I’ll tell you who cares. People like me, (well, me actually), enjoying an old fashioned candy stick when a piece latches on to the front of my tooth and I can’t pry it off. What's in these things?
Penny Candy Heaven
I selected these sticks individually from the jars at the candy store, the kind of jars they had on display when you were a kid. Remember the different flavors? Raspberry, strawberry, root beer, grape etc. and each one was 5 cents. Now they have more flavors – watermelon, lemonade, cranberry, green tea, champagne and strawberries, beaujolais, camembert, etc. and each stick costs 25 cents.
I love going to the candy store although now it’s actually a candy boutique. Last time I was in there I bought:
- Blackballs (to freak them out at work)
- Chocolate balls
- The above mentioned sticks
- Almond Bark (hardly any)
It only set me back $35.00. Good thing I could pay with credit card and didn’t need to break open my piggy bank for this.
When I was a kid Mojos were my favorite candy. White spearmint chewy things. I was so keen to get them in my mouth sometimes I ate part of the wrapper (which was often fused to the mint). Didn’t matter – I loved them!
The other things I loved were the candy necklaces, candy buttons attached to strips of paper, wax tubes filled with some sweet liquid, sweet tarts and anything in a fun package. The only candy I never bought were those little hard see through candies that tasted like perfume. One taste of those was enough.