Bart: Aw, if I’m gonna get through this day, I better Irish up my coffee.
– Bart’s New Friend (The Simpsons Season 26 – Episode 11)
Yes, I still watch new episodes of The Simpsons. Yes the quality has gone down, significantly, and most episodes are painful. As far as Season 26 episodes go, Bart’s New Friend ranks somewhere in the middle for quality. The premise isn’t all that original; Homer get hypnotized (The Blunder Years anyone?) and thinks he is 10 years old. As a 10 year old, Homer keeps Bart awake all night, which is why Bart needs his Irish Coffee, aka coffee with marshmallows from Celtic Charms. And while the premise isn’t that great, the box of Celtic Charms is pretty clever:
- Lucky Charms Marshmallows
Sprinkle Lucky Charms marshmallows into coffee.
Like most foods I research, this recipe already exists…sort of. I found quite a few recipes for a “Lucky Charm Frappuccino” here and here. These drinks involve adding marshmallow syrup to a coffee, which I feel doesn’t truly make it Lucky Charms flavor so much as marshmallow flavor. Leave it to the good people at Pillsbury to come up with the real thing. My one issue with the Pillsbury version is why they added food coloring, it seems unnecessary considering that Lucky Charms marshmallows add plenty of food coloring on their own.
This is by far my favorite of the three experimental coffees I’ve tried; the other two being Buttered Coffee and the dreaded Shake ‘n Bake Coffee. Still, I don’t think I will be adding Lucky Charms marshmallows to my coffee on a regular basis – not when I can make a real Irish Coffee with the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems.
Cromulence: 6 Sven Gollys out of 10
Bart’s Irish Coffee Recipe From: Bart’s New Friend (The Simpsons Season 26 – Episode 11)