As Halloween approaches, let us consider the circus peanut. You know it…that orange peanut-shaped, sort of banana-flavored marshmallow treat. Yes, it’s a weird candy at best. I’ve found through numerous polls given to sixth graders over the years, that either you love them or find them fairly disgusting. I love them! They are a perfect combination of undetermined taste and spongy texture. Here’s a poem crafted years ago for my sixth graders.
Ode to a Circus Peanut
Oh, my little circus peanut,
Melting o’er my tongue.
Nibbling at your edges,
Is a bit o’ fun.
Outside, you’re all silky smooth,
Blushing orange so soft and pale.
My teeth slide through your firmness,
Enjoyable even when a little stale.
Oh, circus peanut, oh, circus peanut!
What a fun confection.
A sweet and sugary morsel,
I gaze at you with culinary affection.