National Geographic : 1990 Feb
Discovery of holow treeyields few clues to ae ofelves, but richinsights into cookie making. Exactly how lon elves have been baking uncom monly good cookies and crackers in magic ovens has been difficult to pin point. Hopes that the discovery of their hollow tree would help date the 2 elves vanished when elfologists pointed out that the tree's very hollowness makes deter mining its age impossible. But it is not hollow ness, rather what fills hollowness, that helps us Ordinary ookoie better understand elves and their ways. Consider Keebler* Magic Middles* cookies. Just as they rush to Magic Middles fill their tree with the industry of cookie baking, so do elves rush to fill crispy cookies with fudge.To bite into a Magic Middles* is to instantly understand the elfin mentality. Elves believe that a cookie's middle should ais do more than hold its Anyboy guess outsides together Each Magic Middles® brims with rich, creamy fudge that sends shivers of delight through the most indulgent cookie lover. As one luxuriates in the fudginess of this cookie, comforted by the assurance that it is low in cholesterol and saturated fat, thoughts of hollowness are replaced by waves of satisfaction. A tree is filled with elves. A cookie is filled with fudge. A stomach is filled with cookie. Such is the rhythm of life when all seems well with the world.