When I was growing up, I would go to my grandmother's house and on top of the television in a faux cut crystal glass dish they sat, gently being warmed by the Philco console.
Circus Peanuts...candy of the damned.
I was at an elderly customer's house the other day and after finishing, she pulled a grandmother on me...tried to feed me. Oh yes, I put up a brave fight, saying that I was on Weight Watchers, didn't want to be a trouble, really wasn't hungry, but in the end I lost and she reveled in her victory by loading me up, a couple of pieces of pizza, 2 pecan swirl pastries, a bag of homemade coconut macaroons, and my eyes beheld the horror...
Memories flooded my head of the orange peanut shaped concoctions. I think my first thought as a young child tasting the strange sweet lump was the same as the one as I had last week...
*shudder* why the #*&@$ do these companies think that a creepy @$$ clown that looks like he's about to throw up orange chunks is a good marketing strategy for this product?!!!!
I'm not going to say what these look like because you already know. I just now noticed the company name on them.
They say that it's marshmallow. I say more like a cross between stale Play Dough and spoiled Duncan Hines frosting. If you leave them out to get stale, you can build a storm shelter with them. The taste, I just don't know. PLEASE, IF YOU KNOW WHAT THE TASTE OF A CIRCUS PEANUT IS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW SO I CAN DIE IN PEACE!!! Traditionally, foods are flavored to mimic, however loosely, a flavor found in nature. I cannot determine the base flavor of this at all.
And if you suck them like a Jolly Rancher, they get really slimy in your mouth a fizz a tiny bit. I think that I threw up in my mouth a little just now.
I'm going to go lie down now, I'm getting rather queasy thinking about these.