Way back when, in high school, one of my favorite snacks were these little boxes of lemon iced tea. What I would do was stick them in the freezer. Once frozen solid, I'd take them out and trim off one side with scissors. Then I'd painstakingly chip, chip, chip away at the ice. It was a labor of love, but at some point the ice would start getting a hole in it, the size of the spoon. That's when the magic happened. I could shave away at the tea and it was like shaved ice. I adored this 70 calorie snack that took a whopping 30 minutes to eat. I hadn't thought of it in many years.
And then last month, one day I was in Dollar Tree. And there before me, was a 5 pack of Ssips. Was it the same delicacy that I remembered? The boxes were not the same black color as in high school, but I had high hopes as I put some in my cart.
Sadly, this story does not (so far) have a happy ending. I went to three Dollar Trees and have yet to locate anymore 5 packs of Ssips. I have a sneaking suspicion that I bought a 5 pack that was produced back in 1990 and was about to expire this spring. Maybe it was the last one in existence! Why oh why didn't I buy more than one?!?
How about you, readers? What special treat from your childhood would you be excited to see on the grocery shelves today?