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Mar 9, 2008 01:38 PM

worst tasting candy ever!!!!!

IMHO, It's got to be WHOPPERS!!!!

I literally felt like I was going to die after eating some of these when I was younger, felt ill and fell into a deep comotose sleep for hours... they suck donkey balls!!!:(

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    This stuff will make you beg for whoppers to rinse your mouth out.

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    1. re: Paul Weller

      I'll agree with you. Whoppers seem like nothing compared to durian candy. One of the big points about eating durian is the creamy custardy texture (yet, I still hate it). Without that creaminess, you might as well be sucking on a rotting onion.

      1. re: Paul Weller

        But the moron reviewer doesn't even know what durian is: "An unidentifiable -- to this reporter, at least -- fruit of some kind is featured prominently on the wrapper...:!

        1. re: Sam Fujisaka

          Perhaps he is a moron but I would agree that Durian is an acquired taste that's kinda like enjoying siphoning gas outa cars!

        2. re: Paul Weller

          Ugh-h, that sounds horrid! I've had durian fruit and it was wonderful, albeit difficult to eat without a mess. Glad I read this report, 'cause I might have picked up a bag, expecting the flavors of the durian fruit.

          Thanks for the warning,

          1. re: Bill Hunt

            My boss had a bag of this stuff just a couple weeks ago. When he offered it up I looked at the durian on the bag and smelled the bag. It smelled god awful. He got several people to try it and the reactions varied from shock to outright gagging and dry heaves. It stunk up the office for the entire day.

        3. I love chocolate covered malt balls (the generic Whoppers). Maybe you just don't like malt flavor?

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            1. re: Lucia

              Me, too - I love the easter egg colored whoppers - they are my favorite easter candy

          1. Cheap chocolate covered cherries are the worst candy I've ever eaten.

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            1. re: sueatmo

              Chocolate covered raisins are worse then cherries.

              1. re: Kelli2006

                I think I've encountered choc covered raisins at some point. Don't like 'em. But the choc-cherries I've eaten actually leave a chemical taste in your mouth.

                1. re: sueatmo

                  Raisenettes right? They rock! Chocolate covered cherries taste like cough syrup. How about Necco wafers? Yuck.

                  1. re: southernitalian

                    Yes, Raisinettes. And I agree with sparkalina. You'd have to like the raisins to begin with, and I don't usually. I did as a young thing like Necco wafers, however.

                2. re: Kelli2006

                  I just recently tried dark chocolate covered raisins and they were better than the original...but you have to be able to tolerate the raisin to begin with.

                  1. re: sparkalina

                    I have never developed a taste from raisins, but I have learned to tolerate them in baked goods.

                    1. re: Kelli2006

                      Raisins are good. Chocolate is good. But chocolate-covered raisins (like Raisinettes) - ? Yuck!! (Some things just don't taste good together!)

                      1. re: Morticia

                        I'm so glad you said this! I love raisins and worship chocolate. But chocolate covered raisins are just terrible! (I thought I was the only one who hated these)

                3. re: sueatmo

                  YES YES YES THOSE ARE COMPLETELY NASTY NASTY NASTY I don't know who thought that chocolate covered cherries were good-It's a travesty that anyone would buy them or eat them....I feel ill just thinking about it.

                4. do live in the US?? I don't think they have Maltesers in the US, but in Canada they are a DELICIOUS version of Whoppers..yum!

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                  1. re: burlgurl

                    You can get Maltesers in the US and I will attest that they are in fact delicious. Far superior to Whoppers (though I am a malt fiend and will take it where I can get it).

                  2. Oh, I always loved Whoppers. We used to get the big cartons of them and eat them till we were sick. I even found Whopper ice cream once.

                    What I've never been able to understand or properly appreciate is Bit-o-Honey. Do they still make those nasty little things?

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                    1. re: revsharkie

                      Haven't had either of these in years, but used to love both--although I do remember not liking Bit-o-Honey and then suddenly developing a taste for it.

                      There was something my grandmother used to have in a Christmas candy mix that I always thought was nasty--a hard candy shell with some kind of jelly inside. Never did figure out what the flavor was (or was meant to be).

                      1. re: cmkdvs

                        I did the same thing with bit-o-honey. Inexplicably went from not liking it to loving it.
                        IMO the worst candy ever are the newly introduced chocolate skittles. They are literally the ONLY candy I have EVER thrown a basically full bag of in the trash. They are so artificial tasting, almost plastic-y.

                        1. re: ArikaDawn

                          Oh, I had the exact same experience. Curiosity compelled me to try the chocolate Skittles and I,too, committed the unprecedented act of throwing candy into the garbage!

                          I remember liking Bit-o-Honey (my mom looooves these) but have not had any in years. At this point I would be afraid of losing a filling.

                          1. re: ArikaDawn

                            >>IMO the worst candy ever are the newly introduced chocolate skittles.

                            Also, their commercial has to be one of the scariest on the air right now.

                            Holy cow.

                            I can't even imagine why someone THOUGHT that putting chocolate on a Skittle was a good idea.

                            1. re: dolores

                              AGREED! Those skittles are gross. I actually thought they were going to be good. BIG MISTAKE!

                              1. re: k1127

                                see, that's one of the good things about DVR. i fast forward thru all the commercials & didn't even know chocolate skittles existed. that sounds vile.

                                i used to love the original skittles, and for a brief period i was hooked on the sour/tart variety that came out in the mid 90's. are those still around?

                                1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                  yep, and i gave them out at halloween. i like them!

                                  1. re: alkapal

                                    Skittles taste like floor wax. Or how floor wax smells, anyway. I give them out at Halloween because I know I won't eat any leftovers.

                                    1. re: Snackish

                                      ANother poor sucker who saw the bag of chocolate Skittles at the store, bought them, and promptly threw the (almost) full bag into the trash.

                                      And I like regular Skittles.

                        2. re: revsharkie

                          I love bit-o-honey, but then again, I'm a taffy fan and pretty much like all candy in that category (i.e. sugar daddys, tootsie rolls, etc. :-)

                          1. re: revsharkie

                            No Bit-Of-Honey is good! It's been 25 years, but I still liked it when I was a kid.