Thursday, June 3, 2010

{I've been boondoggled}

How can something packaged up so
pretty in pink
taste so bad?
{yucky-boo-boo}
I'll tell you why...it's because they are sugarless sweets
...sweets without sugar?
{what would my grandma say about that!?}
I thought I would give them a chance...
their pretty pink wrappers where calling my name!
yes.. I would buy anything and I mean anything if it was packaged up pretty
... just look at the sweet white dots on those candy wrappers...
*sigh*
{can't you just see me in a little pink blouse with sleeves just like that}
"looks can be deceiving"
boondoggled again!
{boondoggle: to deceive or attempt to deceive}
When will I ever learn?

45 comments:

myletterstoemily said...

how sneaky of them to package them so
seductively!

Angie said...

Looks can be deceiving, because I would probably buy them since the wrapping is so pretty.

Lima said...

Lol... thats funny, not so much that you got "tricked" but that you had such a strong reaction to it. But I totally understand... I am quite serious about my sweets too :) And would have felt quite betrayed that they were so disappointing! :)

Tracey said...

You're too funny Koralee!! Well, at least they made for a pretty picture!! Enjoy your weekend in Seattle!

Hugs ~

:) T

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Koraleeeee, so much recognition. Love it! Those sweets are the sweetest indeed, wrapping things up pretty can cover a lot, but sooner or later the facade will drop. Your writing is adorable. Did you already start writing in.... ?
Wishing you a marvelous weekend, my friend. xx

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I see a permanent darling display dish somewhere with uneaten candies. :)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Disappointing indeed! However, on the bright side, perhaps you can recycled the wrappers into a piece of art?

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

oh so sad... you can come look at my candies anytime Koralee!! I know what you mean, candy calls out to me all the time!
Rebecca
New England Candy Co.

Auntie Cake said...

Not only were you boondoggled, but you were hornswoggled as well. (Total sum of what I recall from teaching sixth grade!) Bummer, they look cute in your post though!
Kate

Susan said...

Thanks for the heads up, Koralee! I have often been seduced by the packaging and left wanting! However, since I am going to Weight Watchers, perhaps they are the perfect choice for my candy dish! Pretty to look at and no temptation! :)
Blessings!

Randi Troxell said...

eeek...

totally think i tried one of these.. and they WERE bad- really bad...

they are pretty though!

Beansieleigh said...

Well, of all the..!! This sweet tooth thinks a situation like this is downright scandalous!... But, hmmm.. I'm wondering if there's something crafty you can at least do with the wrappers??! ~tina

Gloria said...

A serious case of eye candy! Hey, with packaging that pretty who cares what they taste like?!! :)

The Garden Bell said...

I,for one, hope that you never learn. We love your pictures too much. It's worth every sweet treat you bring home.

Psssst.... bluebird just posted today.....he was too cute to pass up....and yes, I thought I got boondoggled too, till I found him a home on V.B.

Toodles,
Kate

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I don't blame you, I would be boondoggled just like you! (who wouldn't? with those pretty wrappers?)

Rosie said...

Not only were you boondoggled, and hornswoggled, you my dear were most definitely "BAMBOOZLED"...
Those little pink Scallywags "Hoodwinked" my sweet friend, when all she wanted was the comfort of " a little pink polka dot candy...I feel your pain. We at R&R only serve an assortment of "perfectly PINK jelly beans"...What you see, is what you get.
Do not let "this" this twisted plot, this conspiracy of great magnitude spoil a day, that could so very possibly be sunny...put on a brave face, go forth and have the happiest of days.
Smile on...Rosie...xoxo

pollydove said...

So funny! Just hearing the word "boondoggle" took me back to being a little girl in New York ... summer day camp making boondoggles! So I liked this post!!! :)

I liked your picture, your comparison of the blouse sleeves with the candy wrappers - very cute and clever!

And I am SO with you on "sugar free" candy (or cakes) of any sort just not measuring up to the real deal!

Rizzi said...

HI KORALEE,
I DON'T THINK I WOULD LIKE THAT KIND OF CANDY, EVEN THE CANDY WITH THE ARTIFICIAL SUGAR ISN'T THAT GREAT, BUT I MUST SAY THE WRAPPINGS ARE PRETTY. :) RIZZI

Poppies and Sunshine said...

They do look very pretty! Maybe they can be used just for looks in a pretty jar for a while.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Well, they've got to dress 'em up all pretty to make up for the patoooey taste, right? ;-)

XOXO,
Anne

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Koralee.. how deceiving as you say... they could of at least put sugar in them for you.. oh yes I could see you in a blouse with the same print :-)

C'est La Vie said...

hahahaha i'm exactly like you!
shame on us!

xoxo
sara

Barbara said...

So funny, Koralee! I do the same thing!

Dawn said...

well....i guess you could decorate with them:)
They sure do look pretty....guess it IS... "whats inside that counts.
happy day regardless of the pretty wrapped yucky candy:)
dawn:)

bellaboo said...

Just goes to show...you can't judge a book by its cover!

Bellaboo ;0)

Bad Taste Toast said...

How mean! they look yummy indeed! I would have fallen for them, too :D

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Well, they say you can't tell a book by its cover. I guess it can also be true of pink candies. No sugar? Boring will put them out of business.
Brenda

Sewn With Grace said...

Boondoggled, perfect word for quite a few things in life. I'll take the candy in the picture on your side bar! :)

Silver Strands said...

DANG! I hate it when that happens! I know ... put them in a pretty bowl and pull them out when company who you don't really like comes :)
oxoxox
Denalee

Privet and Holly said...

Can't tell you HOW many times this has happened to me. You'd think a big girl like me would have learned by NOW. At least I know I have lovely company in that regard! Happy day, K!
xx Suzanne

A Room For Everyone said...

boondoggled?! And I thought Australian slang was odd! A sweet without sugar, isn't that an oxymoron?! Doesn't sound good..Your blog is very, very pretty. Thanks for your lovely comment yesterday..Rachaelxx

BEAR's Mom said...

Koralee that is why I stick to chocolate...those hard candies in the pretty wrappers have fooled me enough :D
Get yourself a styrafoam cone (tree shape) and glue those babies on...add some stings of pink pearls from the $ store, some extra baubles and call it a centerpiece...
I apologize :D that was nasty :D
~Victoria~ LOL

hometown girl said...

what adorable candies!! enjoy :) hope you have a lovely weekend! susan

Tina Eudora said...

How can a man-made sweetener possibly compare with that from nature...sheesh when will we ever learn?

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh...pretty yes, but sugarless candy never tastes good. I'd rather have an apple if I don't want sugar, or eat the real stuff...just less of it! I don't even try the sugarless or fat free things anymore...ick!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, I was going to say that I remember those little goodies as a child, but who in their right mind would make candy without sugar??????? Oh dearest one, your photos are always lovely, even if it is of such a disappointment!

Carry on! Anita

Shell said...

Sugarless candy..ew...the wrappers are pretty. I love the word boondoggled, may be a new word I use this summer

Pamela said...

So funny! I've been boondoggled many times because of packaging...not just with candy either!!

LuLu said...

oh no I love darling packaging too.... so sorry they tasted so badly,
xo,
LuLu

Debbie@Nanas Sweet Dreams and Memories said...

Pretty wrappings...but poor you for being "boondoggled"...lol.I say stick with the real (and natural)thing...sugar (in moderation of course) at least you know what you are getting.The fake sweeteners are so not good for you.
Cheers to u sweet lady. :)
Debbie

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

How disappointing indeed ... and so often you can't judge a book by the cover.
Pretty photo though and loved the thought of having a puffy sleeve blouse, like the wrapper.

have a beautiful weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I haven't found a sugar free candy I like either. Your photo sure is pretty though.
Have a wonderful weekend :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

俊達 said...

Better late than never...................................................

Kissed by an Angel said...

They look so lovely!! Shame on them for being bad!!!
xxxx

PJMCNeal said...

Doesn't it just totally make you discombobulated??? I HATE deceptive candy, it's too mean! and you would look cute in the blouse! Have a real pink day, thanks for the amazing photos, I am soooo hooked on your blog! Love you Aunty Paulette