Almond, David. Candy Freak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America. Workman, 2004. ISBN 978-1422351307 266 pp. $
Thanks to my freaky friend April, I ate my way through David Almond’s book, CandyFreak. I am now waiting to try those fancy Bread & Wallet –I mean Bread & Circus–candy bars. What a great travel book, Boston (one of my fave cities), various parts of Midwest, Idaho and California, through the eyes of a candyfreak. And wow, the candy freaks that we got to meet along the way!
Next time I eat a candy bar it will be a whole new experience. I’ve never been interested in reading about machinery, until now. I’ve never even heard of the enrobing process, until now. I never knew that candy companies pay about $20,000 to reserve a space to park their candy at cash registers in grocery stores, until now. I never heard of candy with huckleberry in it, until now. And, I can’t wait to bite into a Clark Bar lengthwise to see all the layers! Thanks for the delicious, but not so nutritious recommendation, April!