Thursday, July 26, 2007

How Sweet It Is In Atlantic City

If you're anywhere near the east coast and someone mentions Atlantic City, you probably think of gambling casinos, the boardwalk, or Donald Trump. If you're a beach person, you will add the wide beach and splashing in the surf.

Last week I discovered another side of Atlantic City…the truly sweet side. Sure the people were nice there, but the place was absolutely the sweetest thing ever. Really.

The sign out front says it all: IT'SUGAR. When you walk inside, you forget all about the food triangle and your latest diet. It is all about SUGAR in big bright capital letters. They have a wall of M&M's with dispensers in every color. How about that? Brown M&M's, my favorite color, and with my monogram already on each one! These will be my signature giveaway.

You can get an idea of the scale of the place in the picture with the elephant – notice the heads of people in the bottom right? Yes, it was that big. I love the sentiment of that sign, though – candy for breakfast because, after all, it is the most important meal of the day. It's true you can make your own candy bar – my daughter-in-law's birthday was the next day and we made one especially for her.

As if the M&M's weren't enough, the cases were full of luscious looking fudge in any shade of chocolate you want. Yes, we bought some of that to take home, and no, I will not discuss how much of it made it all the way back to Baltimore.

It was a beautiful warm-but-not-hot day at the shore, and after all that sweetness we headed back to the hotel to relax and take in the view. Ah, what could be better? Salt air and sweet candy. Delicious!

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