So, autumn candy season. Every year, I ask what you’re favorite candies are and every year, you answer. So this year, I think I’m going to ask about the candy you ate as a child. What kind of candy did you love? Do the candies of your youth define your generation? In a way, mine do. Red vines and Chick-O-Sticks. Butterfingers, and 3 Musketeers and Almond Joy and Mounds, those candy cigarettes that were such a bad influence on kids. And then there are homemade candies–my mother made the best divinity, and we made something we called Powdered Sugar Candy, which is one of the few candies I can still eat safely–so I make a dairy free version of it once in awhile. My mother also made the best fudge–I have never been able to replicate it. She wasn’t that great of a cook (I think she was bored with it) but fudge? Yes, she did a great job.
So tell me, what candy do you remember from your childhood? And did your mother/caregiver ever make candy at home? If so, what kind? Do you make candy of any kind?
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