FUN FRIDAY: Museum of Candy?

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I got nothin.

Apparently there will be not only one but three museums of candy in New York City according to The New York Post. Don’t get me wrong, I like a good sweet as much as anyone, and I’ve been known to stop by the Hershey factory stores or M&M stores when I’m near one. I even took a tour of the Ethel M Chocolate Factory in Las Vegas. But this? This seems like it’s off the deep end.

Of course little is known so far about the potential candy museums. Perhaps they will actually give a balanced and interesting view of the history of sweet treats over the hundreds of years since refined sugar became common. Perhaps they’ll talk about the human rights abuses of the sugar trade, the influence of immigrants on the rise in confectionery in the early 20th century, and the importance of maintaining responsible working conditions in the narrow cacao growing regions of South America and Africa. Perhaps they will have a foundation that sponsors research into new forms of candy that are more natural yet lower in calories. All that’s possible.

And it’s also possible that this will be nothing but a big bucket of gumdrops with displays of the dresses that Kim Kardashian wore while eating candy. Which do you think is more likely?

Jeez, and they thought people from California were weird.


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