Thursday, 18 October 2012
Sugar......ah Honey, Honey
When we were growing up, my mom had a few treats that she "hid" from us...........as in would not share. However, this is one candy she did share! And I will probably always love it. You have no idea how expensive this candy has gotten for me! You see, dear reader, you can no longer purchase this candy in Canada. Yes, you heard me..............Brach's no longer sells Corn Candy in Canada, nor have they for a very long time. What is a girl to do? How will she get her fix? Ebay...........that's how. Several years ago, I took to buying this little treasure off of ebay. The bag itself might have only cost $4 (totally worthy), but, the shipping............to get my precious here..............$12-$18 for 3 bags. Yes, I admit it, I bought it anyway. It was worth the cost to have this sweet treat!! Then I hit another snag.........last year no one was selling it on ebay that would ship it to me. What to do, what to do. In steps my brother. He was in the USA at just the right time last year. Here is how the texting convo went.
Brother: Hey Sis, Walmart has Brach's corn candy, do you want some?
Me: Corn Candy you say....how much is it? (As if this matters at all)
Brother: Well, they are having a sale, how does fifty cents a bag sound?
Me: ( with no shame) I'll take 10.
Brother: That's what I figured.
A week later, my corn candy and I were together again. You might be worrying right now, wondering, what lengths I have had to go to to procure this essential product this October. Do not fret, I have a few bags (well 2) left. Corn Candy is fabulous even stale. The only thing better than just eating the corn candy, (otherwise known as witches teeth), is finding the "rare" one in the bag. The one that should not have made it off the assembly line because it was not visually appealing. Oh, those ones taste so good!! I felt you would like to see this years "rare" find..............note picture number 2...............Yes, an all white corn candy.............I was good enough to let my daughter have it, she is 3, and equally addicted to the sweet stuff. I wish her luck in the future as I have a feeling this will get trickier and trickier to find. If there is a will, there is a way!!