A bad habit is developing in the evenings at our house. I have been eating a small (truly very small) dish of vanilla bean ice cream. It is plain and natural and soothing to my digestion. There are (I reason with myself) much worse things that I could be consuming.
But it is becoming a habit.
Yet I continue almost every night.
To make things worse, now I am wishing for a topping. Not just any topping, but one remembered from my past. Something that isn’t made anymore. I can see it, smell it, almost taste it now. But I can never eat it again.
PDQ – Pretty Darn Quick – was a mix of flavored beads and chips that could be mixed with milk or sprinkled over ice cream. The chocolate milk was good – but oh! – that ice cream! Crunchy, chocolatey morsels that added just the right amount of interest and delight to plain vanilla ice cream. PDQ was made by Ovaltine, but it was discontinued in the late 1990’s. I have missed it for a long time.
It also came in strawberry and eggnog flavors. I never tasted either of those. I never wanted to! But the eggnog mix had many fans, including my father.
Here is some interesting news I discovered while searching for a picture:
The closest thing available now is Benco Instant Choco Drink which is manufactured in The Netherlands and sold in Europe. It tastes very similar to the PDQ Chocolate drink mixes.
And it apparently can be purchased on E-bay. Maybe I’ll try to get some…
I guess sometimes wishes really can come true!