Thursday, October 22, 2009

old skool week- bad & yucky

Dear Hershey,
What did I ever do to you? Why must you treat me with such disrespect and hatred. First you go and take away my most favorite candy in the world. Without so much as a warning, leaving me with it's evil stepsister Good & Plenty. (I would rather eat black widow spiders.) I wrote you, I called you, I emailed you, I signed petitions. After years of giving up all hope to see it again, even the chance stumbling upon an old, expired, dusty box in a super shady 7-11, you tease me with this neon box of the same name. My heart nearly stopped when I walked down the wrong row and accidently spied the boxes today at the drugstore. Could it be? Do I really need new glasses that bad? I think I know how to read... the box said Good & Fruity and the candies were the same shape, although that "natural" looking blue one is a bit questionable. I was even sad that I can't send picture texts because I wanted to surprise my husband with the good news during his staff meeting. I couldn't run fast enough to the check stand to buy my newfound dream come true. I hid the treasure in my purse and waited until the girls were sleeping to enter candy paradise. The anticipation, the glee, the joy, like a soap opera character raising from the dead, my beloved licorice and candy shell was back in my life. Just when I most needed it. But no, this story does not have a happy ending. I am renaming your fraudulent candy this:
They are nothing more than super chemically altered Starburst Jelly beans. Sour, acidic, pointless. None of the previous magic, none of the flavor. Goodbye licorice, goodbye shell. Goodbye Good & Fruity forever. I want my $1.29 back. I want my old candy back. Away with this sad, pathetic imitation. Away with my dreams of being reunited with my youthful love. I am going to a corner to wail and mourn. How could you do this to me? I was so faithful. I never gave up faith that I would see it again. Shame on you Hershey, shame on you.

13 comments:

  1. This is my dear friends very fav candy!

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  2. You make me laugh :)
    I'm sorry they no longer make your favorite candy that's super sad.

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  3. Don't you hate it when they get rid of a good thing!? ..I am still waiting for Wendy's to come back with the Frescata. They were soo good! :(

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  4. Don't know what lengths you will go to satisfy the craving, but as a woman of many profound cravings (seriously) I thought of a local candy company here in Cleveland that advertises hard-to-find candy:http://sweetiescandy.com/

    Just to make sure I didn't get your hopes up further, I clicked the "order online" and was directed to another site; http://www.groovycandies.com/pc/ where one search for "good" produced several results for the version you just sampled, so skip that option and call B.A. Sweeties directly! Hopefully they can get it for you.

    Kelly
    ps - I have an unreasonable love of astronaut ice cream!

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  5. Found, this, too. Never ordered anything from here so I have no idea but it looks good...

    http://www.oldtimecandy.com/good-and-plenty.htm

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  6. Are you talking about "Good and Plenty" candy - hard shell, licorice inside??? Do they sell Licorice All Sorts in the States - because in the mixed bags, or boxes of candy they have those hard shelled licorice filled goodies!!!!

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  7. I love that I can always come to your blog for a GOOD laugh!! Thanks for that :)

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  8. You are a hoot, you continue to crack me up!

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  9. You are a hoot, you continue to crack me up!

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  10. You crack me up~I especially love your freakcycle posts (hehe).

    Here in Michigan at our local Kroger they have good and plenty 10 for $10. Do you have Kroger where you live? Might want to check it out ;)

    Hope you find your special candy :D
    ~Amy

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  11. I saw Good and Plenty candy at my Wal Mart the other day. Apparently TN still likes it!! ;-)

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  12. HUGE HUGE HUGE display of Good and Plenty here in Cypress (90630). Dollar Tree at Knott/Katella...if I had your address, I would have mailed you a bunch. Just saying. :)

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