Date: Wed, 27 Sep 1995 08:34:51 -0400
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: candy bars and measurements
I guess you have to be kid, Dennis, to love candy bars. In this day of
low-fat regimens, it is sometimes difficult to remember what a candy bar
is. For me, a candy bar is always chocolate, and I would agree that I do
not relate candy bars to candy--that hard, pure-sugar stuff that rots the
teeth and spares the heart (to a point).
However, the last Friday night I was craving a sweet, and my mother-in-law,
bless her, who disregards all that cholestrol stuff, had a box of Mr.
Goodbars in the refrigerator. Since one candy bar had 18 grams of fat, I
contented myself with only half a bar. It was wonderful!
Speaking of wine and candy, I once judged an impromptu speaking event at
which the topic was "candy is dandy but liquor is quicker." Not one of the
eight college students knew what the expression meant. I got a sermon
about how liquor will send you to hell more quickly than candy will, but I
did get an interesting speech from a young woman of healthy proportions who
said that a box of chocolate (= candy) eaten in a hot bath will help a
person relax, but not as quickly as a bottle of wine consumed in a hot
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
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