I was reading Rosemary’s post this morning and thinking to myself how wonderful it would be if some real life Willy Wonka invented a ‘weight loss’ fudge.
Then i remembered.
In the 1970′ and 80’s weight loss fudge really did exist.
With the benefit of hindsight however, the company may have done better to have called it something other than ‘Ayds’ in a box.
At a time when tombestone AIDS and safe sex avertisements were scaring us all out of our wits (especially those of us who were more than a little promiscuous at the time…pre conversion and all that) I’m sure the product could have been more apealingly presented and more profitably sold if only the company had changed the darned name of it!
(my mind is now running rampant with quips about the ‘benefits of having AYD’s’, but I do not want to be seen to be making fun of such a serious illness, so I will sit on my hands instead).
I was a sad, sick, neurotic tenager and I had zero weight to lose back then, but I was secretly bulimic with a dangerous habit of starving myself for days on end so let’s just say I had some food issues!
(I still do. Only now I am double the weight I was then. Really.)
Back then I would buy a box of Ayds or a pack of ‘diet biscuits’ on days when I would eat, thinking at the time that it was better to eat ‘diet products’ than proper food.
I would eat the recommended meal replacement/tummy filler of one or two pieces or one or two biscuits…but not having recognised at that time that I have an addictive personality (it’s not a copout, it’s true)…..I couldn’t stop myself from having another…..and then another…and before the hour was out i’d have eaten the whole box, the whole pack…because i don’t do anything by halves, me.
Oh what delightful memories!
Who wants those kind of ‘good ole days back?’
Not me for sure!
On my forthoming holiday in Wales I will buy me some fudge and sit my lardy butt on a beach somewhere and think of how much nicer my fudge tastes than those teensy cubes of Ayds I used to munch on in an attempt to stay impossibly thin.
I can hardly wait.