Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Simple Pleasures at Chick-fil-A

I always remind myself that life can often use some excitement brought about by the little things. Just last week, I found myself very excited over something that most people might find silly or trivial. However, it was the first time I had seen anything like this before, and I could not contain my excitement.

Chick-fil-A's food was not the only thing that had me excited. Although the food alone is sort of special, because we don't eat it very often. It's always a welcome treat when we're taking a little road trip and want some delicious fast food. (Did I seriously just use 'delicious' and 'fast food' in the same sentence?!) I normally don't like fast food, but Chick-fil-A is some pretty tasty stuff. I think it might even be real chicken. How can you not love the chicken sandwiches?! You can't pay me to eat a 'burger' from McDonald's. Sick! My life changed the day I experienced my first sandwich from Chick-fil-A, and that was not very long ago. I resisted for a while, because I had not idea it would taste so good for fast food. I digress, so the reason that I was really excited about our meal was actually the awesome little ketchup packets that I found at the bottom of our paper bag!

I mean, how did these little buggers not come into my life sooner? When I was a kid, I used to eat ketchup on almost everything. Once my dad got made at me for putting to much ketchup on my plate when we were eating fish sticks, so just to prove a point, I ate every last drop of it and even licked my plate. Needless to say, he didn't say much after that. Ketchup consumption ensued like it was my job. I probably just loved the colorful condiment because it is full of sugar, and I did not like very many foods that did not taste like sugar. That's probably why I covered most things with ketchup. Ha! Either way, do you have any idea how messy it sometimes is to squeeze ketchup onto fries from those flimsy little packets at most fast food joints? Especially while you're riding in a car. Imagine my amazement to find these cute little ketchup-bottle-shaped packets. Hungry ketchup lovers have the option to dip or squeeze! Plus... this is America, we're all about choices. For real. This little revolutionary ketchup packet made my day. Just so you know I chose to squeeze, and it was a ton of fun.

Sometimes it does not take much to brighten my day. Who would have thought that it was going to be ketchup that would put a smile on my face on that memorable visit to Chick-fil-A?

Have you seen these amazing little dip & squeeze ketchups yet?


  1. I haven't seen these little pieces of heaven yet! I may just have to go to Chick-fil-a now!! I like Whataburger's little dunking concept. Genius, I tell you! ;)

    And yes, life is ALL about the little things!

  2. Yes! I went to Chik-fil-A last week, they keep behind the counter if you're "eating in" so that people (like me) won't take too many. Hope it was delish!

  3. Hi! I stumbled upon your blog and I am a new follower! I LOVE Chick Fil A and those ketchup packets are amazing! HAHA, I just love ketchup! I look forward to connection via blog!
    -aimee (:

  4. Oh, I still get excited about Chik-fil-a. Nothing to be ashamed of :)

    Next time you come to Atlanta, I'll have to take you to the "original" Chik-fil-a. It's right near the airport.

  5. I really really REALLY love Chick-fil-A! Like really! Now I want to eat some of their chicken strips! Oooh yummmy!

    I have yet to see the dip & squeeze ketchups but how cute?! Love that!