The game is to fill in the blank with a word or few - no more than three. No tricksy nonsense. No hidden meanings. No "lateral thinking". In fact, only vertical, parallel, dorsal, collinear, and/or perpendicularly derived answers will be accepted.
At the end, name the apparent theme (for the last blank). Then, name the most bizarre variation you've encountered, along with your personal go-to choice. Answer now!
And don't forget not to spoil the fun for others!
Simple Pleasures, Hidden Treasures
How popular, you with a piquant manner,
And boldly do you raise the banner.
It might just be some strange bologna?
The consensus garnish is _____________.
Alone or in harmony with the aforementioned,
Sliced, earthy gifts for the well-intentioned...
Kids don't enjoy them in their school lunchroom,
But fun guys tolerate the humble _____________.
Sometimes the minimum ain't enough.
Above and beyond's how they want the stuff.
"A bit more sprinkled, if you please."
Some like theirs with _____________.
What's this you smell (and hold your nose)?
"Somethings fishy," you'll presuppose.
Surely, folks who like them have multiple neuroses.
Who actually relishes canned _____________?
It's fresh like IHOP's Rooty Tooty
But feeling merely half as fruity.
Pig out on the rest with an iced tea Snapple®.
My lady's fave must be _____________.
Now, I'm of a simpler taste: just the classics.
No need for leftovers resembling some plastics.
Plus, there's less grease in keeping it simple.
Perhaps I'll avoid an extraneous pimple.
The ignorant take it for a well sauced pita.
I stand by the original, _____________.
So sorry to bore you with my keen obsession.
It could be the product of sex-'shul repression.
Still, life's greatest treats are but simple pleasure,
Variety adding the spice for good measure.
I don't mean to continue with this name-dropping;
Time to cease listing forms of _____________.