candy, candy, candy, CANDY.. Control Yourself, Sara!

It’s Thursday. You know what that means. Please check out my weekly blog group, comprised of a fantastic group of ladies who will dazzle you with insight on various topics.  After reading my post, check out their blogs as well. Just click on:

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This week, Melissa decided to keep it Valentine-themed, with: Candy!

Nothing else. No guidelines. No borders. Just candy!

Well, the first thing I think of when I think of candy, is Garfield, and his Halloween special that used to come on every year. I know, I know, it’s a completely different holiday, but I just hear Garfield’s mantra as he gets ready to head out and collect his bounty:

Otherwise, I’d have to say that candy is something I can take or leave, for the most part. I do have a few favorites, but I don’t crave them. Usually at Halloween I will turn into a candy monster and raid my sons’ baskets with wild abandon (yes, I’m that parent), and only come up with a few pieces here or there that get me through my sweet tooth phase. Most of it I can live without and some are down right disgusting, in my humble opinion.

So, what are my favorites? And which ones do I leave lurking in the baskets for someone else to eat?


3. Reese’s Pieces: The only time I eat these is when it’s around me. Or at a movie theatre. Have you ever had RP’s mixed in with popcorn? See, I loathe popcorn, on it’s own. A friend of mine tells me I’m “unAmerican” because of that fact, yet mix that popcorn with some RP’s, and I am in heaven! It’s a delicious sweet/salty mixture that I will fill up on and enjoy.

2. Snickers: I will never buy a whole candy bar, but I love the little bites. I love the caramel. I love the nuts. I love the chocolate. And, a little bite is all you really need.

1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups: I could eat a lot of these little guys in one sitting if I weren’t careful. I have always enjoyed the mixture of peanut butter and chocolate. I remember eating a lot of them while pregnant with my boys, even though it would upset my stomach. I overlooked that, though. It was worth it!


3. Laffy Taffy: I don’t get the appeal. I hate anything that gets stuck in my teeth (big reason I don’t eat popcorn). It’s too hard when you first try and eat it, then it gets all gooey and stuck all over every crevice in your mouth. I always overlook them.

2. Dark chocolate: I know, it’s good for you. I hate the taste of it, though, and the only time I will eat dark chocolate is when it’s combined with mint. Otherwise, no way.

1. Whoppers: HATE them. With a passion. I don’t like malted anything, let alone on candy balls that break into chalky pieces in your mouth when you bite into them. Eww, eww, EWW.

Whether you have a big stash of Valentine candy waiting for you to devour today, or if you choose to go another route for your holiday fare, I wish you a happy Valentine’s Day!!!!


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