Ridiculous Candy #1 - The Candy Necklace

Back in the days when theMangoTimes was a monthly family newsletter, I used to comment on topics such as "Ridiculous Candy" and "Parental Myths."  So, I thought I would recycle some of my previous comments.

The Candy Necklace To begin with, the candy was just plain bad.  It tasted like bad children's vitamins.  The biggest bummer with this candy is that it's cool to wear candy as jewelry, but as a kid you just don't have the patience to wear candy.  Almost immediately, you begin nibbling off the candy "jewels" which immediately began the condition called "sticky neck."  On a parent level this candy sucked because with any level of moisture (from saliva or neck sweat...mmmm!) the candy began to dye the collar of the shirt being worn with really bright primary colors.  All that aside, you were then faced with the major letdown that when you were done enjoying this candy, all you really had left was a piece of elastic string (and who really wants to wear elastic string?).

Quietly making noise,


Andy Fletcher

Andy "Fletch" Fletcher has been married for the past 22 years. He and his wife Kendra are the proud parents of five sons and three daughters, all of whom keep them laughing and on their toes. During the day he can be found fixing people's teeth, but in his spare time you can find Fletch stretching out a pair of flip-flops, creating a new pizza recipe, playing the drums, or rescuing a piece of his tie-dye wardrobe from his wife's donation pile. You can find him online where he writes on his personal blog: theMangoTimes and cohosts with his wife on the HomeschoolingIRL.com podcast.