Thursday, July 31, 2008

Candy-cation! Day 1

My Candy-cation started off awesome. When I was on the plane to St. Maarten I spotted a girl who had the best suitcase I'd ever seen:

I wanted to ask her where she got it and see if she was my spiritual candy sister, but she ran off before I could talk to her and possibly steal her luggage. After an exhaustive internet search for this bag I found out that it's made by Betsey Johnson and it's expensive as hell. But, my birthday is coming up so... *cough*present*cough*.

Anyway, after I got to my condo I went to a little deli to get some drinks and snacks, and I found these things:

Being that St. Maarten is half Dutch and half French, I'm guessing these are a Dutch candy. I don't know, maybe it's German. All I know is that these things are basically a lemon, orange, or strawberry Starburst smashed together with a black licorice candy. Apparently Europeans love black licorice. I found all kinds of black licorice-y candies all over the island, including Black Licorice Mentos and something called 'Licorice Allsorts' (pictured on the right). Don't get me wrong, I dig black licorice too, my toothpaste even has an anise flavor, but I sure as hell wouldn't go out of my way to purchase an entire bag of black jelly beans. That's pretty filthy.

These candies were strange. The fruit candy part was pretty good, and the licorice part was good too, but I just didn't think they went together very well and they turned my teeth black. Plus this was one of those weird bags of bottomless candy, like no matter how much I ate there was always more and more, so I threw it away finally because it was freaking me out. I mean, I didn't look inside the bag for fear that I might glimpse a parallel universe where Starbursts and black licorice were somehow wedded in confectionery bliss. Who knows what other kinds of wacky candy combinations could have come out of that bag had I kept it? That's heavy stuff, man.

Reading group! I sure hope that everyone read 'Candy Girl' by Diablo Cody. There's actually not too much in the way of candy action in this book, but it's a book about strippers so you know it's pretty much the best book ever. I totally have a girl crush on Diablo Cody. Oooh, wouldn't 'Candy Girl' make an awesome tattoo? I think so.

Next book: "Candy And Me: A Love Story" by Hilary Lifton


Dragon said...

I love anise flavour but I've never been a fan of black licorice. I'm weird, I know. I would probably just eat the half that was fruit flavoured and ditch the rest.

Anonymous said...

Sea Hag,

I am a simple young Midwest girl who has an interest in Japanese culture. I am lucky enough to live somewhat near a large Japanese supermarket. I am not the candy goddess you are but I love trying unique foods in hopes of finding a quirky snack to indulge in from time to time. I have three sweets that I wish I could introduce you to.

1. Brazilian Pudding Pocky. It tastes a little like Milk Pocky (which is, in my opinion, not like condensed milk on a thin cookie stick) but, with a hint of coconut flavor. (By the way, don't you think it would be too fun to cover the sides of a cake with pocky sticks? Kind of like a little fence?)

2. Little Chocolate and cookie treats that look like shijimi mushrooms. (I cannot read Kanji, hirigana, or katakana.) I love how the chocolate tastes!

3. Marshmallows filled with frosting of various flavors. I love the pudding frosting. My boyfriend has a much bigger sweet tooth than I do and he dislikes them. It must be the pudding frosting. It's not the marshmallow. :(

- Teffie (

Sea Hag said...

Hey Teffie! I haven't seen the Brazilian Pocky sticks but I have heard of them. I've seen wedding cakes with Twinkies around the sides, so maybe you could do it with Pocky! I think the Pocky would taste better.

I just bought some of those mushroom things! I also bought some kind of weird musical gum. I am going to try them soon.

Marshmallows + frosting?!?! That equals AWESOME!!!