Last night at the drug store I found a childhood favorite of mine just sitting on the shelf. And of course I had to buy them –
Yep, that”s right. WARHEADS. You can only imagine my excitement today in my cubicle as I popped these into my mouth — only to realize that my taste buds are not what they used to, and apparently the inside of my mouth isn”t either. But who cares — I”m a WARHEAD lover at heart and that means PERSISTENCE AND DEDICATION, no matter how many wounded tongues and cheeks it takes.
I have always been a sweet tooth, so Halloween was always a favorite of mine as a kid. I loved dressing up, I mean who doesn”t — but I think we can all agree that the best part of Halloween was dumping out our huge bags of goodies at the end of our trick-or-treat run. My friends and I were so hardcore that our parents would take us to multiple neighborhoods and mooch the sugary treats out of every house we could. Yup, we were greedy — but hey, isn”t that just the spirit of the holiday?
But now that I am too old to trick-or-treat and have it be socially acceptable, I have to buy my own candy. And what fun is that? Here are a few sugary treats I”ll be grabbing myself at the store to feel like a kid again this Halloween:
SOUR PATCH KIDS
These babies are another culprit in mouth deterioration. But you just can”t help but love them — they”re sour, then sweet, right? I must say, even after watching those creepy new commercials I”m still a Sour Patch Kid fan. The watermelon slices are also great, but the lime flavor will always be my favorite. In my opinion, the lemon should really just go away — who actually eats those?
AIRHEADS! Another favorite, even if they will most likely 100% get stuck in your teeth EVERY TIME YOU EAT THEM. I was always a Blue Raspberry and Cherry fan — and the White Mystery was always a good one too (because it was usually, in my experience anyway, a Cherry flavor). Although for some reason, when these came in mini sizes I feel like they were always too hard to chew. Anyone else?
When I was in elementary and middle school, I used to stop at the convenience store across the street from my school and when I wasn”t buying slush or Hot Fries, it was Lemonheads and Cherryheads. I love these things! I”m not a huge lemon flavored candy fan but these were always a favorite. The variety pack was a good choice, too!
Last but certainly not least — I give you Pop Rocks, one of my absolute FAVORITE candies. I”ve found that most convenience stores and dollar stores still carry these packets of crackling joy. And you will more than likely find me purchasing these with a 20oz Coca-Cola, because YES I am still one of those kids at heart. Love it!
What are your favorite childhood sweets?