Leftover Halloween candy
Image credit: Bill Charbonnet [Public domain], via Flickr

Well, I saw that today is National Candy Day, and immediately the song “The Candy Man Can” got into my head and wouldn’t leave. Misery loves company, so naturally I have to inflict this earworm on you too. What could soothe our poor brains? I know just the thing: candy. (More specifically, leftover Halloween candy, which we have plenty of.) Strange thing is, though, I feel at best neutral and at worst downright negative about every sort of candy that does not contain chocolate. (I may have mentioned my fondness for chocolate here a few dozen times.) If chocolate were the only sort of candy in the universe, I would not miss the rest even slightly. For that matter, if chocolate were the only food in the universe, I think I’d adapt pretty quickly.