28 March 2009

of recessions, peanut butter bunnies, and the lighter (sweeter) things in life

A recent New York Times story, When Economy Sours, Tootsie Rolls Soothe Souls, got me thinking of lighter things heading into the weekend.

So, what is the best candy?

Is it a generally available candy? Is it seasonal? After all, Easter is coming and that brings with it all sorts of special candy, like Reese's Peanut Butter Bunnies and Cadbury Eggs.

Personally, I've always been a sucker for Skittles and Sour Patch Kids, but I have to confess to really enjoying cheap milk chocolate. The above-linked story had me feigning for a Mr. Goodbar. Seriously.

100 Grand. Gummi Bears. Hershey Bar. Nut-Rageous. Mike and Ikes. Payday. Clark Bar. Jelly Belly. Charleston Chew. Snickers. And on and on...

Which is the best? What is your favorite?


  1. Holloween or not....candy corn will forever be the greatest candy, EVER!!! paydays are good too.

  2. only americans would name a candy after a vegetable. this deserves its own post.

  3. Hershey's Extra Dark pure Dark Chocolate.

  4. Snickers, huh... Nougatalicious.

  5. if a twix is actaully a cookie and not a candy bar, then my vote is for white chocolate covered oreo's...you can only find them at Christmas time in your local store. that is the best ever...ever.


  6. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!!!!!!!!!!

    - Steph

  7. Mmm... Reese's Peanut Butter Cups crushed in Vanilla Bean ice cream. Good idea.