Since Wednesday’s haiku for the candy-coated chocolates that melt in…well, you know, was so popular, I couldn’t help myself but make them the subject of this weeks’ debate. See, not only are M & M’s loved nearly universally, they also come in an abundance of varieties, which makes them a topic debate plum for the picking.
When I was kid, I was strictly a Milk Chocolate fan. And, yes, somewhere buried deep in my psyche is the unshakeable knowledge that the green ones are somehow better than all the other colors, and may in fact, bestow upon those consuming them mage-like qualities. Such powers, however, oddly enough seemed to manifest themselves as something very similar to a sugar rush. I’m still not certain that I trust those new-fangled red and blue ones, since back in my day, there were no M & M’s of such color. Sure, non-toxic red and blue dyes may be available nowadays, but that doesn’t mean I have to trust ’em. I’m tellin’ ya, the red ones must be like red kryptonite or something.
Seriously, no good can come of them.
Anyway, as I’ve aged, of course, my tastes have changed. Nowadays, my personal preference tends to be the Dark Chocolate ones mixed evenly with Peanut (a mix evident in the photo should you choose to scrutinize it). Little did I know until writing this post that there are apparently even Dark Chocolate Peanut M & M’s somewhere in the world. Finding those is about to become a new compulsion for me, right up there with find the perfectly balance pale ale and selling my novel.
Dye-related nonsense and my own preference ramblings aside, let’s get down to business…
I expect only fully explained positions in this debate, of course, as usual.
And now, your weekly poll in which my personal bias might be readily evident in one or more of the options:
Have a great, possibly candy-coated weekend!