“Sometimes I think the one thing I love the most about being an adult,
is the right to buy candy whenever I want.”
Mmmmm, cute and smart! Nice!
Did you ever dream of being locked in a candy shop overnight? Thinking about what you’d eat first, maybe even making a mental list incase your delicious dream ever came true.
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You’d be lucky if it was Powell’s Sweet Shoppe in San Jose, California.
Our lovely Alys took me there while I was visiting her in San Jose. Powell’s Sweet Shoppe is your one shop stop back to your childhood. Step in their door and you’ll immediately be saying “hey, I used to love those!”.
I have memories of my Grandpa John coming home from work with treats for us in his lunch box. Usually Milky Way bars, so naturally those were my favourite as a kid. Now I very rarely buy a chocolate bar, but when I can’t resist, I’ll probably get an Eatmore bar. Did you know you can make them at home? Check out this Eatmore Bar recipe at Basically Vegan.com
My other favourite, hands down, is Salt Water Taffy. I always have a hard time deciding what flavour to get.
Alys actually gifted me a whole bunch of salt water taffy when I was leaving San Jose (in tears) but I ate it all before I got home, LOL. It was too yummy and I couldn’t stop. Thanks Alys, mwaaaaa!
When I came across these little gems, I was a little shocked. I actually thought they had gone by way of the dodo bird. If you’re under 25, you might not even know what they are. This sweet treat might be politically incorrect but I couldn’t resist buying a package for old-time sake. Do I see a Mad Men Halloween custom in my future? It’s pretty hard not to go crazy in here.
While we were shopping around, something magical happened. My hero Mary Poppins started to play on their theatre monitor. The day was practically perfect in every way. Mary, our sweet Alys and a spoon full of sugar.
What was your favourite candy as a kid?
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