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Since our Mom had 8 sisters, a lot of our childhood was spent visiting our aunts. As little children, our main criteria for these aunt visits had to do with such important things as whether there would be other kids to play with, what sort of toys were in the house, and of course, what kind of treats were offered. Most of the aunts' houses, just like our own, featured boring bowls of stale hard candy on the table, supposedly "for company" and replaced when they'd gathered enough dust.
But Aunt Effie -- our favorite -- always had a fresh bowl of delicious Coffee Rios, and how we looked forward to this special treat! We thought they were not only super-delicious but also ultra-sophisticated, since coffee was something only grown-ups could drink, and Rio -- well, even to a bunch of farm kids, the name glowed with exotic mystery.
Our Mom naturally didn't want us over-sugared or over-caffeinated -- she had a long car trip home with all us kids -- so we were limited to two apiece. I remember us all scarfing the first ones, but letting the second ones dissolve as slowly as we could, my sisters and brothers and I savoring the rich yumminess, occasionally sticking out our tongues to see whose Coffee Rio was lasting longest. ~ Laurette from New Mexico