Monday, June 29, 2009

"The Candy Man Can" MFA Greensboro Alum Steve Almond in the Wall Street Journal

The Candy Man Can

Knowing my penchant for all things sugary, a friend recently gave me a wonderful gift: a framed candy-bar wrapper dating back to the Great Depression. The odd name of the bar, "Chicken Dinner," was accented by the label art: a steaming chicken. Sad to say, Chicken Dinner did not include any actual chicken parts. It was mostly nuts and chocolate. But why would a confectioner name a chocolate bar after a Sunday meal?

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