Monday, November 5, 2012

Candy Coated Dreams


Like a kid in a candy store.......

Does the sight of this make you go all giddy and weak in the knees?

I took this picture in Paris, France in 2009 just outside a movie theatre and I remember the excitement of the prospect of being able to put together a whole bag of wonderful. I still feel the same way about candy and right now I'm putting together all my favorites so that I can bring that kind of joy and excitement to my clients.

For me, it goes back to my childhood and a place called, The Dover Country Store, in Dover Ma. The Dover Country Store was a musty antique shop located on a railroad track that my mom used to take us to. Now, one would think that the store, loaded with old antique furniture and goods that were musty and piled atop one another in an old barn would not be a place that a carload of kids would stampede into with joy. But the Dover Country Store also had one of the greatest penny candy shops for miles around and back then the candy really was a penny.

Nothing was greater than hitting up the gorgeous, colorful display with a pocket full of change needing nothing but my imagination and my taste buds. The small brown bag of candy that was mine was then lovingly carried off to some secluded area of the shop, usually where all the rugs were piled atop each other, for further inventory and careful inspection. It was truly the start of "retail therapy" for me. That little brown bag was torn and tattered by the weeks end, from moving it to different hiding locations and from it's rationed and dwindling contents.

Like a kid in a candy store.....

I know that's how my grown up clients feel when they enter The Candy Bar, and now they will be able to re-live some of those precious candy memories from childhood. Maybe their kids will make their own Candy Bar memories, or they will bring someone a Candy Bar gift of candy to make them smile. The option will be theirs and it will be my joy to offer them a little slice of wonderful.

Help me out bloggers! Share your candy favorites and memories.



5 comments:

Heff said...

I was NEVER big on Candy. That is, UNTIL I MET YOU......

Aw,.....(cue Violin music....)

Happy Mommy said...

I remember going to Goldy's pharmacy which had a penny candy counter as a kid. My favorite thing to do was try to get as many different textures and flavors into a 50 cent bag as I could. Swedish fish, jaw breakers, candy buttons, gum, sour straws, rock candy... I was never big on chocolate, so the malted balls were definitely off the list.

We only got to go to the penny candy counter for good report cards, so I also rationed myself silly with those candies. I would eat the last piece on the morning of the next report card. Well, the last two pieces - I always liked to wrap something gummy around something hard and try to make it last as long as I could.

markd60 said...

I love candy but that pic makes my teeth hurt.

Dr Zibbs said...

Look at you being all fancy and writing movie "theatre."

Scope said...

I love malted milk balls and chocolate covered raisin. Also butterscotch, toffee and caramel.

Mmmmm...