Sorry about the title of this one. Kinda cracks me up. But cute titles like this actually annoy the hell out of me. My bad!
Per a request from avid reader and The Assistant’s filmmaker, I’m reviewing the good ol standby, Bit O’ Honey.
– It’s an old candy. I’m pretty certain the packaging is exactly the same it was in 1924. The colors for sure are.
– We all had this as a kid. And most likely you didn’t want it at first since it wasn’t some crazy purple color, and it wasn’t chocolate, and it was hard. Plus it wasn’t like you got a ton of it. It sure as hell wasn’t like a pack of Dynamints for 25 cents where you got seemingly 100s of little sugar pills.
They don’t start too sweet. kinda caramely. Kinda smooth. As you work them in, they get a bit grainy. Then you play with them in your teeth, flipping them around and around, under the tongue, squashing them one way, then trying to squash them the other way. They loosen up but not too much. They stick to the teeth but not like caramel. Not stringy chewy.
And finally — they don’t really taste like honey. I’m sure it’s in there somewhere – I’m not calling BS on Nestle truth in marketing (like the British ASA called BS on Apple, who’s marketing iPhone as able to get to all the parts of the Internet, except Flash or Java — which are absolutely necessary for the full Web experience…ahem…oh wait. That’s my other job. Sorry). But for me, honey is different. It’s kinda smoky. Reallly sticky. And “Flavored.” And not a flavor I like all that much. I like my sugarness just to be sweet. I don’t want much taste to it. I leave the taste to the man-made chemicals. I love honey with peanut butter though….
Bit O’ Honey is remarkably aptly named as far as I can tell and I like it. Well worth a retry if you haven’t partaken in the last 20 years.