I'm back with another reliving-my-childhood-memories episode and this time, it's a lot sweeter and colorful! A few days ago, I watched a movie to try unwinding after yet another stressful workday. Of course I had the usual popcorn, chips, and soda but my tongue was still far from satisfied. So I asked to be excused and went straight to Candy Corner to look for an ideal sweet alternative snack. After a few minutes of debating between getting a box of jellybeans and a box of Nerds, I ended up buying the latter--a wise choice if I may say so!
My very first Nerds experience takes me a long walk down memory lane. I was in first grade and I was only given Php 20 daily allowance, to be used for miscellaneous purchases. For kids my age, there was nothing better to use money for except to buy the yummiest treats. A classmate went to me to share with me a few bits of small, sweet candies of bright neon hues. "Ano yan?" I asked. "Nerds. Sarap no?" my classmate replied. (What's that?; Nerds. Delicious, huh?) It was hard not to ask for more! Regardless of what flavor you choose, there's this competing sweetness and sourness, typical of Nerds candies. My favorite has always been the red colored Nerds. I would assume they're either watermelon flavored or apple flavored; I could just munch on them the whole day!
The weirdest experiment I did with Nerds candies was to sink a generous amount of red Nerds candies in a glass of cold Sprite (the soda). My friends found it disgusting but the taste proved them wrong eventually.
These days, I rarely chew on candies as diet preferences have shifted upon growing up. Gone are the days when I would be buying candies by the bags. Instead, I just buy a few of my favorite sweets every once in a while, of which one of them would be a box of rainbow sweetness called Nerds.