what are parma violets?
these monstrosities taste like ‘violets’. wait. no, sorry, i meant intense floral soap and The End Of All Things
they’re a british sweet, created in 1946, and they are always given out on Hallowe’en, and any other time you can imagine sweets being given out to kids. *shrugs*
nobody wanted them. if you handed ‘round a selection bowl of sweets you’d end up with only these left at the end, like bounty and snickers in a celebrations tin except entirely evil because they’re hard as stones until they start dissolving
maybe like, three people like them. these are the kids who also just… eat leaves or lick peoples shoes for dares or something so no one trusts their ability to taste and everyone is just slightly afraid of their clearly unholy powers of tongular tolerance
i’m glad to say that i’ve been successfully avoiding anyone who eats them in my prescence, though i have sighted the odd pack here and there.
one thing i will say in their defence is that they are pleasingly shaped with a smooth texture, but you can get that same feeling from their superior sister product, Fizzers. which are fizzy and come in different fruit flavours. still a little bit soapy but… at least they aren’t parma violets.