We went to the local Fair this evening. I’ve been wanting to go and sneak a cotton candy ever since I saw Bethany Frankel have some on her show, “Bethany Getting Married?” (Yes, I watch it; it’s an enjoyable distracton).
After walking the entire fair, I couldn’t find one cotton candy vendor. Maybe they don’t make it anymore, or maybe they just don’t sell it at our local Fair. Well, I found a moment to get off on my own in the Commerce Display Building and lo and behold, there it was. A candy display with vanilla fudge.
I always think things go better with fudge; so I ordered a 1/4 pound piece for $3.50. The amount really was too much to pay the amount given I was desparate; or so I thought. I walked around the corner while my husband was deeply entrenched in learning about some item from another vendor. Hiding the fudge in my purse, I pulled off bits and pieces, savoring them as I walked. However, I did notice something distinct.
I’d figured the fudge was fresh but it just didn’t taste as good as I remembered. I could taste the artificial flavorings and it was too sweet. I kept thinking of the headache I expected to get and wondered how many calories I was consuming with that one piece of unnecessary candy.
Things had really changed. After that, nothing looked good. I shared a few bites of a Jalepeno and Cheese Pretzel fresh out of the oven that my husband got and left it at that. By the time I got home, the stomach ache started, the gurgling deep inside and reality hit. Guess my stomach didn’t want to house a so-called treat that was full of white sugar and artificial flavorings. The pretzel probably didn’t help either.
But I learned a painful yet needful lesson. I’ve gone through steps to start changing my body dynamics. I don’t like going backwards in life so I have to move forward. What was noticably obvious was that there was little to nothing to eat for a person who is seeking to be healthy at the Fair. Sweets, salt, sugar, syrup were the main fare. All I found was roasted corn on the cob and the pretzels but that was about it. Some vendors had a few items; a bag of natural almounds among the sugar coated, salted ones. Even the roasted peanuts are gone.
There’s a great opportunity to explore for the food entrepreneur.