~*~*~*~*~*You are cordially invited to opening of the first ever BlogLand Candy Store. The first official store on the Blog Land Main Street. What can I say ? us women have our store priorities set. Groceries? Pffft. I see a Liquor Store, 'Toy' Store ( although I am NOT going to ask you what kind of toy you would be....blech) , Flower Shop, perhaps a Shoe store, although personally I detest footwear, a Bakery, and of course a Book Store. The Implement Store will be located in the seedy part of town, where the appliance part stores are located...only HoHs go there! Well except Ty and Blondie's Paddle store ( click for Blondie's real store). It can be on main street as long as they don't hang paddles in the windows- but I'm only buying one for a cheese board or even better a wine paddle
So without further ado, our inventory:
I mentioned a few candies that lined our shelves in my last post. After a small focus group ( of one ) was conducted, some of the candies have been altered. Sorry for the disappointment if your favourite seems to be one of them. It is a difficult, cut throat business, this candy stuff.
From the House of Rubble, ( hahaha..that is kind of funny, yet NOT) My candy remains the same.
Blah, blah, blah....
Distracting shiny packaging, hard outer shell that can be melted if taken in hand for any LENGTH of time...Faster way to the gooey center...a bite! * wink *
Initially I thought we would line the shelves under House of Rubble Candy with
Stale gum, bad puns. Only after a focus study...two chocolates came to mind. Apparently it is okay to go with this one for Barney
However, the focus group soon grew to two, and when ONE of the members , gleefully suggested this as a candy/chocolate to represent the CEO of The House of Rubble Candy
The second ( grumpy ) focus group member suggested this
and NOT for this either
That is the Completes the ( touchy) House of Rubble Candy shelf...
If you follow me this way to the Her Mischief Managed House of Chocolate Display.....
Dear Sweet Susie as you may recall is a delicious Toblerone Bar. Truthfully, Susie could have been a 'plain' chocolate bar, provided of course that it contained nuts...but that just didn't seem good enough for the Her Mischief Manage Chocolates. To me, and many of you out there Susie is this....
UNFORTUNATELY sometimes to MM she is this kind of Toblerone....
But the being the skilled chocolatier that MM is, he is able to
Now for Mr. MM. CEO of Her Mischief Managed Chocolates
Again you'd figure the obvious choice would be...
( once again take note of the flavour)
THIS focus group member suggested
The CEO of Her Mischief Managed House of Chocolate, was approached with this idea, and apparently did not like the idea of branching out beyond chocolates - his response was similar to this
Now, I don't want to start rumours- the CEO did not threaten the focus group member directly...just that he thought should he send some equipment to the CEO of House of Rubble Candy.
ANYWHO, shot down again, the ( naughty ) chocolate bar remains ...for MM
On to the Candy House of My Love's a Beautiful Lady....as you recall
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 and CEO of The Candy House of My Love's a Beautiful Lady- 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 ?
Huh? Apparently in the words of John Smith ~ " She is not right"
I tell ya these HoH/CEOs are tempermental at best! Oh well, chalk one up to me, as I wasn't threatened this time with ...well ya know...
If you follow me this way now, to the rather LARGE display from the Candy House of
Mr. Mammoth Hands McSpanky Pants & Lillie Ian and Lillie. This Candy House, in my humble opinion,( yes I can be humble, if it is fashionable, like now) has the perfect candy representation..
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 !
Now, the Owner and CEO of The Candy House of Ian & Lillie
was kind enough to suggest The Rubble House of Candy Branch out too. Here was the suggestion made by Mr. Mammoth Hands McSpanky Pants
Once again I am wondering if it is time for new friends. A Timbit? A ROUND ball of dough. THANK you sooooooooooooo much you two! Hrmph! If you will notice over by the cashier there is a box
I will play along with your little
misguided game, however if I am a Timbit, I choose to be the powdered kind. Not everyone's favourite. My covering is powdering and sweet ( hush up!) the next layer is a little chewier. The centre is soft and sweet-oh HOLD on I am the lemon one! So you may not like the taste depending on what you had in your mouth earlier. The best part? I leave my powder all over your....
Yup...I'm the 'gift' that keeps on giving!
Here is what Lillie suggested
to me, cause I got to read a blog, you are a lifesaver. :)
So let me clarify...
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!
Then they thought they'd get a little funny..
.We think Barney is an energy bar - he has to be to keep up with his wife :)
.We think Barney is an energy bar - he has to be to keep up with his wife :)
Cute...two can play at that game: Barney's Energy Bar
IAN'S Energy bar!
Alright, now that half of our store is FULL ! Moving on.....
From the Firehouse Candy Factory
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 :)
I'm thinking the Firehouse Candy Factory Shelf may have to be in the dark back corner of the store!
Now if you are done fanning yourself, we will make out way out of the back of the store to the New Bea Candy House Shelf
In the spirit of total disclosure, the shop keeper would like you to see the interior of Bea's
and Levi can have Hot Tamales...cause he is hot!
To our European Section of the Store.
From Jan's House of Impossible Finds
and hubby would be my hunky pineapple chunk.
Ah Jan. This is an actual Candy store, not a 'front for drugs'. OHhhhhhhhh you mean
From the I Dreamed of DD, Spanking and Co....Candy
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
( guess she is going to be banned in the US too )
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.
( Ya have to open it slowly? why? )
Oh my goodness...the horror! Pick and Mix everywhere..Why oh why didn't you open the bag slowly?
Clean up in aisle 3
Please watch your step. Okay on to a much calmer area of the store..
The Ward and June Chocolate Emporium Company.
Daddy is totally Milky Way Dark -a Milky Way dark...
because he is orgasmically delicious....
and I am a Cadbury Crunchy (only in Britain - sweet and smooth outside crunchy & nutty under the surface)
Well June you are in luck because we have them North of the Border too, and they just happen to be one of my favourites too.
Apparently we took a U-turn to the back of the store again.
Our next candy shelf is brought to you by Ty Up Blondie Candies
A little Pixie dust..and a paddle
If you will make your way a bit to the right...Catrinka's Candy Corp.
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.
Right this way to the Southern Hemisphere Section
Violet crumbles....... Yum......... (They're chocolate covered honeycomb) sweet on the outside and sweeter on the inside.
( looks a lot like the Cadbury Crunchie Bar available in Canada- we say sponge toffee in the middle though, not honeycomb)
H will have anything filled with caramel. Hard on the outside, soft and gooey in the middle. Lol
Oh Look here...I love this candy company!! Not only do they have candy but licensed material at our store
Rick and Roz's Retro & Candies
Rick - Peanut Slab - It's his favourite. Solid, reliable delectable chocolate bar, and a little nutty. I also think it's a rather 'manly' chocolate bar and comes across as 'bossy' to me LoL
Roz - Pinky Bar - It just has to be chocolate! But the chocolate is soft and inside gooey, "squiffy" marshmallow - because I love that "squiffy" feeling.
Curious to know what you would pick for us though.
For Rick I would pick-
And for you...Tic tac Orange flavour
They are tiny, but provide a lot of flavour with just one. They have to orange because they are my favourite!
Dark and secretive, with a hint of hotness under that creamy, melty texture. Can be 'hot' when needed and like the chilli can warm up a butt in an instant.....
I would be...a Whittakers Peanut Slab, all pure, no additives..good and honest..and kiwi made!
Over this way to Cat's
..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...
( oops ...oh hey I didn't notice the thong ^ until now lol)
( btw. I went to Walmart this week to buy these and walked out with $200 less in my pocket....they are expensive- good thing I don't have an HoH who has me on a budget!)
From the Minelle Manufactures
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?
It means I'm not going to listen to you! How does that make you feel? RULE breaker?
Alrighty- obvious, but it actually does fit in with your " hard on the outside, soft on the inside" For your hubby
and for YOU MISSY....
It is a hard ( but not really) candy that is VERY difficult to get out of its package. Once you suck on the sweet candy for a minute or two, it breaks open and inside is a fizzy powder that is primarily sweet, but every once and a while it has a tart baking soda flavour that comes through the sweet fizz .
On this shelf we have Ana's Addiction ! Candy Corp.
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.
If you cast you eyes down ( Emi stocked the shelf herself) no a little further down, you will see the offerings from Veiled Obsessions
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.
"H" of course is a Mr. Goodbar because He is so darn good, and a generally "nice guy".
Moving a bit to the left, you will see the offerings from the TenderLoving Bucko Candy Factory
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.
Oh look was happens when you bring Bucko and a wooden spoon into the candy store!
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.
all together now...awwwwwww..
Look at a TL wrapped in a Bucko
And now to A Different Chocolate Company
Something chocolate... Alex is a Kit Kat bar... All those little layers.
( I chose a Kit Kat Chunky- nothing about Alex, as I have no idea about his size- just that the other KitKats say give me a break...not sure how often that happens at your house * wink * )
I am a Lindt Truffle. Delicious with a soft center.
( I bet !)
This way to Candy to Love By
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;)
Oh ? Not what you were thinking Zoe?
Something more sensual is what you had in mind?
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.
( woah...that is one sensual chocolate!)(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:)
Katie and Rob's Unusal Candy Corp.
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 love these too, I just never knew what they were called~ as for the spree/spending thing, see how much Cat's Pomegranate Chocolates cost me at Walmart)
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
Welcome to My Love of Life Candy
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 ;)
( I would just like to take this moment to point out to another HOH out there...how Tricia's HOH actually chose Nerds...Someone comfortable in their Nerdom.... Okay going back to checking the mail for wooden paddles again)
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!
Oh, here we are at A Unique Candy and Ice Cream Company's area of the store
Ok Willie, the last time I tried to get out of it by not commenting, but I should have known better.
( Well I for one am glad you learned your lesson !)
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.
( btw~ I purposely left the Masterfile watermark there for you * wink *)
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.
How about that? This shelf has candy, but I'm not sure where it is manufactured ( wink )
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!
( What is it with these 'spacey' HoHs ?)
Off to the Cooky Candy Shelf
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
A warm welcome to Snuggie Candies ( and if you are really welcomed here ...you get teased!)
So first let me hand out these...
and onto your candy choices
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
( I have never heard of these before actually)
He chose love hearts for me, to quote him: "because I heart you and you are cute and are my sweetheart
.Off to the Not so Sweet Candy Manufactures.
( the antidote for Snugglie's Candy perhaps? wink)
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. ;-)
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!
Our next candy display is a revolving one found behind the check out
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 :-)
So here is whatcha get Terps
for you ( because I'm all about the Maple here..wonder why?)
And for your hubby...a bit of both
Here we have Starsong Candy Corp.
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.
Up By the door you will find Blue Bird Classic Candy Company's choices
I am tootsie roll pops - I have a hard exterior, it is really hard to gain my full trust, but once you do I have a chocolatety chewy center.
He is Hot tamales 5 Alarm - He appears soft and chewy but the more you get to know him the more he makes you wake up and take notice
and if you aren't paying attention you can be overwhelmed with the burn.
Down this aisle you will find the very Secret Sweet Company's Shelf
Brice can be a ZotZ they are sweet until you bite into them then you get a powerful sour explosion. Al is sweet unless you 'poke the bear' then he is a powerful sour explosion. lol I think it is too hard to remove the sexual connotations from that one. I give up. :)
Oh and looksee here, Betsy didn't pick one for herself !
I should pick
Because she drove me CRAZY with her multitude of candy choices..but I KNOW some of that was Brice's fault...so I'll pick something more suited to her likes ( NOT her personality)
( btw Rogue ~ this candy instantly came to mind for you when I started this post..)
Here is one of our more popular candy company's Lunacy Licks
( did you HONESTLY think Lucy wouldn't be in this post?)
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My favorite candy is Reisens. I say it's a "reisen for road trips" because I love to take them on the road with me! They are wonderful and take a long time to chew, so they require patience...like me!
My husband loves Resees, which makes sense. He's tough around the edges and soft and sweet in the middle. I like them too, so sometimes since I love them frozen, I'll hide some in a bag of frozen veggies so he can't find them. I keep empty veggie bags for just this purpose! Now you know all my candy secrets lol.
I suppose this one would not have done Ogre's body justice?
They are hammer head sharks....you know for my Mr. Fix it blog I wrote about him
Uh huh..because he's Mister Fix it...not because he's a hard headed....
OKAY. okay Mr. Fix it! Don't get your tool belt in a bunch! ( I was going to say softy too...but not now!)
You know b/c I CAN be sweet....or not ;)
Emma and Fake Steve!!
Please use my comment section to talk my silly friend into coming back to the world of Blogging!
Phew...if you made it this far, you deserve
And............. we're done. If you don't hear from me for a few days it is most likely because I am in a diabetic comma somewhere!