When I was growing up, from time to time, I would find a bag of Peppridge Farm Milano cookies stashed somewhere. The hiding place would change once they were discovered of course. But what I learned after having a bag snatched from my hand by my mother followed by "Where did you find these!?" Was, that Milano's were not for us kids.
They were mom's.
So, naturally upon entering adulthood, motherhood, and wifehood (that is totally a word) I hid my Milano's too. I mean come on. There are only approximately 12 cookies in the whole bag. And they aren't cheap.
So, On new Years eve this year, I bought a box of the assorted favorites for the family and for myself...Milano's. Duh.
I did not hide them. I figured with the box of assorted, my bag was safe. But Noooooo. My husband helped himself to one, and I flipped. "Those. Are. Mine." I said. "Why are they just yours?" It was at this moment, that I realized that Men are unaware of the Mom's Milanos rule. So I explained it to him. Yanking the bag from his hand. I don't think he completely grasped the concept. So I will certainly hide them from now on.
But I wondered. How many men do not know of this rule? I mean after all we have been hiding them. So I decided to do my part and let the men know. I tweeted this:
A little while later, I got a DM from Peppridge Farms themselves. Thanking me for my tweeting about Milano cookies. And that she would like to send me a little something. Now, I don't make a practice of giving out my mailing address, but It was Peppridge Farms people. I figured, I would get some coupons or a bag of Milano's or something like that.
Well, here it is, 2 weeks later. And the FedEx truck pulls up. I usually know what they are bringing me, but I had forgotten about that message.
And Low and behold...........
24 BAGS OF DOUBLE CHOCOLATE MILANO COOKIES!!!!!!
Hold on a sec, cause I'm still freaking out a little myself.
And a note from her as well.
I am just tickled pink over this. And I am going to send some of these to my my best twitter friends. I just got to come up with a shipping game plan.. I hate the post office.
Since I have started following Peppridge Farms, I have noticed that they (she) is very different from other company twitter-er's. She is very interactive. And fun. You can follow her here.
Thank you very much to Peppridge Farms for the generous gift of those scrumptious, decadent, melt in your mouth, double chocolate shortbread cookies.
Now to find a place to hide them ALL!