Go suck a lemon.

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We were walking through Wal-Mart yesterday. (I know! What a shocker!) Anyway, I saw these peppermint sticks. Not the shiny candy cane kind, but the soft, candy store ones.

The ones you make lemon sticks with!

So I picked them up and told Andrew we had to get some lemons. He had no idea what I was talking about. And no, he had never sucked a lemon through a peppermint stick. Was I feeling alright?

I was stunned.

Stunned, I say.

It wasn’t until we got home that I realized that this is a Baltimore tradition.

And a yummy (albeit sticky) one at that!

We all enjoyed our lemon sticks immensely.

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5 thoughts on “Go suck a lemon.

  1. Wow — I can’t remember the last time I had a peppermint stick w/ lemon. Probably at the last summer fair or carnival I went to as a kid in Baltimore. (Just a few decades ago… or three.) Sweet and sour doesn’t get any better than that!

  2. King Leo makes a great soft peppermint stick in tins and my grandmother always has them in the summer next to the lemons…yummy

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