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Sunday, April 11, 2010


Hey, I've been writing stuff. No, seriously! Stop chuckling! See? SEE? That word count on White Like Ashes doesn't lie. Nearly 12k! Gasp! I DID NOT MAKE IT UP. Gosh. Ye of little faith.

(I love having pretend arguments with myself. No idea why.)

I attribute my slight burst of normal writing methods to the abundance of sugary stuff I received for Easter. I do not attribute any of it to the abundance of emotional hooplah I've been going through that spurred a long, angry, scary scene in WLA at 2AM. Nope. Totally the sugar.

In THAT case, it's only fitting that I pay proper tribute to what I attribute my inspiration. (haha, tribute, attribute...moving on.) Most of the sugary goodness I received took the form of retro-type candy. As I reminisced over the memories of the days of yore, I got very nostalgic. Here are two of my most favoritest nostalgia moments:

Fun Dip!

The ultimate in sugar coma fun: a stick of compressed sugar that you dip in loose sugar. But they put SEKRIT magical ingredients in the compressed sugar stick that make it taste like SEKRIT magical vanilla-like compressed sugar. So, in essence, it is magical vanilla-flavored sugar mixed with multi-flavored-fruity sugars. We are the greatest country in the world.

Jelly Belly Jelly Beans!

The only candy you can eat a LOT of to make it taste like real food! My personal fave is mixing peanut butter and jelly. Or blueberry and buttered popcorn to make blueberry muffin. Though I must confess to gagging profusely upon consumption of just the buttered popcorn. No. Thank. You.

What are some of your favorite nostalgia-inducing candies?


Anonymous said...

Jelly Belly I love. I don't think I can ever eat another one, even if my cap can be fixed. Actually the cap on my tooth came off while eating chuckles, which aren't even nearly as good.

K. M. Walton said...

I am old enough to remember when Bubble Yum first came out. For real. The flavor of neighborhood-choice was the grape flavored. It was so sugary you could feel it grit in between your teeth when you started to chew it.

It's a wonder all of us aren't toothless adults after the amount of Bubble Yum we chewed that summer.

Meghan S. said...

I love Fun Dip, especially grape! And I actually just bought one of my favorite old-school candies the other day - pixy stix!!! =)

Anonymous said...

Pixie Sticks! Especially the ginormous ones that are like a foot and a half long.

Also, your post makes me think of the best candy store that I'd visit when I was younger. It's called B.A. Sweetie and it's the biggest candy store in the entire country. It's up in Cleveland, near where I grew up. They just expanded their store too--it's now over 14,000 square feet--and it's all dedicated to candy!

Now I have to fight the urge to get in the car and drive the 3 hours there...

Natalie Whipple said...

Ring Pops! Cherry ones, to be specific. Man, I loved those things.

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