Does anyone remember those little candy root beer barrels? Growing up, I used to love those. They were always so hard to find in our area, so I pounced on them whenever they popped up.
At work today, I was delivering something on another floor, and I passed by one of the secretarial bays where there’s usually a full candy dish. I’m typically good about not having any. But today was different. It was mostly empty at this point, and I couldn’t help but notice something… barrel shaped. Could it be? I moved in closer. I picked up the individually-wrapped treat and examined it under the light. It was a barrel-shaped candy. You could see the details perfectly. A flood of nostalgia wafted over me. I’ve not had root beer barrels in years! Oh, joy! Oh, rapture!
It was grape.
In all my years, I’ve never encountered any other flavors of barrel-shaped candy. It’s root beer or it’s some other shape entirely. Clearly, I’ve not been kept in the loop. This is what I get for missing staff meetings at the candy dish.
Ever notice that grape flavor candy tastes nothing like grapes? But I’m pretty sure that’s what purple tastes like…