Feb 16 2012 Published by under Synaptic Misfires

Sci doesn't celebrate Valentine's Day much. Rather, I celebrate the day POST-Valentine's when all the candy becomes a delicious 50-75% off.

But this has become harder since I moved to a large city. In the suburbs, buying cheap candy was a breeze. Huge grocery stores were overstocked with the stuff and desperate to move merchandise. You had your pick of all the delicious sales.

But the city is another story. The small local markets and chains (usually pharmacies) can't have as much stock, and even the evening of Valentine's day it looked like a tornado had gone through. Nothing was on sale because nothing NEEDED to be on sale. Disappointing to say the least. I noticed that in particular, Reese's and peanut butter M&Ms were not on sale, and still completely sold out. We know what's popular, and what's popular is peanut butter and chocolate.

Still, by superior effort at several stores I managed a respectable haul.

You can see that the bars were on sale, a Cadbury sale in the US should never be passed up. I also obtained some Nestle, Dove, Ghiradelli, Lindt, and a few boxes of truffles. Not too bad, but nothing like the awesomeness that was the suburb chocolate sale. So if you are in suburbs, go NOW! You may even find a deal on Reese's. Sweet, sweet Reese's.

4 responses so far

  • Ewan says:

    BUT: Cadbury's in the US is not Cadbury's; it's made by Hershey under license and is essentially identical to other US mass-market pseudo-chocolate.

    [Exception: at least until last year, caramel eggs were the real deal, made in the UK and shipped over; the difference is glorious!]

    Mind you, this is just as well. If I could get genuine Mars or Cadbury's bars in any store, I'd be in even more trouble trying to stay non-obese 🙁

    • Scicurious says:

      I am going to put my hands over my ears and pretend I'm not listening, because I really don't want to bite into one of those and taste Hershey. >:( I am hoping that if I pretend hard enough it will taste like the real thing to me.

      *hands over ears* LALALALALALAAAAAA

  • Ria says:

    You can get real Cadbury's in the US, but only at British import stores, which are rather rare. We have one here in Houston that I favor, "British Isles" in Rice Village.

  • Sxydocma1 says:

    I have just finished eating my third bag of Cadbury Minieggs and plan on eating more.

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