Not realizing I was talking out loud, I said, “Who on earth could ever eat that many chocolates?”
A customer standing near me said, “Someone who’s addicted to chocolates!”
Her words made me think back to a time when I was addicted to a certain type of candy. In fact, I ate so much of it, a month’s worth easily could have filled three boxes the size of the ones those chocolates came in.
I’m talking about jelly beans. From the moment I was old enough to grow teeth, I loved jelly beans. Back then they mainly were made by Brach’s and came in basic fruit flavors like lemon, lime and orange. There also were black licorice ones, which I wasn’t crazy about. But my mother loved them, so I always picked all of those out of the bag the minute I opened it, and gave them to her..