No butterfly news today, don't worry! In fact, I will not use that b-word anymore in this post.
It's nice to have friends in other countries, especially if they are thoughtful and generous friends who send me candy. :) Today I received a package from a friend in New Zealand after having a conversation about "Aussie-style chewy candy" that I saw at Target.
Yeah, I took a picture of the envelope. Why the heck not?
The contents! He's sent me Whittaker's milk chocolate before and knows I love it, so that was a little bonus. :) Then we have two kinds of licorice candies. Interesting. I decided to open those so I could see what they actually looked like.
The Raspberry Choc Logs are basically smooth licorice over some sort of chocolate. I tried a piece of these and I actually liked it more than I thought I would! I didn't open the chocolate one yet.
These Licorice Allsorts are very photogenic, so I had to construct a tower out of them. I tried two so far: a yellow one and one of those colored-sprinkle ones. Um... :) Well, the yellow one reminded me of those Circus Peanuts and either black or almost root beerish licorice. Weird, I know. The sprinkled one had a flavor I couldn't place. Not quite like black licorice, but I don't really know what it was! I'm bringing these to work to let my coworkers try them out.
While we're on the subject of candy, another friend said he tried pretzel M&Ms today. Did you even know they sold those? I sure did not. Anyway, they sound okay but I won't be rushing out to try them.
And now that we're on the subject of M&Ms, I'll post an old photo that has just been sitting around, unused. Designer M&Ms! I like photographing colorful things.
Anyway, thanks S! I know it can be a hassle to mail internationally, so I am especially grateful for your thoughtfulness. :) I owe you some Crunch bars now.. and I'm sorry I can't mail you root beer (something hard to find in NZ, apparently).
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