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March 9, 2007

There's something about jelly candy


For as long as I can remember I've loved jelly candy, stuff like Sunkist Fruit Gems (which I buy here, 5 pounds at a time), pate de fruit (below), those sugar-covered "fruit slices" (bottom), chocolates with jelly centers, etc.


What I still haven't figured out is what's so appealing to me about that particular sort of sweet.

I know it's all about the texture, that sort of slippery, unctuous mouthfeel, but why?


A penny [candy] for your thoughts.

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Mmmmm! I love the citrus slices!

Posted by: Sherri | Mar 10, 2007 9:25:39 PM

I hate, HATE those slimy candies.

But, then, I found out that I don't. Let me explain. There is a candy that happens to be slimy, that costs a fortune, and tastes like no other candy readily available in the U.S. and they are wonderful beyond description. Grether's Pastilles, they are. They come in blackcurrant and redcurrant, flavors that, for some reason, have not been exploited in the states. www.pastillesforless has 'em. Don't bother with the sugar-free. If you're going to eat sugar-free candy you just shouldn't bother with candy at all. Just eat broccoli and shut up.

Posted by: Flautist | Mar 9, 2007 1:17:59 PM

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