A particular nostalgia of mine is colored dark and tastes sweet.
Just before last summer ended, there were rumors that a snack cake from the 90s would return to stores. Gossip became truth when reports were confirmed that Whammo’s was back. Yuppies who had it decades ago were feeling like kids all over again. It was a mad dash to search for even just one bar of that chocolaty goodness.
Photos were uploaded, questions were asked, and more memories remembered. Is Big Bob still the maker of Whammo’s? What happened between then and now? Why did Whammo’s return? Would Fat Fingers – a yellow cream-filled sponge cake and the second favorite – come back as well?
But while everyone was and probably still is searching for finger-shaped snack cakes, I’m looking for something circular.
I believe that I am part of the minority that knows, reminisces, and craves for a Zingies bar. It’s also a snack cake made the creators of Whammo’s and Fat Fingers. For some strange reason, hardly anyone I know who’s had those two could recall what a Zingies is. When I ask about it, it’s like I’m making fiction as I go. But I know that it’s not and I am certain that I am not the only one who’s had it before.
Unfortunately, any Google image search yields no usable results for me. All I have are memories.
Zingies is a brown cupcake filled with cream. And of all of Big Bob’s snack cakes, it was the first I had. And though I feel like I am the only one asking for its return, I still ask for it.