A Downer of a Candy Drawer


Dear Dad,

I know my trip home was completely last-minute and that you have had an extremely full plate with the new house. (Which is absolutely beautiful, by the way. Wowza.)

However, I am a little disappointed in the candy drawer.

I know what you are thinking, dad – people would kill for that candy drawer! Look at the diversity in flavor and sugar content! Yes, you probably are right…but where are the Chick-o-Sticks? The Blow Pops? The Sour Patch Kids? Do you expect me to have my usual gut-ripping stomachaches from eating a Hershey bar? I need the fake sugar chemical stuff! I need familiarity! I am having an emotional crisis!

Where is the LOOOOOOVE, man?


Your Loving Daughter

p.s. – The Starbursts are stale.

  1. amy

    March 5, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    i would be all over that butterfinger.

  2. Vanessa

    March 5, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Your dad rocks! We never had a candy drawer at my house but this makes me think I should implement one for my kid. He’s only two though, so I would end up eating all the candy and that would probably not be so great.

  3. Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com

    March 5, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    What a cool dad! That’s the best stocked candy drawer I’ve ever seen!

  4. sizzle

    March 5, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    I know this post is about candy and it is unlike me to not take an opportunity to talk about candy but I just wanted to say that I hope you are okay and all with the last minute trip and the emotional crisis.


  5. Sarah

    March 5, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Haribo gummy bears and peach rings are definitely missing.

  6. lisak

    March 6, 2009 at 7:17 am

    A candy drawer? I didn’t know anyone had one. Kind of blows my mind. Junk drawer, yes. Candy drawer?

  7. ali

    March 6, 2009 at 8:00 am

    um, if you don’t want it…i’ll be happy to take it off your hands :)

  8. Tracy H

    March 6, 2009 at 8:08 am

    Chick-o-sticks are the bomb! I, too thought I was the only one that loved them.

  9. Erika

    March 6, 2009 at 8:49 am

    A little story about chic-o-sticks. My best friend and I used to eat them as if they were going out of style! We loved them. Well, when I was a junior and she was a senior in high school, she thought she was pregnant. We went to planned parenthood and she took a test. She had to give a password so that she could call and get her results. Her password was… you guessed it, CHIC-O-STICK. She stopped eating them for a while after she found out she was pregnant. She was a little devastated and couldn’t stand to even look at a chic-o-stick. Luckily for us all, her son Charles is a wonderful young man. HE LOVES CHIC-O-STICKS!!

  10. Marin

    March 6, 2009 at 11:25 am

    I bet I could eat that entire bag of Twizzlers right now. Le sigh.

    Hope the emotional crisis resolves itself/is resolved. They are No Fun.

  11. Jen

    March 6, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    A candy drawer? This is brilliant! When I have bigger kitchen with more than just 2 drawers, for sure I’ll have a candy drawer! Although I have a feeling mine will be empty all the time.

  12. Courtney

    March 8, 2009 at 12:51 am

    That’s a bad candy drawer? My god, what have I been missing out on?? Oh, and Starburst. Yum. How long does it take for Starburst to go stale?

  13. Kerri Anne

    March 9, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    I just had a flashback to my grandma’s house, and her “kid cabinet” loaded with everything only kids can eat because if anyone else tries it’s an extra hour and a half at the gym. Or you know, not.

    (She used to have something in there called “Potato skins” and they were AMAZING. Not chips and not crackers, but crack-laden potato skins. Mmm, mmm.)

  14. Kristabella

    March 9, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    I was thinking, when I saw that photo, that it was the BEST! CANDY! DRAWER! EVER! Only because I love Twizzlers and Starburst. I could live without chocolate, but I love me some fruity candy.

    But then you said the Starburst were stale and I died a little on the inside.

  15. Reagan

    March 9, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Love the Trident! Haha!