Okay, so it’s true that I’ve made it to 28 years old without ever having a circus peanut. While to some that may not seem strange, you’ve got to consider my history. I was overweight growing up, until about 5 years ago. Trust me, I’ve rarely met a candy or a sweet that I didn’t like.
I think my shelter from the circus peanut came as a result of a torrid experience my mother had with them. I seem to recall hearing that when she was a girl, she ate a whole bag of them once, and proceeded to get sick. A circus peanut never passed her lips ever again.
So they were never to be found around the house. Today, I spied a bag at work. Hmm, thought I. It’s finally time to check out what I’ve been missing. Knowing that there is a great Circus Peanut Controversy™, I thought it might be time to throw my 2 cents in.
First off - orangey flavored? I’m not sure what I thought it would taste like, surely I didn’t think it would taste peanutty. Or did I? I was surprised.
Secondly, I figured the thing would be mushier, more like a marshmallow. I was surprised at how solid it was.
In all, I can’t say the circus peanut impressed me at all. I was able to stomach it, but if I never have one again…well, I won’t be disappointed.
Too bad I can’t say that about more candy. Then I wouldn’t have to start the Dieting Dopers thread all the time!
Earthshattering stuff, I know…