Candy Connoisseur's Encyclopedia
A Swa-eet Guide
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Do you like candy? Of course you do, you‘re looking at this ebook aren’t you? Whatever your poison – be it gum, pops, sours or chocolate -- there’s something for you in the Candy Connoisseurs’ Encyclopedia! Written by candy freaks for candy freaks, our ever-growing collection of reviews are funny, light-hearted and informative!
Sweets! Sours! Chews! Choc!
Blackballed, Chasers, Where to shop!
We tell you what you need to know;
Good, bad, or ugly and if it was worth the dough!
Our reviews are so frank and entertaining,
You’ll feel like you’re participating!
Plus five, minus five, two tongues up or down;
We give you the lo-down without any runaround.
Candy is a way of life! A philosophy!
The secret to eternal youth is feeding on toffee!
If you like candy like we like candy, you’ll find this tome a treat.
Because you know, as we do, that candy makes life sa-weet!
A playful, light-hearted read for all those seasoned connoisseurs out there like us, and for all those budding candy-holics who wish to become more proficient in the way of the candy.
; November 2005
122 pages; ISBN 9780744310177Read online
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Title: Candy Connoisseur's Encyclopedia
Author: Lisa Scordino; Andrea Miminas
Welcome, everyone, to the "Candy Connoisseur’s Encyclopedia". Join Andrea and Lisa as they take a rather unique journey into the world of candy, sharing their reviews of some of the hottest penny candy on the market. These lifelong best friends are serious candy connoisseurs who have managed to retain that youthful desire for the sa-weet stuff even though they’re all grown up now. They easily recall their childhood adventures with vivid clarity, each marked by a particular confection. A strand of licorice, a chunk of bubble gum, a dusting of Pixy, digging for the prize at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box…just what was it that got them started on candy?
My earliest memory is similar to Lisa’s which likely accounts for the bond we had when we first met. It is of a candy store around the block from my grandparent’s house. I wasn’t very tall my first trip there, I recall, being the second smallest and youngest of all my cousins who often walked there with me, my brother and sister. At the time only my sister was smaller than me, and she often rode in a buggy or wagon pulled by my great-grandfather who took us along the worn cement sidewalks around the corner to the place I used to think was the closest thing to heaven on Earth. This candy store had wooden plank floors and penny candy in clear glass jars with metal lids – ah the good old days! My great grandpa would allow us each to choose a penny candy, stick of licorice, Lola’s or a popsicle on those real hot summer days. I remember it all, the smells, the taste, the sounds, the feelings, like the sun-baked cement sidewalk roasting my bare feet. Ah, the utter contentment of youth. I relive those carefree moments each and every time I place a sa-weet confection upon my tongue.
~ Andrea Miminas ~
My first memory of candy is Jimmy Gordon’s cigar/variety store on Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls. My grandparents lived right round the corner from the main drag so every other weekend when we went down for a visit, he, one of my uncles or my aunt would walk my brother and I over. The place boasted an impressive selection of penny candy, some displayed behind a huge glass counter which left us pointing and drooling. Bottle Caps, Cracker Jack, Carnival Corn, Popeye, Fruit Stripe Gum, Pixie Stix, SweeTarts We could pick out whatever we wanted and at that time, we really got a good bang for their buck! Trips to Jimmy Gordon’s were a regular thing for many years until they phased the candy out. The older I got, the more candy stores I discovered, the more candy I bought, the more candy I ate, and the rest is history! I never forget my roots though. Each time I’m down in the Falls, I pass by and smile in remembrance of those sa-weet old days.
~ Lisa Scordino ~