Strawberry Shortcake

They smelled so good when you took them out of their box. Your nose filled with that delicious mixture of fake strawberry scent and new toy plastic… Happy sighs were heard all around the world. Little girls became enthralled with the successful mixture of fruit and dolls. (What? That doesn’t seem like a perfect mixture to you?)

Strawberry Shortcake was originally created for American Greetings greeting cards (Sound familiar? Well, it should because this is where our beloved Care Bears were born as well. And yes, we love them.) However, just like our friends, the Care Bears, Strawberry got a gaggle of friends and squeals of joy assaulted parents’ ears. Dolls, cartoons, and books fell onto shelves everywhere.

Each doll came with some sort of fruit/dessert name (i.e. Lemon Merengue, Raspberry Tart, Plum Pudding, etc) and a pet. Most of the time you felt like eating the doll before playing with it because they just smelled so delicious, but alas, we kept them out of our mouths. Well… for the most part. We mean, we’re sure SOMEONE tried to eat one, once…

Just like Luke had Darth, Strawberry had… The Peculiar Purple Pie Man. At one point, TPPPM had a female cohort, Sour Grapes, but she was only around for a bit, never making much of an impact. Strawberry and pals are still around and still have quite a following with little girls these days. However, the toys just don’t have that awesome 80s smell to them. We miss that. We really do.

We ♥ Strawberry Shortcake.

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~ by weheart80s on March 15, 2011.

One Response to “Strawberry Shortcake”

  1. I think I may have gotten a mild high sniffing those fake-strawberry plastic toys…

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