SWEET TALK—Happy Thanksgiving!

almond roca ad CWMYes, it’s almost Thanksgiving, and hopefully you remembered to come home with a tin of candy behind your back and a live turkey under your arm.

So far, so good. But… what about Christmas? With every bite you savor and every story you share on Thanksgiving day, the jolly, wide shadow of Santa is cast over your shoulder. You might even feel the weight of his roly-poly hand as he looms over you to see if you have promptly begun your list of perfect remembrances slated to be purchased for family, friends, and business acquaintances in time for December 25th.

I know what you’re thinking: Please don’t ruin my Thanksgiving by reminding me of this!!!”

I am not trying to bother you, however. Instead, I’m looking to solve the problem. I think we can all agree that we have enough problems already, and finding clever ideas to bring joy to the faces of all we know should be a pleasure and not a problem, right? Right?

So, here’s the answer: what is the perfect gift?


Most everybody likes candy! Wouldn’t you like some candy?

Love Candy Ad

After all, Captain Kirk likes candy.Phoenix Star Trek Candy and Prize

Mr. T and the kids like candy.

Mr. T and the Kids

The Dionne Quints like candy. That’s a lot of candy.Dionne Quints Baby Ruth

America’s favorite family, The Nelsons, like candy…Nelson Family Almond Joy

…and so does Nelson!Nelson Bubble Gum

The Beatles like candy… yeah, yeah, yeah!Korean Beatles Candy

Alf likes candy and can’t get enough of those little candy cats…Alf Candy

…and if that’s not enough to convince you, Muhammad Ali floats like a butterfly and likes candy, Dick Tracy likes candy while he’s stopping crime, and Clara Peller wants to know: “Where’s the beef!” and “Where’s the (fill in the blank) bubble gum!”

Where's the Beef
You can thank me now. Now, go have a happy Thanksgiving!

Darlene Lacey

About Darlene Lacey

Darlene is the author of "Classic Candy: America's Favorite Sweets, 1950-80" and curator of the Candy Wrapper Museum, which is comprised of her personal collection which she began as a teenager in the 70s. The CWM has been featured in numerous TV shows, magazines, newspapers and blogs, and made its art gallery debut in 2010 at the Scion Space's "Palate" show.
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