Monday, June 15, 2009

Tootsie Pops and Glue

I am so sorry I haven't been blogging! The past few weeks have been nuts! After Candy Expo in Chicago I went to Birmingham, Alabama. Then I was in DC for the American Society of Training and Development Conference. The next weekend was a conference in Asheville. When I got back from that, I had to go to Atlanta. I flew in that day, spoke and tried to fly out. I say tried because the flight was over two hours late. By the time I got home, I was able to get a whopping three hours of sleep and had to drive out to the western part of NC to give a training program. Then to Charlotte for an event with the boyfriend (still seems to be going well).

It's great to be busy in this economy, so I am not complaining. Well, maybe about the flight, but overall I'm damn lucky. There is some white space on my calendar coming up, so you all may be sick of me soon!

I do, however, have a serious blogging backlog. So much to share with you all!!

First I have to share with you my favorite recent completely random chocolate quote. It was said by CBS golf analyst David Feherty in reference to John Daly's golf clothing (which was God awful and WAY colorful):
"...looks like he put glue on his body and ran through Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory."

They PAY this man for this??? I'm a little scared he was thinking about John Daly putting glue on his body and running through anything, but we all have our fantasies.

Here's another new product from Candy Expo:

These are good. Are they extraordinary? Nah. I like regular Raisinets better. The raisins just taste better with chocolate than the cranberries. And these bother me. Why are they called Raisinets? They are not raisins, they are cranberries. I mean the whole point of RAISINets is that they are RAISINS. Right? At least they could have done Craisinets.

A trendy tip of the hat to the cranberry. I predict these will not stand the test of time.

When I went by the Tootsie Roll booth and asked what was new, they gave me these:

Now, these really aren't new. I found some in Cracker Barrel well before Candy Expo and I remember having them as a kid. Maybe the blue raspberry is a new flavor, but these are just a re-release. I'd rather have regular ol' Tootsie Rolls. There isn't enough Tootsie Roll here - too much boring hard candy. ZZZZZZZ...........

Now this was really new for me - a new flavor of Tootsie Pop - banana:

GLAACK! I thought this was awful. The banana flavor was no good. A waste of a Tootsie Roll center. But, hey, finding a dog every once in a while makes things exciting! Bow Wow!

And here's a tip - all that cool chocolate stuff Cracker Barrel had is on sale for half price!! It's great stuff, so you might want to run in. Just don't cover your body with glue first.


KiddoKare1 said...

That banana flavor Tootsie pop just looks icky! I'm not a big fan of banana flavored candy anyway.

Glad things are going well for you! Take care!

jeff said...

Denise, Feherty became my favorite golf announcer with his published comment smacking Pelosi and Reid around. I haven't been watching as much golf lately, and consequently unable to follow Mr. Feherty, as my attention has been focused on something far sweeter, a match-babe of my very own. So, everything takes a back seat to it should. Your readers understand this, too. We're rooting for you, like Feherty is for Daly.

Now, on to a relative matter. If you were considering coating someone in chocolate (someone who looks NOTHING like John Daly...perish the thought), for the purpose of later (ahem) "enjoying" the chocolate, but you didn't want to similarly "enjoy" the taste of glue, is there a recipe you'd recommend?

Denise Ryan said...

KiddoKare thanks for the support and for reading!! It always makes my day to hear from you!

Denise Ryan said...

Hey Jeff! Good for you!! I hope both of us have success! You know they have all kinds of special chocolate for that, but it usually costs a fortune. I'm thinking what you need is something thicker than regular chocolate syrup, but not as thick as frosting. Maybe check the ice cream section and see if they have a fudge sauce for ice cream? I bet that would work. I've also seem chocolate flavored Reddi Whip - yay!!! Have fun!!!!