For those looking for a break from all the election madness, how about a check-in with Britain’s favorite slightly disheveled soul chanteuse, Ms. Amy Winehouse? Things have gone from bad, to worse, to not quite as bad in her world: the latest tabloid report is that the singer has given in completely to her addiction…to sweets! Wokka wokka. The Daily Mail reports: “The troubled singer has bought a pink candy floss maker, a £1,000 Slush Puppy machine and an old-fashioned sweet counter with jars of boiled sweets to decorate her Camden home.”

The Mail, of course, is able to locate a “sinister side to the new obsession,” writing: “Heroin addicts often have low blood-sugar levels, leading to cravings for sweet things, and many users eat ice lollies or slushies to cool the burning sensation the killer drug can cause.”

Regardless of what’s really going on behind the scenes, those of us who love a delicious Charleston Chew can rest contentedly knowing that, to the well-informed British observer, we look dangerously cool.

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