Today's been fun - talking to people (at school, in my family, on facebook) about the candy they loved when they were kids. People get so animated when they talk about those kinds of childhood memories!
there's an interesting article on Salon called, "Is Candy Really a Food?". One of the most interesting things highlighted in the article is that the difference between candy and notcandy (by government standards) is that candy doesn't contain flour. Isn't that weird and arbitrary?
You can read the whole article here:
Here are a couple other candy-related links:
Anyone else remember this Tootsie Roll commerical/song? It is insanely catchy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qayjR8Qbyfc
Speaking of tootsie rolls, here's a tutorial on how to make a rose out of a tootsie roll: http://butteryum.blogspot.com/2010/04/tootsie-roll-rose.html
Sea Glass candy at Not So Humble Pie: http://notsohumblepie.blogspot.com/2010/02/sea-glass-candy.html
Bacon Candy recipe from the LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/features/food/foodanddrink/sns-fddrink3-wk3,0,7286449.story