Dear Mom, Please send candy corn. Thank you.

Alternate title for this post was Things I Miss About Fall in The U.S.

In England, we have the beautiful leaves changing colors, the scarf and boot weather, the crispness in the air.

But, there are two things which define fall to me. Candy corn and apple cider.

I have searched high and low for candy corn in the UK since the start of October, visiting every store I know that carries ‘American’ foods. No luck. And, what is worse? No one really even knows what candy corn is. For shame! I made the Brit try it last Halloween when he was in the U.S. Pretty sure that he hated it, which I can’t understand. Who wouldn’t want their teeth to feel like they are about to fall out from the pure sugar that makes those little candies like a slice of heaven?!

So, on Monday, I gave up on my hunt and called my mom to ask that she purchase a bag of Brach’s candy corn for me when I go home in a few weeks. (The Brach’s ones are the only way to go.)

And, apple cider! Ah…I love hot apple cider with a stick of cinnamon in the fall. I can picture myself walking back to my office from Starbucks last year when I was in Washington…puffy coat, scarf, boots, hands wrapped around the hot cup. Yum! Don’t get me wrong. I drink plenty of pints of cider here, but I want the non-alcoholic stuff. So, mom’s buying a gallon of that too for our visit in a few weeks.

I can’t wait for Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania!!

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