...the Whole Foods near my hotel to pick up something quick and healthy for dinner (lame I know but I was exhausted, it was late, and my recent research had me craving some carrots and hummus for dinner). You can imagine my surprise (and delight) when I rounded the corner to make a salad and ran smack into THIS:
YES Whole Foods on E. Grand Ave, YES. So first, I have never seen a bulk candy display at Whole Foods before (and I weirdly manage to visit a WF in almost every city I pop into) and second, they had a huge selection of Marich bulk candy which is quality stuff. Marich makes really fresh tasting candy in hard-to-find combinations like matcha green tea caramels, maple brown sugar caramels, vanilla honey caramels, coconut curry cashews, dark chocolate ginger pieces, and my FAVORITE item of theirs: triple chocolate toffee. So naturally upon seeing this amazing display, the salad went out the proverbial bowl in the name of conducting more research in a very unexpected location. I swear it's like I have a homing device for bulk candy. All in all it was a surprise ending to my night but also a sweet one (hehe). Don't fret if your local WF doesn't carry Marich like the one in Chicago, mine doesn't either (although the animals in New York would probably decimate a display like this) just head online and buy whatever you're normally into, I promise you won't be disappointed: www.marich.com.