This afternoon, one of the guys of the department next to ours came knocking at our door to offer my colleagues and I some cookies.
I’m no Cookie Monster… You remember this friendly gang, don’t you?
(Cookie Monster is the big blue fuzzy thing on the right. For some reason, I prefered Oscar, the grumpy green guy in the middle… Don’t judge me, I always had a thing for underdogs)
So, yes, not much of a cookie craver, but I looked in the box, and I had a surprise. Goglu cookies!! I had to have a few, because Goglus are directly linked to my childhood, and even if I don’t enjoy them as much as I used to, the memories follow nonetheless every time I take a bite into one.
Goglus are a classic here in Québec. Everybody knows them. You can learn a little more here.
Personally, I used to have Goglus almost only at my Grand Ma’s. My mormor as Danes would say… Mom’s mom. I suspect her and Grand Pa of having bought shares of the company… There was always a shitload (I know, not a pretty word, but it makes me laugh… ) of the square cookies in the cupboard when we visited.
Every reason was good for Grand Pa to reach to the top shelf, and take a couple of Goglus out. Some could think he bought our love with cookies, but he already had it, so if it was the point, he just lost money buying the sweet treats!
When my Grand Parents babysat little bro and I, I had my before bed tradition… Grand Ma would poor me a tall (well not that tall, but tall for little me) glass of milk, and took the Goglu box out and left it open on the counter. I would take the cookies, reduce them to crumbles, and mix them in the milk. I was allowed to take as many cookies as needed to get a gooey paste I would eat with a spoon.
Mom probably would have disapproved of my “late” evening snack. But isn’t that what grand parents are for??
I don’t really like Goglus anymore… But I love the memories that come with them!
Do you have special foods that bring back sweet childhood souvenirs, even if you don’t really enjoy them anymore? I’m just curious 🙂 Please share if you do….