I recently realised today that the taste of Haribo sweets (such as Star Mix and Goldbears) triggers my memories of reading 'House of Leaves' (by Mark Z. Danielewski), particularly one memory of reading it on the bus one warm day on June 21st 2013. The taste also inspires me to just drop everything and read it. Considering the hold that book has on me, the fear it gave and still gives me when seeing certain words or struck with certain ideas or sensations, it's not something that surprises me. As a huge reader, I don't think I'm ready to say that this is bad for me, as bad as it probably is, to be trapped by that obsession at any moment.
So, my question today is: Is there a particular taste, or smell (or any other of the five senses) that triggers a particular memory? What memory is it, and how is it special to you? Do you consider this a good thing, or a bad thing?
What do you plan to read next? What are you reading now?