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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Laffy Taffy

I thought I'd take a moment and share with ya'll the "story" behind the laffy taffy . Most might not know that chemo has the ability to destroy the lining in your mouth much like it does with your stomach and hair folicals. Getting 5x the usual rate of chemo has led to a very uncomfortable condition of mouth sores, they are raw blister like spots that burn when in contact with food or water. Thus the suggestion is often made that hard candies are good in gift baskets for chemo patients... well what I have discovered is that sucking on the laffy taffy lasts MUCH longer than any hard candy i have ever come across. The laffy taffy actually coats the mouth with fruity flavor and keeps the irritation and burning to a minimum.

As a small 2nd bonus they do have jokes on them too. So just a moment of enlightenment and thank to Mr. Willy Wonka for his wonderful laffy taffy

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