A Remembrance Of Candies Past

Mar 26, 2013

Writer Steve Almond says when he brings up his own candy obsession with other people "there is this immediate outpouring of memories, confessions, opinions, regrets."

There are lots of very good reasons for that. Candy is usually the first thing we, as children, can buy. As soon as you have money, you can but a piece of candy. That means you can actually choose something for yourself without consulting anybody else. That dizzying experience of being a real consumer is married to, well ... candy. Which has been carefully engineered to make up happy. We discover ourselves through candy. Are you the kind of person who, after trying a few familiar brands, settles on something tried and true? Or are you a seeker, always believing that the next esoteric candy you try will be the best ever? The answer will say a lot about you. You can join the conversation. E-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.