I have a candy problem.
Coconut Curry Cashews
Let me preface by saying I’ve never been to India. But these babies are exactly what I imagine India to taste like – NOT over-crowded, polluted India, but tropical waterfalls and family gatherings India. Maybe because of the coconut, they taste a little like Thailand as well. Point is, you put one of these in your mouth, close your eyes, and as it begins melting, you are swiftly transported to the other side of the world, and it is gorgeous. It is sweet, subtly spicy, and highly addicting. I also placed a few in my lap while wearing a grey skirt; the yellow is never coming out of that skirt. The curry is real, people. The curry is real.
All Natural Jelly Beans
I know, I know. Jelly Beans? Really? Hear me out. These are THE. BEST. JELLY BEANS. I’m not playing. They are so juicy and flavorful, and they don’t come with that sickly sugary aftertaste. They are such a delight; I have changed the minds of adult jelly-bean haters all over Chicago! Now, here’s the tricky thing about these beans. In the Chicagoland area, I only see Marich All Natural Jelly Beans in a select few Whole Foods Markets in the bulk bins. (Code 9663, $12.99/pound – I’m not lying about my candy problem.) The other WFM that don’t carry these, carry a different brand in their bulk bins called Jolly Beans by SunRidge Farms. DO NOT BE CONFUSED! LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES! JOLLY BEANS ARE NOT MARICH ALL NATURAL JELLY BEANS!
But again, let me reiterate, I haven’t had any bad Marich candy. Some of my favorite runner-ups are the Jordan Almonds, Chocolate Covered Cherries, and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Cashews. So, adult candy lovers unite! There is a way to eat candy and not feel like an angsty teen.