They say we're entitled, narcissistic, lacking work ethic, constantly needing affirmation of our overinflated self-esteem and we just won't leave the shelter of our parents and let them BE already! Well, I say I deserve a day off for my hard work, some recognition for it's superior quality and yes, Mom, I will be at dinner on Sunday.
I'm just trying to hold on to my youth, really. Aren't we all?
The need for envelopes led me to Rite Aid but it was the candy bar that let me leave fulfilled.
I ate my first Skor bar in first grade with my BFF Anna. We shared the candy bar, scraping off the smooth chocolate layer with our teeth or melting it in our mouths and eating the crunchy toffee inside last. It was always a treat when her mom packed one in her lunch bag. I’m not big on candy and I don’t usually see Skor bars when I’m out shopping, so today was a rare treat. Eating a Skor bar always reminds me of little blond-haired Anna and how we’d sit on the “girls’ side” of the table and act like we were better than the boys during lunchtime. We were six, after all.
My sister was two grades ahead of me and liked to eat Whatchamacallit bars at the pool. I’m not sure if she liked the candy so much as saying the big fancy word it was named. I loved the peanutty-chocolatey goodness of Nutrageous bars or Butterfingers, which are also one of my dad’s favorites. My mom had a not-so-secret stash of M&Ms and my little sister would eat anything sugary without much discrimination.
I asked around the newsroom and found my coworkers also have favorite candy bars due to childhood ties. Matthew Nash likes Charleston Chews because there are three flavors. He ate his first Charleston Chew in grade school after a little league game. Joan Worley likes dark chocolate Milky Way bars, which she first ate in the 80’s because of the unbeatable caramel-dark chocolate combo. Mark Couhig likes Mounds candy bars because dark chocolate and coconut are two of his favorite flavors. He ate his first Mounds as a child. Marcus Oden likes frozen Snickers ice cream bars. As a child, he didn’t get to eat candy very often so they were an extra special treat. He liked breaking through the chocolate to the soft caramel. Mandy Harris doesn’t like candy bars with crunchy things inside and she loves dark chocolate so Midnight Milky Way bars are her favorite.
What’s your favorite candy bar? How did you first discover it?