Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America (Harvest Book)
A self-professed candyfreak, Steve Almond set out in search of a much-loved candy from his childhood and found himself on a tour of the small candy companies that are persevering in a marketplace where big corporations dominate.From the Twin Bing to the Idaho Spud, the Valomilk to the Abba-Zaba,... show more
A self-professed candyfreak, Steve Almond set out in search of a much-loved candy from his childhood and found himself on a tour of the small candy companies that are persevering in a marketplace where big corporations dominate.From the Twin Bing to the Idaho Spud, the Valomilk to the Abba-Zaba, and discontinued bars such as the Caravelle, Marathon, and Choco-Lite, Almond uncovers a trove of singular candy bars made by unsung heroes working in old-fashioned factories to produce something they love. And in true candyfreak fashion, Almond lusciously describes the rich tastes that he has loved since childhood and continues to crave today. Steve Almond has written a comic but ultimately bittersweet story of how he grew up on candy-and how, for better and worse, the candy industry has grown up, too.Candyfreak is the delicious story of one man's lifelong obsession with candy and his quest to discover its origins in America.
Publish date: April 4th 2005
Publisher: Harvest Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Candy lover and perhaps aptly named Steve Almond takes the reader on a journey about candy: the history of candy's rise in the US, how it's made, what he likes and why he loves candy so. It sounds like an awesome story, right? Wrong. The book is a slap-dash mix of childhood reminiscing, descriptio...
if you've ever fell obsessively in love with an idea or a thing, then this is the book for you. it's like a love letter written to candy. absolutely obsessively crazily beautiful.
Uno pensaría que yo amaría un libro así. Y es bueno, pero noté que las únicas partes que realmente me interesaron se referían a tipos muy específicos de dulces que puedo reconocer. A tal punto que se te abtoja comerlos inmediatamente. Aunque en general el libro está bien escrito y organizado, sient...
I think I first heard of Steve Almond's Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America on Epinions. Having a bit of a sweet tooth myself, and missing more than one of the treats I remember from my childhood, I added it to my Amazon wishlist, and a friend sent it to me for a "just ...
laughing out loud!! OH oh he mentions the Forever Yours, what a bar that was!heads up, author is kind of whiny, but funny!!!