It's an illness. For fun I sometimes visit sites like Candy You Ate As A Kid just for nostalgia sake. I dare you to check it out and see if there isn't something that rings a bell for you. Bubblegum cigars, BB Bats, Bottlecaps, Bubble Yum -- and that's just page one! Candy lipsticks, candy cigarettes, chocolate babies! My grandparents used to live by a little corner market and they'd take me down there to buy candy. They'd give me 25-50 cents and I could buy gobs of candy. I remember picking things out so carefully, making sure I got the most for my money. Chocolate babies had a terrible name back then, which wouldn't be accepted today. I ordered some a few years ago and they tasted the same as I remembered.
I'm still into candy as much as I was when I was a kid. My tastes have changed a little. I no longer stuff two pieces of Bubble Yum in my mouth trying to win a bubblegum blowing contest. Nor do I walk around the house wearing wax lips or pull my molars out with a Sugar Daddy. I'm more into dark chocolate now. There's an 88% chocolate bar by Endangered Species that I love. But for me, the year is still divided into seasons. Right now we're in the middle of Candy Corn Season. Come winter it will be Peppermint Patty Season, which is graciously shared with King Leo's Peppermint Stick Season. February is the month of love that brings Candy Heart Season, followed by spring and Cadbury Egg Season. After that, it starts all over again. Oh yeah -- life is sweet!