Skip to product information
1 of 1

Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC

Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America

Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America

Regular price $12.99 USD
Regular price $32.99 USD Sale price $12.99 USD
Sale Sold out

Perhaps you remember The Marathon, Oompahs, Bit-O-Choc, or Kit Kat Dark. Where did they go? Driven by his obsession, stubborn idealism, and the promise of free candy, self-confessed candyfreak Steve Almond takes off on a quest to discover candy's origins in America, to explore little companies that continue to get by on pluck and perseverance, and to witness the glorious excess of candy manufacturing. Part candy porn, part candy polemic, part social history, part confession, Candyfreak explores the role candy plays in our lives as both source of pleasure and escape from pain. By turns ecstatic, comic, and bittersweet, Candyfreak is the story of how Steve Almond grew up on candy---and how, for better and worse, candy has grown up too.

Original material © 2004 Steve Almond. Published by arrangement with Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

The New York Times - Kate Ja.cobs

…p; for the most part, Almond goes at the subject as if he were a giddy 5-year-old, creating an entertaining book full of repeatable tidbits about the candy industry.

View full details