Red twists sing baby powder

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Red twist candy smells like baby powder

My husband and I went to the movies the other night. He bought a pack of red twists and tore it open. I haven’t smelled the candy in years and was instantly transported to junior high, when I went on a summer camping trip with a friend. We lay around the camper for a week, eating boxes of red twists and reading serial novels. We even brought along a butane curling iron so we could style our bangs.

Sitting in the theater waiting for the show to start, I decided to investigate this candy with my new olfactory prowess. I took a twist from the package and held it to my nose and breathed in deeply. I got a major hit of baby powder. It was disappointing to realize that the scent I so long associated with this candy was not sugar, but whatever chemical combination gives talcum powder a characteristic “baby” smell. After  few minutes, the baby powder odor was gone; it had evaporated, along with my love for this candy.

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