Wednesday, January 30, 2002


Is it me, or has anyone else noticed how shockingly complicated and high-tech kid's CANDY has become? I can barely figure out how to open most of it or even eat it. I was trying to tell my son about the extremely boring, simple candy we used to eat — like those multi-colored drops of hard sugar on adding machine paper strips we called "button candy" and plain old Hershey bars and stuff like Bit O'Honey. He was shocked.

If you're up for a day of real live retail trend-hunting, check out candy at the supermarket, toys at Toys 'R Us and shoes at Target.