Did you think I forgot about you? It’s not possible, however I did feel a modicum of guilt since I didn’t post last week, but I have a good excuse. I was tired. But I was tired because I have a lot on my plate right now, and you know studies have shown that the plate size has increased in America over the last 30-40 years (contributing to the country’s obesity problem).
One of the “projects” I have been working on is a tasty one! I have decided to launch a candy business on the side. Here’s why; my day job is boring me, my comedy/writing career still hasn’t made me a millionaire and I watch the show Shark Tank every week. Have you seen that show? I’m as addicted to that show as I am to sugar. If you haven’t seen it, the show “features a panel of entrepreneurs and business executives called “Sharks” who consider offers from other entrepreneurs seeking investments for their business or product.”It’s one of the few reality shows that I like and I love seeing the ideas and inventions that people bring to the sharks for investment.
Watching this show is partially responsible for me wanting to sell my candy again. I sold it a long time ago but it was before I knew how to really “sell,”meaning I wasn’t familiar with how to use the internet to sell anything. But more importantly, I didn’t really know anything about starting a business. But what I do know is that everyone who has eaten my candy said I should sell it (insert dirty joke here). In fact, Whole Foods was interested in carrying it because it’s all natural, but I didn’t have a commercial kitchen, didn’t know you could rent one, and really was more concentrated on music at the time. But in the words of Bob Dylan – “Times they are a changin.”
Let me tell you a little bit about it. Do you like peanut butter? If you do, you will love this candy. If you don’t, you will still love this candy (it’s the main ingredient). I like peanut butter, but I don’t love it. I don’t eat it very often. However, I’ll eat this candy until I feel sick, which, in my opinion is how you show your love for food…you eat it until you’re on the verge of purging…but you don’t actually purge.
Here’s my problem; I don’t have a name for the candy, and more importantly, I don’t have the time to sit around thinking up a name for it, because I’m a busy lady. So what I thought might be fun is that anyone who reads the blog can offer a suggestion in the comment area as to what I should name it, and whatever name I like the best, even if I don’t use it, will win a big bag of candy….and a watch! Why a watch? Because I have a whole bunch of them sitting in my apartment from my last job, and I think it’s important to know what time it is.
Of course, everyone suggests Cee’s candy, but that’s just a little too close to See’s candy, (which I love too), don’t you think? I don’t want to confuse sugar addicts by changing a letter. Since the candy is kind of round pieces, I considered “Tasty Balls” as a name, but is there such a thing? The answer is no. Plus, this really is more of a gourmet item, and tasty balls just doesn’t sound gourmet.
However, we can call it “The Tasty Balls Contest!”
I wish I could send all of you a sample, but if I can figure out how to do it, I’ll add a paypal button on the blog and soon you’ll be able to purchase a bag of tasty balls. I’ll keep you updated on that.
I am not being a braggart (love that word) when I tell you that this candy is really delicious. And I don’t even take full credit for it since my mom gave me the recipe.
In the meantime, for legal reasons, you have to state contest rules when you are giving something away, so here they are:
1. You have to be at least 18 years old to enter (We do NOT want minors winning any candy or watches)
2. You have to live in the United States because I think shipping internationally is a hassle.
3. No purchase is necessary
4. You have to suggest a name for the candy in the comment section.
Okay, readers….let the fun begin!
Have a tasty day!! 😀