I find it strange that though I can not say Circus Peanuts have changed at all since I was a kid (and I LOVED them!), but now they seem completely disgusting to me. They smell the same, look the same, taste the same, and tempt me to eat them just as they ever did. But when I put one in my mouth a few minutes ago -unable to say the taste had actually changed- I was stunned to realize they’re horrible. They’re exactly as I remember them, except that I used to like them.
With this epiphany I fear what I will discover if I ever give the wax bottles of coke another try, or candy cigarettes (anyone else get in trouble for pretending they were real?), or… Pop Rocks. Perhaps I should have learned my lesson and stopped after being disillusioned by Spaghettio’s (a real treat when I was a kid). I mean, what’s next –Tang? God forbid. Where does the madness end? (P.S. Anyone had Tang lately? What’s your take? -Wait, nevermind, don’t tell me. I’m afraid of knowing.)