Notwithstanding my militant stand against sugar in savory foods and candy in the classroom, I will still be filling little plastic eggs with candy for Jasper this Easter. Here's the loot I picked up at Blue Apron--a store that reminds me of Willy Wonka's candy store only it's even better because it also carries my favorite cheeses and duck liver pate.
It's still candy, but the Green Beans jelly beans are made with natural fruit juice concentrate, which makes for especially tasty beans. Jasper calls the rainbow-colored licorice whips "energy cords." I used a couple for a baking project and within minutes he and some friends finished off the rest of the bag. (So much for them!) The white bar with a flower is a crisp rice bar coated in white chocolate. And the gorgeous robins' eggs are chocolate caramel; these are my favorite. Jasper is also getting some marzipan fruit we saw at a different store and some non-edible Tintin comic books--all he wants me to read to him these days.
Meanwhile, Jasper's school teacher heard our pleas and is holding an Easter egg hunt with toy-filled eggs instead of candy-filled. I contributed some marbles, stickers, and Hello Kitty stamps. Other non-edible ideas are polished rocks, bouncy balls, egg-shaped sidewalk chalk, and mini markers.
Monday, April 06, 2009
Posted by Adriana Velez at 1:03 PM