I am kicking this series off with a guest post by Artemis Decco, the sassy proprietrix of the candy shop Confounding Confections. Please join me in welcoming Artie, the "Willa Wonka" I always knew existed! :). And don't forget to join the giveaway of some of her yummy creations! (US/Can only).
Great Taste in Books: Why I Turn to Literature for Candy Inspiration by Artemis Decco, owner of Confounding Confections
|Advice from a Caterpillar, a nod to |
Alice in Wonderland, in Chai spice.
To really understand my motives, one would need to look no further than my childhood, which was generally miserable. I lived in poverty with my mother, who was quite unwell mentally and emotionally, and two abusive older sisters. Unsurprisingly, I found solace in books. I read absolutely everything. I probably exhausted the school and public libraries’ entire inventories twice over. Also unsurprisingly, I was particularly enchanted by the writings of Charles Dickens and Roald Dahl. If you’re unfamiliar with their work, I’m embarrassed to report that the stories are unfailingly about poor, wretched children who live in unfairly monstrous conditions, only to be redeemed by a charitable act of fate, or by their own talents and virtues.
|Moustache Lollies .. so who has a white|
There’s little trace left of the frail, nervous bookworm I was as a child. I’ve grown into a brash, eccentric, gregarious buffoon. People are forever making Willy Wonka jokes and references to me, and understandably so. I’m a good sport, and I laugh along, but a secret known only to you and my other good friends is that I’m not Willy Wonka at all--I’m Charlie.
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|Artie and her partner Ken at work! Selling candy is more fun dressed up!|
Images provided by Artemis Decco, Confounding Confections.
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post. And no, I wasn't paid in candy either. Post contains affiliate links.