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Sugar Rush, Sugar Crush
I did it and I’m glad. That is, I’m sort of glad. Well, actually, I’m not so sure I’m sort of glad. Okay, truth to tell, I’m…hooked, hopeless and, happy.
I’m referring to logging on to play Sugar Crush, that crazy Candy Land of a matching game, presumably for adults, that’s appealing, appetizing, and apparently highly addictive.
Not being much of a gamer, I had largely ignored the exhortation of friends, on Facebook, and in person, to start playing the game. Initially, I downloaded the app as research: I thought it might be a sweet treat for Sucree readers if we gave names and taste profiles to the candies, and maybe even try to create them. Then I thought, as long as I’m here, I guess I should at least try the game. And, the rest, as they say, is history.
And as it turns out, while I was busy playing Sugar Crush, King, the company behind the game, was busy making the candies in real time. Candy retailer, Dylan’s Candy Bar, that fantasy candy world in Manhattan, (now Miami, too), has just this month begun carrying a line of 4 Candy Crush candies: Mixed Fruit Gummies, Sour Fruit Gummies, Jelly Fish and Color Bombs. None of these hit my sweet spot, but I think that’s because I had something completely different in mind. I’d tell you more, but I need to get back to mastering level 30!!
When not playing Sugar Crush, I’ve been busy in the test kitchen kneading and shaping dough, and ladling jam into jars for our Sweet Feature, Bread and Jam. I was trying to find a way to work the Do-Re-Mi song into the storyline, but wasn’t sure the reference to the song from the movie classic “The Sound of Music” would resonate with enough of our readers.
I needn’t have worried, as NBC will be airing a live presentation of the stage version (1959 on Broadway), starring Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp, on December 5 at 8 p.m. In case you can’t wait, here’s a link to the You Tube public collaboration video of the song.
As we kickoff our second holiday season here at sucreemagazine.com, we are immeasurably thankful for your continued readership and support. And we are ever mindful in this season of plenty of those who struggle to have even the most meager of meals on a daily basis.
For this reason, we are again supporting Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry program with a donation of $5 for every new subscription order ($24.95/yr.) we receive during November and December. Think about renewing your own subscription, or gifts for family and friends. Please spread the word about this worthy organization that’s committed to wiping out childhood hunger by 2015. You can also donate directly at: www.nokidhungry.org.
For me, this kind of giving is a great kickoff to the holiday season. And that’s the perfect lead-in to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and a Happy Hanukkah.
Be assured that our team is working hard to bring you a super-sweet December issue!