It's readin' for smart people!
According to an article in the NY Times from last Monday entitled "When Economy Sours, Tootsie Rolls Soothe Souls"---- candy sales have been soaring as the economy continues to plummet.
The article goes on to theorize some of the reasons for this surge. Reasons such as:
- Sugar helps lift spirits.
- Candy (especially in bulk bins) is relatively cheap.
- It's a nostalgic reminder of better times.
From the ashes comes the phoenix... and that phoenix is filled with nougat!
Here's the kicker: Many historians use the the stock market collapse (known as Black Tuesday) as the starting date for the Great Depression. And what was that starting date?
October 29, 1929.
JUST TWO DAYS BEFORE HALLOWEEN!
Check out the article HERE and then head off to your nearest candy store to drown your 401k sorrows in a bucket of Sour Patch kids. You'll be helping the economy and getting a burn mark on your tongue in the name of 'better well being.'