when we were growing up
our mom would buy bridge mix
for when she had company coming over
my sibs and i
would quietly sift through and pick out all of our favorite pieces
leaving the rest
we each chose our favorites
until there were not many left at all
i think we left my mother
the giant nuts covered in chocolate and perhaps a cream or two
probably no one’s favorites
we just couldn’t help ourselves
reasoning out if we each only took a few
no one would notice
but the math was not on our side
nor was our mother, in this case.
bridge mix info: (you never know when you will need this info):
bridge mix: consisting of nuts, fruits, and cremes, covered in milk and dark chocolate.
Brach’s is the major US producer of Bridge Mix. Hershey Canada sells it under the name “Bridge Mixture.”
Bridge Mix was formed mainly when the former employee of Hershey Foods dropped the candies from six conveyor belts on a foot bridge. The bridge was used in the plant to repair equipments and was made to tilt to remove the fallen candies. The candies were then placed in big containers around the facility and the staff was allowed to have candies from the “Bridge Mix”. The Bridge mixture was then given a formal name of “Bridge Mix” by the new management. It has also been found that the name “Bridge Mix” comes from the game of cards, “Bridge” since Bridge matches have been considered notorious for getting snacks and candies on the tournament tables.
“one of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.”
source credits: brach’s candy company, hershey’s canada, ifood.tv