Food for Thought: Sugar Wafers
Sugar wafers to me are a mystery junk food item because it’s junk food that makes you thirsty. If you ever have to make a trip to the desert and the only thing in your survival kit are sugar wafers, then you are going to have the worst time of your life.
I first encountered the infamous sugar wafer when I was around 8 years old. I came in from playing a couple of games of basketball and was aching for something sweet to give me more energy so I can dunk on my playschool basketball hoop. I opened up the cabinet and saw something that could trigger my sugar high. The classic vanilla sugar wafer. I quickly opened the bag and shoved one into my mouth and then reached for the second one. Within seconds I was so parched that I started to dry heave. The sugar particles started to clasp onto the back of my throat and choked me to near death. It was the first time in my life that I realized that junk food will eventually kill me. As an adult I love sugar wafers because they taste great with coffee. Ever realize that the original coffee mate is the vanilla sugar wafer? Have a look:
What was your least favorite junk food that your parents bought for you as a child but now finding that you like as an adult?