Today must be the day of re-discovery.
A co-worker returned from his lunch break and carried a plastic bag that rattled as he set it on his desk. I stopped filing papers and asked him what was in the bag. He pulled out three boxes of candy and handed one to me.
I haven’t had Boston Baked Beans in probably ten years. They are red candy coated peanuts that could probably crack a tooth. They are delicious and addictive. One of my all-time favorites childhood candies.
Now that the tiny baked beans of goodness are almost gone, I am remembering my other favorite all-time childhood candy–Bonkers. The precursor to skittles and starbursts and sprees. And better.
I think there was an overhaul and major redesign in the Bonkers packaging and recipe because I found them a few years ago at Dylan’s, but tasted and looked nothing like I remember. The “Man” tried to make them more like Now N Laters. What crap.
Where did all the great 80’s candy go? Like Wilco and Billy Bragg, I am sad and lonely.
Keep on, Slackers.