I have and always will love candy. As a kid, I couldnt understand why other kids would waste their money on cigarettes or drugs...when you can use it to buy candy!!! To this day I still suffer from this affliction. To be honest, I would probably weigh 20 lbs less if I could give up the stuff!
Whenever I travel, I scout out the local drug stores, supermarkets, and discount department stores hunting for new and exotic candies. I will bring back bags full of my loot and share it with my appreciative family and friends. Now that I have a child with peanut/treenut anaphylaxis, I avoid anything containing nuts or traces of nuts. So this really has cramped my candy style.
Lately however, candying has lost a lot of its appeal. It seems that many of the regional/local candy manufacturers have either gone under, closed shop or been bought out by larger companies. These small companies where the spice of my candy life! Last summer on our trip to Orlando, I was unable to find anything new or exciting. Imagine! The Targets in Florida had the exact same candy/confectionary stock as the closest Buffalo Target. I was left feeling a wee bit sour (hee hee).
Look at how yummy they look out of the bag: Yummy, n'est pas? Excuse my faux french, its the sugar rush I'm getting just thinking about them!! Believe me, they taste even better than they look. If you are ever in the States (I try to go every few months just to restock) give these a try. Gimbals is a San Francisco area company, but even our Buffalo Wmart sells them. Bon appetite my gourmet jelly bean lovers!!!