Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s once again time to go shopping for candy.

It’s the only time of year that my wife and I buy candy so we try to buy ones that we would eat in case of leftovers. This means none of the following:

Tootsie Rolls

Tootsie Roll
It’s the candy that adults give to trick kids into thinking they’re getting a chocolate treat.

Dubble Bubble Gum

Dubble Bubble Gum
It’s a good thing that the flavor of this gum only lasts 2 seconds.

Circus Peanuts

Circus Peanuts
Why does this candy taste like bananas? Somewhere out there is a banana-shaped candy that tastes like peanuts.

Root Beer Barrels

Root Beer Barrels
Is this candy supposed to taste more like an actual root beer barrel instead of root beer?

Goetze Caramel Creams

Caramel Cream
The name of the candy company sounds like a variation of the name of an infamous Internet shock site. And if you look closely at the candy, it looks just like what that website is known for.

Strawberry Delights

Strawberry Delights
I love artificial strawberry flavors so I can drink any generic strawberry soda out there. But this candy totally defeats me. Yuck!

Atomic Fireballs

Atomic Fireballs
One way to stop your kids from realizing the joys of eating candy is by scarring them for life with these.

Candy Corn

Candy Corn
I’ve always been a fan of candy corn, but we’ve avoided handing them out since a lot of people absolutely despise them, including my wife. The weird thing is that if I eat any more than three pieces of candy corn, I get a really bad headache, kind of like getting brain freeze when I drink a 7-11 Slurpee quickly. It’s probably my body’s way of telling me to stop eating such crappy candy.

While on the topic of candy, here’s a video I found of a Pop Rocks commercial, showing other uses for their candy:

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6 Responses

  1. Is that an approved commercial? I had something to say about the candy listed above but it doesn’t matter

  2. I don’t know if an approved Pop Rocks commercial. If it is, I doubt they ever had plans to air it on tv. Maybe it was part of a guerilla marketing campaign for the Net.

  3. Wow that commercial totally went a different direction then I thought it was going, damn! But seriously though, I like the strawberry delights one, and this year I went to Costco and got a bag of individually wrapped play-doh so now I won’t have to eat the candy leftovers and can give the rest of the play-doh to Katherine for her school. We’ll see what the trick-or-treaters say.

  4. I’m curious how the kids will react to getting Play-Doh for Halloween, Scott. It will probably be a hit with the little kids (ages 5 and under), but I don’t know if the older kids will like it.

  5. Quit slacking and post! Amuse me!

  6. Great post. You should save this for next halloween. 🙂

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