by Megan L. Phillips
The author of Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America (Algonquin, 2004), an exploration of the world of chocolate and the author’s obsession with it, spoke at the June 18 contributors meeting of the Somerville News.
“The Caravelle bar was my favorite chocolate bar, and it disappeared from the stores. One day, you go to the store and can't find your favorite candy,” said Steve Almond, also author of My Life in Heavy Metal, a collection of short stories.
Originally launched as a portable alternative to liquid chocolate, candy bars evolved from goods produced mostly by local confectioneries into mass-market commercial products, said Almond.