Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America

By: Steve Almond

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A self-professed candyfreak, Steve Almond set out in search of a much-loved candy from his childhood and found himself on a tour of the small candy companies that are persevering in a marketplace where big corporations dominate.
From the Twin Bing to the Idaho Spud, the Valomilk to the Abba-Zaba, and discontinued bars such as the Caravelle, Marathon, and Choco-Lite, Almond uncovers a trove of singular candy bars made by unsung heroes working in old-fashioned factories to produce something they love. And in true candyfreak fashion, Almond lusciously describes the rich tastes that he has loved since childhood and continues to crave today. Steve Almond has written a comic but ultimately bittersweet story of how he grew up on candy-and how, for better and worse, the candy industry has grown up, too.
Candyfreak is the delicious story of one man's lifelong obsession with candy and his quest to discover its origins in America.

Title: Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America

Author Name: Steve Almond

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Harvest Books: 2005-04-04

ISBN Number: 0156032937

ISBN Number 13: 9780156032933

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 019853

Description: *** Softcover in Very Good + condition. Binding tight, pages clean. Previous owner sticker inside front cover. ***