Caramelo Caramella

Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew

Cover it with chocolate and a miracle or two…

Who can take a rainbow, wrap it in a sigh

Soak it in the sun and make a groovy lemon pie…

Who can take tomorrow, dip it in a dream

Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream…

(Candyman lyrics)

I’m pretty sure I could give up both Hallowe’en and Easter candy and still live happily ever after. Not saying I’m averse to the whole idea of candy in general. If Willy Wonka asked me to help out in his chocolate factory I would not turn him down. I just don’t have much of a sweet tooth I guess.

A big rich dessert kind of ruins a good meal for me. You know the kind, where you go from feeling full and satisfied to completely fat and disgusting in five minutes or less.

But it’s no secret that there are a myriad of things you can cover with chocolate and I have yet to meet one of those that I didn’t like. Brookside Dark Chocolate Blueberries and Accai and Pomegranates come to mind. The dark chocolate is GOOD FOR YOU, never mind that the fruit part of it is concentrated and dried and saturated with sugar.

I wonder why we can’t celebrate some holiday or other with salty pretzels and sour cream and onion potato chips. Start giving out trail mix for Hallowe’en and have corn nut hunts at Easter. Surprisingly enough, I have these kinds of brilliant ideas all the time, and they never catch on.

Oh well. Good thing chocolate isn’t holiday specific. That would be a hard one to give up completely.

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