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Message started by Rat Man on Nov 1st, 2021 at 6:03pm

Title: Favorite and least favorite Candy?
Post by Rat Man on Nov 1st, 2021 at 6:03pm
   In that Halloween just passed it seems a good time to ask "What is your favorite candy?" 
    For me it's a tie between Reese's Cups and M&Ms.  Though the many variations of Reese's are all good I prefer the traditional.  With M&Ms the plain chocolate ones are good, the peanut better, the almond great, and if you can find them the macadamia M&Ms are heavenly.  I've only seen them a few times in my life and it's been a while but if you ever spot them snatch up all you can. 
    I don't hate hard or rock candy but I don't love it either. It doesn't tempt me.  Twizzlers seem like garbage to me. I get no enjoyment from them.
     Here's a video of me with Halloween candy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx7qcB-dtNU

Title: Re: Favorite and least favorite Candy?
Post by Morphy on Nov 1st, 2021 at 6:34pm
Im not sure why but Ive always loved jaw breakers but gobstoppers are kind of gross. Whats with the powder inside? Who thought that was a good idea? .

Heath bars are good. Sour Warheads and sour powers are great.

Worst candy ever? Smarties.

What the actual @#$%? Smarties are literally the reason for war in the middle east. All the worlds problems can be traced back to those devil candies.

Title: Re: Favorite and least favorite Candy?
Post by IronGoober on Nov 1st, 2021 at 7:07pm

Morphy wrote on Nov 1st, 2021 at 6:34pm:
Worst candy ever? Smarties.

I think you mean Necco wafers, or maybe both ;).  And they both happen to be some of my favorites. Though, honestly, if it has sugar, I'm in. I like too many types of sweets to call one my favorite, but Hi-chews are high on my list currently.

Title: Re: Favorite and least favorite Candy?
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 1st, 2021 at 7:26pm
I'm good with pretty much anything that includes chocolate.  The ones I pick up most often though are boring old Snickers and Twix.

On the other side I'm not a big fan of anything gummy.  Bears, worms, fish, whatever.  I think they taste fine but don't like the getting-stuck-in-teeth aspect, so I don't eat them.

Title: Re: Favorite and least favorite Candy?
Post by Morphy on Nov 1st, 2021 at 8:16pm

IronGoober wrote on Nov 1st, 2021 at 7:07pm:

Morphy wrote on Nov 1st, 2021 at 6:34pm:
Worst candy ever? Smarties.

I think you mean Necco wafers, or maybe both ;).  And they both happen to be some of my favorites. Though, honestly, if it has sugar, I'm in. I like too many types of sweets to call one my favorite, but Hi-chews are high on my list currently.


My Dad would buy me  Neccos when I was a kid so I will always love those for nostalgias sake.  :)

Title: Re: Favorite and least favorite Candy?
Post by Kick on Nov 2nd, 2021 at 8:18am
I live in Finland and hate liquorice. Every mixed bag of sweets is a minefield. I really hate the taste of it then obviuosly very sick people have innovated on evil and put it in everything from chocolate to ice cream. Bleaugh.

For the best, I would have to vote for anything other than liquorice that I am also in possession of. I don't have a sweet tooth, all of my teeth are sweet teeth so if it's even slightly edible and sweet I'll eat it. I know full well I'm a sugar addict and have no intention of stopping anytime soon. If I really have to narrow it down a little more, I do have a particularly soft spot for sour sweets.

Title: Re: Favorite and least favorite Candy?
Post by JudoP on Nov 2nd, 2021 at 8:25am
When I was a kid I used to love toxic waste sweets which were extremely sour. They were great but if you ate too many it would make your teeth hurt and burn away skin from your tongue!

Title: Re: Favorite and least favorite Candy?
Post by Rat Man on Nov 3rd, 2021 at 1:39pm

Morphy wrote on Nov 1st, 2021 at 8:16pm:

IronGoober wrote on Nov 1st, 2021 at 7:07pm:

Morphy wrote on Nov 1st, 2021 at 6:34pm:
Worst candy ever? Smarties.

I think you mean Necco wafers, or maybe both ;).  And they both happen to be some of my favorites. Though, honestly, if it has sugar, I'm in. I like too many types of sweets to call one my favorite, but Hi-chews are high on my list currently.


My Dad would buy me  Neccos when I was a kid so I will always love those for nostalgias sake.  :)


Likewise.  Neccos are kind of chalky and weird but they bring back fond memories.

Title: Re: Favorite and least favorite Candy?
Post by Sir Missalot on Nov 4th, 2021 at 12:58pm
Least favorite is circus peanuts.  I got a hold of too many when I was 6 and can't even look at them now.

Favorite is Reese's Nutrageous.  It's a peanut butter log drizzled with caramel, covered with peanuts, and drenched in smooth creamy milk chocolate.  It truly is nutrageous!

Title: Re: Favorite and least favorite Candy?
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 17th, 2021 at 11:44am
I grew up on the Dutch border and developed the tase for doublesalt liquorice.

Think of it as the candy equivalent of marmite.

It's called double salt as it contains normal walk and also ammonium chloride.

I love the stuff.

Cadbury dairy milk, probably the best bar chocolate.
But I'll eat any milk chocolate.

Used to eat a lot of sweets. Gummies, chews, anything really.

These days I'm down to Cadbury giant buttons (1.2g carb each) some short expensive diabetic chocolate with sugar alcohols and only sweets made from isomalt rather than sucrose.

Least favourite sweets would be anything with coconut or marzipan.

But Dutch zoutjes are my favourites.

The good thing is a small bag will last me months :-)

But it's most definitely an acquired taste :-)

It's as much fun watching people try Dutch liquorice as it is feeding marmite to Americans.

Mind you gunsonwheels actually liked marmite,  so it doesn't always work lol

But dz dropje is considerably more offensive to most people.
But as I hate wasting it, it's easier to just tell people they won't like it :-)


Title: Re: Favorite and least favorite Candy?
Post by Rat Man on Nov 17th, 2021 at 1:56pm
  Many moons ago Carob was being pushed as a healthier chocolate.  Though it's still around its heyday was very short lived. That's because it sucks.  If you've never tried it, imagine candle wax that if you really stretch your imagination tastes vaguely like chocolate.  Carob deserves to be forgotten. 

Title: Re: Favorite and least favorite Candy?
Post by Morphy on Nov 17th, 2021 at 3:22pm

Rat Man wrote on Nov 17th, 2021 at 1:56pm:
  That's because it sucks.  If you've never tried it, imagine candle wax that if you really stretch your imagination tastes vaguely. 


Reminds me of Mocklate, the fake chocolate from that Friends episode.


Title: Re: Favorite and least favorite Candy?
Post by Archaic Arms on Nov 18th, 2021 at 6:15am
100% dark chocolate. not 95% or 99%, simply 100%. Love the potent rich flavour, unspoiled by sugar. I love it for when I go on hikes and such, and I don't have to worry about it eating my teeth either.
Pure, local honey is also a lovely treat. You can taste all the flowers and blossoms the bees have visited, so it's like essentially tasting the beautiful countryside. It also never goes off, and also acts as an antiseptic when put on/in wounds.
Nipits and fisherman's friends (if they can be considered candy) were also something I used to have in my pocket for a good while, the former being little black chunks of licorice extract, and the latter lozenges that became a favourite partly due to the menthol
.
On the flip side, I really dislike artificial flavours and highly sweet things,  which makes up most candy nowadays. They just don't appeal to me in the slightest.

Title: Re: Favorite and least favorite Candy?
Post by Sir Missalot on Nov 18th, 2021 at 8:00am
Reese's just came out with a peanut butter cup with potato chip crumbles mixed in with the peanut butter.  It' pretty good, but not really worth the fuss. 

Title: Re: Favorite and least favorite Candy?
Post by Kick on Nov 18th, 2021 at 9:26am

Archaic Arms wrote on Nov 18th, 2021 at 6:15am:
100% dark chocolate. not 95% or 99%, simply 100%. Love the potent rich flavour, unspoiled by sugar.

:-?

This is a foreign concept to me.

Title: Re: Favorite and least favorite Candy?
Post by Morphy on Nov 18th, 2021 at 10:28am
Ive had 90% dark chocolate and yeah thats some strong stuff. I love strong flavors but that may be a little too strong. But the mindset makes sense to me. Whether its fish, cheese or alcohol I love that really powerful kick you get from certain foods.

Title: Re: Favorite and least favorite Candy?
Post by Kick on Nov 18th, 2021 at 10:32am
I like a powerful kick (huh huh), but super dark chocolate is just bitter. The taste of bitter evolved to tell us when something is poisonous. 85%+ chocolate tastes like eating a tree to me.

Title: Re: Favorite and least favorite Candy?
Post by Rat Man on Nov 20th, 2021 at 4:03pm
    Dark chocolate is OK but is probably better suited to cooking than straight up eating.  I can't think of a candy with regular milk chocolate that I don't like.  Dad would sometimes bring us Milky Way, Mars, Snickers, or Three Musketeers so they're particular favorites of mine. 
    Once my mother in law, Sea Hag, bought a five pound block of milk chocolate at an auction.  She gave it to me.  It took a couple of weeks but I ate the whole thing myself.  I like chocolate a lot. 

Title: Re: Favorite and least favorite Candy?
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 22nd, 2021 at 7:51am
When I was working at the mcvities biscuit factory, I used to do relief in the chocolate room. Best smelling room in the whole place !

The chocolate enrober used chocolate as its only lubricant - anything else would have contaminated it - and consequently leaked like a sieve. The leakage went into a bag lined tray.
So every 3 or 4 hours there would be around a 7lb block of perfectly sterile chocolate, that they used to throw away.

Until I started working there.
I used to take them home, cut into half pound blocks and freeze.

I even converted one of the chaps in charge of the chocolate to start taking it home.
I'm nothing, if not a bad influence on people :whistle:

One year I wrapped a whole block up and gave it to my dad for his birthday.
Nearly 30 years later, he still says it was his best birthday present ever :-)


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