Not your Granny’s Apples
Or are they?
Can you feel it? It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter and those brightly colored leaves are falling all around you. That chill in the air is the sign you’ve been waiting for. It’s finally time to unpack your favorite wooly sweater and take a mid-afternoon stroll.As you head out the door and down the street you begin to wonder if perhaps you should have put on your boots …as it looks like it might rain. Then you hear it. Soft and faint at first… Like a whisper… Almost not there are all. Did someone say “Apples”? Then, down the street, you catch a glimpse of her. It’s the kind hearted granny who lives in the old house at the end of the street. Her white hair is blowing in the breeze. In front of her is a little wooden stand which appears to be about as old as she is. To her left, an old weathered wheelbarrow piled high with freshly picked green apples. “Apples?” she says again invitingly.You walk up to her stand, leaves crunching under your feet. She greets you with a warm smile… and then a soft “Hello”. “Hello” you reply. She asks if you would like to sample something special, to which you reply… “Yes”. She pauses, and stares deeply into your eyes, her smile widens, and without looking away she reaches behind her stand and pulls out a tall frozen drink. It’s green… and there is a straw sticking out of it.She hands it to you… its cold to the touch. She gives you a wink as you wonder to yourself… Where exactly did she get this? You then recognize the shape of the cup and the logo on the side as Taco Bell®. And before you take your first sip you wonder… Could this possibly be the new Green Apple Freeze? After that sip you know… it IS. Your eyes close as you savor that familiar tart apple flavor you love so much. Then you open your eyes… and mysteriously… granny, her stand and her wheelbarrow full of apples are all gone… and it’s just you… standing alone… in front of the big old house, at the end of the street. Leaves are blowing past your feet.At this point you realize, though granny has disappeared, the new Green Apple Freeze hasn’t… at least not yet. Because you know this frozen green apple flavored goodness is only available for a limited time from your local participating Taco Bell location.