Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Favorite movie candy: Raisinets. Your results may vary.

Not that we were ever especially frequent movie-goers, but I do miss deciding on a Saturday evening to go out and see a new flick at the local cinema. I think it's one of those things that you only truly appreciate when you can't do it.

Actually, I think a lot of theatres are open these days, so you COULD still do it. But it's obviously not the same sort of experience as it used to be.

One day things will go back to normal, though, and when they do, we will once again be free to pay an exorbitant amount of money for a movie ticket and an even more obscene amount for snacks. When that happens, what's your go-to at the concession counter?

Mine is Raisinets, hands down. Love me some chocolate-covered raisins. Actually, love me some raisins, period. I'm a fan of the little dried grapes.

True story: At Christmas, among other things they would get me, my in-laws used to buy me a four-pound bag of Sunmaid raisins every year.

It was not at all uncommon for that entire bag to be gone by New Year's Day.

I'm not kidding. I could eat a four-pound bag of raisins in less than a week and be none the worse for wear.

Of course, I was in my 20s at the time. Nowadays, this simply could not happen.

We won't get into the details, but if there's such a thing as Exploding Colon, that's what would happen to me if I were to attempt this feat now.

Still, I can stomach a little box of Raisinets, and from time to time I do.

Most people are going with popcorn, Junior Mints, Reese's Cups, or some other movie theatre staple here. Some of you may even opt for the Sno-Caps, which if I may say is a bold and admirable choice.

Or Goobers. I do like Goobers. The only thing keeping them from being #1 on my list is that they're seemingly named after a character on The Andy Griffith Show, and that's not what I'm looking for from my movie candy.

It would be like eating a box of Floyd the Barbers or Barney Fifes. Both entertaining characters, but neither of which I'm looking to snack on while watching Shrek VI.

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