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I sure am getting spoiled over here:

This morning I went out for a short run (it.was.COLD) and when I got back, my grandma had lunch waiting for me. Grandma, will you come live with me in Sonoma? Please?
You know what else is great about grandparents? They have all your old favorites in their pantry. This morning I had honey nut cheerios and strawberries that my grandma had sprinkled with sugar.

And now, I have an important declaration I must get off my chest.

Anyone? Anyone?
I was just informed that my favorite candy has been discontinued indefinitely. I grew up eating these (you could only ever buy them in Milwaukee) and now they are gone forever and I have a hole in my heart. I’ve searched high and low, even resorting to looking on ebay, but there doesn’t seem to be a single candy raisin left in all of Wisconsin. If you have any information about the missing raisins, please contact me immediately. I will be your new best friend.

That is all.

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  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    May 8, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    What is it with grandparents and sprinkling sugar?My gran always used to make me a huge bowl of fruit for dessert…with about a tbsp of sugar poured all over it! Bless 😀

  • Diana
    May 8, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Parents and grandparents will always spoil us. It’s great isn’t it? 😛 We can be 13 or 30, they pretty much treat us the same!

  • Evan Thomas
    May 8, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Maybe it’s a New England thing, but I’ve never even seen those before, and I’ve been to A LOT of candy shops. Were they like raisinettes?

  • Sharon
    May 8, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Jenna, you look amazing and so happy (in spite of the discontinued Candy Raisins). Have a wonderful Mother’s Day.

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    May 8, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    I remember you talking about these before! That sucks that they’ve been discontinued…although I would advise against buying candy on e-bay 🙂

  • Jenny
    May 8, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    I hate when things go out of stock or aren’t made anymore! Good luck in your search:)

  • C
    May 8, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Jenna, that is a lovely photo at the end!

  • Megan
    May 8, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    The candy raisins are my grandpa’s favorite candy as well! And, I know it is really cold today! You missed the 80-degree weather on Wednesday!

  • steph-exercise physiologist and artist!
    May 8, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    It looks so warm cozy and peaceful at your grandparents house.
    I would love to take a nap in the hammock behind you in the last photo.
    Its so nice you have a place with so many fond memories to go back to. 🙂

  • Dawn
    May 8, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    I too have a special place in my heart for candy raisins! I found this website You can sign a petition to help save them! Have a great mini vacation!

  • Jen O
    May 8, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I live in Milwaukee and the weather last weekend was wonderful so I’m bummed that you missed that and have to deal with this coldness. 😛 I’m feeling guilty that I didn’t run now though. I thought it was too cold & wet and here you are on vacation and you still ran. 🙂

  • theemptynutjar
    May 8, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Now the adventure can start for you to find a new candy that you love as much or more. You will have fun while testing all the contenders 🙂

  • Danielle
    May 8, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Yum, yum, yum… unfortunately, despite my appetite’s interest I cannot help you with the raisins. Sorry friend 🙁

  • Rika
    May 8, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    I remember you petitioning to get the candy back on the blog a year ago or so! 😀 i’m sorry about your losses 🙁

  • jen trinque @ recipes for creativity
    May 8, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    I have never even heard of candy raisins (except maybe one other time you mentioned them on the blog?) so I certainly cannot help you there!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    May 8, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Isn’t it the best to have someone cook for you 🙂

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    May 8, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    You are so pretty!
    And aren’t grandparents just THE best?!

  • Mellissa
    May 8, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    As a Wisconsin born girl I have been SEARCHING for candied raisins. I had a dream about them a few weeks ago and like you, have not had any luck. Boo!

  • Allie
    May 8, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    maybe the indians ate them.

  • Kellie
    May 8, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Grandma’s are definitely the best. My grandma always makes biscuits and rice crispy treats for me.

  • eatmovelove
    May 8, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Love the longer hair, makes you look older or more “content” or something…I don’t like your gaining wisdom hah!
    candy raisins? well, if they have chocolate over them – i’d be on the hunt too!!

  • Jin
    May 8, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Gosh Jenna, you look absolutely gorgeous.happy. Seeing your smile seems to brighten my day!!(please don’t mistake me as a creeper!)
    Grandparents are always there to spoil ya.that’s why we love em so much!
    I’m sorry to hear your candied raisins have gone MIA 🙁

  • Carol
    May 8, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Go in Google and put in candy raisins milwaukee and it will bring up articles about them and places to order them . Hoping you
    find them ! Love your blog !!

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    May 8, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I’ve never had those, but I hate when things you love go missing 🙁

  • Kelly
    May 8, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    I have never heard of those but I really dislike when ANYTHING is discontinued haha. Most recently someone told me Libby’s pumpkin is no more- if that is true I am going to be very upset!

  • Meg
    May 8, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    You look GORGEOUS! And you totally deserve to be spoiled by Grandma 😀 What a classic breakfast!!

    I get so sad when I hear about things from my childhood that no longer exist – it IS like having a hole in your heart! Hopefully you’ll hunt some down 🙂


  • Meg
    May 8, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    p.s. you CAN sign this petition though 😉

  • Mel
    May 8, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    I don’t know if the candy raisins will ever come back. They closed the plant in Pewaukee that used to make them two years ago and that was the only place that they made them. It’s sad because now it doesn’t smell like sugar by my parent’s house anymore. I’m just as heartbroken as you are. 🙁

  • Mel
    May 8, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Just for you Jenna:

  • Tami
    May 8, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    I live in Northern WI and yes, it was COLD here this morning. I had to cover up my asparagus last night…in the snow! 😉 I didn’t get to run this morning, but the thought of running in weather this cold in May wasn’t too appealing. Enjoy your trip up north and being spoiled!

  • Katy(The Balanced Foodie)
    May 8, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I must say you look beautiful and happy! 🙂 I love being around family. I just feel so content when I’m with them!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    May 8, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    I love grandparents! 😀

  • courtney
    May 8, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    You look so much like your mom! You are both gorgeous women 🙂 Sorry about the candy, I would cry if they ever got rid of my favorite (though I don’t think mini Reese’s peanut butter cups are going anywhere anytime soon…)!

  • lila
    May 8, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Comment #104 … seems the Boy wants to come out … 😉

  • devon
    May 8, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Gorgeous daisies! They’re my fave 🙂

    May 8, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    girl, u deserve to be spoiled. and gosh UR SO GORGEOUS! and ur hairrrr OMG!!! <3 love love love. xoxo

  • Kati
    May 8, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    There’s just something about when someone makes you lunch. Especially when that someone is a grandmother :>

  • kate
    May 8, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Unfortunately I have no info about these little gems. But I hope you can find them somewhere!

  • Stefanie B.
    May 8, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Hey Jenna,

    I don’t know if these websites have them but you may want to check these two out for the raisins

    good luck on your search!


  • Kristie
    May 8, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Awww Grams, what a sweetheart.
    Candy raisins? YUM. WHY would they ever discontinue something that sounds so good?

  • Jenna
    May 8, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Never heard of those before! Looks like you are having a blast though!

  • Jackie
    May 8, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Grandmas are the best, aren’t they?! I welcome the spoilage when I go home to grandma. 🙂

  • kimszym
    May 9, 2010 at 6:19 am

    I know I’ve seen them somewhere recently. Maybe Quality Candy.

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    May 9, 2010 at 8:55 am

    You look so pretty and happy in that pic 🙂

    Aren’t grandmas great?!?!


  • Ray
    July 3, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Born in Milwaukee these were always my favorite. I even got all my kids and coworkers hooked on them until they discontinued them. I also signed the petition, asked Necco to sell me the receipe and checked everywhere for them including ebay. Funny though, while I was cleaning the house today I found one! Don’t know if I want to eat it, keep it or sell it 😉 It is probably 2 years old and kinda dried out and hard, but it might be the last one in existence ;-P Maybe I can have it analyzed and start making them again.