enjoy hot chocolate with marshmallows in it, I discovered something even better: You take your hot chocolate, and put a huge dollop of CoolWhip on top of it. Then you start drinking. You are given the false illusion that no, the stuff isn't really hot, but then your tongue breaks through the dense fog of the Coolwhip and comes in contact with the scalding hot chocolate. Painful as it can be, it's a wonderful way to drink hot chocolate.

My first introduction to CoolWhip as a brand came from the radio. I was listening to Dick Bartley's Rock 'n Roll's Greatest Hits, and of course they had commercials. Then I heard the CoolWhip commercial and the song of which it was a parody. I was just learning about oldies back then, you see.

And of course, who can turn down a donut with whipping cream in the hole?