I was browsing Amazon earlier today. Thought I’d look at candy (for the children, people, for the children). I don’t know if you can get better deals on Amazon for candy. Right now, with Halloween just around the corner, you can find some pretty good bargains in your local stores. But while perusing the sweets, I found some pretty amazing treats.
Did you know they sell violet flavored candy? Or rose flavored candy? I’m assuming they taste like the flowers. Come on, don’t turn up your nose. I made lavender jelly once using lavender buds I’d grown myself and it was awesome. The candy is probably equally as tasty.
Then there are various candies from Mexico, Greece, Brazil, Japan, and so on. Not being much of a world traveler, I hadn’t heard of any of them. And I wasn’t feeling all that adventurous so didn’t order any of them either. But it was interesting to read about them. No, I wasn’t bored. I was doing research.
The candy that made my mouth drop open was the, oh, how shall I say this, interesting flavors of candy canes. Yep, you know those red and white striped confections shaped like a cane that you find everywhere at Christmas time? Well, there are some unusual flavors out there. The thought of eating the pickle-flavored candy cane actually made my jaw ache. And then there was the bacon-flavored candy cane. Really, I’m not making this up. I know a lot of you love, love, love bacon. But a candy cane that tastes like bacon? Wow. Check it out for yourself…heck, go ahead and order it and let everyone know what it tastes like.
So, I guess it’s safe to say that candy canes aren’t just for Christmas any more.
- The History of the Candy Cane: Your Favorite Holiday Treat (invent.answers.com)