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Candy Wish-List For The Holidays

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Being a Candy Addict is a double-edged sword. When you’re one, everyone knows you love candy. Around the holidays, that means we can be easily satisfied if someone gives us one of our favorite candies as a gift.

However, you always run risk of giving an addict of piece of candy he/she won’t like. I mean, as Candy Addicts we have very specific taste preferences, and being given a candy bar we won’t eat may seem more of an insult than a sign of affection. In such cases, I’d personally rather have been given socks.

So if we could compile a wish-list of the candy we would most like to find stuffed in our stockings Christmas morning, here is what we’d like to receive and why.


Cadence

Cadbury Twirl

1. Cadbury Chocolate: specifically Twirl (a fruit and nut bar), or some mini eggs would suffice, too.

2. Trader Joes Milk Chocolate Clouds

3. Darrell Lea Strawberry Licorice and/or Panda Back Licorice


Cindy

Reese’s Pieces Bag

1. Reese’s Pieces: These are probably my most favorite candy ever, but I never buy them for myself. (It’s martyr syndrome… I buy what the family likes). They always top my wish-list at Christmas and my birthday.

2. Dove Milk Chocolate: Okay, so I’m no gourmet, but I love a piece of silky smooth Dove chocolate melting in my mouth.

3. Candy Cigarettes: My favorite childhood candy. It would be so fun to pull a pack of these out of my stocking on Christmas morning. And I promise I won’t pretend to smoke them.


Laurie

Lindor Chocolate Truffles

1. Lindor Chocolate Truffles: Because it’s not Christmas without these guys! The dark chocolate ones are my favorite, but you really can’t go wrong with any of their flavors.

2. Something fun from my local Asian markets. There’s just something about tearing into a mysterious bag of candy with a label you can’t read….

3. Sponge Toffee: From gourmet candy-shop brands to the standard Crunchie bar, chocolate-coated or otherwise, I can’t get enough of this stuff!


Jamie

Giant Chewy Nerds

1. Chewy Nerds

2. Wonka Tinglerz

3. Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms


Brian

1. Chewy Nerds: I still freaking love those things. The small bags leave me wanting more so I’d like a 1 or 2 lb bag please.

2. Fire Twizzlers: I picked some up at Walgreen’s the other day and damn they’re as good as I remember. (Please Hershey – make these PERMANENT)

3. Twix Java: Still one of my favorite limited edition candies.


Michelle

1. Toffifay

2. Crunch bars (normal, classic ones)

3. Giant Chewy SweeTARTS (If anyone knows where to find Giant Chewy SweeTARTS in Australia, please let us know!)


Robby

Snickers Marathon

1. Snickers Marathon Low Carb Protein Bars: O.K., so maybe this isn’t really a candy, but not only is this the lowest calorie/carb to high protein bar on the market, but also it is the tastiest. Leave it to a candy company to make protein bars taste good.

2. Wild Berry Dots: This is the one flavor of Dots I never tried. It was recalled last year so I feel kinda incomplete never having tried all their flavors….

3. Cadbury Black Forest Bar: Some couples have their own song, some have their own movie, for me, my first real love and I had a favorite candy bar, and this was it.


Caitlin

1. Jelly Belly Raspberries and Blackberries: I freaking love these things. In fact, once I bought a 5lb bag and ate it all by myself. Seriously good yumminess.

2. Choke Cherry Tree’s Plain Caramels: Best. Caramels. Ever. Need I say more?

3. Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Mixture: What can I say, I love me some Jelly Belly.


Regardless of whether it’s Christmas, Channukah, or Kwanzaa that you do or don’t celebrate, one thing that this time of year embraces is the idea of giving. Yes, it’s easy to fall into a capitalism rant about that, but that misses the true point.

When we give someone a gift, we do it because there is someone special in our lives who makes us smile, makes us feel appreciated, makes us feel so incredible that we are compelled to give them something in return to show our appreciation for having them in our lives.

When you give from the heart to people like that, it doesn’t matter how much you spend, even a few bucks on a candy bar, because it’s about showing how much you understand and care for that person. It might seem untrue, but if Cindy’s sons made her an “I Love You Mom” Christmas card out of Reese’s Pieces, or Brian’s daughter gave him a giant bag of Chewy Nerds that she had saved her allowance up to buy, I bet you it would mean more than something ten times as expensive to them.

If you too think this way, let us and everyone else know what’s on your candy wish-list. So from all of us on staff, Happy Holidays, and may you find yourself surrounded by wonderful people who inspire you to give.



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13 Responses to “Candy Wish-List For The Holidays”

  1. 1
    ButterflyKyss says:

    Apparently Laurie is a girl after my own heart! Either that or she peeked at my Christmas wish list :P

    Only two things I would add are: The pumpkin spice hershey kisses. I missed these, and I *really* wanted to try them :(

    And specifically from the asian market (which there is none around me, sadly enough) Haw Flakes. I was freakin’ ADDICTED to these things while in San Francisco. I haven’t seen any since, and I sure miss them :(.

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    MichelleG says:

    Good article Robbie…except there is a typo in mine…my all time favourite candy isn’t toffee, it’s Toffifay! :)

    (although both are pretty delish.)

  3. 3
    Cindy says:

    Great article, Robby! (And I missed the typo…quick fixing, good job, lol.) It’s neat to see all of our favorites compiled. Now I feel like a big happy fuzzy (or sticky) family with you guys.

    I REALLY love the idea of the I LOVE YOU MOM card made out of Reese’s Pieces. Now how do I get them to do that…

  4. 4
    Monica says:

    Great list, Robby! It’s great to see what the other addicts are wishing for. I was overwhelmed by the thought of picking just three when you asked us, but now I’m inspired by everyone, so I’ll add to the list:

    1. See’s Scotchmallow Eggs (they come in regular squares, too, but the eggs are the best. Sadly, I believe I’ll have to wait for Easter for those, but hey, it’s MY wish list :)

    2. Jelly Belly Jelly Beans in bulk. Preferred flavors: blueberry, peach, and very cherry.

    3. 5-pound tub of strawberry Twizzlers. This used to be a staple gift from my mom when I was growing up – so take heart, addicts, dreams do come true.

    And for good measure:

    Loads and loads of the darkest chocolate Santa can find.

    Happy Holidays everyone!

  5. 5
    Robby says:

    Michelle– sorry about the toffee mishap! thanks Caitlin for making the correct change.

    Cindy– glad you’re apart of the family. maybe john will read this article and provide the boys with some inspiration.

    Monica– super list! i totally love those three candy choices (but i think i also would include juicy pear in my jelly belly list). but it’s always nice to see other people like the blueberry and peach flavors beside me.

  6. 6
    Monica says:

    Ya know, I actually debated over whether or not to include juicy pear on my list (!) but ultimately decided not to get greedy :) Robby, I wonder if we are candy soulmates.

  7. 7
    jperonto says:

    I’ve yet to enjoy the snickers marathon bar when I buy it. Whenever I’ve tried it, it’s been rock hard and very hard to chew making it not enjoyable to eat! Are they usually like that?

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    Pam Walter says:

    Anything Godiva or Sees would be fine with me. Does that count as 2 choices?

  9. 9
    Robby says:

    jperonto– I haven’t ever eaten the regular bars, just the low carb ones. Those have never been hard for me so maybe it’s just the regular ones that are rocks.

    Pam– well, if you are anything like my mom, when she says Godiva or Sees, she means the whole store… which is something like 5000 choices, but there’s nothing wrong with that! I think a candy-wish list that includes your very own Godiva or Sees store is brilliant.

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    Terrac says:

    honestly! haven’t any of you heard of harry and david? They have the best christmas candy! Also, i agree with caitlin and cindy! Caramel rules!

  11. 11
    MasterKacey says:

    I’d love some Wonka Donutz for Christmas! Everyone I know hated them but I thought they were sooo delicious.

    Hot Cocoa Creme Hershey’s Kisses are great too.

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    Cadence says:

    Ok, this is way fun. I love seeing what my fellow addicts are jonesing for. It gives me ideas for my next shopping trip!

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