My #100happydays #stillhappy picture for Monday was a snap of this delicious caramel candy.
It was one of my favourite childhood candies - a brick of caramel taffy that you whacked against a hard surface to produce shards of taffy like this.
Tiny morsels of delight to stick in your mouth. Each little shard melts into a gooey, gluey glob of sugar - it is extremely sticky. As I sucked and chewed on my third mouthful of tidbits, I felt a pain in one of the teeth in my left jaw, so I switched to the other side of my mouth and thought about how horrible this candy was for dental work, of which I happen to have a great deal. (I've lost count of how many crowns I have.)
Did I stop eating it? No.
Did I stop chewing and stick to sucking? No. It's just too hard to NOT chew.
On about the fourth mouthful, I felt something hard wrapped in the caramel. This had happened.
|I took this picture after I got home.|
I saw my dentist this morning and will start working on a new crown tomorrow.
I would say that's an expensive bit of candy, but my dentist had already warned that the crown was failing and would need replacement, so I figure this is just a delightful way to get things started.