Do you have a favorite "candy you ate as a kid"
story? Share it here.
I stumbled upon Caramel Creams almost by accident. One of my junior-high classes had a guest speaker who brought candy to hand out for anyone who participated in her presentation of games and other exciting things. At the end of the day, a few of us stayed after to clean up the room, and she offered us handfuls of candy from theplastic bucket she'd brought. I took my handful and walked home; when I got home, I took them out of my pocket, but one of the candies looked strange--it was a weird caramel with something white inside it. I put it in my mouth and chewed it slowly, trying to figure it out...and it was delicious! The "creamy" stuff in the center wasn't really creamy--it was like sugar that melted on my tongue. And the caramel was very dense and chewy, a caramel with a lot of "substance."
After that, I mostly forgot about the caramel creams, but one day my mother brought some candy home. She said it was very inexpensive at a small shop and so she thought she'd give it a try. She produced 2 small bags of Goetze's Caramel Creams--I was ecstatic! I ate close to 20 (I wish I could eat sweets with wild abandon now as I could then!). From then on, whenever I'd have a school trip or long event, I'd ask her to buy me some caramel creams that I could have as a special treat. I remember offering them to lots of people, but no one seemed to be enticed by them.
I remember that my favorite way to eat the caramel creams was to push the "creamy" center out with my finger and let it melt on my tongue, then eat the caramel ring in small bites, really savoring each bite. I thought I'd never be able to find them again, but I recently saw them in Target stores on the candy rack. I've grown out of these candies quite a bit...I think I "burned myself out" by eating so many when I was younger....but I sometimes have a sugar-fix and then ONLY Goetze's will do! ! Cayla from Nebraska