When I was a kid my orthodontist called me the “Candy Bar Queen” because I could name almost every single candy bar on the American market. It wasn’t that I ate them all, because I didn’t. I didn’t even really overeat candy, but I loved it. I still do.
Chocolate is great, and there are times when nothing else in the world is going to save the people around me from the screaming like a chocolate fix. But when I really want something sweet? Chocolate doesn’t always do it for me. I know, it’s blasphemous and I’m going straight to girlie hell, but it’s true. Chocolate isn’t my be-all, end-all.
I love taffy – fruity-flavored saltwater taffy. I’m not into the cinnamon and peppermint flavors so much but I’ll eat those too. The only pieces that go straight to the trash are the banana flavored candies because just eww. Banana flavoring is just not right, ever. Taffy is the only candy that I just can’t stop eating. I love me some peanut M&M’s, but even those I can put down after a while. Taffy? Can not control myself. I think I’ll just have a couple of pieces and then like magic the bag is empty. Every single time. Gremlins? I don’t think so.
And honestly? It’s best if it’s a little stale. Kind of like how Peeps are exponentially better when left out to get a little chewier. Peeps fresh out of the box just aren’t worth eating, by the way. I don’t know if you know this, but there are rules for Peep eating, and the degree of staleicity is right there at the top. Just so you know. We run an informative program here in the land of buttercream.
There are endless other candies that will do in a pinch: sour gummy worms, lollypops, skittles, but saltwater taffy is what rings my bell. Please don’t buy me any. And if you do? Get a bag for yourself too because I won’t be sharing.
So what about you? What is that one candy that you can’t resist? Are you able to ration it out a portion at a time or is the whole bag a gonner?