Whew! It feels great to finally get that off my chest. Now, now, now-- in my defense, I have greatly cut back on my sugar intake and candy in general this past year or so. There used to be times I'd be popping peanut butter m&m's in the office before 10am even hit. (Did I really just confess that?) So while I don't inhale the sweets as much as I used to, I am still just as addicted as ever. This became a proven fact when Jared put a bag of these bad boys in my Easter basket this year.
Ah, yes. The classic marshmallow circus peanuts. Jared, however, was unaware of my love for them, and I had possibly forgotten just how much I loved them too. You see, these were a candy I remember eating at my grandparent's house as a kid. My Papaw loved them and regularly had them ready to hand out when we visited. As an adult, it just wasn't a candy I thought to pick up when my sweet tooth was calling. Until the Easter basket, that is.
I will admit right now that I ate the entire bag in almost one sitting. Jared and I had eaten a few on Easter when we opened them, but then I stuffed the remaining (practically untouched) bag into my purse and took them to work with me the next day. Imagine my surprise when noon rolled around and I went to reach for just one more, and there were no more. Hi my name is Erin and I'm addicted to candy.
Something about a childhood candy just completely destroys any will power I might have. Things like Airheads -especially the white 'mystery' ones- take me right back to junior high where there was never shortage of candy in my backpack. Or maybe Bubble Tape? Which seemed like it would last forever but once you shared with a few friends your tape was down to just inches. How about those stupid dots you had to peel off? You know the ones… they always had paper stuck to the back, but you ate 'em anyway.
But none of those candies can really compare to my beloved marshmallow circus peanuts-- in fact, they have been around since the 1800s. How crazy is that?! The texture, the flavor… oh my gosh, they make me so happy!
^ That picture alone will probably scar most of you for life…. just keeping it real, that's about what a normal weekday night looks like at my house. Hey, Erin. Did you really just write an entire post about your love for candy? You know it, friends. Admitting your problem is the first step! :)
Anyone got any candy addictions they care to admit??