Saturday, November 15, 2008

Quote of the day

So Bug and I had some running around to do this afternoon and as I was checking out at a store, I suddenly got a mean craving for some Necco wafers. Now if you don't know what these are, they are a classic candy that has been around forever that sort of tastes like Valentine's sweethearts but less sweet and more chalky. They don't really taste like anything specific, but my Mom always had a roll of them in her purse so I grew a bizarre fondness for them.

When we got out to the car I shared a couple of them with Bug. He doesn't get candy very often so it is a big deal for him. He took a couple bites and then made a face. I asked him what he thought.

His reply...."it tastes like old ladies smell".

That about sums it up. I ate a couple more and concluded that they taste like lilacs and soap.

I still finished off the roll though.

There are starving kids in the world. I couldn't let them go to waste


Rhandi said...

Those were always one that MY mom was fond of too. They're definately different as far as candies go... an aquired taste, perhaps. It's been awhile since I've had any, but I don't remember them tasting like lilac & soap. :o) hahahahaaaa
Did your mom ever have the "chocolate" Neco Wafers?

Rhandi said...

Oooh! I wanted to find out if Necco's were actually supposed to taste like anything specific, so I found a website for the brand. Here's what it says about Necco Wafers:

Sugar treat with eight pastel colors and flavors--Chocolate, lemon, lime, orange, clove, wintergreen, cinnamon, licorice.

I bet you handed Bug either a Licorice or Clove one.

Kristin Coppee said...

My mom introduced me to Necco. We use them to decorate the roof of our gingerbread house every year at Christmas. And I love the taste. They are kind of strange and chalky, but I'm a super sweet tooth. I'll eat anything sugary. I don't care if it tastes like old ladies smell, which it probably does. It's hard to really relish the flavor when one is inhaling them before the others get their grubbies on 'em.

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