When I was little, I couldn't eat chocolate Easter bunnies, for fear they had feelings and a right to live like all the other bunnies. The same went for gummy bears, gummy worms, and animal crackers.
Those feelings have mostly subsided (I can even manage a burger about once a month), but when I heard Hello Kitty was launching a new candy, I was a bit worried:
Would I be forced to bite into the face so beloved of my childhood?
Fortunately, that didn't happen. While Hello Kitty has indeed launched a new candy, it's shaped like red and white stars and not like the childhood heroine herself - making it much easier to eat the whole box in just one sitting.
Now please don't tell me that stars have feelings, too...
--FARAN KRENTCILAvailable at Fred Flare