It is one of my vices. I know I'm not alone, because almost everyone loves candy. My siblings and I even created a yearly holiday where we have to eat an entire bag of candy in an hour as part of the week long celebration we created.
When I was in elementary school, kids would always talk about this great candy. They would share it with me and I would look at the color to make sure it was a flavor I enjoyed. I never bought them myself, they were always given to me in their plain wax paper wrapping. I enjoyed the yellow (banana) and the pinkish (watermelon). I would ask the friends who had them to share their stash and they would give me a piece from the packs I liked. It was great.
For the longest time, though, I did not realize that I was saying the name of the candy incorrectly. I had heard people say it since my first wonderful taste of the hard, chewy candy and didn't think anything of the real name of it.
I knew them as "nahwlayduhs".
I wasn't sure how to spell the candy, but I recognized the name when I heard it and I loved the taste of some nahwlayduhs. I had my favorites, but I enjoyed all the flavors. How someone could make a candy where all the colors/flavors were the stuff is beyond me. I loved when friends would go into the city and get flavors that were different from the typical flavors I usually had.
It wasn't until years later that I finally saw the actually package for nahwlayduhs rather than the unlabeled wax paper. I finally realized that I was an idiot and that people just were speaking with their St. Louis accents when saying the candy's name.
Now and Laters.
How could I have been so dumb? Was I the only one that didn't know they were actually called Now and Laters?
I don't know, but I do know that I have never been able to save some of those candies for later. I am more about the now with them for sure.