This mention of Gumby's made me look it up online to see if it's near me now. I loved it when I was still at Michigan State. So cheap and the pokey stix were almost always a free add on for some deal or another. Unfortunately I can't have it anymore due to being diagnosed with Celiac but I wish I could show this treat to my Arizona friends.
When I was on weight gain after being diagnosed as Celiac I had a heard time with a lot of foods still. My boyfriend at the time came up with the best way to get me to drink the Ensure I was required to. He made a milk shake with Ensure, full fat ice cream, peanut butter and bananas. It was super yummy.
I also ate a lot of whipped cream. On full calorie Jell-O, on fruit, on cereals. But liquid calories were easiest. Milkshakes and smoothies are easiest and don't feel like you're eating all day long.
I know many here are not Starbucks fans but when I was supposed to be eating between 3 and 4 thousand calories a day. There frappuccinos were an easy way to add a ton of calories.