, oh soooooo
delicious candy shaped like fish, complete with relief of scales
I was introduced to this candy at Wilks Super Food Mart
. Wally, the proprietor of WILKS, had about one hundred jars of penny candy
on the counter of his er... "grocery store
", (only sold groceries because, by law, if you sell alcohol
, you have to sell food product
s) which is where my parents bought their beer
on Friday night. In one of these penny candy
jars were Swedish Fish. As a treat, I would get to spend whatever change was left over
from the purchase of the twelve pack
(approx. fifty cents). Usually, I would allocate ten cents for the (10) fish.
Swedish fish typically come in four colors
NOTE: I have also seen purple (grape) fish. But never blue.
Swedish fish become transparent
when their outer relief is sucked off
over the past fifteen years has eliminated
candy which only costs a penny. ooops, except Ford gum balls in hardware stores.