A three-day sugar rush gets underway Tuesday when the
opens at Chicago’s
. Sponsored by the
, the expo is “the largest confectionery, cookie and snack show in the Americas” with nearly 500 companies displaying their wares to the trade.
Of course, expo-related press releases are falling as thick as the white candy sprinkles on
in advance of the event. One release begins memorably: “Remember the joy and wonder the candy store brought as a child?” I sure do – and the many dentist visits that resulted.
Looking back at what I ate as a child I just stare in wonder and embarrassment. A number of my fellow Stew contributors had similar feelings. Here's a list of those childhood faves that now stock our personal Larders of Shame.