i've been sitting on two packages of gummy bears for a while, wanted to do a comparison between the haribo gold-bears gummy candy versus the black forest gummy bears. i always though haribo was a japanese company, so i was surprised when i found out it's a german company established in 1920. they're the original inventors of the gummy bears. unfortunately their gummy bears don't look very bear-like, more like melted playthings. maybe that's why they don't call them gummy bears but "gummi candy." there's a hint of fur pattern but it looks more like stab wounds. the gummy is also on the hard side. another bit of trivia: they're actually made in turkey. black forest candy is actually a brand of the ferrara pan candy company, a chicago company founded by italian immigrants in 1908. i guess the black forest brand was chosen for their gummies to play up their germanic origin. their gummies are of a better quality: more bear-like, and much softer. you get less per package though: 4.5 oz. versus 5.0 oz. of haribo. black forest gummies are also fortified with 10% vitamin C, and they definitely taste a little more citric than the haribo brand.
my upstairs neighbor actually brought out the trash tonight. in all the years i've lived here, i think he's only done it once, although i could've just imagined it. sometimes i think he considers me the in-house garbage man. there's been times when i've seen him throw away trash on collection day but not bother bringing out the trash bins. what he doesn't know is i hate taking out the trash.
i ate a frozen piece of lasagna i'd saved in the freezer for some time. i watched justified, the new timothy olyphant crime drama series on FX. it has a nice kick, and takes place in kentucky, a refreshing change of pace from the usual city scenarios. watching the show made me hungry for southern fried chicken though.