Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Name Your Confection

  I know Valentine's Day is coming up and soon we will be inundated with mushy love stories, which is wonderful don't get me wrong.  It is just that aside from my kids, I'm not really a Valentine's Day kinda gal.  When I was in university I worked in the restaurant business.  Valentine's Day takes on an entirely different meaning when you work in a restaurant.  It is the second busiest day of the year ( Mother's Day being the busiest if you are interested, and no Father's Day doesn't greatly affect the restaurant biz).  So being the busiest day of the year, you would figure there would be lots of money made- not so.  The restaurant fills with star-crossed lovers ( only 2 per table) who NEVER leave!  Anyway, my true distaste of the 'holiday' basically lies not in the meaning behind it, but because of the colour scheme... WHO in their right mind ever thought that PINK and RED look good together?  Blech!

I don't normally subscribe to this line of thinking, but there seems to be a little bit of a cloud hovering over Blog Land lately.  So that combined with my dislike of tacky colour day,  ( which had me thinking of flowers and CANDY<- well Valentines Day and PMS had me thinking about the latter) I thought it was time for another interactive fun post.  This post will be along the lines of my Super Heros/ Super Villians ( <- Click to read) Post back in December.

Your Challenge should you accept it, and why wouldn't you?, is to leave in the comments the type of candy you and ( if applicable) your spouse would be.  A brief description and why you chose those candies would be helpful, as we are an international group here.  If you REALLY like me you can email me a picture of your candies, because that does take me a while to find...but it is not necessary.  So without further ado, I will show you some of the ones that are already on the shelves of the.....




I know what you are thinking- that your lovely shop keeper should really be conversation hearts



BUT I'm still going with my original Cadbury Creme Egg, that I described in my Panic at the Disco post.


For those who weren't tortured by reading that post, I think of myself with 2 protective outer shells, the foil packaging, that I continually try to patch back together, and the chocolate.  The chocolate can be melted in your hand, but taking a bite out of my shell is the quickest way to get to my inner, sweet, gooey heart.

Now onto Barney



These were big in Canada in the 1980s.  Wacky Packages were similar to baseball cards.  Instead of having someone 'useful' trivia, they took popular products and mocked them.  They also came with one piece of often stale gum.  NO I don't think Barney as hard and stale, but he is the king of BAD puns and comments that make my family groan.  Just like the Wacky Packages cards.

Onto Susie and her Mischief Manager.
( Susie Approved)

For Susie I had initially thought A Hershey Chocolate Bar ( with NUTS) .  Well because she when she is alone, she is solid but after MM takes her in hand, and she is the way she wants to be, she's all melty. We both agreed about that, BUT when I was looking for pictures of the perfect half melted chocolate bar today I came across some even BETTER pictures....so I changed it a tad, for now, until I do the completed post with all of your imput, I am just going to post this pic.




As for her lovely Hoh...well the obvious choice would be this



( I think most of us can agree that the flavour should be peaNUT)

While Susie did laugh at this, she decided on 
( Apparently only found in Canada)



( I know right?  What a NAUGHTY  Susie.  I am as shocked as you are!)

Moving on to Pocahontas and John.  P couldn't figure out which candy they should be...whoo hoo free rein for Willie!!

Pocahontas


Rock Candy

You see my dear friend Pocahontas thinks she's hard, and prickly ( okay that is not the word she uses, but I don't have a potty mouth * wink *).  In truth she is really, really sweet!  Okay, and sometimes she scratches...just like the rock candy...( what ?  I read that somewhere )  In a candy store I am always drawn to the rock candy suckers.  They are so beautiful, even if they appear a tad scary.  They are certainly worth it!

and for her HoH John



Pop Rocks.  Yup.  At first glance, the candy may be a little intimidating.  Yet they are really sweet, exciting, and have a bit of an edge.  And c'mon who doesn't like a candy that explodes in your mouth ?


Now on to Lillie and Ian-  no she didn't come out to play for this, but remember the Superhero Post?  Rocky and Bullwinkle?  Seriously?  So once again..I'm picking!

For Lillie


I realize that these are Canadian- just like Lillie, so I will explain.  They are sort of like M & Ms but WAY better. They have a hard candy shell, but not as thick as M&Ms.  And unlike M&Ms that 'melt in your mouth not in your hands',  Lillie melts in Ian's hands...er , or, because of Ian's hands ?

 I chose Smarties for Lillie because not only is she a smartie pants, but she has many flavours in her. All of which we love ! ( well in a real box of Smarties I don't like the red ones- lets refer to them as the Work Lillie at Home Smarties) 

AND now onto Mr. Mammoth Hands McSpanky Pants.  Google didn't come up with any confections with a tag line anything close!  Fortunately I already had something in mind

( again not sure if these are found outside of Canada)









One would assume that if you have mammoth hands you'd have mammoth...

FEET!  FEET  people...sheesh!

Anyway Lillie went on  and on once in great length..about his FEET! ( honestly )

Not why I chose Big Foot for Ian though.

Big Food are cinnamon flavour ( btw I'm allergic, but also not why I chose them   * wink *)

Like Ian, at first glace, for those not 'in the know' they seem hard- but they aren't they are chewy and soft.  They are soft and BRING THE HEAT !


So what say you?  Want to line the shelves of the BlogLand Candy Store?  I will most likely compile all your data and work on the final product on the weekend.  C'mon it is silly, a complete waste of time and FUN !  Besides, I WILL pick for you if you don't offer me something.....wink

Willie


Oh yeah, and Emi no choosing what I did, like you tried  to with the Superhero Post!

  

Oh PS. again...George, Robin and any other 'anonymouses' out there you are expected to play too!

Oh and don't worry people, you are not too late.  I won't be putting up the final one until Monday- and even after that it is not too difficult to add to!

  

73 comments:

  1. Ooh! You are so stinking creative! I will have to think about this one.... :) excellent post Willie!

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  2. Ok! Got it!
    Fireman says he'd be a Hershey bar. Because chocolate is like crack to me, lol. (It seriously is. I'm like a child, lol)
    And I think skittles for me. I'm fun and colorful, and his favorite :)

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    1. LOL..yours was fun to do elle :) I really did have to tame down my chocolate addiction picture !

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  3. I would like chocolate covered Cherries as I have surprising softness inside my hard shell and Levi can have Hot Tamales...cause he is hot!

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    1. oh there was something surprising inside of yours alright!! tee hee

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  4. I must think on this one as we are cookie lovers (hehe) but candy is a very close 2nd.

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    1. Cookie lovers? Then you can do a Bakery Post sometime...wink

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  5. Hi Wilma, I think I would be a little fat jelly baby (cos he loves them) and hubby would be my hunky pineapple chunk.

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    1. The possibilities were endless with those Jan...but I had to tame down the post :)

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  6. ROFLMAO!!!!! You are too funny! Can't wait to share with John!

    P

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    1. Well I do know- " The rest of the story " *wink*

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  7. Daddy is totally Milky Way Dark and I am a Cadbury Crunchy (only in Britain - sweet and smooth outside crunchy & nutty under the surface)

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    1. sighs - P says I have to say why Daddy is a Milky Way dark.....averts eyes, toes carpet, blushes, clears throat.... because he is orgasmically delicious.... curtsies.....RUNS!

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    2. Pffffffffffft ! She's not the boss of you - you know! Besides she couldn't even come up with any candy on her own.

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    3. No fair talking bout me when I'm at work and can't even join in! Lol!

      Willie-
      I didn't say she HAD to... Just that after your little pop rocks comment, it would be more than appropriate! Lol

      June-
      Way to go! Lol

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  8. I can do this, I can do this....... Okay, Ty is a Snickers bar. Because he is always snickering at me, it has peanuts and is covered in my favorite flavor, chocolate. And for me, Pixie Stix. Good one, since he likes to call me Stinkerbell. And I am as sweet as sugar. (no snickering here). This was fun.

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  9. Had to think about this for a minute. Got Alec's right away as it's one of his favorite's anyway.
    Alec is an Atomic Fireball. He's hot as hell with undertones of spicy and sweet. Pop one in your mouth and it's a slow burn. Yep, think he's left me with that feeling in a multitude of ways. ;)
    I am M&Ms. I am pretty traditional but can be colorful too. I have a firm outer shell but my insides are soft and melty.

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    1. There seems to be a great deal of 'hot' HoH's out there. HHOHs if you will

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  10. Violet crumbles....... Yum......... (They're chocolate covered honeycomb) sweet on the outside and sweeter on the inside. H will have anything filled with caramel. Hard on the outside, soft and gooey in the middle. Lol


    Callie

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    1. I know know we have them here too, only they are called Crunchie Bars. They should call them crumbles though because it is near impossible to find that is not broken at the store

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  11. Oh I don't want to be your Cadbury runny egg Willie! I like the Cadbury hard coated chocolate ones better.

    I am of course, an Everlasting Gobstopper... It's about 100 layers to get through to me, and then the center is STILL sour when you finally get to it.
    HA
    "H" of course is a Mr. Goodbar because He is so darn good, and a generally "nice guy".
    He's also a bit nuts... Heh.....

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  12. I worked in a candy store in college so this required a lot of thought. I would be caramel. It's not not flashy. It's in a plain wrapper. It's a simple girl next door kind of candy. It's difficult to melt. You have to stir it constantly and if you aren't careful you can burn it and make an awful mess.

    Bucko would be a classic chocolate bar I think. Not too fancy, but still sweet and sometimes just what the doctor ordered. It's reliable. You can always count on it to be good by itself or together with something else.

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    1. I would have been 8oo pounds if I ever worked at a candy store. At the very least I'd have to take on week off a month~ for mental health reasons :)

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  13. Something chocolate... Alex is a Kit Kat bar... All those little layers. I am a Lindt Truffle. Delicious with a soft center.

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    1. I hope like what I chose. I couldn't find any photos with Red Lindt that showed the inside!

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  14. Ooh, what fun! I love your interactive posts! have to think about it and willl come back to you.

    Hugs
    Roz

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  15. Ooh, what fun! I love your interactive posts! have to think about it and willl come back to you.

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. There seems to be an echo in this empty store...

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  16. Jake would be chocolate covered espresso beans...sweet and strong, straightforward and bold, makes me feel alive in the morning...and sometimes keeps me up all night;)

    I would be a dark chocolate cherry cordial. Sounds kind of classic and retro, I think. Cherries are sunny, but the dark chocolate gives it a little bit of edge. (picturing myself as a saucy vintage pin-up girl named Cherry, tattooed on Jake's bicep) Plus, cherry cordials are one of the few sweets my man likes to eat:)

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    1. You little Sultry Vixen you! I'm not sure being a saucy anything would be good around Jake though!

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  17. Oh my goodness!
    WILLIE! This is soooo funny.
    I am grounded from blogging and Ian was reading blogs, not commenting of course, and then he just handed me the laptop so I could read this! You shocked him enough to let me read it! I love it.
    ROFLMBO - I DO love my husband's feet - and I think I have mentioned how beautiful they are (and large) *wink*
    I am honoured to be associated with the Canadian "smartie" - thanks!
    Ian and I just imaged what candy you are, Willie:
    Ian says you are a Tim Bit (for US readers it is the centre of a donut from Tim Horton's)
    and to me, cause I got to read a blog, you are a lifesaver. :)
    love and hugs
    lan and lillie
    We think Barney is an energy bar - he has to be to keep up with his wife :)

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    1. Lillie, you keep talking about beautiful Ian's feet are I'm going to circulate a petition for everyone to sign demanding pictures of them. LOL

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    2. So here I am, dancing around my kitchen...Happy dance- smile that rivals the Cheshire Cat...when ..

      WAIT !

      WHAT?????
      a TIM BIT!
      WTFrig Ian? A round ball...sheesh...Ian thinks I'm a donut hole and Lillie thinks I'm a candy with a HOLE in the middle...You two really need to get your act together!

      Still love ya both though!
      Willie

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    3. I am laughing so hard I have tears....

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  18. Hey Willie...sorry to be late to the party...my favorite candy is Dark Chocolate Pomegranate and Matthew always said it suited me perfectly. Here is a review of the candy that I found...
    Bite into the candy and the first thing that strikes you is the delicious dark chocolate. Next your taste buds are shocked by the slightly tart and tangy center. But the two flavors balance each other nicely. The unique sweet and tart flavor combination is a strangely appealing but dangerous combination of flavors.

    Tart, sweet, strangely appealing but dangerous? Whatever...

    Sending you pics in email.

    Blessings,
    Cat

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    1. You're not late. I'm not doing the final post until the weekend and even then I can still add to it.. Mmm those sound yummy. I have seen them around and often think of buying them. NOW of course they are going to be forever Cat Candies :)

      Thanks for the picture!

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  19. I am laughing so hard....I guess my Scotsman loves Mars Bars, Smarties, Treats....Yorkies. We were thinking that he is hard on the outside and soft on the inside! Me well I like peppermint patties and peanut m&ms...what does that mean?

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    1. It means some people are allergic to you, or you give them minty breath- your choice.

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  20. First of all, you ARE a Timbit! It's perfect...and you know it.

    Second, I did NOT pick MR. Big for the reasons you say. Unfair. My poor innocent mind. LOL, that said, when I told MM he definitely picked Mr. Big over the M&M's. Sheesh. I think we need to add Nerds as well, just to have a little fun with him...if you dare. I'm thinking it might be an excellent way to deplete our stock of wooden paddles.

    Just sayin... :)

    I will be whatever kind of melty chocolate you choose. You know me pretty dang well!

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  21. First of all, you ARE a Timbit! It's perfect...and you know it.

    Second, I did NOT pick MR. Big for the reasons you say. Unfair. My poor innocent mind. LOL, that said, when I told MM he definitely picked Mr. Big over the M&M's. Sheesh. I think we need to add Nerds as well, just to have a little fun with him...if you dare. I'm thinking it might be an excellent way to deplete our stock of wooden paddles.

    Just sayin... :)

    I will be whatever kind of melty chocolate you choose. You know me pretty dang well!

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    1. ( there is that echo again) ACTUALLY you didn't give me ANY reason why you picked Mr. Big. Is there another one? Is he an ego maniac ? lol

      pfffffft to the Timbit...AGAIN!

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  22. Hi Willie, this is fun! Sliding in here a little late... I'm away from Rob and the kids this week- sent on a fun trip- though I really miss them! Thanks for keeping me entertained in the wee hours of the morning when my body thinks that it is time to get up! I did text this question to Rob so we'll see if he comes up with something!

    I'd have to say Bit o Honey for Rob! He can appear a little hard if you don't know him, but he is really this big, sweet, gooey, honey of a guy. I call him "Honey" too. Too bad they don't shape this candy in the shape of a hand because he has discovered the joy of swatting and he does it often on my butt- even once in front of the cheese rounder in the grocery store!!!! Oh and the candy description says there are almond bits in there too somewhere. He can be a little nuts at times! We do laugh a lot!

    For me- I'm tempted to say Spree candies because I've been known to go on a shopping spree or two (ouch)! I do LOVE those candies!!! They are a little sour but mostly sweet. I'm kind of thinking Cadbury Mini Egg (yuuuuum!!!) describes me best as it has a thin, sweet little shell that is easy to crunch, and then good old melty chocolate! Also Rob is a foot taller than me so I may seem "mini" compared to him. Thanks Willie! Very fun! Hugs!

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    1. Forget about the darn candy!!!


      How does one get 'sent away' on a fun trip???

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  23. This is great but we really had to think here. Okay, so my Hubby is going to be a Nerd. Because, well he is a Nerd and I love him for it and he also really likes Nerd candy. He's a really cool and sweet Nerd though ;)

    For me, I'm going to say Peach rings. Because they are yummy and sweet and just a little tart. And, I am such a Peach!

    Fun post!
    Hugs,
    Tricia

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    1. Do you know Tricia, when I suggested another HoH was Nerds candy he fell asleep mumbling something about sending Barney a wooden paddle...sheesh!

      Nice to see you confess that you are a little tart. :)

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  24. Ok Willie, the last time I tried to get out of it by not commenting, but I should have known better.
    I am definitely a Mars Bar. I've always wanted to go into space.
    Lisa, I think, is best described as an ice cream cone. From a distance she looks cold, but just wait until you really get close to her. Then you get heaven on earth.
    Besides she always eats ice cream, even in deep winter. Gives her very cold feet! I need the energy of several Mars Bars to warm them again.

    Oh, and you're right, Red and Pink don't go together. Looking at your Wilma picture at the top left, I'd say you need a lot of orange in between.

    Hugs,
    Bas

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    1. Happy you are wising up in your 'old' age Bas. I most certainly would have chosen for you. But alas a Mars Bar does seem appropriate. And the ice cream...good thing naughty Minelle isn't writing this post!

      I KNOW about Wilma on pink and red with her orange hair! Sheesh!

      Love
      willie

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  25. Oh not fair I still can't think of any chocolate that describes me :( or hubs :(
    Ok the best one I can come up with for me is a Kinder surprise egg, you have to be careful with me and slowly unwrap the foil to get to the yummy chocolate, but once you bite in, you defiantly get a surprise lol
    Hubs I would describe as a bag of pick and mix, you choose carefully what goes in, then you have to open the bag slowly to see what's inside, and once you look in you get all sorts of flavours.

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    1. well for not being able to come up with candy MJ you did a pretty good job!

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  26. Hi Willie,

    Thanks for the invite to play along, what a treat. "Anonymouse", wow that sounds so cheesy, I may have to change that soon :-)

    For my bride, Nina, twas easy, I thought of her in an instant. She would be a Payday. Sweet as everything, but also the salt of the earth, with a bit of nutty on occasion!

    For me I had trouble deciding. Thought all night and then finally came up with a Mars bar for two reasons. I love chocolate and second, strangely as it may be, I would love to travel in outer space. If offered I would take the next seat to Mars in a nanosecond!

    George

    P.S. Today is my birthday!


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    1. Hey George!

      Happy Birthday..Maybe as a birthday gift to US you can not be anonymous anymore! Thanks for playing

      Willie

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  27. Hm, this is a tough one. One of my favorite kinds of candy is Reese's peanut butter cups with dark chocolate. I like the opposing tastes of sweet and salty, I like peanut butter, and I like the added depth of the dark chocolate taste. I'm not a fan of milk chocolate. Too sweet. I like the dark chocolate Reese's cups because they're not as common. They're distinct with a flavor of their own.

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  28. Ok Willie I have thought long and hard on this (who am I kidding) this just came to me. I am a Whatyamacallit candy bar cuz you never know what you will get at any given moment and I have so many layers and Vic well he is a Blowpop sucker and I will leave that to everyones imagination. Happy VD Day

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  29. I showed this to hubby, to ask what candy he would say I am.
    For him I chose "fairytale milk chocolate"
    It's a tiny milk chocolate bar and on the inside of the wrapping there is a fairy tale and the slogan is "a little piece of fairy tale". Reasons for that is that he is very sweet and kind and I've felt that ever since I met him my life been somewhat a fairytale <3
    He chose love hearts for me, to quote him: "because I heart you and you are cute and are my sweetheart."

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  30. Hey..sent you The Silences...now waiting for him to tell me what he thinks I would be...silly man, has come up with nothing so far but silly suggestions....
    ok..he has suggested a Whittakers Peanut Slab, all pure, no additives..good and honest..and kiwi made!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=RvoJts84n2s&NR=1
    http://www.whittakers.com.au/#/advertising/
    http://www.whittakers.com.au/#/advertising/

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  31. Interesting...I know someone who picked that for their HOH...lol

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  32. I am definitely a sour patch kid. I mean heck, their TAGLINE is even "sour then sweet!" or is it sweet than sour?? Either way, I am VERY much that way. I will smack My Man and then try to tenderly snuggle and kiss him and look so concerned and worried for him when he looks sad or hurt by it. ;-)
    http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/23200000/Sour-Patch-Kids-junk-food-girls-23274753-346-163.jpg

    My Man is harder... hmmm... A shock tart maybe?? He looks/seems like he is going to be so sweet and yummy and than ZING!
    http://www.collectingcandy.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/CC_Nestle-Wonka-Shock-Tarts-3-for-99-cents-foil-candy-roll-wrapper-2001.jpg

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  33. OK, I will work on that this weekend. G

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    1. Cool perhaps some day you'll blog too! But an email to reach you at would be a great start!!

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  34. Oh...I have no idea...can't even begin to imagine what kind of candy I would be or my husband for that matter...I know the candy I like to eat - peppermint patties or anything peppermint really, and I love real maple syrup candies (I have a major sweet tooth) and my husband likes dark chocolate and the fruit slice candies...does that say anything about us - I don't know, probably not...so back to what I originally said...I have no idea :-)

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    1. I love pepermint patties too...I used to make them...finicky little devils, that is why I say USED to make them. I LOVE maple syrup candies...but I goofed and put maple sugar candies on your portion of the post. Sorry.

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  35. Oh Willie I don't know....

    I used to love Reece's Pieces but as you can only get them surreptitiously from American airbases, they are very hard to come by over here. I adore Violet Creams, or "violent creams" as Starman calls them. But then maybe I am more 'Turkish Delight' - full of Eastern Promise! And Starman, well he would have to be Starbursts. Although they used to call them Opal Fruits. And he adores dark chocolate truffles - sinfully dark!...

    Any good?!

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    1. Well anytime Ami...I'll mail ya some Reece's pieces! Just say the word.

      Starbursts are most excellent the day after a few too many drinks. They really wake the mouth up!

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    2. I make peppermint patties too and the maple candies...though I shouldn't because making them means eating them :-)

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