Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Lindt Straccitella: No Matter How You Pronounce It, It's Yummy!

I've recently discovered the joy that is Straccitella. A new gelato place has opened nearby, and I've fallen in love with this traditional cream-and-dark chocolate flavor. I suppose you could compare it to chocolate chip ice cream, but it's just so much better.
At the evil WalMart the other day, I saw a bag of Lindt truffles that included a sample of their new Straccitella flavor, so I had to get it. Even though I'm not big on white chocolate, this is one tasty confection.
It's creamy, milky and sweet with little flecks of nibbly dark chocolate. So good.
I gave the bag of truffles to No-Nuts and told her she should allow me to have one truffle a night. She woke up this morning and said that was a bad idea; she'd already eaten two before breakfast.

Miscellaneous Pictures Tuesday

Today I'm tying up some loose ends. Here's a big chocolate penny I bought for the Sugar Baby at the Vermont Country Store: Some chocolates from my friend's husband who travels overseas all the time:
Neuhaus Truffles that we ate for Candy Yum Yum's anniversary:

Monday, June 29, 2009

Zero Bars: No, I Didn't Imagine How Sucky They Taste

When I think of Zero bars, here's what comes to mind: a vague, fuzzy memory of standing in the neighbor's backyard. I'm probably, I don't know-- 5? 6? 7 years old? I've somehow procured a Zero bar, which I've never had before. I unwrap it and am shocked to see that it is white. I've never seen a white candy bar before. I take a bite. It is disgusting.

Flash forward to 2009. I haven't had a Zero bar since then. I see one at the drug store and read the description on the wrapper: Caramel, Peanut and Almond Nougat covered with White Fudge. Now frankly, that sounds pretty tasty to me. How can that be bad?

So I buy one. It's King Sized. And I try it. Guess what? It still is yucky. The inside is like a stiff 3 Musketeers, or maybe more like Play Doh. There is no defining taste. It's just a mish-mash of overly sweet, kind of nutty, ickiness.
Please tell me who eats these. I've never seen anyone eat one. They've been around since the 1930s, so apparently someone is eating them. Do you like these? Do you know someone who does? Let me know, because I have some questions.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

E is for Eggs

Back to work on my Candy ABC's. These are Cadbury Mini Eggs-- the U.S. kind.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Take the Weekend Off

Hey Yumsters,
Just to let you know, I'll be out of touch with the world this weekend. I'll be back on Monday with reports of candy from a weekend with the von Schokolats!
Hugs and Kisses, Madame Yum Yum

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Candy Craft: Turn Your Mint Tins into Magic

Liesl von Schokolat graduated from 8th grade last week. She's made me a proud auntie. I bought her a necklace, but I thought that I'd rather give it to her in some sort of funky box instead of the usual ugly white box. So I pulled out an empty mint tin and started playing around. First, I painted it black, then I glued on some decorative paper. On the lid, I put stickers of her initials and inside, I collaged some stuff from an old book I had. I gave it a few coats of collage medium and Voila! A mini jewelry box.

Old Timey Faves from Cracker Barrel

As previously mentioned, I bought a few goodies for myself at Cracker Barrel. First, Zotz.
The Ice Cube Queen introduced me to Zotz at an early age, and I immediately loved them. If you haven't tried them, they're little lozenge-sized hard candies. Inside is a burst of fizzy sourness (probably having to do with citric acid, I'm sure), and you can't help but pucker when you taste them. I haven't had these in a long time, but they were just as good as I remembered.
Next, a package of Valomilk. I never had these as a kid; apparently they're a Midwest specialty. They're made by Sifers, a small candy company in Kansas that only makes this one product. I suppose you can compare these to Mallo Cups in that 1) they're cups and 2) they have a marshmallowy filling. The difference is 1) The cups are huge-- one is satisfying enough; 2) The chocolate tastes better; 3) There is no toasted coconut, as in a Mallo Cup; and 4) The marshmallow is gooier-- you can't eat these without getting some on your face. I'm surprised these don't have more of a cult following, because they're darn tasty. If you've never had one, go out and try it.
Lastly, I got a pack of Black Jack gum, which is currently being made by Cadbury Adams. It's been a looooong time since I've had this stuff, and I have to say, I was impressed. The licorice flavor was intense; it tasted just like eating a black Twizzler. Better yet, the flavor lasted much longer than I remember it. I'm sure that's a new innovation from the Adams people. Kudos!
All in all, I showed great restraint at the Cracker Barrel store. Perhaps a little too much restraint. The stock in the candy pantry is looking awfully low these days.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sweet Treat of the Week: Kayla from Teeny Boppers!

What a Sweet Treat we have this week! Our guest sweetie is Kayla, who is the head honcho at Teeny Boppers: A blog for girls. Check it out! In the meantime, here's what Kayla digs in the way of candy.

What is your favorite candy?

Definitely Reese's. Peanut butter and chocolate are soulmates!! They are sooo yummy together!

Share a childhood candy memory.

Sometimes my mom stashes candy up in the pantry. I like to (quietly!) sneak into the pantry, take a piece of candy, stuff it in my pants and then walk normally back to my room! It works like a charm!

Favorite fruit flavor in candy?

Hmm, I have to say it's either Apple or Strawberry.

Which do you prefer: gummies or hard candies?

I like hard candies because they last longer. I also don't like chewing on gummy things because of the texture.

What's your favorite candy holiday?

Halloween or Christmas because that's when you get the most candy!

What's best: milk, dark or white?

I love milk the best, but I love them all!

Circus peanuts: yay or nay?

I do like Circus Peanuts, but I prefer candy!

Thanks so much Kayla!

So you ... yeah, you. What's your excuse? Why haven't you been a Sweet Treat of the Week? Time's a-wastin'. E-mail me at candyyumyummail@yahoo.com.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Candy Milestone: Sugar Baby's First Wax Bottle and Candy Stick

The Sugar Baby and I just got back from four days at the Von Schokolat Estate. Along the way, we stopped at Cracker Barrel for lunch, where I of course bought some candy. Whilst perusing the old-timey candy, a worker came up to us and held out a tray. "Would you like to try a wax bottle?" she asked.
What?! Who offers wax bottles as samples?!
The Sugar Baby took one (red, of course, as he's decided he will only eat red things) and looked at it. This was where my parenting skills fell apart. I probably should've just bit the top off for him told him to chug the juice, but instead I tried to explain the procedure to him. He bit the top off, then proceeded to stuff the entire bottle in his mouth. He was chewing away with a perplexed look on his face; I finally had to extract the wax out with my finger. I can only imagine what he was thinking.
We moved onto lunch, where I had a pork chop and he had one bite of a grilled cheese before he discovered the little golf tee-peg game on the table. It kept him amused enough so I could actually eat my own lunch. On our way out, the lady offered him another bottle, but I declined. I didn't need him on a wax bottle sugar high for the rest of the drive. Instead, I bought him his very first candy stick which he relished in a matter of minutes, and then he played air drums and counted cell phone towers until he finally crashed.
Next post: what I bought for myself.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Lamar Odom and No-Nuts: Candy Soulmates?

They say there's no such thing as coincidence, so what, dear Yumsters, does this mean?

The Ice Cube Queen sent me an article from some Florida newspaper about Lamar Odom's favorite candy. (In case you don't know--because I certainly didn't--he's a player for the Lakers.) Apparently he's a candy fiend and he's quoted as saying, "It's funny because the games I played well were the games where I ate candy for breakfast." Nice!

But here's the thing: his favorite candies are listed as Twizzlers, Gummi Bears, Hershey's Cookies & Cream, Life Savers and-- as he called them, "Peachy sugar-coated rings," (otherwise known as Peach O's). So, onto the freaky part:

Madame Yum Yum: "Hey No-Nuts, what's your favorite candy bar?"

No-Nuts: "Cookies & Cream."

MYY: "What's your favorite candy?"

No-Nuts: "Peach O's. Or Gummi Bears. And I like Twizzlers, too."

Dun-Dun-Dah! What could this mean? Does this mean that No-Nuts is really meant to be a professional basketball player? Or does it mean that Lamar Odom would make a successful college student majoring in math? What do you think?

The Great Debate: Dark vs. Milk

(Milk Chocolate: "Where's the party?" Dark Chocolate: "I can't believe they let them in.")
As you may recall, Jody made the following comment during the Great Candy Giveaway:

"I would like to see you address the fact that people who like dark chocolate feel that they are better than those who like milk chocolate. I would like you to tell them that it is a matter of taste. And that they're probably lying about preferring dark chocolate so that they look more sophisticated."

Very interesting point, Jody. I will admit, in the past I’ve been known to be a dark chocolate snob. Yes, I actually do enjoy dark chocolate, but I also like milk. And of course, it all depends on the brand. In some cases I prefer the milk over the dark.

But you’re right in saying that some people feel that dark chocolate makes them look more sophisticated. This can be evidenced by the recent increase in chocolates that list their cocoa percentages.

First though, an explanation on the differences between milk and dark. Dark chocolate is made from sugar, cocoa butter and chocolate liquor (which has nothing to do with liquor at all; it’s simply liquefied cacao beans). Milk chocolate contains the same ingredients, plus milk.

Nowadays you can find bars of dark chocolate that list the cocoa content in percentages, usually anywhere from 50% to 85%. So if, for example, if you have a bar of 70% chocolate, that means that the remaining 30% is sugar. In other words, the lower the cocoa percentage, the higher the sugar content. High=bitter, Low=sweet.

Personally, I find anything over 70% usually inedible, which I suppose makes me part of the bourgeoisie in the serious chocolate circles. And really, if you meet someone who’s talking in-depth about their preferred percentage of cocoa content, run the other way.

However, it’s not all bunk. There is something to be said about the complexity and deliciousness of dark chocolate without sounding like James Lipton. Unfortunately I’m going to use another snobby product for comparison—wine.

My first real interest in wine started on my honeymoon in Venice. (I know, I know, stop with the pretentiousness already.) But the fact of the matter is, I’m terrified of foreign languages, so we often ate at a cafeteria-style restaurant so I wouldn’t have to ask for the check (“Il conto, por favor”). As I pushed my tray along the metal counter, I fell in love with the machine that, instead of dispensing soda, poured out wine. It looked so beautiful, that red wine splashing into a glass carafe. The thing was, I didn’t really like the taste so much. But after drinking it for lunch and dinner for a week, it started to grow on me.
Once we got back home to the States, I started off on the Great Path to Wine Appreciation. Yep, I was drinking white zinfandel. Any wine snob will pish-posh white zinfandel, but hey, it’s a great place to start if you’ve never been a wine drinker. It’s syrupy-sweet, the pecan praline of the wine world. Soon, the white zin began to taste too sweet, so then it was onto whites like Chardonnay and Riesling. Then came the desire for something with a little more oomph. It was onto reds—first Beaujolais, then Pinot Noir, then onto the serious stuff—Merlot, Cabernet and (red) Zinfandel. It was a natural progression.
Chocolate can be the same way.
I will state for the record here and now that some days, there is nothing that fits the bill more than a simple Special Dark bar.
Other times, you might be wanting something slightly more upscale, like Lindt (which, in my opinion, makes the best mass-market out the “upscale” chocolate at a reasonable price). And then from there, you move on up to more boutique, sophisticated chocolates. It all depends on your mood. Like I’ve said before, I much prefer a good piece of milk chocolate almond bark to a tiny square of gold-dusted chili-lime-cardamom dark truffles. I think there’s a fine line between “sophisticated” chocolate and just plain dumb chocolate. There’s no need to “enhance” perfectly good milk or dark chocolate with all sorts of crazy spices and elements. Keep It Simple, Stupid.

So there you have it, Jody. Yes, some dark chocolate lovers are faking it. But there are others of us out there who like chocolate in almost any form it takes. But don’t let the dark lovers intimidate you, because the fact of the matter is, they’d probably respect you (and envy your honesty) for preferring milk.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sweet Treat of the Week: Cat from Make. Bake. Create.

I've got a yummy Sweet Treat for you this week! Introducing Cat, whose blog Make. Bake. Create. is full of delicious recipes and cute little felt cookies. Cat is a high school senior who's just itching to go off to culinary school.

What's your favorite candy?

My favorite candy would have to be Reese's White Cups. I love that salty combo!

Share with us a favorite candy memory.

Probably making Scotcheroos with my Mom in the kitchen, either that or placing Peep's in the microwave on Easter morning and watching them explode.

What's your favorite fruit flavor in candy?

Blueberry. Although that artifical taste is nothing compared to a real thing. Artifical blueberry is like a new flavor all together!

Gummies or hard candies?

Tough choice, but hard candy is best for me. They tend to last longer.

Milk, white or dark?

WHITE CHOCOLATE! It's a long back story to my love of white chocolate, but we are now star-crossed lovers.

Circus Peanuts: Yay or Nay?

Nay. I can't stand the things...sorry.

Thanks Cat! Enjoy your senior year, and we'll look forward to hearing about your bakery in four years or so!

So what about you? Yeah, you! What's your excuse? Why haven't you been featured as a Sweet Treat of the Week yet? I want to hear from you! E-mail me at candyyumyummail@yahoo.com.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Atkinson's Coconut Long Boy: What is This Thing?

This is an Atkinson's Coconut Longboy. Until yesterday, I'd never had a Long Boy (coconut or otherwise; they come in regular and chocolate, too). In fact, I didn't even know what a Long Boy was, just that I'd heard of them and knew they were some kind of candy that are special in the hearts of many.

After a little intense research, I discovered that Atkinson's is located in Texas, and they're proud of their southern heritage. Probably why I'd never had a Long Boy before-- it's a southern candy.

I only bought one of these at a local coffee shop and now I'm sorry I didn't buy two, because Mr. Goodbar would totally dig these. It's caramel (very much like a Bull's-Eye type caramel) with little flakes of coconut throughout. Even though I'm not big on caramel, I could see these becoming an addiction. We're off to Vermont tomorrow, so perhaps I'll get a chance to stop at the Vermont Country Store where, no doubt, they'll have some.
But what about you, Yumsters? Do you know about Long Boys? Are these a candy from your childhood? Come on, share with us!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

My Mom's Awesome Mother's Day Present From Bazooka Betsy

What's cooler than an Obama Change candy bar?! Sweet!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tropical Tootsie Roll Pops: A Taste of the Islands?

I finally got my hands on a bouquet of Tropical Tootsie Roll Pops. I'm not a huge Tootsie Pop fan, but when I heard that one of the flavors was pineapple, I was suddenly on a mission. The only problem was, I found them in a really creepy dollar store and, if you're a regular reader, you know I have issues with buying food at non-food stores (particularly creepy dollar stores). But in the end, I did it. I figured I'd hand them over to No-Nuts to do a trial taste and if she didn't pass out or grow horns, then I'd be willing to try them, too. So Yumsters, I give you a Pineapple Tootsie Roll Pop:

And ... it was really good! Nice pineapple flavor and I didn't even mind the combination with the chocolatey Tootsie Roll, which I kind of feared. I also tried a tangerine, which was quite good, too. No-Nuts had the watermelon and some kind of tropical punch and she liked both.
As an aside, we went to my parents' house and raided their candy dish. No-Nuts took a cherry Tootsie Roll Pop, which you can see below. Of course, my camera is just not up to par for these detailed shots, so what you aren't seeing is the lack of quality control. This was one messed up pop. The Tootsie Roll was oozing out of one side and the pop was all mangled and scary-looking on the other side.

On a Need-to-Know Basis (And Yes, You Need to Know)

I'm going to be doing some spring cleaning here at Candy Yum Yum over the next couple of weeks, so please bear with me. I've decided to move my cast of characters out of the sidebar to free up some room, so you can always refer back to it here.

  • Bazooka Betsy: My sister, connoisseur of Bazooka and Baby Ruths.
  • Baron, The: My brother-in-law, married to the Baroness. We share two common bonds: we're both the outcasts in the extended family and we both like to eat.
  • Baroness, The: Originally my best friend, she then became my sister-in-law, and is now the Baron's wife. Three, three, three people in one!
  • The wee von Schokolats: Liesl and Gretl, children of the Baron and the Baroness. Liesl loves chocolate; Gretl does not.
  • The Connection: He supplies me with my goods, via Mrs. Connection.
  • Frau Marzipan: A friend and former taste tester who is on the foodie scene.
  • Mr. Goodbar: My husband, who claims he doesn't like candy but will happily scarf anything I have in the house, especially Pay Days.
  • The Ice Cube Queen: My oldest sister who introduced me to such candy oddities as Ice Cubes, marshmallow ice cream cones and Zotz.
  • No-Nuts: My niece and intern at Candy Yum Yum. She is allergic to nuts and therefore has never had a Reese's.
  • PIC: My partner-in-crime. We've been friends since forever, and although she doesn't quite share my passion for candy, she does love Butterfingers.
  • Sue, My Kick-Ass, Firefighter, Garden Guru Friend (a.k.a. MKAFGGF): Well, I guess that one's self explanatory.
  • Wee von Schokolats, The: Liesl and Gretl, children of the Baron and Baroness. Liesl loves chocolate; Gretl does not. She prefers gum or sour fruit things.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

O Canada!

Hey Yumsters! Heading to Canada this summer? Check out this video that the Montreal Food Insider sent me of a gem of a candy store, Confiserie Louise Decarie. I want to go there right now!

Monday, June 08, 2009

White Circus Peanuts in Wisconsin Anyone???

A reader wants to know:

There is a horse cupcake recipe out there with white Circus Peanuts. Do you know of anyone in the Cedarburg, WI (@20 miles north of Milwaukee) area that might sell them?

Here in New England, it's high season for Circus Peanuts, so you can usually find the mixed bags, but I'm not sure about the Midwest. So.... anyone have an answer?

(FYI: You can see these cute cupcakes at http://www.hellocupcakebook.com/, and they also have a list of mail order places to get the white peanuts.)

Sweet Treat of the Week: Foodette!

Part of the fun of blogging is you never know who you’ll meet. It turns out that this week’s Sweet Treat of the Week, Foodette from Foodette Reviews, actually lives within a half hour of me! Who knew?! Anyhow, enjoy this week’s Treat and then head over to Foodette’s excellent review site: http://www.foodette-reviews.blogspot.com/.

What is your favorite candy?

As far as taste goes, nothing is better than a See's Butterscotch Square, or a Hotel Chocolat Rocky Road bar, but for novelty, the Kinder Egg will always be my favorite. I wish I had more of them, because they amuse me to no end.
[Editor's note: I've got to get my hands on both See's and Hotel Chocolat. They seem to be a big fave amongst candy lovers. It's a travesty I haven't tried them yet!]

Share a childhood candy memory.

Coming back from France at the age of twelve, it was a really nice time of me remembering my parents, still married, quite happy. We rode back in a limousine and I fell asleep, but not before having one last Kinder Egg pressed into the hands of me, and my sister, relishing that fleeting European memory...

Favorite fruit flavor in candy?

Raspberry, although it's hard to get a really authentic flavor. Barley candies do it really well, though.

Which do you prefer: gummies or hard candies?

Gummies. Haribo gummies are my favorite. I love them so much, especially the alphabet letters and sugar mice.

What’s your favorite candy holiday?

I can't tell whether this is supposed to be "holiday candy" or "candy holiday" so I will answer to both. As for holiday candy, that would be Peeps' sugar cookie, shaped like gingerbread boy and girls, and candy holiday- what else? Halloween! Especially when people would make those little goody bags for you to take.

What’s best: milk, dark or white?

Milk chocolate. There's something to be said about a good, complex milk chocolate.

Circus Peanuts: yay or nay?

In s'mores, yay. Plain, nay.

Thanks Foodette! I've never had a Circus Peanut in a s'more before. That just might be my summer project!

(Above, Foodette enjoying a Welsh Cake in Wales. Yum!)

Calling all Yumsters! How would you like to be a Sweet Treat of the Week? Give me a shout at: candyyumyummail@yahoo.com.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

The Results Are In: Let's Go Back in Time!

Official results from the Candy Yum Yum! 6-year-anniversary question: "What would you like to read more about?"

No-Nuts has been busy earning her keep doing the official audit of the answers to our question: "What would you like to see more of on Candy Yum Yum!?"

I have to say Yumsters, you did surprise me a little. The number one thing you'd like to read about is old-fashioned/retro candy, followed in a tie between candy recipes and foreign candy.
I like these ideas a lot. When I originally began Candy Yum Yum!, I intended to delve into retro candy, but lately I've been star-struck by all the new Limited Editions that have been coming out. I promise, I'll be getting back to the good ol' fashioned penny candy very soon, and will be coming at you with some candy recipes, too.
As for foreign candy, I'm thinking that maybe some of you international Yumsters could help out. Do you live somewhere other than the U.S.? Write to me and tell me about some of your local candies! Perhaps we could even do a candy swap.

Other items of note: Reese's was the only brand that specifically was mentioned. Let's give it up for peanut butter and chocolate! Woo hoo!

You're definitely interested in things like organic, Fair Trade, vegan and sugar-free candy, so more on that too!

Lastly, check out No-Nuts' artistic skills. I had no idea she was both a math whiz AND an artiste!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

M&M's: A Statistical Breakdown of Colors (a.k.a. Working Hard, or Hardly Working?)

Okay folks, once again, it's time for Mr. Goodbar's melding of the delicious candy world with the
disturbing universe of numbers. (As you may recall, he explored the economics of M&M's in a past entry.) This time he's done a review of the colors of M&M's. He had the results laid out all nicey-nice in a chart, but I can't figure out how to lay it out in Blogger. Anyhow, here ya go. Take it away, Mr. Goodbar:


I sampled 19 bags of Peanut M&Ms from the vending machine down the hall between 3/1/09 and 5/27/09. The average number of m's per bag was 22, with Orange being the most plentiful color and brown, surprisingly, the least. Here's the statistical breakdown:

Average: 5.05
Max: 9
Min: 2
Mode: 4

Average: 4.63
Max: 8
Min: 2
Mode: 4

Average: 3.89
Max: 7
Min: 1
Mode: 5

Average: 4.00
Max: 8
Min: 0
Mode: 4

Average: 2.63
Max: 5
Min: 0
Mode: 3

Average: 1.79
Max: 4
Min: 0
Mode: 2

I got two bags with siamesed m's -- one was red, and the other was blue. In both cases, I counted them as 2. Only one bag had a broken m in it -- a yellow one. I know it wasn't broken in transport because only half of the m was there.

About 1/3 of the bags had an m with an "off" taste. One bag had 4, and I felt like I'd been ripped off. Come on, guys -- just because we can't see the peanut doesn't mean we can't taste it!

I'm going to keep this little experiment up over the course of 2009 to see how things look when the sample gets larger. Once an accountant, always an accountant, apparently.

I have no idea what Max, Min and Mode mean. All I know is that I loves me some peanut M&M's!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

My Latest Painting

I'm thinking this could be a card and the inside could say something like, "Congratulations on your divorce!"

Monday, June 01, 2009

How Long Until Melissa Joan Hart Gets Sued?

Check it out, Yumsters. Sabrina the Teenage Witch has opened her own candy store: SweetHart's. I hope she cleared that name with her lawyers.

Sweet Treat of the Week: Mrs. Bunnylady!

(Pictured above, Mrs. Bunnylady after eating one too many Skittles.)

Dear Yumsters, I've switched things up a bit and moved the Sweet Treat to Monday. This week’s treat is one-of-a-kind. Our guest is none other than Mrs. Bunnylady. Never heard of her? Someday she’ll be famous. As for now, Mrs. Bunnylady is the alter ego of Miss Sarah, an 11-year-old girl with a vivid imagination.
According to Sarah, Mrs. Bunnylady was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She lived on a farm with her mother, father and brother where they raised goats and alpacas. When she was 5 years old she moved to North Carolina. Mrs. Bunnylady is now 11 and makes videos where she interviews people. She is very sassy. She one day hopes to become famous on You Tube.

Dear Madame Yum Yum,
Thank you for giving me the privilege to guest host on your scrumptious Candy Yum Yum blog! I am very excited to answer your questions about candy! I am big fan of candy! I once entered a candy-eating contest and ate 300 bags of Skittles! I then had a sugar rush and had to be taken to the emergency room. Well, I guess I should begin answering your questions.

What’s your favorite candy?
My favorite candy is Skittles because they are the colors of the rainbow. I once flew over a rainbow with a leprechaun!

Tell us one of your childhood candy memories.
One of my most precious childhood candy memories happened when I was six years old. I had a pet goat named Petunia. I fed her Sweet Tarts as a treat for dessert.

What’s your favorite fruit flavor in candy?
My favorite fruit flavor in candy is grape because when I was 10 years old my math teacher would give me grape flavored candy for answering the problem 2+2. Now whenever I get a grape flavored piece of candy I put it in my grape flavored candy bag of honor and eat it five days later.
Gummies or hard candies?
I prefer hard candy because gummy candy is so hard to brush off my teeth! Whenever I eat a gummy candy I have to scrub and scrub with my little Winnie The Pooh toothbrush, but it never comes off!

What is your favorite candy holiday?
My favorite candy holiday is Easter because I always get the most eggs. I have a secret to share as to how I do that. I hide the eggs with the adults and then dress up as a five year old. I get all the eggs because I know where they are. The best part about it is that I make all the kids cry.

Milk, dark or white?
My favorite kind of chocolate is milk because when I was seven I took a trip to the Hershey's Factory and stole all the milk chocolate bars. Then I fed some to my pet Petunia and she went berserk and ran off. After that my mom grounded me for 6 weeks and I felt so sad I escaped through my window and ran to go live with the cows who make milk for the milk chocolate.

Circus Peanuts: yay or nay?
Last but not least, Circus Peanuts are sadly a nay. I loathe them because they look like styrofoam! When I first ate one I thought it was styrofoam. My mom told me it was candy, but I still did not think so and I still don't think so today!
Thank you so much for letting me answer these candy questions! Remember to always be kind to your pet goats and always get the first Easter eggs! Sincerely, Miss Bunnylady
Thanks so much, Mrs. Bunnylady! Remember to always brush your teeth after eating Skittles!
And now Yumsters, how about you? Would you like to be featured as a Sweet Treat of the Week? Give me a shout at: candyyumyummail@yahoo.com.