Annals of appalling trifles

On Pinterest today, a collection of astounding trifles, notably this item:

Layers of brownie, caramel cream and Snickers make a dessert that everyone will love! (30 minutes; serves 10)
Ingredients: 6 Snickers bars (full size), 1 can caramel syrup, chocolate syrup, 1 pkg. brownie mix, 1 (16 ounce) container Cool whip

A small sampling of other trifles featured today:

Decadent Brownie S’mores Trifle, Turtle Pound Cake Trifle, Caramel Apple Trifle, Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle, Pumpkin Butterscotch Spice Cake Trifle, Toffee Apple Trifle, Pecan Praline Caramel Trifle, Herskey’s Kisses Red Velvet Cheesecake Trifle

If it’s sweet, it’s reet!

Previously on this blog, in a 8/28/18 posting “Annals of appalling food, dessert division”, Twix Apple Fluff Salad.

Lexical notes. From NOAD on the British dessert and its Italian cousin:

noun trifle: 2 British a cold dessert of sponge cake and fruit covered with layers of custard, jelly, and cream.

noun tiramisù: an Italian dessert consisting of layers of sponge cake soaked in coffee and brandy or liqueur with powdered chocolate and mascarpone cheese.

And from GDoS, on the adj. reet:

(mispron. SE right) (orig. US black) ideal, perfect, excellent, quintessential. [1st cite 1941 , Cab Calloway’s song ‘Are You All Reet?’]



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