February 16, 2007 at 9:59 am
There are heart shaped Junior Mints! (And there’s a blog about candy. Wow!) How did I miss this? Back in my days of bad eating I would frequently stop my grocery cart at the end of the candy aisle and pick up a box of Junior Mints. Then the cashier would set them out for me when she was ringing up my order and I’d stuff them in my purse so I could snack on a few on the way home.
A couple months ago I saw a box of inside-out Junior mints with a mint shell and chocolate filling at a dollar store, but resisted buying a box. If I’d seen a box of these cute heart-shaped delights I might not have been so strong. Food that comes in a cute shape is somehow more irresistible, like pancakes in the shape of stars or tiny gummy bears, as if the food got itself dressed up in its best clothes to attend a party in your stomach.
Upon reflection, I wasn’t tempted by Valentines Day candy at all this year, which is rather odd since holiday candy is one of my bimonthly challenges. I guess my local Kroger needs to work on their product placement. I think they stick all their holiday candle in a middle aisle, which I avoid since I stick mostly to the edges of the store. I don’t even recall seeing a bag of candy hearts, which taste like sugar-flavored Tums yet have always been another weakness of mine.
I suppose it’s for the best that I was able to save up my holiday candy fighting power because now that V-Day has come and gone the next holiday candy challenge is Easter. Cadbury Cream Eggs. Peeps. White Chocolate Rabbits. Oh yeah, I’m going to need the reserve power or I need to get a seeing-eye dog so I can walk around the grocery store with my eyes closed.