By Steve Almond
A self-professed candyfreak, Steve Almond set out looking for a much-loved sweet from his formative years and located himself on a travel of the small sweet businesses which are persevering in a industry the place titanic companies dominate.
From the dual Bing to the Idaho Spud, the Valomilk to the Abba-Zaba, and discontinued bars akin to the Caravelle, Marathon, and Choco-Lite, Almond uncovers a trove of singular sweet bars made through unsung heroes operating in outdated factories to provide whatever they love. And in actual candyfreak model, Almond lusciously describes the wealthy tastes that he has enjoyed because adolescence and maintains to crave at the present time. Steve Almond has written a comic book yet eventually bittersweet tale of ways he grew up on candy-and how, for higher and worse, the sweet has grown up, too.
Candyfreak is the scrumptious tale of 1 man's lifelong obsession with sweet and his quest to find its origins in America.
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Like bikes—motorbikes, that is. " A few of the customers sitting in the back began to pay attention to me. "I just love the pulse of the engine! Well, what do you think? " I'm done for! "That is. . I mean, I've never actually ridden one before! Ha ha ha ha ha ha. . " I couldn't leave the store quickly enough. On my way home, I stopped at the convenience store and bought beer and shochu. Let me die. I'll just die right now. Except I won't die. The weather is too nice. Instead of dying, I'll just drink a whole lot of alcohol to forget everything.
They look human, but they're different creatures. " "Ya-Yamazaki. . " "Ha ha ha! Well, anyway, it's not really that big of a deal. No matter what the reason for your decision to become a creator, the idea's probably not half bad. It's fine. " Rising from his computer desk, he sat down before me. His actions were infused with a bizarre confidence. Apparently, a four-year span radically could change someone's personality. Yamazaki now seemed to be twisting in a dangerous emotional direction. However, at this point, that didn't matter at all.
I'm going, and I'll show you! You're the ones at fault. Rising unsteadily from the kotatsu, no doubt looking like I was about to fall on my ass, I stumbled to open the door. I tottered to room 202 and repeatedly attacked the doorbell. "Ding dong, ding dong, ding dong. . " No answer. I tried punching the door. No answer. The only sounds from inside were anime songs. K. particular number was the theme song to Fancy Lala: "I am Fancy Lala. . " In my anger, blood rushed to my head. I twisted the doorknob.
Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America by Steve Almond