Saturday, September 21, 2013

Happy, happy, happy...!!!


Happy here at Buttermilk Cottage 
because of a special package
that arrived a few days ago 
from my brother Rick and his wife Terry.


First, you need a little back story.
Last Christmas, Rick's wife Terry
included in her holiday gift box to us from Germany
some "Happy Hippos."
Because she had also included some treats for
Chaos and Daisy,
at first glance I thought they were more
little dog treats.


Upon closer inspection I discovered they were 
treats for Nancy and me.
One bite into these cookies
and honest to god, 
I thought I had died and gone to heaven.
They are that good!


So, the one thing I told Rick and Terry while visiting
them this summer in Germany
was that I wanted to bring some Happy Hippos
back home, since I'd never seen them here.
As often is the case when traveling
we never got around to getting them.


Rick promised to put some in the mail to us.
How many did we need?...
Well, I wanted to share with our parents, 
send some to Kate,
serve them to my knitting buddies the next time I host,
Nancy wanted to take some into work,
and we'd like a few for ourselves.
Well.
Not one to skimp,
Rick came through with seven boxes, 
each containing 28 cookies.
We are RICH in Happy Hippos!


I will be the first to admit,
they are a goofy looking cookie.


Happy Hippos are made by Kinder,
who also makes Nutella and Tic Tacs.
They are a crispy wafer filled with 
two layers of cream filling,
one vanilla flavored and the other hazelnut.
Did I mention they are shaped like
hippopotamus?


It's probably a good thing they are not
available in my area.
One bite and you'd understand why.


Ummmmmmmm...
Happy.

9 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Susan-Those look like they could be highly addictive. I have never heard of them but they looks like FUN to eat! xo Diana

Debby said...

Oh they look cute and good. If the same people make Nutella they have to be good. What a fun package.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

oh no.
I do not need to know about these.
No thank you very much.

Marilyn said...

I think I recognize these from a trip to the World Market store in Denver. Now I'm curious and will want to have some on our next visit.♥♫

LesleyAnn said...

Wow. I need to find a friend in Germany! ha They look mouth-watering!

WAM said...

I am so glad you like them and I am especially glad they made it there in one piece. Enjoy. Let me know if you need more.
Rick

WAM said...

I am so glad you like them and I am especially glad they made it there in one piece. Enjoy. Let me know if you need more.
Rick

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Can you get them in giraffe shapes? Seriously, they look like ambrosia!

Beth P said...

LOL! :D I'm sure I just gained 5 pounds from reading this post!
Hugs,
Beth P

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