When I was younger I had a teacher tell me that a smell, taste or even a sound could bring me to a place I remembered from my past. Well at the time it was difficult to imagine being only 10 or 11 years old. As time has passed it seems as simple as I was told I found this to be incredibly true. When I was younger my grandfather used to love real ginger chews. He would dip them in chocolate or eat them plain. I found the taste to be incredible gross at the time but he would insist I try them as he swore up and down about how healthy ginger root can be if eaten often. So of course I followed his direction. Everyday in the store I would fill up the trays with fresh ginger chews plain and dipped in chocolate. People would come in and buy them right up. I would ask “why” he said they taste good and there good for you. This was very hard for me to believe as I couldn’t stand the taste. As years had passed I lost one of the most special people in the world, my grandfather. He will always be in my heart and I believe he is still with me each and every day.
Fifteen years later, I ran into some great ginger at a trade show I attended in California, I ate some and really loved it not just for the taste of this fabulous candy but were it took me for those few short seconds. It brought me right back into our little retail candy store were my grandfather used to make me fill the trays of fresh ginger chews. Now believe it or not I love ginger chews and eat them all the time. Boy did my Grandfather know a good thing when he saw it. Hopefully you have a candy that might remind you of someone or something special in your life.