The weather is starting to give me hope that Spring is coming… This weekend we have the time change, and that’s never a bad thing, though given a choice who wouldn’t prefer falling back to springing forward? That said, I’m starting to enjoy all the fun, happy Easter displays I see in the stores. What is it about holiday candy? The maple cream eggs – that Russell Stover fellow is an evil genius!
I remember once in a Weight Watchers meeting, they talked about that there is roughly six months running throughout the year that has “theme candy” – and shouldn’t that convince you that it isn’t special at all? Um. No – I still get excited by it.
So, we start with the pumpkins, bats and eyeballs in October, which segues into hollow chocolate turkeys at Thanksgiving (if you can find them) – everything under the sun is Christmas themed, and by the time they’ve cleared that out, the stores are full of heart-shaped boxes, conversation hearts, and heart-shaped lollipops.
That leads you into Easter – bunnies, eggs, more eggs and bunnies – and occasionally, chocolate crosses. Which always kind of turn me off. Eddie Izzard has a nice schtick on this, should you be so inclined. During the summer, you can usually get Red, White and Blue M&Ms – which is nice, but it’s not a peanutty, nougat filled Uncle Sam, now is it?
That’s it from here. Reporting live from here, back to you, over there.