When I tell people how much I like pecans, some people are surprised. "Hey, I think this or that other nut is tastier than a pecan," they'll say. Well, okay, fine. That's your right.
My honest feeling, though, is that pecans are the third-best nut you'll find anywhere. You know how they say good things don't grow on trees? That's where they're wrong— pecans grow on trees. When you open the shell and eat them, they're good.
It's kind of hard to describe just how delicious pecans are. Imagine eating a pecan pie. Now imagine just eating the top layer, where the nuts are. Now imagine washing off all the sugar and stuff and just having the nuts to eat. That's sort of the taste you get when you eat a pecan. It's the flavor of a nut, that tastes mighty good. Don't take my word for it; try a pecan for yourself. "Scrumptious" is one adjective that might come to mind (about their taste).
Perpetually the pundits argue
"Pe-CAN." "No, pe-KAHN." It's hard to
Focus on the fact you ought to
Fry them up, you're using lard to
Make the flavor off the charts, you
Cannot resist, once you start to
Eat them up you will not want to
Ever stop because you got to
Swallow them before the frauds who
Denigrate them try to talk to
You, they're jealous as they watch you
Munching on without regard to
All the partisans because you
Know within your heart of hearts you
Picked the third-best nut and all you
Want to do's say "What's it called, boo?"
"Pecans! There's enough for all you!"
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