My dear deceased friend, Marilyn Eyestone, used to make English toffee every year for Christmas presents. At one time, she owned a candy store and made all the candy she sold herself. The toffee melted in my mouth.
This year is an anniversary year for the candy company that makes Almond Roca. They made special decorative candy tins that cost more than if the candy were bought in a regular box or bag. I happened to receive one of the decorative boxes filled with Almond Roca, each one individually wrapped. The candy is almost all eaten, with my sons’ help. When the tin is empty, it will make a nice keepsake souvenir.
This year is special for the Almond Roca candy makers and also special to me. My son brought the candy in the special commemorative box to me when he returned from a trip to Seattle for a clay shooting competition. How nice it was of him to think of me when he saw the candy in the commemorative tin as he sat in the airport waiting for his flight to be called. Of course, we both enjoyed eating several pieces when I opened it.
I am trying to lose weight, but shouldn’t I be able to eat Almond Roca on my birthday, especially if the toffee is a birthday present?