Friday, August 13, 2010
(43-17) Sweet Treats
Since my week had been stress-FULL, I thought some Cracker Barrel Mac n cheese might be good for what ailed me. I ordered the kid size portion, which believe it or not was JUST PLENTY and our bill came to a whopping $12.85; which truly could not be beat.
Once we were through with our meal, we looked around the country store and as I was paying our bill, I noticed a jar of Zotz; (one of my FAVORITE childhood candies.) I asked the cashier for some watermelon Zotz and much to my delight they cost only 39 cents for 4. What a score!!! Now for those of you who have never heard of or tried Zotz; they are "where the fizz izz!" Zotz are individually wrapped, flavored, hard candy with a powder candy in the middle; and when the powder gets wet, it fizzes. I guess you could liken it to a hard candy with Alka Seltzer in the middle, only tastier. Now I really can't tell you exactly why I liked Zotz so much, but after having one today; I can affirm that indeed I still do!!
When I was growing up in "The Condo," our ice cream man sold Zotz and I have a very vivid memory of being in second grade and trading my "boyfriend" to "slendiferous" Judy for HER Zotz. So when I got home from dinner last night, I wrote on Judy's Facebook wall and let her now that I had bought some Zotz and thought of her. I suppose that Judy thought that I had gotten the better end of the deal all of those years ago, because she wrote back and wanted to know why I didn't buy her any. So Judy, expect a small package when you least expect it...
Since I've always been overweight, candy wasn't something that I ate a lot of; but surely there were candies that I liked. As a kid I would have wanted a piece of chocolate, or Zotz of course; and a Wacky Wafer or Bottle Cap wouldn't have been too bad either; but as I've gotten older, I've found that my candy interests have changed. I'd rather have a piece of dark chocolate than milk chocolate and I seem to like my flavors mixed - sweet and sour, sweet and spicy or sweet and salty.
Till next time...
Queen of EVERYTHING