Five "Conjoined" Treats to Enjoy with TLC's Abby and Brittany
Oh TLC, you've done it again.
From to Hoarding to Honey Boo Boo, to that religious couple that breeds like cats, The Learning Channel never seems to run out of new shows to shock and amaze its viewers -case and point, the new TLC documentary series "Abby and Brittany." The show, which premiered this week, follows the lives of conjoined twins Abby and Brittany Hensel as they take on the world, together.
Now all we need are some snacks. Check out our list of "conjoined" treats. Did we miss any? Leave word in the comments section.
Hostess Sweet Rolls
Ooey gooey conjoin-y goodness. Hostess Sweet Rolls are by far the most dangerous of the conjoined deserts because technically, you could eat the whole thing, destroy the evidence, and people would be none the wiser. But we suggest you break off these frosted rolls one at a time, share them with friends, or ration the remainder for the next episode. And don't worry about them going bad. We're pretty sure Hostess products never expire, they just age -- like fine, individually wrapped cheeses.
Ice cream for the indecisive, indiscriminate, and often budget-conscious shopper. It's basically the trail mix of ice cream in that everyone eats their favorite part first, then their second, then leaves the remaining flavor to gather frost in the back of the freezer.
Yes, technically the arrangement of Neapolitan ice cream is considered more of a triplet in the dessert world, but we're were not here to split hairs -- just flavors.
Black and White Cookies
A cookie that predates Michael Jackson, the black and white cookie is a perfect dessert ying and yang- part chocolate, part vanilla, all cookie. To keep yourself busy during the commercial breaks, see if you can separate the conjoined frosted sides without letting either side crumble. Who knows, maybe all it takes is a butter knife and steady hand for you to realize your true calling as a surgeon - or maybe just your undiagnosed OCD.
Let's be real, nobody wants to break off just a piece of that KitKat bar, they want the whole damn thing. And while we may try to pretend we have self-restraint, breaking off each bar individual and negotiating with our inner selves about how many pieces we will actually allow ourselves to eat, before you know it, that shit's gone.
Like we were going to forget this tag team duo. Possibly your most refreshing option, these treats were first created during the Depression, allowing children to share two ice pops for only 5 cents. And although the twins were discontinued by Popsicle in 1986, you can still recreate the conjoined magic. Simply unwrap two, let them melt slightly, press them back together, and stick them in the freezer. Yes it seems a little over the top, but then again so does creating an entire menu based around the series premiere of a documentary on conjoined twins.
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