I happened to mention Skittles to a mentor of mine today and he said, “I’m surprised you’re still eating those!”
What do you mean?, I asked. He then told me to ‘Google it’ later. Which I did, immediately-later if there is such a thing.
I have never been much of a candy person and on some random day a few years ago my students were raving about Skittles. When one of my student’s asked me what my favorite flavor was my reply was that I had never even eaten a Skittle before. The look of utter surprise on these kids eyes! So I had one and loved it. Then I had another and another and relished them all.
What I didn’t know was that Skittles would quickly become my candy, and I didn’t even care for candy. But Skittles were different.
Before too long I was eating Skittles a few times a week, and would even finish a large container of this delectable sugar-poison in just a few days. There I was, essentially ‘grazing’ on Skittles all day long.
I thought there should be a Surgeon General warning for Skittles as being habit forming.
Well, I guess I don’t have to worry about that ‘habit’ anymore. Today I learned there is a toxic chemical found in the manufacturing of this yummy sugar rainbow. Problem solved. I’m not even going to hold out for a modified recipe once they have been removed and then reintroduced to the market.
The bondage of this self-captivity is no longer, and I am free!