All-time candy obsessions. Sometimes, I do crave chocolate, caramel or fruity things, but peppermint & black licorice have always been favorites. I love these particular brands because of their simplicity. Panda Licorice is 90 years old this year & has 4 ingredients. Molasses is the first. That always gives aniseed & licorice a smoother flavor. It’s other ingredient is wheat flour. Unfortunately, it’s made in Finland, & is increasingly hard to find in NW Ohio. And when I do, it’s pricey. Red Bird Peppermint Puffs have been made in NC since 1890. Just three ingredients: cane sugar, invert sugar & peppermint oil. I love that they melt in my mouth. They’re very addicting! @Kroger used to carry both, but they don’t anymore. I bought my last bags on Amazon. I know these aren’t the popular candies of today, but hey, I’m a child of the 50’s. Candy was a rare treat when I was a kid, so we loved it all! Even spongy circus peanuts & Necco wafers. Butterscotch disks, filled raspberry hard candies & sticky, sugary orange slices were things my grandma always had in dishes. And she always had gum...Beemans, Black Jack & Juicy Fruit, sometimes a Fruit Stripe or Wrigley’s. I miss those days. #olddays#reminiscing#imissmayberry#candy#licorice#peppermint#orangeslices#butterscotch#neccowafers#fruitstripegum#beemans#wrigleys#blackjackgum#juicyfruit#gum#pandalicorice#redbirdpeppermintpuffs#allnatural#nongmo
Fruit Stripe Gum? Toucan Sam? What would you call this color on @needles_and_bows? All @Pravana neons used for this! Also some of the first hair pics taken with my iPhone XS which so far is infinitely better than the iPhone X camera!
Vacation hump day. Started this #fruitstripegum sock yesterday in Void (Entanglement base) by @stringtheorycolorworks. Gonna reverse direction on sock number 2. I’ve had the pattern since 2013 but never knit it. 🙄 yes, I also have a huge pattern stash. #stripeysocks#sockknitting