September 30, 2006

Bit-O-Honey

Thanks to the Mast General Store, I have rediscovered the Bit-O-Honey.

I haven't had any since I was a kid. My dad used to get them all of the time. At least the way I remember it, it was all of the time. In reality, he probably only picked that candy a few times. Regardless of how often my dad purchased these little delights, they always seemed like an "adult" candy to me.

I can't actually remember any exact event that led me to believe this. Maybe it was because the adults wouldn't share their Bit-O-Honey's with me. Or maybe they had a fear that I would choke on it or something (...it is a very chewy candy). Possibly it was a little bit of both; they convinced themselves that I wouldn't be able to handle it's awesome chewiness, so they hoarded them all for themselves!

Eventually I was able to get my hands on one. I felt like I was intruding into the land of adulthood with my stolen bit-o-sweetness.

All of that put aside, I am lovin' these candies!

Unfortunately I can't eat just one. I stick one in my mouth, and it never lasts as long as I really want it to. I chew on it for awhile, enjoying every little squish of juicy honey-nutness, then suddenly it disintegrates. The flavor lingers for awhile, mostly due to the little bits that have attached themselves to my teeth. Once that last little bit has been wrenched loose with my tongue, I give it a quick chew then catch a glimpse of the jar out of the corner of my eye. I usually end up having a little pile of wrapper debris before I force myself to stop.

9 comments :

  1. (For those of you who know me the best, notice that the "wrapper debris" picture was taken at 4:27

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  2. Wow! Bit-o-honey. That brings back some memories. I sure haven't seen THOSE overseas!

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  3. Too bad, you are missing out.

    At least you have your Krispy Kremes!

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  4. i also very much enjoy bitohoney candies and your picture made me laugh out loud even though i was in a computer lab on campus with 50 other kids around me trying to study

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  5. Yeah, I remember those. They were the candy I would always try to "trade" with my brother for chocolate after trick or treating. Not a big fan, but then again, it's been about 15 years....

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  6. To the HIlls, you need to try the bit-o-honeys again. They are so good.

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  7. To Angela,

    I am so glad that I made you laugh out loud! (Do you ever not laugh out loud?)

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  8. this is my husband's favorite candy - especially on trips. but one piece lasts him for over an hour. i would be the one with the pile of wrappers.

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  9. Some days I just suck on the bit-o-honeys like that, but other days, I just chow through them.

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