Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I'm In Sugar Town


A couple weekends ago, one of my BFFs, Adrienne, and I took a trip to Boyd's Retro Candy Store for a major candy fix and lots of reminiscing. Literally everywhere we looked, there was another candy coated memory. From old school Pez dispensers and War Heads to Jelly Bellys and Caramel Apple Pops- it was such a blast from the past. As an adult, I spend a lot of time resisting the urge to eat candy for every meal. I think that's a big part of finally taking responsibility for yourself as an adult- learning that you can't actually have ice cream for breakfast, a Snickers bar for lunch and sour straws for dinner, as much as you may want to. I'm not kidding when I say that's pretty much how I ate through most of college. It was delicious and also probably almost killed me. I don't actually know that, I just really like being dramatic & stuff. ANYWAY- since I'm a full fledged adult who takes responsibility for her health and tooth decay as brought on by excessive sugar intake, I usually resist the urge to go down the candy aisle at the grocery store. I just know I don't have that kind of self control. This time- not so much. Instead of just one aisle- it was an entire store! HEAVEN!!!!! It was like I finally got permission to consume sugar to my heart's content. Being an adult is weird.

I honestly had a hard time choosing what to buy. SO MANY OPTIONS!!! I ended up getting a bag of sour straws, War Heads, Jelly Bellys, a Sugar Daddy Pop, and a Carmello bar (I used to eat these all the time as a kid. I think I liked that the name kind of sounded like my name. SUPER KEWL!!!) By the end of the night I had a MAJOR tummy ache. But it was the kind that you get as a kid when, even if you're doubled over in pain begging for your Mommy, you're simultaneously saying "WORTH IT!" and asking for more candy. Well, maybe that was just me. (Seriously, Halloween was always an epic battle between me and & my tummy, with me screaming "TAKE IT, BITCH!" and my tummy yelling "DO NOT WANT!!") Ugh... God, I'm gross. Anyway, if you ever find yourself in the Toledo area, hit up Boyd's Retro Candy Store! You'll definitely leave with a tummy ache & a smile.





Anybody else remember jawbreakers? They actually taste like chalk, but in a really amazing way. Right? Just me? Whatever. I went through a weird phase where I used to eat these all the time because of the movie Jawbreaker that is was OBSESSED with. If you haven't seen it, basically a group of friends accidentally kill one of their friends by accidentally choking her with a jawbreaker. You know, something that totally happens in everyday life. Marilyn Manson was in it, which I didn't think was weird at the time but in hindsight- hilarious. That movie caused me to not only develop a bizarre infatuation with jawbreakers, but also a crippling fear that my friends would accidentally murder me. "GUYS- do NOT prank me for my birthday. I will NOT laugh, and I will probably just pee on you." It's insane that I wasn't more popular in high school.




{I still maintain that I could totally pull off a moustache in real life. No?}

Definitely taking another trip back for another retro candy fix soon. So yummy :)


14 comments:

  1. Looks like heaven to me! I'm badly addicted to candy, it is horrible to live in a city that doesn't have any single candy store! I mean that kind of where you have only candy, of course.

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  2. I need one of these near me and even though I am an adult with a baby, I have days where a can of Coke and a piece of cake are my breakfast. ;)

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    1. A girl after my own heart, clearly :)

      xoxo

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  3. omg cutest store ever! might need to run out and pick up some candy now.

    http://celebratingtheday.blogspot.com/

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  4. I'll probably be in Toledo a few times this summer. At least passing through on my way to the airport in Detroit (because Ohio doesn't have any airports close to anywhere). Now I want to stop by Boyd's and pick up some candy!

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    1. UGH Ohio has like NO airports. It's kind of the worst. But Detroit is super nice, so it almost makes up for it. Definitely holler at Boyd's on your drive through!!

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  5. So cool! I wish I had a place like that close by.

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  6. Nom nom, this looks awesome! My heaven! xox

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  7. I don't even remember how I found your blog, but this post immediatly blew me away. I laughed my butt off. I swear you're exactly like me, except I'm in college now and am trying to stay away from sweets. But, if I could go to an actual candy store, I would very easily just go bananas in it. When I was young I was the same way you were during halloween, heck even now I have two little siblings that go trick or treating, and guess who gets first dibs on their candy. I generally steal a bunch and go get a sugar high in my room, simultaneously high fiving myself while wanting to puke.

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    1. Thanks, Jenna!! OMG- sugar highs + self high fives + almost puking = my life. SRSLY. We might be twins.

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  8. My teeth ache just looking at all that sugary goodness!

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  9. You can totally pull of a mustache! hahaha
    Man, I love candy so so much and never want to be an adult :(
    I still have a good six years so I'm good!

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  10. Fun fun fun! :) Gosh I am such a sucker for candy shops! Happy racks and racks! :)

    Loved this post! Totally had me grinning from ear to ear...and chuckling ;)

    Love from NJ!
    xo Jenny Holiday

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