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Candy you eat only during Halloween?

ipsedixit Sep 19, 2008 11:17 PM

Candy corn
Now & Laters
Vanilla Tootsie Rolls
100 Grand Chocolate Bars

And you?

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    comestina RE: ipsedixit Sep 20, 2008 04:53 AM

    Mary Janes
    Bottle Caps

    I miss those crappy candy cigarettes of my childhood, too. Chalky goodness!

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      three of us RE: comestina Sep 20, 2008 06:22 AM

      We were at the Deerfield, NH fair, last autumn, and a guy had a table full of cheap toys and candy for sale. I laughed out loud to see candy cigarettes among the items for sale. Hadn't seen those since I was a kid. Would've bought some for old time's sake if my son hadn't been with me.

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        EWSflash RE: three of us Jan 10, 2014 06:26 PM

        I would have bought all the candy cigarettes he had- I loved those things!

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      valerie RE: ipsedixit Sep 20, 2008 04:55 AM

      Kit Kats

      1. thew RE: ipsedixit Sep 20, 2008 06:09 AM

        ok - somewhat off topic but
        i HATE the change from 100 thousand dollar bar to 100 grand bar. the original name had a nice rhythmic meter. the new name is clunky

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          givemecarbs RE: thew Sep 21, 2008 01:56 AM

          So true.

        2. Boccone Dolce RE: ipsedixit Sep 20, 2008 08:44 AM

          I will only eat Kit Kat and Reeses Pbutter things during Halloween (maybe easter too). Hate that waxy, funky taste most Hershey's and that Walmart brand-what is it Palmer? Kaaaaaa- gotta scrape your tongue to get rid of the taste.
          Do you make vampire teeth with the candy corn? We used to do that.

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            kimfair1 RE: Boccone Dolce Sep 22, 2008 01:07 PM

            Wow! I thought I was the only one who made vampire teeth from candy corn! Glad I'm not alone (actually I still do it!). I love the candy corn, but ONLY Brach's brand, don't like the taste of the other brands, and ALL Palmer brand candy should be banned, all of it is nasty stuff that doesn't taste like it should. Blechh!

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            fuuchan RE: ipsedixit Sep 20, 2008 11:34 AM

            Reeses and bottle caps, Twix. I don't eat candy at all really during the year, except for some dark chocolate now and then, but Halloween's the only time I'll indulge. It's just THERE in the house when it normally isn't something I'd buy at all.

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              mattyjaco RE: ipsedixit Sep 20, 2008 02:37 PM

              not sure what they are called but those little black and orange wrapped peanut butter things

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                Chris VR RE: mattyjaco Sep 20, 2008 06:00 PM

                Also made by NECCO, if these are the ones you mean: Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses Peanut butter and molasses kisses in orange & black wraps for Halloween


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                adamshoe RE: ipsedixit Sep 20, 2008 04:44 PM

                Even though I love it, the ONLY time I eat candy is Halloween, but then it's open season! I only buy the stuff I like to eat to give out on HW. Nestle crunch, snickers, 3 Musketeers, milky ways, Smarties (sour-y goodness), butterfingers, m&m's, kit-kats. No almond joys or mounds allowed in this house!!! Off topic, does anyone know if they still make Clark Bars? (sort of like a butterfinger, but even betterer....)

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                  Chris VR RE: adamshoe Sep 20, 2008 05:58 PM

                  Yes, Clark bars are still made by NECCO (New England Candy Confectionary Company). If you ever fly into Logan Airport, their outlet store isn't far away but I'm sure you can also find then online at a site like www.hometownfavorites.com

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                    almccasland RE: adamshoe Sep 21, 2008 01:20 PM

                    I saw a bag of miniature clark bars at my local Super Walmart a few days ago.

                    To answer the OP's question, I only eat those candy corn pumpkins at Halloween, but that's only because it's the only time they're available! They are fantastic for quick energy during long runs.

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                      Metalee RE: almccasland Sep 23, 2008 09:33 AM

                      Oh, that's brilliant. I love those mellow creme (candy corn) pumpkins and I'm sick of using Gu and Hammer Gel for my runs.

                      Viva La Mellow Creme Pumpkins!

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                        almccasland RE: Metalee Sep 23, 2008 05:26 PM

                        Yes, it was a great discovery! After Halloween, I'll use the dove dark chocolate squares (since they won't melt in the winter), and then when the Valentine's Day candy comes out, they make the candy corn cupids! Of course after that, it's back to the boring old sports gels. ;}

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                      KevinB RE: adamshoe Sep 21, 2008 01:24 PM

                      In Canada, a "Smartie" is like an M&M, except it melts in your hand, not in your mouth.

                      And someone mentioned those "candy kisses" in the orange & black wrappers? I *HATED* those as a kid; didn't like the taste, they practically yanked your fillings out, and worse, everybody was handing them out. We had elaborate trading schemes set up; 3 of those kisses were worth one "Rockets" (a roll candy) or a box of two Chiclets, etc. Much wheeling and dealing would occur on Nov. 1

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                        EWSflash RE: adamshoe Jan 10, 2014 06:28 PM

                        Ooh- Almond Joy and Mounds- the day they make Almond Joy with dark chocolate, I will buy it any and every time I see it. Love them both

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                        Judith RE: ipsedixit Sep 20, 2008 06:10 PM

                        I don't eat much candy, but I love candy corn and I love that it's everywhere on Hallowe'en.

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                          jodymaryk RE: Judith Sep 20, 2008 06:59 PM

                          Judith, I second the candy corn, Wax,sugar,and artificial color...What,s not to love?

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                            tatamagouche RE: jodymaryk Sep 21, 2008 06:54 AM

                            I third it. I also love the little pumpkins that are essentially the same thing.

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                              mnosyne RE: jodymaryk Sep 21, 2008 08:24 PM

                              Hurray for candy corn----all 3 major food groups!

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                                taboo RE: jodymaryk Sep 22, 2008 01:29 PM

                                I third this. I do not eat sweets any more at all...but if there is candy corn out, I might just have a few.

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                                  mtngirlnv RE: taboo Sep 22, 2008 02:18 PM

                                  Why is it that the candy corn pumpkins are so darn addictive???? And why is it I can only eat this type of candy during Halloween season? Damn them!

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                                    geminigirl RE: mtngirlnv Sep 23, 2008 05:48 PM

                                    I only really like the candy corn in the pumpkin shape (I know...) but this year they are no where to be found!!! I've been looking for the past month since the regular candy corn started to show up and it never did...I'm seriously getting po'ed that I can't find pupmkins...to answer the original question, I will eat most candy year round, but this is the only truly haloween candy I search out...

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                                      chocolateninja RE: geminigirl Sep 23, 2008 06:52 PM

                                      GeminiGirl...if you continue to be PumpkinMellowCreme-less, send me an email dragongirl at gmail dot com, and I'll send you a bag or two...they are all over the place here. (couldn't find a private email addy in your profile so excuse the public posting)

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                                        geminigirl RE: chocolateninja Sep 24, 2008 04:07 AM

                                        thank you so much, that is so nice of you to offer! I am going to keep searching for a little longer, considering we are over a month away from haloween...but eventually I may break down and be e-mailing you:) thanks again!

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                                          geminigirl RE: chocolateninja Sep 25, 2008 04:37 PM

                                          you must have been channeling pumpkin candycorn thoughts my way because alas, walked into CVS for bandaids and did my usual pass down the Halloween aisle and there they were!!!! thnaks again for the offer!

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                                            chocolateninja RE: geminigirl Sep 25, 2008 04:50 PM

                                            Awesome! I *have* been abnormally obsessed with all things candycorn-ish lately. *gryn* Matter of fact, I'm out of the stash I got a couple of weeks ago (just two bags people! and some of it is being used for decoration!) and need to restock. Also, on a side note, I've heard to stay far, far away from the candy corn "flavoured" hershey's kisses...but the pumpkin spice ones aren't too bad. I kinda like 'em.

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                                mcc RE: ipsedixit Sep 20, 2008 07:09 PM

                                Candy Corn, only at Halloween.

                                1. Jen76 RE: ipsedixit Sep 20, 2008 11:24 PM

                                  I'll join you on the 100 Grand Bars. Love those. I also love those hard, pink, individually wrapped bubble gums that get really nasty tasting within seconds (the name escapes me for the moment, but they had comics on the inside wrapper). And Tootsie Roll Pops. Red ones (either shade of red) preferably.

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                                    Kate is always hungry RE: Jen76 Sep 21, 2008 12:46 AM

                                    Are you thinking of Bazooka or Double Bubble?

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                                      KevinB RE: Kate is always hungry Sep 21, 2008 03:41 PM

                                      Oh yeah, both of those! And saving up all the little comics because if you managed to get, like, 5,000 of them, you could send away for neat stuff like... um.. er... X-ray specs!!

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                                        Jen76 RE: Kate is always hungry Sep 21, 2008 08:35 PM

                                        Bazooka! Thank you!!! I could not, for the life of me, conjure up the name last night.

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                                        mkmccp RE: Jen76 Sep 21, 2008 06:16 PM

                                        the really small individual pieces of gum I remember were called PALS. the flavor lasted for about 3 seconds then you had to spit it out. I used to segregate my candies and the Mallo Cups were my #1 fav.

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                                        Blush RE: ipsedixit Sep 21, 2008 10:57 AM

                                        Rockets and Tootsie Rolls.

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                                          Sooeygun RE: Blush Sep 23, 2008 08:03 AM

                                          Count me in on Rockets. Just doesn't seem right to eat them at any other time. Besides, if I eat a lot, they make me flushed and I start to sweat.

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                                          vttp926 RE: ipsedixit Sep 21, 2008 05:51 PM

                                          gotta have my mellowcreme pumpkins and the peanut butter kisses. only time of the year you can even find them.

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                                            AngelSanctuary RE: ipsedixit Sep 21, 2008 07:56 PM

                                            Three musketeers (in fact, I don't even remember seeing them anywhere else...), Snickers (to me, it will always be an imitation Mars bar...even though it might have came first), those popeyes cigarette looking things..., twizzlers (I DO like them quite a bit though), smarties, caramilk, and Mars bar (taste better than a Snickers but I still won't buy them).

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                                              mariannas RE: ipsedixit Sep 21, 2008 08:11 PM

                                              Candy corn. I just bought myself a bag today and it's almost gone! Oh well...at least they are fat free.

                                              1. misnatalie RE: ipsedixit Sep 22, 2008 05:46 PM

                                                popcorn balls

                                                1. Jetgirly RE: ipsedixit Sep 22, 2008 06:27 PM

                                                  Definitely Tootsie Pops and Tootsie Rolls!

                                                  1. Firegoat RE: ipsedixit Sep 23, 2008 08:17 AM

                                                    The little candy pumpkins.
                                                    Candy corn
                                                    Blow pops
                                                    And the little chocolate, candy covered balls, that come in like a little cellophane pack of 10 or so who's name I can't recall right now.

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                                                      Cookiefiend RE: Firegoat Sep 23, 2008 05:48 PM

                                                      "And the little chocolate, candy covered balls, that come in like a little cellophane pack of 10 or so who's name I can't recall right now."


                                                      Count me in the candy corn crowd. I eat way too much candy corn and then moan about it... "Why oh why?!?" Of course, next year will be a repeat of this year, and so on and so forth!

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                                                      HillJ RE: ipsedixit Sep 23, 2008 12:22 PM

                                                      Candied apples!

                                                      First we visit the apple orchard and pick apples all afternoon
                                                      Then we get out the big copper kettle and melt our candied gems to liquid form
                                                      Wash, dry and poke our sticks in the stem end of each apple and dip those beauties until the very last one is done.

                                                      Then we wait 30 seconds and dip 1/2 the apples in coconut shred and 1/2 in crushed almonds.

                                                      About a month later, we all visit the dentist BUT oh what fun we had!

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                                                        HillJ RE: HillJ Sep 26, 2008 06:19 AM

                                                        Okay, are we the only family still making candied apples from scratch?

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                                                          TampaAurora RE: HillJ Sep 26, 2008 07:14 AM

                                                          I hope not, but I know the only time I ever got them was at street festivals.

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                                                        TampaAurora RE: ipsedixit Sep 23, 2008 02:02 PM

                                                        In addition to the candy corn and the bottle caps that students bring in for me, I get candy from students on the day after. I also have a nice glass of wine or two the next night to recover from the nightmares of teaching students hopped up and strung out on candy highs.

                                                        1. chocolateninja RE: ipsedixit Sep 23, 2008 03:43 PM

                                                          Ooh...lessee...candy corn (brachs only thankyouverymuch and I make vampire teeth with them too! *gryn*), those mellow creme pumpkins, halloween-themed Peeps, the Palmer brand chocolate with the crispy bits (rice? it's the only type of Palmer chocolate that I kind of like...the plain stuff is just gack), Smarties, MaryJanes (the peanut butter ones), oh and did I mention candy corn? *giggle*

                                                          1. JMF RE: ipsedixit Sep 24, 2008 10:23 AM

                                                            Smarties, Sixlets, and Bottle Caps... especially root beer and cola flavored.

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                                                              turqmut RE: ipsedixit Sep 26, 2008 06:18 AM

                                                              Bottle Caps, Brach's candy corn & Brach's pumpkins-stems first.

                                                              Hope the people at Willy Wonka see the love & start selling Bottle Caps by themselves! They're always packaged with Laffy Taffy here, and I won't touch those.

                                                              1. cassoulady RE: ipsedixit Sep 26, 2008 09:30 AM

                                                                Candy Corn and the candy corn ish little pumpkins. When I as little, I would eat marathon bars ( the candy bar, not the energy bar) but I have not seen one in like twenty years. Does anyone know if Marathon bars still exist.

                                                                1. EWSflash RE: ipsedixit Jan 10, 2014 06:22 PM

                                                                  Ditto all, add to that-
                                                                  Other flavored Tootsie Rolls
                                                                  Candy corn (I love that stuff, but not more than once a year)
                                                                  Chocolate covered malted milk balls
                                                                  "Fun size" Snickers, Butterfingers, etc, escpecially if they have dark chocolate
                                                                  oH WHAT THE HELL- I LIKE A LOT OF HALLOWEEN CANDY!

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