In my post yesterday, I asked if anybody could identify these curious little dots.
They’re candy buttons or candy dots, a classic American candy that I ate as a kid. They’re just colorful little sugar candies evenly distributed on a strip of paper. My mother sent me some at some point, I guess to evoke some nostalgia. Since the candies are pretty well stuck to the paper, we used to lick the back to moisten it so the candy would peel off neatly (how sanitary, right?). The Wikipedia entry claims they come in three different flavors, cherry, lime and lemon, but all I can taste is sugar and food dye. I guess the flavor varies slightly among the colors… mmm, Yellow 5.
Well done to traynharder23, who answered correctly yesterday!