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The Resource Candyfreak

Candyfreak

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Candyfreak
Title
Candyfreak
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Summary
Perhaps you remember the whipped splendor of the Choco-Lite, or the luscious Caravelle bar, or maybe the sublime and perfectly balanced Hershey's Cookies 'n Mint. The Marathon, an inimitable rope of caramel covered in chocolate. Oompahs. Bit-O-Choc. The Kit Kat Dark. Steve Almond certainly does. In fact, he was so obsessed by the inexplicable disappearance of these bars—where'd they go?—that he embarked on a nationwide journey to uncover the truth about the candy business. There, he found an industry ruled by huge conglomerates, where the little guys, the last remaining link to the glorious boom years of the candy bar in America, struggle to survive. Visiting the candy factories that produce the Twin Bing, the Idaho Spud, the Goo Goo Cluster, the Valomilk, and a dozen other quirky bars, Almond finds that the world of candy is no longer a sweet haven. Today's precious few regional candy makers mount daily battles against corporate greed, paranoia, and that good old American compulsion: crushing the little guy. Part candy porn, part candy polemic, part social history, part confession, Candyfreak explores the role candy plays in our lives as both source of pleasure and escape from pain. By turns ecstatic, comic, and bittersweet, Candyfreak is the story of how Steve Almond grew up on candy—and how, for better and worse, candy has grown up, too
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Almond, Steve
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Nonfiction
  • Humor (Nonfiction)
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Candyfreak
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:b2cf985e-fef9-4e51-91fb-34bf7ae46918
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781565127135
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Candyfreak
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b2cf985e-fef9-4e51-91fb-34bf7ae46918
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781565127135
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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