There’s something warm and pleasant about remembering candy from your childhood. Remembering the first time you had chocolate, or the way cotton candy melts in your mouth. While it isn’t always good for you, I still would like to give my children those same delightful memories.
There is something really special about these small, colorful, corn shaped candy’s. They are flavorful like butterscotch but sweetened with honey and given a bag you don’t want to stop till they are gone. Usually quite popular around Halloween but are great at any time to solve a sweet tooth. Because of the honey they are actually healthier then regular sweetened candy. Also the shape quite pleasantly adds to the enjoyment of eating the candy.
When I was younger my mother would carry around these delicious butterscotch candy’s in her purse. If we had to wait in the car she would give each of us one and promise to be back soon. While in today’s world it is illegal to leave the kids in the car, but butterscotch candy’s still make a great reward for homework or chores well done.
The first time I had a Kit Kat was on Christmas when I was 8 years old. My mother had placed them in my stocking and they quickly became my favorite candy. I definitely did not share with my sister. But then she didn’t share hers either so it wasn’t really a problem. Somehow i want my children to experience that racing out shrieking with happiness after spotting Kit Kat’s in the shopping bag.
Today it is rather hard to avoid seeing Reese’s Cups everywhere you look. Cereal, miniature versions, in bars, with white chocolate. But still, when I was younger those regular brown chocolate peanut butter filled cups made my day. I had to share, one for me and one for my sister, but that made it all the more a rare treat. My kids will love them to and I want to share the joy of these delightful little cups.
While many people use these just for decoration, in my family we would always buy one box to place on the tree and then get a box each wrapped up like a Christmas gift. While the regular peppermint ones went on the tree we would usually get the fruit ones as gifts and make out like kings. After Christmas the ones on the tree were of course up for grabs. These delicious and traditional candies are of course going to make their way into my children’s gifts, stockings and hopefully their hearts as well.