Monday, February 06, 2006

M: wine flavored candy?

During our regular weekly outing to Larry's Market, B and I were stopped in front of the new British food section, and found this:

Wine Gums? We had to buy it. Those crazy Brits! Wine flavored candy? What will they think of next? Look - it says that there are different flavors like port, bordeau, sherry, even champagne!

Except when we got it home and tried some, it was a different story. They don't actually taste like wine, they are "fruit"-flavored with different kinds of wines printed on the front. I was sorely disappointed. Silly Brits.

This weekend I also finished reading The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger. Has anyone else out there read it? I'm curious what other folks think. It was good - a page turner/love story/adventure sort of book, but I didn't really like the end. I won't ruin it for anyone who hasn't read it, but the last couple pages really seemed unnecessarily sad, and it almost made Clare seem pathetic. Did anyone else get that feeling?


susan said...

I love that book, but the first time I read it I cried for the last 150 pages. Kevin was worried.

I agree that it's unnecessarily tragic/depressing/futile at the end, but I found that bothered me less on subsequent re-readings... Maybe we can have a bookgroup at knitting tomorrow. :-)

mandy said...

Oooh that sounds good! Only I'm not going to be able to make it this week. Next week for sure though.