I don’t think anyone will argue with the statement that candy is great. Candy helps identify a ton of holidays (try finding candy canes in June!) and helps cheer us up when things just seem totally unbearable. However, like all things, sometimes overindulgence happens. If you’re fearing you might have a bit of a candy problem, this list is for you. Here are ten ways to tell if you’re a sugar junkie.
1. Your coworkers know that your desk drawer has the best selection for the 3 PM lull.
You don’t grab an energy drink to keep you perky – you just open your snack drawer and grab something sugary. And while you’re willing to share your stash, your coworkers understand that it’s not a free-for-all. Because if you run out unexpectedly? You get nasty.
2. You’ve totally eaten Sour Patch Kids for breakfast.
Because, hey – they’re fruit based. Also, the tangy flavor will wake you up in a way you thought was only possible with coffee. Isn’t it important to wake up your taste buds in the morning as well?
3. You stock up on Halloween candy before the big day, as well as after.
4. Your friend got engaged, and wants to show you the ring.
While you’re happy for her, you suddenly have the urge to buy a Ring Pop. (Can you just imagine if your friend’s rock was gigantic, red, and tasted like strawberries? Yes please!)
5. You only eat raisins when they’re covered with yogurt.
Or wrapped inside a warm cookie. In fact, the same can be said about most healthy food. There has to be some kind of yummy catch for that stuff to enter your body with little complaint.
6. Movies without candy aren’t movies.
And when you can, you sneak your favorites into your purse. Not only because it’s cheaper, but because the concessions booth just doesn’t stock your true favorites.
7. Candy is how you reward yourself with a job well done.
Also, a job not so well done. It’s how you’ve been able to cope with a breakup, as well as finals week. When there’s a reason to celebrate, you’ve bitten off the ends of a Twizzler and used it as a straw in your can of Coke. It’s just what you do.
8. One of your favorite movies is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Not due to the writing, acting, or the memories of childhood that’ll make you want a golden goose and a bean feast. Simply put, you dream of that chocolate room. Don’t care how, but you want it now. In fact, if someone asked you to describe your paradise, a chocolate river and larger-than-life gummy bears come to mind. And speaking of gummy bears…
9. You can taste the difference between gummy products.
Whether it’s a worm or a shark, you notice the consistency and the flavor. In fact, you even have a favorite. And you’re not ashamed to order a pound of it when you’re inside a Candy Kitchen. If only Candy Kitchen would look at your application and hire you already!
10. Not only are you familiar with international candies, but you know exactly where to get them.
Ever have a Crunchie or a Wispa bar from the UK? Delicious. While you might have yet to travel “across the pond” to England or Ireland, you know the shop that stocks their best candies locally. You’ve even considered keeping this a secret, since the store has a limited stock.
If you think you do have a sugar addiction, the best way to cut down is by replacing your candy with fruit. While you’ll still get your sugar, it’ll be in a much healthier form.
How many of these points can you relate to?