Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sugar High Anyone?

Yesterday after work, I decided to go to the store and get some groceries. Not on the list, but purchased anyway, were the following items: one regular bag of Oreos, a big bag of Wint O Green lifesavers, a large bag of M&Ms, a triple chocolate cake, 2 boxes of 4 Pillsbury turnovers (couldn't decide between cherry and apple so bought both) and, while waiting at the checkout, threw in one of those big boxes of Jr Mints they place in a vulnerable spot. To my credit, I also purchased two bananas, a bag of oranges and some applesauce. Today after work, I got thinking about candy bars, etc. Do you remember: everlasting gobstoppers, jolly ranchers, wax bottlecaps and wax lips, pixie sticks, fizzies, colored dots on strips of papers, gummy bears, atomic fireballs, Slo Pokes, taffy, Now n Laters, chocolate candy wafers sold only at the movies, sugar-covered orange slices, brown licorice (hollow-barreled inside for filling with pixie stick stuff if you preferred), Snaps with that little box you used for a whistle after it was empty, red candy ball in the middle of black licorice rolled up around it, Bazooka bubble gum with the comic strip inside, cracker jacks with the prize, runts, neccos, real all-day suckers, root beer barrels, Bit o Honey, sixlets, Payday bars, Almond Joys, Mounds, Peppermint Patties, Big Hunks, Pez, chic o stick, Sugar babies, Charleston Chews, lemon drops, jaw breakers, tootsie rolls and my mother's favorite which always made me shudder, Idaho Spud? Oh, I just remembered the toothpicks soaked in cinnamon oil that burned your eyeball out if it happened to get loose somehow. It's interesting to see how many of these are still manufactured. Anybody remember any others?

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