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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
We throw nostalgic ideas around a lot here at Woodstock Candy. But what does that word really mean? You know that our retro candy can make you feel nostalgic for your childhood. The word “nostalgic” is an adjective that describes the desire to go back to a sentimental place or time. (Sounds a lot like our candy, doesn’t it?)
A bit about nostalgia
Nostalgia can just be a mental journey to the past, or it can be a yearning to visit a place full of memories. Our retro candy can send you on a mental journey with a little taste of the physical. (Beats hopping on a plane whenever you feel nostalgic, that’s for sure!)
Nostalgic thoughts, like candy, are all about ideals. When you get nostalgic, you remember the past in its most ideal form. You’ll see and think about happy faces, warm sunshine, and other pleasant things… like candy.
The word “nostalgia” comes from the Greek words nostos and algos. Nostos means “going home,” and algos means “pain.” So nostalgia is literally a painful yearning to go home again.
The word was first used in 1688 by Johannes Hofer. He was a Swiss doctor… he defined nostalgia as a condition of being homesick.
What do you do when you’re feeling nostalgic? You munch on some retro candy, that’s what!
by: Woodstock Candy