Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I Want Candy
You guys, I brought life to the phrase "like a kid in a candy shop" this weekend. There's this really adorable candy shop called Grandpa Joe's in the Strip District in Pittsburgh (a delightful part of town for foodies to explore -- there are food markets and restaurants galore). There were all sorts of great candy finds available, including the delightful deal of $5 for as much candy as you could fit into a decent-sized box.
Upon finding this smile-inducing gem of a store, I also discovered that my boyfriend (who was born and raised outside of the states) had missed out on all sorts of American candies! You guys, he's never had a Tootsie Roll! Or a Hot Tamale! I took it upon myself to be his US Candy Guide, and filled our box o' candy accordingly.
The shop owner at Grandpa Joe's was also super-nice (and he completely appreciated my youthful enthusiasm for all the candies). Apparently there is a candy convention (in Chicago, I think), where new candy vendors give out samples to candy shop owners. Last year, he got so much candy that he needed to buy a new suitcase to bring it all home!
What has made you act like a kid in a (literal or figurative) candy store lately?