Friday, December 16, 2005

Aloha Friday Cookery Book Review

Candyfreak: a Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America
by Steve Almond

Candyfreak is a fascinating, delicious look at the history of candy in America. Steve Almond uses a memoir format to describe the inner workings of several of few remaining small (not big three--Nestle, Hersheys, Mars) candy companies left in the United States. His loving descriptions of candy and the part it's played in his life (and, to go a step further, our lives) made me want to run out and buy a Goo Goo Cluster, or a Big Hunk, or a Kit Kat Dark. I devoured the book in one day, and wished it wouldn't end!

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