Friday, January 27, 2012

Conversation hearts.....impostor!

I have a bit of an obsession with seasonal candy.

Halloween? Candy corn hits the spot! I also like those little pumpkins.

For Easter, I love me some Peeps, although I'm not adverse to jelly beans. I prefer my Peeps stale. As soon as I bring them home, I poke a hole in the wrapping and let them go. Once stale, they get a bit crunchy. Yum! If you've never tried it, you should.....

And for Valentine's Day? It's gotta be conversation hearts.

I have long loved these candies. My favorite flavors? Yellow and purple. Then pink and white. I like to eat them one color at a time, starting with green or orange. Then, in reverse order of my favorites.

For our first ever Valentine's Day, my now-husband invited me over to his apartment, which was a bachelor pad that he called "the penthouse" since it was on the top floor of the building.  This was about six weeks after we started dating. He cooked dinner for me......and......bought some conversation hearts and sorted out all of the yellows into a bowl for me. True love? It sure turned out to be.

I am upset, though, since Necco changed their conversation hearts in 2010. They are now called "Sweethearts." I would call these the poor man's conversation hearts. The flavors are horrible! The colors are different. I walk through the store and I see all of these bags of these awful Sweethearts and it makes me a little angry.

Why would you mess with a good thing? It's good to know, however, you can still buy the "classic" conversation hearts online. It's like Classic Coke! Why would you do that?

Now, if Peeps are next, heads are gonna roll.


Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Peeps are for sure one of my favs! I just bought my boys a chocolate covered on today and neither would let me have a bite! Those little stinkers!

Marilyn said...

I heart peeps too :)) I am such a candy junkie and this season is not for you an amazing weekend..

Fred Reeder Jr. said...

We work well together, because you like all that sugary candy, and I'm a chocolate guy. (But don't get me a chocolate bunny for Easter. Those things just aren't good).