Sweet Tooth ContestThursday, May 17th, 2012 by Jessica Prokop
We’re very excited to be teaming up with St. Martin’s Press and author Kate Hopkins to bring you this contest.
Sweet Tooth: The Bittersweet History of Candy is Hopkins’ new book that asks grown-up questions about some of our most established childhood favorites. In a conflicted moment, Kate Hopkins found herself unable to enjoy her candy-fueled memories. They were too clouded with fears like cavities and cholesterol. So she decided to get really indulgent and focus in on candy for years of her life. Sweet Tooth is the fascinating result.
This isn’t your typical candy book. Sweet Tooth reveals the unexpected, even dark reality behind our favorite candies. It also chronicles the evolution of candy on its journey through the centuries and around the world. It’s a ride through the forgotten (or hidden) history of candy, written in a style that’s as fun as its subject matter.
We All Have a Candy Story: Share Yours
We all write our own candy stories in the form of nostalgic anecdotes. It’s only human to assign meaning to the flavors that were present during our most treasured formative moments. Well, you know how much we at CandyFavorites.com like to hear about candy stories. It might be our favorite thing.
So we’re giving away 5 copies of Sweet Tooth, signed by Kate Hopkins. One lucky winner will receive 5 pounds of our Penny Candy Americana Mix, filled with retro candies like Mary Janes, Chick O Sticks, Caramel Creams, Tootsie Rolls, and more.
To enter, just write your candy story in the comments. What’s the most meaningful candy in your life? What memories does it bring back for you? Six winners will be drawn from all those who submit a story. We’ll announce the winners June 27th.