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candy: from worst to first

waiter, there's a finger in my m&ms
I’ll have you know I went to the store and bought a bunch of candy just to take a photo for this post. That’s how I roll.

Yesterday we tackled the worst candy. Most of us can agree that circus peanuts are the devil and that’s a good thing. We’re sort of on the same page here. But I thought we’d give our favorite candy a chance to shine as well. I’m all about the equal time.

For me, there is no question as to the best candy. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.


I’m not a huge chocolate fan. I like it, but not enough to eat a whole bar of just chocolate. I need to have it mixed with something. It’s like drinking. Rum is ok, but I wouldn’t drink it straight. It needs a mixer. It needs Coke. So I think of peanut butter as chocolate’s mixer.

A more recent discovery is the Three Musketeers Dark Chocolate Mint bar. AISOT*, biting into one of those is a religious experience. It’s like God came in my mouth.

Yes, I am going to hell. But I’m taking you all with me.

Anyhow, here’s your chance to give props to your favorite candies. And anyone who says Mounds or Almond Joy will immediately be branded as the Anti Christ. Really, who the hell names their candy Mounds? Because all I can think of is, well…..sex. And I don’t want to confuse sex with coconuts. Although once I wore a coconut bra during a bachelorette party. While singing Sister Christian. But still, that has nothing to do with coconut covered candy.

Off topic again. Let’s stick to favorite candy.

*As I Said On Twitter (stolen from Lileks)

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u dont have 2 be cool 2 rule my world

I don’t know why I bother to look at other people’s random lists. Well, I do know. I look at them so I can bitch about it and tell them that their list is incomplete without “xxx” on it.

I will never mock a person for their taste in music, food, movies, books, etc. Different strokes for different folks, ya know? I will, however, mock if their lists includes little asides by them that read as if the author thinks they are so much better than you because you listen to Pink and they listen to some band that only six people in Petaluma, California have heard.

And I might, perhaps, mock you if your list of favorite candy includes circus peanuts.

Ok. Taste is subjective and all that nonsense. But circus peanuts? Come ON. They taste and feel like Styrofoam soaked in Triaminic.

I bet you are dying to know my favorite and least favorite candy.


1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
2. Warheads
3. Payday
4. Lindt chocolate truffles
5. Those things that look like fruit slices dipped in sugar (but only the lemon and cherry)
6. Wax fangs
7. Anything with peanut butter

Least Favorite:

1. Circus Peanuts
2. Candy corn
3. Mounds (coconut is the devil’s work)
4. Black licorice (tastes like medicine)
5. Almond Joy
6. Sugar Daddy
7. Mary Janes
8. Necco Wafers (tastes like medicine)

I guess I have “tastes like medicine” issues.

Here’s a little “guess the nostalgic candy” collage I made a while ago. Clicky for supersize.


Of course I am dying to know, what are your favorite/least favorite candies?

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