Because today is National Vanilla Pudding Day, our Sunday Scribblings prompt for this week is Vanilla. If you decide to write a post based on this week’s prompt, be sure to go back here and share your link so everyone can see how you interpreted things! Here’s what I did with it…
Sort of fitting that this week’s word is VANILLA when last week’s word was CHOCOLATE.
And I guess since I spent last week explaining how I don’t like chocolate, I should spend this week explaining why I do like vanilla. Except… I don’t have a reason why I like vanilla.
With the chocolate, I had a very specific story explaining exactly why I just don’t care for that particular flavor. But when it comes to vanilla, it’s not as if there’s a moment in my life that I can point to when I tasted vanilla ice cream for the first time and thought, Yeah, that’s the one.
But I’ve just about always preferred vanilla over chocolate, even back when I tolerated the taste of chocolate. Though, it’s kind of funny, they don’t make candy bars of vanilla, do they? At least, I’ve never heard of such a thing. Would that be considered too much vanilla?
Remember when Wendy’s finally came out with the vanilla Frosty? That was a happy day.
And then there’s Vanilla Coke, which we all know is superior among all the Coke varieties.
Look, vanilla is just great. Stop referring to it as bland or ordinary when someone claims that vanilla is their favorite kind of ice cream. Because vanilla is versatile. You can top that vanilla ice cream with pretty much anything and it will make sense. You want to throw some pineapple chunks on top of your two scoops of vanilla? Go for it. Do the same with a bowl or Rocky Road… uh… eww.
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