Ah, memories. It’s afternoon, I’ve already had lunch and played in the pool for a while and my grandma is calling me in to have a snack. She’s sitting down to watch her favorite, now cancelled, soap opera As The World Turns and wants to know if I’d like to watch it with her and have a Cherry Mash and a Coke. Of course!
Mmm… who can turn down gooey cherry goodness? Creamy centers of candy mixed with maraschino cherries and double dipped in a chocolate peanut mixture. Could you really say no to a Cherry Mash? I couldn’t, I can’t.
Random fun fact: Did you know that the Cherry Mash is the third oldest candy bar in the country according to its maker The Chase Candy Company?
Random fun fact: The contour bottle, the signature shape of Coca-Cola, was chosen for its attractive appearance, original design and the fact that, even in the dark, you could identify the genuine article.
You might say my grandma was giving me way too much sugar as a child and you’re probably right but that’s not the part I enjoyed the most. It was getting to spend time with her that meant the most to me.
To this day a big smile break outs on my face when I see a Cherry Mash or a Coke. I’ll never forget those times curled up on the floor in my swimsuit, hair wet in a towel, munching on candy and sipping my drink watching As The World Turns. Thank you for the sweetest memories Grandma!