War Averted, NY candy store halts invasion of Canada
A New York candy store on the Upper East Side averted yet another war-without-exit-strategy and saved Canada from invasion by America.
It all started because Mint Imperials, a UK hard shell candy with a delectable flaky, crunchy center, also known as Scotch Mints in Canada, could not be found by this blogger anywhere in America. Supplies purchased in Nova Scotia had run out; reserves were gone. Off-shore drilling for mints is forbidden in California.
It’s not like The Lunatic Assylum didn’t ask Canada. Still, they would not share the locations of their secret Mint Imperial stores. A search of Google located an online store in the UK, but they still owe us so much from Lend Lease, the paper work would be awful.
And then The London Candy Store appeared on screen, 1442 Lexington Avenue, at 94th Street, a quick 2/3 subway to Borough Hall, 4/5 express to 86th Street, and a 6 local to 96th—desperate times call for desperate measures. The London Candy Store had baskets full of Mint Imperials. The Queen gives them away in gift baskets—maybe.
Anyway, the understanding London-accented proprietor, Jignesh “Jigs” Patel, wanted to prevent an international incident and sold three precious bags, and The Lunatic Assylum went home in a sugar daze, having forgotten its hostility toward its polite neighbors to the north.
Long live U.S.-Canada friendship. But don’t cut off the supply of Mint Imperials. You saw what happened to Iraq when we ran low on oil.
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