Posts Tagged ‘gum’
I know I give myself away as being old when I reminisce about the old days when the strangest candy out there was ‘Runts’. These were fruit shapes. People eat fruit. This made an odd kind of sense.
I remember bone shaped candies. But at least mammals eat bone shaped treats . . . okay, that’s stretching it, and so is the old fabled ‘ring-pop’. At least in my mind, these aren’t as far out there, or as gross and disgusting as the candies on the market today.
It all began when my kids asked ‘How do you blow a bubble in bubble gum?’
No problem, I can blow a bubble that when it pops will require me to cut hanks of hair! I thought surely I could teach two kids to blow a bubble. But there was a problem: you can’t find bubble gum on the shelves today. Okay, there are a few out there. Extra makes a pink bubble gum in a stick. But this alone took three drug stores and a WalMart before I found it. Where is the packet of soft, chewy cubes in grape and watermelon and the occasional mint? These make the best bubbles because they were designed for it! They don’t hurt your jaw. They have a scent that you will radiate for the next three hours.