Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The Disgusting English Candy Drill



One of my goals on this trip to England is to track down some old-style English candies, like those Tyrone Slothrop suffers through in the scene from Gravity's Rainbow quoted above.

2 comments:

Phil said...

Good luck with that. I've had the wine gummies he complains about at one point (a letter to his mother, I think...?) and I actually liked them a lot. I've also had the Thayer's Slippery Elm, which is American but was still a very fun find...

Nat Hansen said...

Thanks. I see I can order a case of Thayer's Slippery Elm lozenges for about $30.

I didn't get a chance to visit any traditional sweet shops on this trip, since I overindulged in fish & chips. Next time, though.