Friday, September 5, 2008


I love candy. Alot. In fact I love it so much that I'm working on an entire "candy" album for the upcoming Stampin' Up! regional season. I spent this afternoon looking for pictures of my favorite candies for the album. And, I had so much fun, I decided to post them here too. It was really hard, but I've come up with a list of my top ten favorite candies. Da - Da Da - Dum... here they are......

10 - Junior Mints (But only if they're frozen. They really only have two consistencies; frozen and melty - no inbetween - and melty is yucky.)

9 - Circus Peanuts (Although, I never could figure out why they made an orange peanut that tastes like banana - whatever, I love them! )

8 - Jelly Bellies (Juicy Pear is my favorite flavor, but part of why I love these so much is having all the flavors. Then you can pop one into your mouth and be totally suprized by what flavor it is, or you can mix and match and come up with delicious combinations!)
7- Black Licorice Bullets (I discovered these in Australia. They are most addicting thing ever - so delicious! It's a piece of black licorice covered in chocolate. I haven't been able to find them any where here, so if you see them let me know.)
6 - Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (They have to be the big cups, not the miniatures. I eat off all the chocolate first, then eat the center. I used to have one for lunch everyday in Jr High....I guess if you're going to eat candy for lunch, at least these have some protein.
5 - Sour Gummi Worms (I don't know what is is about these, but I really love them. They're so soft and sweet and chewy. You know how you eat cetain kinds of candy when you do certain things? These are my taveling candy. I always take a package with me to keep in my hotel room.)

4 - Swedish Berries (These remind me of the candy store at Bear Lake, and Bear Lake is one of my favorite places in the many good memories! Swedish fish are good too, but there is just something about the berry shape that makes these better.)
3 - Peanut Butter M&Ms (These are so yummy. I am such a fan of salty and sweet combined. You know, like french fries dipped in ice cream? Peanut Butter M&Ms have just the right amount of salty peanut butter with sweet chocolate. They are so good!)
2 - Toffee (Heath is the best. It's a little bit softer than Skor. And, as you can tell by my list, I'm not a big fan of hard candy. I love the flavor of toffee. It's so rich and creamy. I love it plain, and in ice cream, and in cookies, and in any dessert really. I never get tired of it. I've been looking at candy pictures all day today, yet right now, toffee is the only thing I'm craving!)
1 - Twizzlers (Strawberry when I'm in the mood for fruity, and brown when I'm in the mood for chocolate. And, speaking of chocolate, they changed it a little bit this year. It seems even softer than before so you should try it if you haven't yet. There are lots of reasons why Twizzlers are my very favorite. They remind me of my Dad and they are low in fat grams. I also like candy I can play with...I separate my m&ms by color, I make secret flavor combinations with jelly bellies....with Twizzlers - you can make a straw! Try the chocolate ones with milk - it's good. And, if you blow really hard through them, they whistle. Most of all they just taste really yummy!)
So did I make you hungry? What are your favorite kinds of candy?


Vanessa said...

I'm with you on all of it! Except the circus peanuts. They sort of freak me out! Red Vines though instead of Twizzlers.

The Kenyon Family said...

Yes, it makes me crave candy! And of course I am on a diet! The circus peanuts are probably on my ten least favorite candies right there next to peeps....eww gross!

Loralee said...

I'm with Melanie circus peanuts are gross. And Jr Mints aren't even near my top ten but you do have some other good ones on there.

Just Shan. said...

I love it. What a great post!
I LOVE toffee. It is my very favorite. There is a Candy kitchen in Savannah, GA that has THE best toffee. They also make fresh pralines there that are warm when they had you a sample when you go in. TO DIE FOR!

MMM Candy.

Amy (and family) said...

I think we share one or two favorites. I love swedish berries and jelly bellys too. Can't wait to watch your stampin tv appearance this week!

The Kenyon Family said...

When is the TV appearance? I didn't know it was coming up so soon!

RATCH! said...

Mmmm my number one would be sour patch watermelons. YUM! I also love the gummi berries (they make me think of the old Rock store too) but I think that circus peanuts are seriously gross. I saw a fun idear for them though in Family Fun magazine to make pumpkins with them.

Shannon said...

such a fun list--my fave on your list would be swedish berries (yum!). however it looks like we are pretty compatible candy eaters and won't be stealing each others. haha i do like it when you occasionally have jelly bellies at your desk. :) you could also get some almond m&ms, snifters, or mini eggs. :)

Kim Ryden said...

Yum! I think we are twins! I have twizzlers in my purse right now. But I also have sweettarts in there too! YUM!

Roz Veevers said...

If you pack a bag of peanut butter M&M's in your bag for me (OMG they are to DIE for!!!!!), I will have a bag of chocolate bullets waiting for you at the Adelaide regional..........


Candas said...

I found a place on-line that sells the licorice bullets. They also have a candy called Rolly-pollies which are licorice balls covered in chocolate.
If you're in a tight fix, they'll ship them to you.
I have Granny-B's cookies shipped from Provo about twice a year! Oh the things we do for the things we LOVE!
Thanks for the blog!