THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

I REPEAT THIS IS NOT A DREAM OR A BEAUTIFUL HALLUCINATION. IT HAS FINALLY HAPPENED!

They’re already available at Coles for $4

I’m sorry about the caps lock here, but honestly, I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR A LONG TIME!

If you’re not aware of what these are, you might be a little too young (or I’m too old), they’re pretty much mashed potato in the shape of a smiley face with a beautifully crispy golden exterior.

You could buy them from the school canteen for 50 cents!

They’re heaven. This time round they’re not called McCain Smiles like they used to be in the 2000’s…

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They’re now called McCain’s Emotibites… which honestly is a bit of an *eyeroll* but WHAT-EVER DUDE. 

I’ll take anything.

Described as ‘mashed potato shapes’, it looks like the baggie contains an assortment of emoji-shaped smiles.

My heart is absolutely racing, my palms are sweaty and quite honestly, my knees are weak. 

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Huge thanks to this “avid foodie” for bringing this to my attention.

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Concetta’s Food Safari Chapter 1: have you heard of little things called potato smilies? I did when i was a kid.. they were almost a myth.. i’d heard of them but never seen them in the flesh. They seemed too good to be true.. chips…. but they’re faces? My god what can’t they do. Unfortunately i never got the chance to try them, having grown up on only a sensible italian diet (pasta & pizza)…. until now. We fast forward to 2020, when i hear on the grapevine (facebook newsfeed) about EMOTIBITES. Racing to my local coles with my heart pounding, i find my white whale. Being 2020, emojis are how we communicate, faces are dated; yuck. It makes sense that with all of our modern day culinary advancements, oven-baked potato snacks shouldn’t be left behind. Here’s to innovation. Salute! 😘

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Ah McCain, you’ve done it again!

(sorry, I HAD to.)