New for 2017, MySoxSummer will open the drawstrings on his “ballpark backpack” and show you what he carries into the games.
Man, a lot of shit going down today. The Cavs are a game away from getting swept, which I am sure the NBA will NOT let happen. Game 7 = More $. Some political bullshit is streaming live across the country. And the rebuild is going swimmingly on the southside! But let’s talk about the important stuff.
Back in 2015, I think, Giants stopped producing their most excellent seed Spicy Garlic. Which, really bummed me the fuck out. I was in love from first taste. The wife and I stopped at the World’s Largest Truckstop (which if you haven’t been, you should go if you are close by) and I was looking for a new seed for the 2014 season. Most stores have a few bags to choose from, usually BBQ, Ranch, Dill and Salted. But at this truckstop they had a HUGE selection. This bag jumped out to me as 1) I love garlic and 2) I love spice. I bought on a whim, but goddamn they were delish. I am sure I annoyed my wife as we were driving me telling her how delish they were. I also was kinda pissed she wasn’t as excited as me with this new discovery. I ordered a whole case later in the season. Life was good.
But then, in 2016, which I went to place an order for the season, Spicy Garlic had been removed as an option. Wut? I was advised that there might be some left at a local Mendards, but my lazy ass didn’t want to go out there. So, last season, I was without the seeds that I love.
Now, in 2017, I was on a mission to find some new seeds. A Google search turned up a place called Gerbs which featured a few flavors that enticed me. Chipotle, Habanero and Toasted Onion & Garlic. Goddamn. I made my order, which was shipped quick as fuck, and was ready for flavor country. The Onion Garlic seeds were not as flavorful as I had hoped, but were ok. The Chipotle has a great flavor, but is lacking in lasting power. The Habanero is no fucking joke. My eyes watered up like a mofo the first dip I took. Holy hell. Delish. So, I would recommend the Chipotle seeds, but man my Spicy Garlic seeds would win MVP over those bad boys any day.
So, writing a blog isn’t always the fastest, things happen, you jump to different topics quickly (like when Todd Frazier get’s a Jersey Demolition shirt (available here)) or you wanna talk about something that is topical. So, oddly, we had bigger things to say than a plea to bring back my favorite sunflower seeds. I had started this blog a week before opening day, and let it sit in our queue since then. I went back to it recently and doing some research found out that GIANTS BROUGHT BACK SPICY GARLIC FOR A LIMITED TIME! Many people would scrap their article, but here in the 108 we don’t scrap ANYTHING. So I ordered my case and then decided to finish out this blog with this letter to Giants.
Dear Giants Seed Company –
Bless you. Seriously, bless you. In 2015, I tweeted and FB’d you about missing Spicy Garlic seeds and how I wished you would bring them back. I was told to check out Menards cause they might have some left, but alas, I didn’t make the trip. 2016, I was so upset with not having them, I boycotted seeds the whole year. In 2017, I went outside of your seed family (after checking your site in the hopes of a return of the Spicy Garlic seeds) to find a new seed for 2017. I cheated on you. I bought tons of seeds from another company, and for that I am sorry. I just wish I had known what you had planned earlier.
Whole doing research for this blog, I like to link sites to our readers, I went back to your site and saw the most beautiful thing I have seen today (besides my lovely wife and daughter) SPICY GARLIC SEEDS HAVE RETURNED! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
I clicked on the link, cause I thought maybe it was a carry over from the olden days and was just a place holder that would tell me you no longer produce the best seed of all time. BUT IT WASN’T. BACK FOR A LIMITED TIME. HECK YEAH. I couldn’t order my 12pk fast enough. Thank you so much for giving me back my seeds. If even only for a limited time, it makes me so happy.
I will continue to support your brand and let others know that the Spicy Garlic seeds have returned. You rock Giants, you rock.
Your pal –
Extra stuff – If you order 2 Jersey Demolition shirts (or just 2 items, limited sizes remain in M and L), I will toss a 16oz bag of one of the Gerbs flavors listed above. Not interested in seeds? We have multiple SGA’s that will will send out to you with the order of any two items in our store. We have hats, 108 OG shirts, 2016 Hot Stove Champs Shirts. I have bobbleheads, shirts, hats, blankets, ect. So make an order this weekend and you will get something extra in your package. Trust me, it’s worth it. Order here!