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Marc Gordon - September 2, 2020

Lester

By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

There is nothing better to get you through the middle of the week like something sweet. And luckily, Krispy Kreme has delivered! Their new Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Collection is basically the perfect treat to that Pumpkin Spice Latte you’re going to be drinking all fall long. The doughnut chain is introducing a new Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Roll Doughnut this year, plus bringing back its popular Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed, Pumpkin Spice Cake, and Pumpkin Spice Original Filled Cheesecake Doughnuts. The latest flavor is “tossed in a pumpkin spice sugar blend” and “topped with cream cheese icing and cinnamon schmear,” according to Krispy Kreme. So what are you waiting for? Head on over to participating Krispy Kreme stores across the United States and Canada. Unlike other pumpkin spice launches, this year’s limited-edition releases will be available all month long.

 

In other exciting dessert news, Costco is now offering a new Cookies and Cream cupcake! The cupcakes are made with a yellow cake base, a chocolate chip mousse, and an actual chocolate chip cookie on top. Though it isn’t clear which Costco bakeries will be carrying the dessert, keep an eye out or call ahead!

 

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And as if that wasn’t enough good news, Pepperidge Farm has brought back its Pumpkin Spice Milano Cookies for a limited time and we’re just so ready for fall! Packed with creamy pumpkin spice filling and a layer of chocolate, these cookies are making us want to go pumpkin picking and take pictures of our oversized sweaters. The crispy cookie pairs perfectly with a cup of pumpkin spice latte. It’s only available for a limited time, you can find the season cookies at Target, Walmart, Kroger, and Publix for $4 per 7-ounce bag beginning at the end of August.