I'm sure the All Candy Expo isn't meant to be Halloween for adults, but with a full heart and an empty bag, how else could I have seen it?
Her preference was for pretty much anything that could be hoovered up before humans could stop her. SoCo's menu included stray popcorn and Good & Fierys, fancy-colored Sixlets, and dog food flavored Bertie Botts (one of my personal favorites).
My dad used to hide tubes of Sixlets in his policeman's hat and do magic tricks for us. He'd wave his hand and candy would roll out of the inside band. To this day, I expect candy when I get pulled over. Not that I...get...forget it.
This is Tracy, my soon to be ex-neighbor. She was SoCo's pal and always very thin and very tan. Tracy is taste testing Tropical Chewy Lemonhead & Friends Fruit Candy. She found the Cherry Watermelon quite sour, and gave the .25 cent box an overall "Not bad." She prefers the original Lemonheads and who can blame her. I love the .25 cent box and would love them even more if they were a dime.
Tracy also revealed she drank one too many Peach Schnapps as a kid and was therefore repulsed by the Peach Mango flavor. For me it was Creme de Menthe in eighth grade. Shudder. Thanks Tracy, sorry to see you go.
The thing about bringing stuff to my licorice loving, sugar happy Italian side of the family, you end up walking out the door with more stuff—picture frames, flower pots, cookbooks, spaghetti sauce, a loaf of bread, tea bags, and afghans (insert dog photo here). Sure, it's a good thing, unless you're trying to put a dent in an evil bag of sugar.
No, just say no. Except to cheese curls (one of my many weaknesses), thanks Jackie.
Next up, one of our best and most enthusiastic taste testers, Jackie (with a special appearance by Clara).
The new blog name, btw: Inside The Cheddar Curtain
Note: If you think those decorator Sixlets in the Tower of Sixlets are cool—they are—here's where you can find them
Metro Candy & Nut