There are three reasons why this candy, from Schimpff’s in Jeffersonville, Indiana, is totally the best.

orange1First, it looks disgusting. Here are pictures of it whole, in which it looks like something that came out of the wrong end of a cat, and split, in which it looks likeOrange2 something that came out of something that came out of the wrong end of a cat.

Second, the outside is dark chocolate. Mmmmm…dark chocolate! Good for you, and decadently delicious.

Third, the inside is candied orange peel. Mmmmm…candied orange peel! Packed with Vitamin C and sugarsugarsugar.

Fourth — Oh, um, I meant to say there are four reason why this candy is totally the best…. So fourth, nobody else likes it very much. That leaves more for me, me, me!

The down side is that it’s somewhat expensive, since it’s sold by weight, and it’s rather weighty. Still, it’s worth it for a treat once or twice a year. And you really don’t need much of it. There are only so many times you can bear having your pleasure center pop and sizzle with a megadose of dark and golden joy.

Getting set to go to Corydon with Southern Indiana Writers to sell books at Halloween on the Square. Come on down and see us!


writing prompt: What’s something you love to eat that nobody else you know likes very much? If nothing, invent something for a character. Pickled herring? The fat on their steak? Tofu? Raw lemons?