I was in Walgreen’s to pick up something as simple as garbage bags. I left with two bags of these:
A few months ago, this same Walgreen’s had these at the front counter:
This shit will be the death of me. Today in Writer’s Seminar, our freewrite was Favorite Food. I would have easily written about Mac N’ Cheese. I mean, c’mon. How can anyone avoid a big plate o’comfort:
Just looking at this picture is making my mouth water. But then I tried one of these Almond Joy Heaven-In-My-Mouth tasty tidbits.
When I was a kid, one of my brothers would bring a coconut home—a single coconut from the grocery store (I can only imagine what the cashier thought). We would sit outside and he would bust it open with a hammer. He showed me how to scrape your teeth on the coconut and eat the shavings. To this day I keep coconut in my fridge and eat it when I am craving something sweet.
But this candy is a whole new bag of excitement.
Not only does the coconut flavor remind me of being a kid and all the comforts that come with those kid moments of savoring something sweet but it also makes me sing aloud what had to be the best commercial jingle of my youth:
So name it. What’s your favorite candy? I know Sour Patch kids is a favorite among many of my students. They just seem way too painful for me to even attempt a mouthful.