Stupid Candy Purchases
..Went to the “Big City” today to see a movie, and I dropped into the bulk candy store on the way.
(Laugh if you will, but we dont’ have such a store in Splat Creek. Where I live, it’s a big deal to go to these places).
Especially if you can get stupid candy like this:
Citrus-like Fruit Slices
Individually wrapped, no less.
I love how they try to make these (sorta) look like slices of an actual orange. (Gee, Ma, I ate my fruit already, can I have my candy now?)
I’ve put these in order, from left to right, in decreasing order of realism.
If you squint real hard and use your imagination, at least the first two can almost pass for an orange and a lime. But what about the others?
(I mean, WTF is with the red-white-blue one supposed to be?… Patriotic Citrus for Team USA?)
Reindeer Candy Corn
As if regular candy “corn” wasn’t already artificial enough, they came up with THIS abomination.
Okay…to be fair, I can honestly say it tastes (no better/no worse) than the fluorescent-orange/yellow kind.
Though I suspect no actual reindeers would go within 50 feet of these radioactive pellets.
Ah, nothing like sugar, dye and ascorbic acid press-fitted into rock-hard impregnable cubes.
But actually, these work surprisingly well: they interlock and you can build with them, just like real plastic thing.
And they’re just about as edible, too (especially if you’re interested in cracking your enamel.)
I like them, though.
It brings me back to my early childhood/toddler days.
When I used to suck on my Legos…