Thursday, April 12, 2012

K is for Kit Kat

Dad used to surprise us with a KitKat.
K is for KitKat

Random. That's how I remember KitKat candy bars. The family would take a trip to Atlanta or to visit a relative. Dad would emerge from the gas station with a candy bar for us to share. 

It didn't happen every time and that's what made it a fun treat. There are four chocolate coated bars in a regular sized KitKat. With three kids and two adults, someone got shortchanged. I don't recall it ever being me.

If there were fights over the candy bar, I've blocked those out. This simple gesture of sharing left a great impression on me. I think of Dad every time I see a KitKat bar. 

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  1. I love KitKats--though I haven't had one in 5 years and never will again, I can still imagine the taste!

    ~Debbie

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    1. I can't say that I've had the same distance with the candy bar. :)

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  2. I like Kit Kats.
    Can't eat 'em anymore,now that I've entered the gluten-free phase of my life.
    Here's the fun thing though: When we travel, at gas station stops, I'm the one telling the kiddos, "Go ahead, find a candy bar or something! Hurry up,we gotta get back on the road!"
    :O)
    It's a memory.

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    1. Beth, I didn't think about those in my GF calculations. :(

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  3. I bought kitkat last week for the first time in years. Fond memories.

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    1. Joanna, When I thought about some of these posts, I realized why people talk about comfort foods, etc. Lots of things tangled up with food.

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  4. Nice k post and a nice memory of your dat. I still love kitkats (though I resist most of the time). A while ago they put out a dark chocolate version but only for a short time. Probably a good thing because they were really really good.

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    1. Joanna, Ooo. Dark chocolate. I must stay away.

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  5. Isn't it funny how the small things remain vibrant in our minds?

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    1. Karen, True. It's a good reminder for me as a parent too that it doesn't have to be grand to be important.

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  6. Awww! I love it! Boston Baked Beans remind me of my dad for the exact same reason.

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    1. Peggy, Food triggers a lot of fun memories.

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  7. That's so cute, Stacy. I used to give my Dad Turtles every Christmas, cause I thought he liked them. Turns out he didn't really, but he didn't want to tell me ... so whenever I see Turtles, I think of him, too!

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    1. Nancy, That's funny about Turtles. Dad's are great.

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  8. Kit Kats are the best! Sweet memory Stacy.

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  9. I love surprising my kids with little stuff like that! Nice memories!

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    1. I'm sure your children will remember the little stuff too.

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  10. i love love loooooove the kit kat!

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  11. Hi Stacy! What a sweet memory of your dad.
    : )

    Susanne
    PUTTING WORDS DOWN ON PAPER

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