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Worst Candy Ever

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The aftertaste is just indescribable. It could only be worse if peanut butter were involved, too (so I'm guessing I'll be seeing that soon).

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Y'all are weird. All that stuff is good, even when bad, except for really cheap chocolates that taste like stale floor sweepings.

The really bad candy is Dutch salted licorice. I shudder just thinking about it.

Guess it take all kinds... I can eat any licorice (meaning the real stuff, not the red things... licorice is a flavour, not a texture!) by the sackful, salted or otherwise (I was delighted to discover that there's a semi-continent-ful of salted licorice to explore, since it's big throughout northern Europe).

Now, milk chocolate with licorice embedded in it in a variety of ways is a new low I recently encountered: I keep giving it a go, but I just don't take to it. The aftertaste is just indescribable. It could only be worse if peanut butter were involved, too (so I'm guessing I'll be seeing that soon).

I love the black aussie licorice enrobed in milk chocolate - someone asked me the other day if I could dip some of those licorice pipes in chocolate for them. Not sure where to find those pipes anymore though - no penny candy stores around these days.

Not a big fan of the dutch salted stuff though. Wonder if it would taste better dipped in chocolate?

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Someone gave me a box of Whitman's chocolates (I know). I remember thinking they were so awesome when I was a little kid because there was a legend inside the lid that told you what was in each little cubby so you didn't have to make dents in the bottoms to see what they were filled with. My mom really didn't like us to do that. Well, the legend is still there but someone has decided to substitute wax imitations of filled chocolates. Talk about a gag gift.

I still love those super cheap filled cherry cordials, though. My grandmother and I would eat them and watch the soap operas together.

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PEEPS! Nastiest things ever created. Yuck!

I really don't care for anything with marshmallows Nothing but sweet sponges. Even when camping I eat only one slowly toasted over the campfire. If it gets burnt I pass it on.

Anything with fake banana flavor isn't even allowed in the house. I can't even stand the smell.

That said I love the Cadbury eggs. Got my first four at the grocery recently. Last year I waited too long and the were all gone.

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I just reread this thread and It's very funny. Amazing how polarizing the subject is. I really HATE a lot of candy out there. But that doesn't always stop me from nibbling on it. I'm not sure I ever actually ate a peep. They weren't a part of my childhood, I know that, and they just look so toxic. That said, you would have to pay me a substantial sum to eat raisinettes, which combine two things I loathe: raisins and milk chocolate. Plus they look like something a deer left behind. All Hershey products: just plastic. All white chocolate: just soap with sugar. Mounds and Almond Joy: for lunatics. Candy hearts: sidewalk chalk is cheaper, comes in more colors and has less sugar.  

 

The single strangest candy is licorice. The salted types are simply hunks of ammonium chloride, which is used as an expectorant, and also in the production of manure, and probably is the reason why roads in the east need to be resurfaced constantly. Some is waaay too sweet, but every so often I find some I really like, like scandinavian black ropes and tire treads. Sadly, my favorite licorice candy of all time seems to have become extinct: Lakrits Lentils: a dark chocolate m & m shape candy with a thin hard black licorice shell. The ones that came in the lovely little folding box were the best, and they disappeared years ago. The bulk ones, not as good, you had to buy in 5lb bags, which was really a major headache. Now those are unavailable as well, or were last time I checked. A 5lb bag is really a disaster for me, anyway.

 

Okay, so love this thread.

 

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