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The Resource Candyfreak: : a journey through the chocolate underbelly of America, Steve Almond

Candyfreak: : a journey through the chocolate underbelly of America, Steve Almond

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Candyfreak: : a journey through the chocolate underbelly of America
Title
Candyfreak:
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a journey through the chocolate underbelly of America
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Steve Almond
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Language
eng
Summary
Perhaps you remember the whipped splendor of the Choco-Lite, or the luscious Caravelle bar, or maybe the sublime and perfectly balanced Hershey's Cookies 'n Mint. The Marathon, an inimitable rope of caramel covered in chocolate. Oompahs. Bit-O-Choc. The Kit Kat Dark. Steve Almond certainly does. In fact, he was so obsessed by the inexplicable disappearance of these bars-where'd they go?-that he embarked on a nationwide journey to uncover the truth about the candy business. There, he found an industry ruled by huge conglomerates, where the little guys, the last remaining link to the glorious boom years of the candy bar in America, struggle to survive. Visiting the candy factories that produce the Twin Bing, the Idaho Spud, the Goo Goo Cluster, the Valomilk, and a dozen other quirky bars, Almond finds that the world of candy is no longer a sweet haven. Today's precious few regional candy makers mount daily battles against corporate greed, paranoia, and that good old American compulsion: crushing the little guy. Part candy porn, part candy polemic, part social history, part confession, Candyfreak explores the role candy plays in our lives as both source of pleasure and escape from painches By turns ecstatic, comic, and bittersweet, Candyfreak is the story of how Steve Almond grew up on candy-and how, for better and worse, candy has grown up, too
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Perhaps you remember The Marathon, Oompahs, Bit-O-Choc, or Kit Kat Dark. Where did they go? Driven by his obsession, stubborn idealism, and the promise of free candy, self-confessed candyfreak Steve Almond takes off on a quest to discover candy's origins in America, to explore little companies that continue to get by on pluck and perseverance, and to witness the glorious excess of candy manufacturing. Part candy porn, part candy polemic, part social history, part confession, Candyfreak explores the role candy plays in our lives as both source of pleasure and escape from pain. By turns ecstatic, comic, and bittersweet, Candyfreak is the story of how Steve Almond grew up on candy--and how, for better and worse, candy has grown up too
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Award
  • Alex Award, 2005.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2004.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2004.
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contains biographical information
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165024
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Midwest
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Almond, Steve
Dewey number
338.4/7664153/0973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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True
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  • Almond, Steve
  • Candy industry
  • Candy
  • Chocolate
Target audience
adult
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a journey through the chocolate underbelly of America
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Candyfreak: : a journey through the chocolate underbelly of America, Steve Almond
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT11689275
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781565127135
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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MWT11689275
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remote
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11689275
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Candyfreak: : a journey through the chocolate underbelly of America, Steve Almond
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11689275
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781565127135
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11689275
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11689275
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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