Via my friend Neil comes this fun list from McSweeney’s called, “The Candy Encyclopedia of American Literature”. It reimagines classic candy names as classic American novels or poetry.
Just to give you a taste:
“Sugar Babies: 19th c. children’s book. Largely considered out of date for its racist themes.”
Intriguing… This exercise would make for a fun/snobby party game. Here’s my addition:
Almond Joy: Amy Tan tugs at your heartstrings with a story that spans generations. A beautiful Chinese peasant girl is torn from her true love and sold into sexual slavery as a merchant’s concubine. Her great-granddaughter, abandoned as an infant by her impoverished parents and adopted by Angelina Jolie, grows up and seeks out her Asian identity after discovering her great-grandmother’s diary.