Monday, August 4, 2008

Poll Position: Black Folks Love Them Some Now And Laters.

I can't say I was too surprised at the winner of last week's Poll Position. Black folks love Now and Laters like we love Al Green records, Cadillacs, and fried bologna. These tart, hardly chewy, and sugar laden treats were prolly a dietary staple for most of us growing up. So, no real surprise there. This was so predictable that I actually wrote this drop a week ago. No, really.

Here's the final tally.

I didn't really care for the candy, which some refer to as AaaaaLaders since they always stuck to your teeth and besides, Mambas were much better. Personally, my favorite cavity creator was Fun Dip, that stuff where you had the little sweet tart stick that you then dipped into that little packet of presweetened Kool Aid. Yeah, it was pure sugar, but it was also relatively expensive (25 cents?) compared to Now and Laters, which were prolly like a nickel at most when I was coming up.

If you had some Fun Dip, you was seriously stuntin'. And we all know "Stuntin' Is A Habit". Or so our newest black leader says.

I have no idea why, but I actually like that song.

Anyways, others finishing with respectable margins were Chick-O-Stix, which are absolutely putrid, but got the benefit of favorable poll placement. Good ole' Blow Pops, Jolly Ranchers, and hood' staple LemonHeads also did well. And somewhat surprisingly, ubiquitous candies like Toostie Rolls, Bazooka Gum, and Caramels did quite bad.

Halloween Candy Procurers, take note.

This Week's Poll kicks off what I'd like to refer to as our First Annual Obama Week. Okay, who am I kidding, we've got a nice Guest Post by a familiar friend today, but that's the extent of it. Shark Week has no competition.

Anyways, there's been lots of talk of late about how much an Obama Presidency would actually benefit Black America, so I figured I'd pose the question to you guys.

Question: Did Now And Laters stick to your teeth too? Do you think black folks are genetically predisposed to like Now And Laters? Do you secretly like Mr. Lavell Crump's new song too?

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