Kidding Around: Yay for cheap candy

Feb. 15, 2013 @ 05:30 AM

Congratulations everyone, you made it through Valentine's Day.

Whether you had the perfect date, completely forgot the holiday and ended up in the doghouse or spent the evening alone, you can breathe a sigh of relief because it is over. You don't have to deal with another Valentine's Day until next year.

Now that the day is officially over, you should be concentrating on one thing and one thing only; candy.

Hearts, flowers, teddy bears and chocolates have lined the aisles of grocery stores for weeks now. They sit there and beg you to purchase them at an extremely high price because they want you to think that you special someone needs it.

I'm not saying that I am against you buying that heart-shaped box of candy for your loved one. I can personally attest to the fact that a box of chocolate can go a long way with a girl. I'm just saying, that if you could wait one day you could be celebrating the best holiday of all.

That holiday is today, February 15. It is worth celebrating because it is the day that Valentine's Day candy goes on sale. Tons of candy at half-price, what could be better than that?

On Wednesday, I was on the phone with my momma and we started talking about Valentine's Day candy. She told me she had not had time to get my daddy or my brothers anything for the holiday yet. Then she said she would probably just wait until everything was on sale. That is a smart woman.

So for this column, I wanted to talk about my favorite Valentine's Day candy.

First, we have the heart-shaped boxes filled with Dove Chocolate or Reeses. Best idea ever.

Actually, any box full of chocolate is probably one of my favorite things. However, I like to know what is inside my chocolate. The boxes that have a variety of different shaped chocolates with no picture telling me what is inside of each scare me.

When you get those, you run the risk of biting into something that has a green or orange center. Gross. Why would you ruin chocolate like that?

As a teacher, my momma always gets plenty of candy and goodies from her students every Valentine's Day. When I was young I was always excited to see what she would bring home because she would usually let me have some. When she got those chocolate boxes with no pictures, I did not know what to do with myself. So I did what any child would do, I stuck my finger in them to see what filling would come out. Simple solution right?

I still haven't grown out of that habit by the way. Just in case you ever see me poking around in a chocolate box.

My other favorite Valentine's Day candy is heart-shaped suckers. Something about them reminds me of my childhood when everyone in the class got a valentine at their desk. We were always excited to look and see what kind of candy we had gotten that day. Yep, the heart-shaped suckers were the best.

So the moral of this story is that you should not be surprised if you see me hitting up the candy shelves of Walmart or some other store today. I know you will be right there with me.

I hope you also have a wonderful February 15. Buy that cheap candy and stuff your face.