After a seven-minute perusal, I carried my bounty with both hands. There were only one and a half people in the checkout line at the mart, a young mother and her little girl. One had a handful of scratch-offs, another sported a baseball cap made of denim.
They paid, then turned to leave. I smiled and nodded as they walked past me to the door. The mom smiled back with eyes squinted in perplexion.
The girl looked a little jealous.
The bell on the door jingled as I dropped my cornucopia of sweets onto the counter. The checkout gal looks at me.
“Havin’ a movie night?”
“Ah … no. Heh, just have a bad … just, uh, work for a candy company. Always am bringin’ stuff in to the boys for inspiration.”
“Ah, that’s a fun job to have!”
“Yeah, it’s uh, a real tough business to break into, but the perks are pretty good.”
“What’s it called?”
“It’s, um, a … It’s called (cough) sorry … um, BlackHawk Candies. … “It’s a startup in Chicago.”
“That’ll be $27.38.”
– The Trader Joe’s very dark chocolate with almonds is just as bitter as its non-almond counterpart, but a little more balanced. The almonds cut a little bit of sweetness in to the very bitter dark chocolate. Not one I could eat a ton of, but tasty.
– I have no idea with what sorcery Chewy Sprees are made, but they are fun and I like them.
– Checkout gal, if you are on this page because you googled BlackHawk Candies, I am sorry I lied to you.