Tuesday, May 8, 2012
This is a follow-on to my last post, which was a writing prompt: Pick One Thing.
Just sharing my response.
We went to NYC this weekend and one place we went was the Economy Candy Store. The adults were as excited as the children. As soon as we walked in, everyone scattered, searching for their favorite candies. I was looking for Ritter Sport Chocolate Rum Raisin.
We were as packed in the isles as the candy was packed on the shelves. I asked other parents to be on the search for my chocolate, but then I was completely side-tracked by a small round tin. My mouth dropped open and then I smiled like a child. There on the bottom shelf were little tins of hard candy like the ones I had as a child in Italy.
My favorite flavor was orange and I remembered that the little orange-shaped candies were coated in powdered sugar. I picked up the familiar tin and fond memories of the Italian market came back to me. I did find some Ritter chocolates, but not Rum Raisin, but that was okay because I had found something even better -- a sweet memory.