I Want Candy

Hello!  Welcome to the sweetest post of the year!

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, we were talking at work about all the sappy stuff that goes along with it.  You know, dinner dates, flowers, gifts, cards, and such  I have never been one to go all out for Valentine’s Day and, while I do get Lee a couple of fun little gifts and a card, we don’t tend to make big plans for our day.  Like one of my coworkers said, “Valentine’s Day should be every day,” and I totally agree!  However, I am never one to turn down a holiday and all the fun things that go along with it…like candy.

We started talking about the things we normally give and receive as gifts for our significant others and the conversation turned to candy.  Now, I know candy is available all year.  I also know it doesn’t have to be a holiday to eat it.  But…coming from someone that doesn’t really like sweets and sugar, I do have my favorites that won’t last a second if they’re around me!

All the talk about what kind of candy we all love, I thought it would be fun to share my favorites with you and, hopefully, learn what is your guilty pleasure, too!  Here are mine in no particular order…

Candy hearts – so good and the perfect walk down memory lane back to grade school Valentine’s Day parties.  Also, only originals…none of that generic brand.


Swedish Fish – I don’t even like ‘gummy’ candy that much…but what is it about these things that     make them so freakin’ good!?


Peanut M&Ms – If I never had another plain M&M in my life, I would be totally fine.  Try to tell me I’ll never have another peanut one?  I’ll lose my mind.


Jelly Belly jelly beans – I have never liked jelly beans.  Then, one Christmas, my aunt bought me a box of assorted Jelly Belly flavors.  My life was forever changed.


Snickers – How could this not be on everyone’s ‘favorites’ list?  Is there anything not to like?

My inspiration: chocolate, caramel, and peanuts (source)

Kit Kats – Hey, gimme a break! They’re delicious!

Kit Kat candy bar(source)

Okay.  So, I just spent some time writing this post and looking at pictures of candy.  The only logical next step is to eat every single one of the things on this list.  Thankfully, I do have a little bit of self-control and I’m going to try to spread them out over the next week or so.  Sound like a good plan?  Yeah, I thought so too!


Something to share:  What is your favorite candy?  Give me one or give me a few!


7 Responses to I Want Candy

  1. Nerds are my favorite. Obviously. ;)

  2. OMG CANDY! I haven’t had candy in 12 years – CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT!? But my favorites were hands down:
    – Reese’s Pieces (Peanut Butter Cups & the Pieces)
    – Runts
    – Crispy M & Ms

    Yep, that’s about it ;)

  3. Chérie says:

    I don’t have a sweet tooth. I have sweet teeth! I heart candy! Chocolate and Caramel together are my favorite! I can never get enough of rolo….you can roll a rolo to your pal, it’s chocolate covered care-a-mel!
    I used to love caramel apple suckers and Sugar Daddy suckers growing up. I was a kid with nothing to do but take my time eating. Now that I’m all grown up, it’s all about the Milk Duds!
    This Valentine’s, I had my eye on a candy man!!

  4. Chérie says:

    Oh! Let’s not forget Reese’s peanut butter cups!!! These are my go-to candy in a milkshake when I’m fighting a sinus headache!!! Peanut butter helps ease headaches, so why not get my chocolate fix too!!! YUM!

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