Oohgooze -that sugary unidentifiable ooze that comes out of fine chocolates that have been squished when someone was trying to look for their favourite fillings, or avoid the fillings they hate.
Well, I’m sure that everyone who was lucky enough to receive Valentines chocolates has most likely devoured them by now, and is looking forward to fine candies is pastel boxes to be devoured at Easter. All holiday, not even holiday chocolates, with the exception of maybe Halloween candies, have this in common. The oohgooze. That shiny, sugary liquid that spills out from the chocolate creams and truffles of chocolates that do not have labels on the bottom of their package to let you know what you might be getting into. There might be some antilixic people out there, doing their best to stay away from licorice or anisette fillings. There might be someone who just can’t get enough caramel or coconut. Once the oohgooze has been revealed, they might actually take what they were looking for, or leave it for someone who likes what they despise. The oohgooze is not really as important as what contains it. That is the reason you encountered the oohgooze in the first place. Here’s hoping that every oohgooze you encounter will be the ones you love.
Carbonicles – the tiny drops of soda thrown into the air above your glass after you pour it
Carbonicles are fun to watch, and sometimes, if you can catch them, they taste pretty good, too. Just pour a glass of cola, lemon-lime, or even blue raspberry soda over some ice, and watch the little carbonicles dance around on top. These little bubbles prove that the soda has sparkle and bite, and that your drink is nowhere near being flat. That frothy layer of soda pop has a flavour all its own, and is very different from the sugary liquid that supports it. Beer also produces carbonicles, but they tend to not be as tasty as the soda ones, so most beer consumers tend to just find a way to discard the beer carbonicles. Kids really enjoy watching carbonicles as they pop around, and back in the 70s, a solid form of carbonicles was created in a form of candy. Pop Rocks are simply solid carbonicles that need some kind of liquid to activate them. Saliva seems to be the best way, but I’ve also seen that adding them to birthday cake frosting makes for a great surprise at parties. As if the kids at these parties haven’t consumed enough carbonicles already. Spring is just around the corner, and all that hot cocoa we’ve taken in over the winter will soon be replaced by soda pop. Get ready to watch the carbonicles dance very soon.