[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

I'll admit it. I have a Sno-Caps obsession. There was a time when nonpareils were the movie candy choice, but now they're just a nostalgia pick placed at the counter for parents to eat as a reminder of yesteryear. When I was little all the other kids would get gummy bears, Sour Patch Kids, M&Ms—more enticing movie candy thrills. And there I was, the weird girl who always (and I mean always) went for the Sno-Caps.

It's tough to explain why Sno-Caps are so mind-bogglingly delicious. I mean, what's so special about semi-sweet chocolate chips covered in little white round sprinkles? As it turns out, it's all about the texture. Chocolate chips can definitely hold their own, but there's something magical that happens when tiny crunchy sprinkles are added to the mix.

My personal favorite way to enjoy Sno-Caps is like this: Hold one or two Sno-Caps on your tongue until they've melted enough to lose their shape. Then crunch down for the optimum hard sugary sprinkle vs. melty chocolate texture contrast.

And just when the fun is over, you discover the fallen sprinkles hiding in wait at the bottom of the box.

Do I have any fellow Sno-Caps lovers out there?


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