Friday, July 25, 2008

When You Eat Your Smarties Do You Eat The Red Ones Last?

"When you eat your Smarties,
Do you eat the red ones last?
Do you suck them very slowly,
Or crunch them very fast?
Eat that candy-coated chocolate,
But tell me when I ask,
When you eat your Smarties,
Do you eat the red ones last?"
(Smarties Jingle)

Smarties in Canada are not those little pastel pill shaped candy that comes rolled up in cellophane - but rather it is a box of "candy-coated chocolate" that comes in a colorful box. "Smarties are oblate spheroids with a minor axis of about 5 mm and a major axis of about 15 mm (0.6 in). They come in eight colours."

When I moved down south I had a hard time getting used to M&Ms (less popular in Canada - at least when I was a kid) - I was a Smarties die-hard. Was.

I brought back some packages this month and I had to admit DISAPPOINTMENT! They are flavorless compared to M&Ms. They are flatter than M&Ms - meaning less of the chocolate goodness. I don't like how they feel on my teeth when I crunch them.

I just asked the girl what she thought of the Smarties...she replied "Oh I didn't really like them - I didn't eat them all." "I just don't like the flavor." I can't believe it. I asked the boy also what he thought of them and his answer was the same as his sister's. It's candy and it's chocolate and they don't like them.


CanadianGrandma said...

Frankly, I enjoy Smarties more than the M&M's! The crunch of the Smarties makes it extra special! Of course that is just my opinion!

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