When I was at the store I walked with determination toward the check-out and then there it was. In the corner of my eye a blazing orange box caught me and drew me in. (Warning to Semi Gloss Lacquer, nostalgic Pennsylvania moment to follow) the Sweetzels Spiced Wafers are in stores. It's another autumn happiness that eases the loss of all the delicious summer produce.
They are only sold just as schools are going back in session until around Thanksgiving. Their appearance in grocery stores heralds the soon to arrive changing leaves and crisp mornings of fall. For anyone from Southeast Pennsylvania it's the autumn equivalent of seeing the first robin of spring. Well, ok, maybe not anyone, but for me at least. But the box does say "...a favorite Philadelphia tradition to the welcoming of fall.'
Now anyone who knows me knows how I adore chocolate but these spiced cookies are just so yummy and special they almost rival my other addiction (almost). Give me a pile of these and a glass of ice cold milk, which I almost NEVER drink, and I will happily dunk Sweetzels until the pile is gone.
So tell me, what seasonal (any season) delectables are unique to your area that you simply adore?