Everyone has their "go to" candy bar, the one that's their favorite. Mine is a Kit Kat. I can count on enjoying a Kit Kat almost any time that I'm presented with one.
But every once in awhile, I'll stray outside my comfort zone and try to find something different. There are plenty of options to choose from: Twix, 3 Musketeers, Snickers, good old-fashioned M&Ms. My eyes always catch one of the more bizarre candy bars on the shelf, I confess I've never seen one purchased let alone someone who professes an undying dedication to it as their favorite candy bar. I'll pause here as you think of the weirdest candy bar on the shelf.
For me, it's the gray wrapper emblazoned with the blue-and-white type that says "Zero". Where do all of the people who like these things live? I can only assume that the population of Zero lovers is evenly distributed, but I've never once witnessed one being purchased. Does it have a fan club?
Come to think of it, I've never seen an advertisement for one either. Do the people working at the Zero division of the candy's manufacturer feel slighted? Who invented it? Is he rich? Universally despised for trying to convince the world that white chocolate is indeed palatable? Are people persecuted for their love of the Zero and hence only buy them in the middle of the night at out-of-the-way gas stations? And who, really, thought up the name? Was someone else already making "This Candy Sounds Gross" bars?
So I'm sounding an open call to all you Zero lovers out there: I have to know your story, where you come from and what catastrophic event in your life drove into the arms of such a wicked candy.
My brain is a curious thing. It bounces from place to place, from the exceedingly strange to the terribly mundane. Every once in awhile, something will pop into my head that is just completely out of nowhere. Totally random.