Do you have a favorite "candy you ate as a kid"
story? Share it here.
I am the youngest of four and my father was a complete "health nut" and sugar wasn't allowed in the house much less any form of candy. So, whenever my brother and I were sent on an errand we would stop on the way at the Circle K and he would let me pick out one item from the "Five cent" choices that lined the bottom rack.
Oh what a magnificent display! I would carefully look over each choice and pretend I was eating each one as I pondered over the best qualities of each. In the end there was no comparison, the Tootsie Roll Pop won hands down. My mouth watered as I continued to stare at the bin and gaze at all the different flavors-cherry, grape, orange, raspberry. They even had chocolate, what a dilemma!
After much prodding by my brother I would always grab a cherry one and hand it to my brother. The minute we were out of the store he would hand the lollipop to me. I quickly unwrapped it and shoved it into my mouth. Oh what heaven! I would slowly savor that strong cherry flavor periodically taking it out of my mouth to see how close I was to the chewy chocolate center. I could make that Tootsie pop last through the whole errand until we would be less than a block home. At which point my brother would tell me to stop chewing on the stick because "all the candy was gone long ago."
To this day whenever I love to treat myself to a Tootsie Pop I recall those simple days when I would hang out with my brother and my hardest choice in life was to decide what flavor I was going to pick. ~ Janet from New York