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