Minnesotans Settle Skotcheroo vs. Special K Bar Debate
In my humble opinion, Special K bars are like Duck, Duck, Gray Duck -- Minnesotans are the only ones to recognize either, therefore whatever they say is, by general consensus, wrong.
In an attempt at earning Husband of the Year Award the other night, I made skotcheroos for my wife and me.
Just a handful of ingredients -- Caro syrup, sugar, peanut butter, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and Rice Krispies -- they're easy to make, and they taste flippin' delicious.
My wife, however, refused to acknowledge them, however. "They're Special K bars," she insisted, "not skotcheroos."
We've had our share of vernacular differences over the years, what with my growing up in Illinois and her in Minnesota. I say "weedy whip," she says "weed whacker." I play "Duck, Duck, Goose," she plays "Duck, Duck, Gray Duck." Apparently, the matter of skotcheroos versus Special K bars is our latest difference in geographical upbringing.
Never one to give up without a fight, I took to Facebook to ask Mix 94.9 listeners to settle the matter for us -- are these tasty little treats from Heaven called skotcheroos or Special K bars?
While the consensus is overwhelmingly in favor of Special K bars, perhaps the better answer lies in the comments section.
"They can only be called Special K Bars if they actually contain Special K in the ingredients," suggests Tracy.
Point for Adam.
"If they don't have Special K cereal in them, they aren't Special K bars," agrees Kris.
Two points Adam.
"YOU USED RICE KRISPIES..SO THERE NOT SPECIAL K BAR'S," Linda passionately confirms.
In case you're keeping score, that's three points Adam.
Perhaps we can agree, then, that skotcheroos are skotcheroos if they're made with Rice Krispies, while Special K bars are only Special K bars if they're made with Special K cereal. Unless you're the 70% who think they're Special K bars regardless of what they're made of, in which case you'd be wrong.