Favorite candies

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Favorite candies

Post by Ben » Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:51 am

Okay, all the talk about sweets in this forum has forced my hand. I am now compelled to share my all-time favorite candies (leaving out strictly chocolate treats). In no particular order, they are: Boston Baked Beans, Swedish fish, licorice pipes (red), licorice all-sorts, satellite wafers, Mary Janes, Doscher's Famous French Chew Taffy (made in Cincinnati, my home town), and probably others I’m too fat to remember. Hehehe.

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Post by mantic » Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:52 am

OMFG...there's this little candy counter next to the escalators at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas that have the most incredible chocolates anywhere... \:D/

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Post by rustyblade » Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:58 am

I like Swedish feet too. I also love Maynard's Wine Gums. Best results are had when you put them in the fridge and they get real chewy.
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Post by Ben » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:02 pm

mantic wrote:OMFG...there's this little candy counter next to the escalators at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas that have the most incredible chocolates anywhere... \:D/

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I'll be in Vegas during the last week of September. If I can make it to that chocolately nook, I will.
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Post by MOSES » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:06 pm

Easy, hands down, the Atomic Fireball. Especially the big ones that are sold individually. The little ones in the bag never seem as hot. I used to buy 20 or so for long drives. Hard to get drowsy with one of those in your mouth.
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Post by Gatorade » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:13 pm

MOSES wrote:Easy, hands down, the Atomic Fireball. Especially the big ones that are sold individually. The little ones in the bag never seem as hot. I used to buy 20 or so for long drives. Hard to get drowsy with one of those in your mouth.
That brings back memories! I remember kids hustling them for a quarter in school. Same kids would soak toothpicks in cinnamon oil and sell them for a quarter as well.

My favorite would have to be either Reeces peanutbutter cups or lemon heads.

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Post by Ben » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:24 pm

I left peanut butter cups (and all chocolates and chocolate/peanut butter hybrids) out simply because they're a sick addiction that goes beyond favorite status.
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Post by soulshine » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:31 pm

candy raisins - fresh ones...
swedish fish - i'm with ben on this!
mike & ike
sour patch kids

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Post by Bob » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:39 pm

Non-chocolate makes it a bit tougher. I'll go with:

Root beer barrels
Mary Janes
Cracker Jacks
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Post by MindSpin » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:43 pm

I'm a junkie, I couldn't possibly pick.
This will age me. When I was a kid I remember going to the store with a dime and coming back with a bag, a BAG, of candy. Standing there and deciding what to get drove old man Robbins nuts.
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My brothers were the worst. They would ask the guy if he had any electrical tape, or anything else that was in the back. And while he was back there they'd fill their pockets with candy.
That was a long time ago. Before gravity pushed the store into the Welland River.
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Post by Austin » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:49 pm

Chick-a-stik! Anyone remember these?

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Post by mantic » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:52 pm

Austin wrote:Chick-a-stik! Anyone remember these?
My wife loves those. I always get a bag as a "stocking stuffer" for Christmas. 8)

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Post by gruffydd3 » Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:08 pm

I think for non-chocolate candies I would have to go for Bassett's Allsorts.

Now someone has to tell me what Swedish Fish are. I've never heard of them.

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Post by Gatorade » Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:17 pm

Ben wrote:I left peanut butter cups (and all chocolates and chocolate/peanut butter hybrids) out simply because they're a sick addiction that goes beyond favorite status.
Very true.

I will stick with lemonheads but I will throw a couple out there that always make me smile:

Pop Rocks
Butterscotch hard candy
Sweettarts

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Post by MOSES » Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:42 pm

Gatorade wrote:I will stick with lemonheads but I will throw a couple out there that always make me smile:

Pop Rocks
Butterscotch hard candy
Sweettarts
I couldn't agree more - those are all favorites of mine. Less so the butterscotch, more so the sweettarts and especially lemonheads. I LOVE sour candies.
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Post by Barry » Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:10 pm

mantic wrote:OMFG...there's this little candy counter next to the escalators at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas that have the most incredible chocolates anywhere... \:D/

--Mark
There's a place in Vegas that has the indoor chocolate waterfall. I forget where it was but that giant contraption was cool! The link will take you a picture...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lane/85104 ... t-1817383/

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Post by ichabod » Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:07 pm

Barry wrote:
mantic wrote:OMFG...there's this little candy counter next to the escalators at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas that have the most incredible chocolates anywhere... \:D/

--Mark
There's a place in Vegas that has the indoor chocolate waterfall. I forget where it was but that giant contraption was cool! The link will take you a picture...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lane/85104 ... t-1817383/

Barry
One of my wife's recent company parties had one of those chocolate waterfalls. The idea was to dip strawberries and biscotti into the liquid. I stood there with a glass and drank melted chocolate. It was a good party.
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Post by Barry » Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:16 pm

Here's a better picture! It's at the Bellagio.

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Post by Ben » Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:58 pm

MOSES wrote: I LOVE sour candies.
I'm also a fan. I used to cram as many Sour Patch Kids into my kisser as necessary to get my eyes to squint.

Also used to love Cherry Clan.
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