Thursday, December 9, 2010

My secret to success: edible Legos

Monday was a shopping day, Tuesday was a church class, Wednesday was a birthday celebration, and on Thursday the car was shanghaied by surly mechanics.

But I've been a bundle of boundless energy. My secret to success? Edible Legos, of course.

What are they? Why, they're tiny building blocks of pure sugar, that's what they are. You can build with them, just like real Legos, but then instead of stepping on them in the middle of the night and screeching in agony, you can EAT them.

Are they good for you? Well, um, of course they're not. I haven't read the list of ingredients, but I think it reads something like this: SUGAR. And, like all things bad for you, they're delicious - in a rock-hard, don't-eat-them-on-the-side-you-have-dental-work kind of way.

Now, they're not actually called "edible Legos." The Lego folks probably wouldn't like that, or more likely, they'd want a cut of the profits. They're really called "candy building blocks" or some such thing. But I know what I know. They're edible Legos.

And I never meant to become addicted. A friend told me about them when she heard I was throwing a Mario birthday party for my son. If you (or your kids) know anything about Mario games, you know that in a lot of them, he's basically walking on these little sidewalks and levels that look like Legos. So it would be a really fun addition to a loot bag, right? Wrong. Because now mom eats them. Whenever she sees them.

It could be as bad as my Stress Frosting addiction, and that took a really, really long time to break. For years, my husband wondered why there were always cans of frosting around the house but not a cupcake in sight.

Luckily, I've only found these candies at one place, and it's kind of hard to get to, and not really close to my house. So, I figure after the party that'll be it. I'll be done. No more.

I just hope the frosting cans don't start showing up again.

1 comment:

  1. You've got a wonderful entertaining flair for the written word Diane. I really enjoyed your post.