Posts Tagged ‘my favorite candy’

invention of Life Savers Candy by Clarence Crane in 1912.

by Categories (that only make sense to me)

1. Atomic Fire Balls
2. Jaw Breakers
3. Life Savers (I got a book of these one Christmas that I savored til June)
4. Red Hots
5. Smarties
6. Sweetarts
7. Candy Corn

8. Bazooka Bubble Gum
9. Beemans gum
10. Black Jack gum
11. Teaberry Gum (my fave, gum wrapper chains, hours of time well spent?)

12. Blow Pop
13. Bubble Gum Cigars
14. Rainblo Gum
15. Chiclets (the tiny size Chiclets are more fun)
16. Bubble Yum

17. Candy Cigarettes
18. Candy Watch
19. Nik-L-Nips (wax syrup bottles – Yum, chewing on the wax)
20. Wax Lips  & Fangs (loved these! think Halloween)

21. Junior Mints (remember that Seinfeld episode)
22. Milk Duds (movies, movies, movies)
23. Whoppers (more movies)
24. Sixlets (bad chocolate but that tiny BB size morsel!)
25. Sugar Baby (even more movies)
26. Planter’s Peanut Bar (what’s with the spectacles)

27. Sugar Daddy (pulled my fillings out)
28. Slo Pokes
29. Tootsie Pops
30. Tootsie Roll
31. Rolo

32. Snickers
33. Kit Kats
34. Twix
35. Pay Day (sigh, perchance to barter)

 Why do wintergreen Life Savers spark when crunched?

Friday, April 27th, 2007

-from Topic post, Candy Freak

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 KitKat Easter Bunnies - img_6499

 -KitKat Bunny Ears, YUM!, photo by Sky Wire

Happy Day. I don’t want to do a long post on the meaning of Easter. But it would be a shame to let a controversial Holiday pass without at least commenting on the day.

Growing up, I was one of those stiff little girls headed to church wearing white crinoline, black patent leather, and a little flower trimmed Easter bonnet. Okay, the old photos from the 50’s and 60’s are kind of cute. But I hated dressing up!

In 2007, there are many American companies that give employees Good Friday off. It is a religious holiday to some; not to all.

There is great controversy surrounding the use of the word Easter in terms like Easter Bunny or Easter basket. If you don’t believe me, check out the What a Character! post on the Defend the Easter Bunny site about Walnut Creek banning the Easter Bunny from the city’s Easter egg hunts.

Or the Rhode Island public middle school that renamed the Easter Bunny scheduled to make an appearance at a craft fair, Peter Rabbit.

There’s an online AOL poll around the controversy. So far, 92% of the people that took the poll are against the Rhode Island ban of changing the term Easter Bunny to Peter Rabbit. The poll said that 87% of those same people celebrate Easter. That’s America for you.

These days I celebrate Ostara, the Rites of Spring, and the underlying current behind the modern day celebration of bunnies and eggs at Easter. Somehow over time, all the Pagan celebrations blended with the Christian celebrations. And what a crock pot stew of Holidays we have today.

What does all this have to do with writing? Semantics. It comes back to that old politically correct thing. The English language is loaded with offensive references. How far do we take censorship? It’s a real topic for writers. Something that tugs at me every time I write a piece.

But this morning, I want to lounge around in my PJ’s, break open the KitKat Bunny  (my second favorite candy bar next to Snickers) Liz bought at Cub the other day, and enjoy the beginning of Spring. And I think Wordraw mentioned he was going to feed his two cats rabbit for dinner.

May you celebrate as you do. We live in a country where religious freedoms are protected. There is no one right way.

Whoever you are, whatever you celebrate, enjoy the day.

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

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