Out of desperation the other day, and by the other day, I mean TWO WEEKS AGO (time frame is important in this story) I was running through the local Giant across the street from my house when I spotted a sight that made me gasp out loud:
IT WAS AUGUST 25th and THERE WAS HALLOWEEN CANDY OUT FOR SALE!
I was appalled, so I checked the bag for a factory stamp. 2008, this loot was fresh. I was sick.
Now, I really can't get too pissed about the commercialization involved with them stocking for the holiday of holidays, they do it because it sells. Demand drives supply. I love capitalism, so I can't really be upset. But, this tale is not only to piss off our socialist soviet friends, but also to tell you that I was a bit excited. Why?
There are two holiday candy selections that I like to stock up on. Some will buy boxes of girl scout cookies to last through the cold bitter winters, but really, there are only two seasonal items worth such honor.
Exhibit A: Mini Cadbury Eggs
What would I do with a real, full size Cadbury egg? Nothing. But the mini ones; they are special.
Exhibit B: Candy Corn Kisses
Some people (most people) hate them. I am not those people. When Hershey's decided to come up with this exotic flavor, I had my doubts... I mean, no one knows what Candy Corn really is anyway, right? (Wikipedia doesn't even really know... they throw out words like "usually contains" and "may varry" in the entry... and they think they know everything over there at wikipedia, so for them to be iffy on the details says something).
They are nastily delicious. A phenomenon like when something hurts so good... black licorice is another example of a food that s nastily delicious. And again, only a few of us can appreciate the taste.
Anyway, Candy Corn kisses are for sale. Save me some.
P.S. Apparently last year Target- a big box, anti-local, discount department store, like Walmart but red instead of blue- had exclusive rights to sell the Candy Corn kisses. Another reason for the socialist soviets to hate this post and another reaon for me to love Candy Corn kisses and capitalism.