@regnowsin Have you tried chocolate bit-o-honey? I recently found that and a chocolate version of caramel creams (which I love) and tried both. They were really good. Of course probably not better than the original, but really good.
@UncleVinny i am about the same but more on the side of couldn’t choke either down. All the rest I can eat (even “shadow-crave” a couple) but not these two.
When will Meh get around to multi-option selection polls?
/giphy i’m waiting
I dislike most of that list (for some reason I like candy hearts), but black licorice is on its own level of ‘nope’. I actually shuddered when I saw it on the list. I would rather eat about seven pounds of candy corn than a piece of black licorice. The fact that it’s classed as a candy is an affront to the idea of candy.
@sammydog01 I’m right there with ya except candy corn, too sweet. So I don’t hate it but I don’t love it either. Black licorice would be second to last but it has its good points. Every other one on that list are like little bites of sugary temptations created to lure me straight to a life full of cavities and stretch pants smiling the entire way!!
Circus peanuts are disgusting, taste, texture, smell, gag me!
I always bought Neccos or Bit-o-Honey at the movies.
Peeps are cute but gross.
Orange slices are good.
Anything lime, no, except in liquid form, no salt.
Most all of it is too sweet, give me a cookie.
I really like GOOD black licorice.
Forget it all, give me fruit.
@djslack I noticed the NY mfg when I zoomed in on the label. We used to see them in the corner shop near my girl’s parents house in Dorset. I guess I assumed they were just another funky British thing since I never encountered them in the states.
Happened across these in my local market recently. Oddly on sale for 75% off. Bought one bag, tried them, went back and bought 3 more to share. Flavors are red licorice, cotton candy, bubble gum, and buttered popcorn which I thought would be disgusting but turned out to be pretty awesome.
Pretty much anything cotton candy flavored works for me. Except these. Didn’t hate them but won’t ever buy them again.
“PICK WHICH ONES APPLY”! Man you really need to give us that option! Pretty Pretty Please? That and “NONE OF THE ABOVE” It would be so much easier than: I really dislike 4) or d) black licorice, 5) or e) candy corn and 7) or g) peeps.
/image Peeps are bad
@ruouttaurmind My Daddy use to chew Beemans black licorice gum and I use to buy it for him but they’ve discontinued the product. He became a smoker during Vietnam and when he met my Mom he continued to smoke. When she became pregnant with my sister he switched to the gum to help him stop. I asked him why that kind of flavor of gum and he said when he was young it was one of the few things that he could afford to buy. So he replaced what he did with something else that he liked so that he could continue not to smoke. Love my Daddy! But licorice - uh - no.
@WTFsunshine Black Jack gum! I maybe am making this up, but I seem to recall seeing Black Jack in the little shop at the front of Cracker Barrel restaurants. They have a reasonable selection of vintage confections if you’re into that sort of thing (I am). Black Jack is most definitely anis (black licorice) flavoured.
@ruouttaurmind No, you’re not making it up, they still make it. I used to go to the mall to a shop where they sold candy from back in the day. Since I don’t go out anymore I shop online and go to either oldtimecandy.com or candy favorites.com. There was one other I use to go to but their shipping costs became way too high. I think there’s a Cracker Barrel at most on/off ramps along highways and we have one in our county but I haven’t been there in a long time. Use to like browsing through their shops.
I like them all but I only eat Black Licorice and Candy Corn on a semi-occasional basis, usually as the result of others rejecting them. My wife LOVES Violet and Rose candies – we even have syrups to flavor various beverages like 7-Up.
Chick O Stick tastes like Butterfinger without the chocolate.
@AdmiralDave When I was a kid, my mom had a little tin of rose pastilles with anise seeds in the middle that she’d bought in England. We got to have one every now and then as a special treat. I haven’t thought about them in years.
@mollama and i’m right
"Ingredients: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Gelatin, Pectin, Artificial Flavor, Color Added (Includes Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Red 40)."
"Allergen Statement: This product does not contain peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, soy, wheat or gluten. It has been manufactured on dedicated equipment." www.spanglercandy.com/candy-store/bulk-circus-peanuts
I generally don’t like any candy that’s mostly sugar, or worse primarily corn syrup. I really dislike corn syrup and products made from it. The only candy I really like that doesn’t involve good quality chocolate is a Payday bar.