6/09/2010

Theme Thursday: Candy

My favorite candy has always been turtles. You know, those oddly-shaped little chocolate-covered-gooey-caramel-with-pecan  morsels.  Yummy, yummy. But how they came to be my favorite is a bit of a good news/bad news story.

The good news? When I was about nine years old, my Dad would sometimes take me with him when he made some of his rounds, and at one of the stops, the owner always gave me a few turtles.  I quickly put them at the top of my list of favorites, above such ordinary candies as Tootsie Rolls and Necco Wafers (well, except maybe for the black ones).  I mean, who wouldn't?

The bad new? Those rounds I went on with Dad were to bars. Some of the bartenders did have pistachio nuts, though, so it wasn't all bad.  Except for the red fingers.

In a more current nod to candy, here's a musical offering.

16 comments:

  1. Turtles are one of my very favorites! I used to work in a little confectioner's shop and making those little caramel-y treats from scratch was a blast. You just can't screw 'em up.

    ReplyDelete
  2. turtles rock! chocolate and PB is my fav though...happy tt!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Iggy need a decent feed, not just lollies!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I used to like straight chocolate bars when I was young - what do I mean only when I was young? :-)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love turtles, too. Kind of a bittersweet TT. Have a super weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Turtles, yum! This was a wicked dangerous Theme Thursday category! LOL. Now I want to go candy shopping! Awesome story, Patti!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh my. The thought of your little self making the rounds of bars as your father keeps drinking, no matter what good candy you might have gotten, is painful. It's amazing what kids get used to. Sorry you had to.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I have no idea what turtles are, but I do like Iggy.... Thanks for this, I had almost forgotten how young he once was. :D

    ReplyDelete
  9. chocolate with caramel....you just can't beat it! yum!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Ti: Lucky you!

    Brian: You and my husband! Coat anything in chocolate and peanut butter and he'll eat it it. He never knows about the broccoli.

    Kris: Yeah, huh? Though lollies are good.

    Anthony: If one only likes chocolate when young, I am a mere tot.

    Janice, Tracy, Kathy, Betsy: Like I said, who wouldn't? Yum! And yeah,Kathy, this was a seriously dangerous TT.

    Grandmother: Thanks. But, you know, at the time,I didn't know enough to know it was anything but a treat.

    RA: WHAT??? No turtles in Finland??? Oh, I'm so sorry! You don't know what you are missing.

    ReplyDelete
  11. sweet stuff here,
    have a lovely day!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Patti there's a story here that needs to be told and you know what I'm talkin' about. I don't know what Turtles are either but pistachios are delish even in bars. . perhaps not as a kid. Write it, you know you can.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Jingle: Thanks.

    Baino: Yeah, I know. I actually thought I had, but looking back, I realize I have just thought about it many times. It is all such a quagmire. Sorting it all out would be tough. But, OK, maybe I will.

    ReplyDelete
  14. http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/06/jingles-june-follower-awards-week-1.html

    Happy June!

    ReplyDelete
  15. mmm...turtles are great. and it is far too close to lunch to be reading these candy posts

    ReplyDelete

Thoughts? I would love to hear from you.