Gustatory disconnect

Searching for wholesome, healthy food at the Whole Foods at 21st and Callowhill Tuesday night, shoppers were treated to Bow Wow Wow's 1982 New Wave hit "I Want Candy." 

Surreal.

Yes, the song -- first recorded by the Strangloves in 1965 -- is not literally about candy, though Sophia Coppola used the song with Sex Pistol-like title graphics to open her biopic about sweet-loving Marie Antionette. Like many pop songs, "Candy" is about lust.

But, still. Folks go to Whole Foods for anything but candy.

Perhaps next time we'll hear The Archies "Sugar, Sugar." Which, we realize, is also about lust.

--Karen Heller 

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