20 Oct

Memories with McCain’s

With thanksgiving behind us and Christmas right around the corner it’s hard not to be nostalgic about the wonderful traditions I remember as a young child and try to make the best memories for my own kids.

I remember spending time at my grandparents house surrounded by loving family and friends and an abundance of food.  We played games, we sang songs we joked we laughed we cried (when it was time to leave) overall, my parents have left me with the most amazing memories.

Cake

A few things will stick in my mind forever, like the hours we spent playing IQ 2000  and the Game of Life – I think there were only 2 games at granny’s house.  Whenever I see either of those games I’m taken back to my childhood and teenaged years and it puts a smile on my face as it’s all good memories.  Thankfully I don’t have a van full of twin boys.

I was recently asked by McCain if I was interested in their classic cakes.  When I received the email, I couldn’t help but think of the time I spent at my grandmothers as a child with all my cousins.  The McCain Deep n Delicious cakes were guaranteed to be in my grandmas fridge when we visited.  The moist chocolate / marble/ vanilla cake with creamy chocolate or vanilla frosting and topped off with perfectly laid out sprinkles.  Without even seeing a cake in front of me, I can recall  the perfection in each cake and eating more than a slice or two over the years.

It’s not that my grandmother can’t or didn’t/doesn’t bake, she can certainly whip up a pie better than anything I’ve ever made, but value for dollar and in terms of a bought cake, the McCain Deep n Delicious cakes are one of the best and she could always have a frozen one waiting and ready to go for our arrival. Even today when I go to my grandmas house (and I won’t tell you how old she is, but I am 35… So take that into consideration), there’s still a Deep n Delicious cake waiting for us.  While I personally love the chocolate cake (you’re surprised, I know) with chocolate frosting, there are a lot of different options:

Who would think that a signature cake would bring back so many great memories? I’ll think of my grandparents place for years to come every time I’m served a piece of delicious McCain cake.  And, just to add some extra nostalgic feeling, I’ll make sure to serve it on the finest China with a cup of tea, just like granny.  Or have a piece while watching the Blue Jays game with my grandfather while he watches the game with two sets of glasses on… These are good times!

“Disclosure: This post was brought to you by McCain Foods Canada.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of McCain Foods Canada.”