Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Top Ten Candies That No One Actually Eats

A little while back I reported how a popular New Zealand candy was being discontinued and how it was causing a panic attack for several of my Kiwi friends. Some people say it's a marketing ploy by the company to draw more attention to Snifters, but no one knows for sure. In any case, it got me to thinking about some of our iconic childhood confections and how we would feel if they were discontinued here. I'm thinking about things like the aforementioned bubblegum cigarettes. Do any of us ever buy these? No. But we'd be distraught to find out that they went the way of the Marathon bar. So without further ado, I give you my:

Top Ten List of Childhood Favorites That No One Actually Eats But We All Seem To Love and We'd Be Distraught If They Were Discontinued

10. Bubblegum/candy cigarettes
9. Wax bottles
8. Wax lips
7. Candy buttons
6. Circus Peanuts
5. Boston Baked Beans
4. Bit o' Honey
3. Pixy Sticks
2. Chicklets
1. Necco Wafers

Do you agree?


Ice Cube Queen said...

Hey, wait a minute! I'd eat/chew eight of those ten items!!!! (I really don't like the wax things, though.)

Jen said...

Circus peanuts are actually one of my all-time favorites, and I'd be genuinely upset if they disappeared. I rather like Necco wafers, too, though I won't go out of my way for them like I will circus peanuts.

Just about anything else on the list could go away without me missing them.

Stephanie said...

I find myself purchasing #7,#4,#3, and #1 quite often. =) However.. I never got the whole wax lips thing. They always seemed to fall apart when I chewed them.

Carl Weaver said...

I'm with Jen. I just wish circus peanuts were made without gelatin so we vegetarians could eat them.

Gabrielle McD said...

Frau Marzipan here! Remember all these fondly (mostly). Amusing story about wax lips. I am a member of the handbell choir at our church. The parishoners complained that the choir did not smile enough while performing... you got it... along comes the talent show and the choir performed and at the last minute snuck the lips on! No one has complained about our smiling since.

Candy Yum Yum said...

Frau Marzipan, you've been holding out on me! what a great story! I hope you took pictures!