With the passing of Easter we again enter the DARK HALF of the year. What do those of us with sweet tooths have to look forward to now?
Okay, maybe mothers can hope for a box of chocolates on Mother’s day, but that leaves the rest of us forlorn. Father’s Day does little to restore the balance. And the other ‘special’ days are a bleak, useless lot: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Patriot’s Day, Columbus Day. Not a one of them tend to inspire candy giving, let alone have a signature candy of any sort. Pah! Worthless! We are left desperate and depressed until the glory that is Halloween finally signals the beginning of the BRIGHT HALF of the year – Halloween! Christmas! Valentine’s Day! Easter!
Well, I say that October is too long to have to wait. We need another candy-centric holiday to Keep Hope Alive.
And it seems to me that August, which doesn’t even have one of those useless traditional holidays, is ripe for the take over.
Now the questions are
What should we call it? I lean towards bluntness: Gimme Something Sweet Day, maybe?
What should its ‘traditional’ candies be? Given the likelihood of heat, maybe it would be best to avoid chocolate. How about Jordan Almonds? Peanut brittle? Lemon drops seem summery to me. Or any assortment of hard candies?
Hey, I bet we could get the candy manufacturers on board to promote our new holiday in a second!