Thursday, October 28, 2010

Crude trade terms

“At least candy is honest about what it is,” she said. “It has always been a processed food, eaten for pleasure, with no particular nutritional benefit.” Today, she said, every aisle in the supermarket contains highly manipulated products that have those qualities. —"Is Candy Evil, or Just Misunderstood?," NYT


Sweet that kiss, like our butter-cream-center bar. And blonde she was, like our Crispo Taffy. With eyes as blue as jelly bean No. 18—which goes in the jelly bean mixture No. 9. Dressed all in pink silk, as pink and as crisp as our Silko Spun Crunch.
But I'm talking in crude trade terms—about something too fine to compare with mere candy.
—Harry Stephen Keeler, The Riddle of the Traveling Skull

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