If Generation Y (that’s the early end of millennials, in case you prefer buzzier terminology) has taught us anything, it’s that nostalgia is big business. From Saved By the Bell pop-up diners to Ecto Cooler reboots, America’s thirty-somethings have plenty of opportunities to indulge in and relive their childhoods.
Chefs—especially fancy ones you find hanging around James Beard Awards parties—you'd think that they'd be huffing caviar and pounding abalone 24/7. Wackily enough, though, they were (mostly) raised on Cap'n Crunch and Cheerios just like us plebes.
As the 1988 hair metal band Cinderella taught us, “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” The moral is that we tend to take things for granted until we don’t have them any longer, and that’s certainly been the case with Necco candy.