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Hey little girl, want some candy?

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that I love candy. I would marry it if man and confection were allowed to mate. If I’m in the candy aisle at the grocery store or in the candy store at the mall, I will stand there for hours, eyes glazing over, until I decide to purchase one of everything. Then I can’t decide which to eat first, so I try to eat as many of them as possible within a short period of time. Then I get sick. But then time passes and I forget about the bad times and only remember the good times. It’s a vicious cycle, but it’s okay because it’s based in love.

Some people may keep mementos of their past loves. Photos, letters, keepsakes – all a reminder of a relationship that is no more. I cherish the memories of candy, and now I will share them with you. Here is a list of the top five candy relationships in my life:

Three Musketeers

Eating a Three Musketeers is what I’d imagine eating a cloud would be like. It’s light, fluffy, with an amazing whipped chocolate taste. I can eat an entire one in about three seconds, and the aftertaste is full of chocolatey goodness.


Many people have never known the carnal pleasure of licking a Chick-O-Stick. Made with peanut butter and toasted coconut, it’s a crunchy delight that dances in your mouth. This is the only one of my favorite candy liaisons that doesn’t contain chocolate, so you can only imagine how amazing it really is.


There’s nothing better than a salty and sweet taste squirting down your throat. I’m talking, of course, about the peanuts and chocolate that comprise the sole elements of a Payday. I think I could literally eat them all day. Sometime I’ll put that to the test. Revised: Amanda pointed out that there is actually no chocolate in a Payday. It’s apparently caramel and peanuts. Who knew?


This little piece of candy has the best of both worlds. The smooth, creamy chocolate that you can scrape off with your teeth plus the crunchy bite. The two little sticks never seem like enough, though, so plan on having four or five packs all at once. If you’re going to eat sugar, do it right.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Yet another example of the beautiful marriage of chocolate and peanut butter. It’s like a threesome with your tastebuds. I find that the best way to make sure that the peanut butter and chocolate don’t have too much fun without you is to eat four of them simultaneously. Just don’t choke!

So those are my top five relationships with sweet, sweet candy. There are a few runners-up that didn’t quite make the cut, but they were close: Snickers, Reese’s Pieces, Hershey’s, and Krackel.

What’s your favorite candy?

82 thoughts on “Hey little girl, want some candy?”

  1. Chick-O-Sticks remind me of Parks Dept baseball games when I was a kid. Awesome.

    I always has a Payday and an orange soda when I was a teenager at the laundromat. But there was no chocolate in them, just nougat & nuts. Kids these days are spoiled.

    My first candy relationship was with Chuckles. Red first, saving the black one for last. Ah, me & Chuckles, we were tight.

  2. i love the kitkat. even though you have to eat in 2 seconds or it melts in your hands. while the weakest of the choco bars – its a classic.

    i do have to give props to the Take 5 which is awesome.

    Twix is the number 1 of all time. :loser:

  3. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but every now and again I get a hankerin’ for a plain old Hershey’s bar and a jar of Fluff to dip it in. Chocolate and marshmallow are the two sweets that do it for me together.

    But that Chick-O-Stick thing? Sounds awful. :puke:

  4. My top three (in no order): Dorval Sour Power Straws (and it HAS to be Dorval….), Haribo Gummi Bears (chocolate covered or plain…you HAVE to try chocolate covered gummies – THE SHIT!!), and Jelly Belly.

    Although most if not all of the choices on your list are yummy. Are the Chick-O-Sticks regional? They don’t have those in the North East….

  5. Oh, god….Chick-o-sticks! Love them! LOVE!!

    I grew up in a big city, and had to walk to elementary school, which just happened to be located a few blocks behind a grocery store. So, every morning, I’d load up on nickles, and go to the candy machines and fill my pockets w/ things like Sprees, Mike and Ikes, etc…

    I still am a huge fan of the Willy Wonka candy. I’m not huge on chocolate. I have to be in a mood. But, straight sugar candy? I could live on it.

  6. Ah yes candy…….mmmmmmmmmmm

    Milky Way
    Mr. Goodbar
    Almond Joy
    Chico-sticks yum yum yum!
    Runts are yummy too, I love the lemon and lime ones!
    If they found a cure for chocoholism I wouldn’t take it! I would rather die of my disease!

  7. I am not big on candy/chocolate but if in the mood I can oh so go for a Coffee Crisp. If I see a new chocolate bar I have to try it but nothing beats CC.

    For plain ole candy it was “Black Balls.” I haven’t seen those in ages. Small hard candy balls of anise flavouring. Haven’t found anything that could replace those mind you “sugar coated ju-jubes” are pretty close (can never remember proper name for those.)

  8. Mine would be a U-NO bar, followed closely by Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Snickers with Almonds.

    Another favorite is “Mars Delight” which we can’t get here in the US. This is probably a good thing, since I’d eat my weight in them every week if I could.

  9. Maltesers and Reece’s Pieces. I can get Maltesers here and eat them like they are going out of style, but unfortunately the Reece’s Pieces always have to be brought in from North America with visitors, or I get them the odd time someone sends them in a care package.

    Hey Avi, maybe we could do a swap! I bet there’s some Dutch sweets you haven’t tried yet!

  10. Chickosticks are an instrument of the devil. YUCK.

    Almond M&M’s, Reese’s Holiday cups (eggs, pumpkins, waaaay more peanut butter), chocolate covered macadamian nuts, peanut butter twix, and skittles. BOOYA.


  11. Oh shit, I forgot JELLY BELLYS. :sexytime: One thing on my list of things to do before I kick it, is visit the Jelly Belly factory. I have already been to the Tillamook cheese factory so that’s next on the list. If I ever leave this island.

  12. Mmmmmmm. Cannnnnnndy.
    Love me some candy!
    All time fave has to be Cadbury eggs. Seasonal, of course, those bastards.
    100 Grand. Mounds. Junior Mints. Oh, how I love the Junior Mints! :heartbeat:

  13. Based on your selections, I suspect you would also enjoy Wunderbar… but I don’t think that’s available in the US. Have you tried it?

    I always favoured the Mars bar over the 3 Musketeers because it was like a 3-M, but with caramel too.

    I’m also a fan of the KitKat Chunky.

  14. I had to learn how to make paydays when we came back from Vegas because the husband was a shivering, drooly wreck in the corner without them.

    Are Baby Ruth bars not just paydays covered in chocolate?

    I’m all about the Highland Toffee Bars:)

  15. Twix, 3 Musketeers, Milky Way, and Kit Kat. Oh, and Toblerone.

    To be honest, I had no idea more people in the world liked 3 Musketeers. This makes me more happy than it should.

  16. the threesome metaphor is perfect for Reese’s, but i think it needs a caveat, like a threesome, but without one participant that pulls something unexpected and creepy into the mix, like say a rubber chicken filled with french onion dip.

  17. I love chocolate and peanut butter, but can’t stand Reese’s cups. The peanut butter is so gritty! But Reese’s whipped bars are awesome.

    My fall back is usually plain M & M’s though- when I’m craving chocolate that tends to be what I go for.

    Or those super thick Caramilk bars…mmm…

  18. Baby Ruth

    Zagnut (crisp peanut butter center with toasted coconut )

    Zero (white chocolate covered nougat)

    Three Musketeers ( I used to eat the chocolate off first)

    Tootsie Rolls

    Bit o Honey


    Candy Corn (the good kind not the cheap crap)

    I do not allow these things to be in the house because I will eat them.

  19. Probably reeses cups but i’ve gotten to the point of obsessing over the peanut butter so much that i actually eat around the chocolate sometimes. i would leave my husband for that peanutbutter goodness.

  20. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh man! Chick O Sticks! I used to eat the crap out of those. It makes me so sad I’m allergic to peanut butter now. 🙁

    I had a long standing relationship with Charlston Chews, Abba Zabbas and well- whatever else I could find with sugar really.

  21. OMG I can’t believe I forgot sixlets too! yummm!

    I also forgot one of my all time favorits…I can eat several if left alone to my own demise……Big Cherry!
    Pink Goodness encrusted in chopped peanuts and chocolate………….mmmmmmmmmm OMG leave me alone with my candyyyyyyyyy! :woohoo:

  22. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are my all-time favorite, though Payday and Snickers have had their days.

    Mostly, though, I want them crushed up and mixed with vanilla ice cream.

  23. I love the Payday Bar. I live in Canada and when I was a kid they were not available here (and still not available in my present day little town). However, we spent every Summer camping in the States and the very first thing we would do cross border is stock up on goodies for our road trip. Payday Bars, Necco Wafers and Butterfingers were the first things on the list. Oh yeah.

    I also LOVE dutch style salted licorice. It seriously kicks ass.

  24. PMS girl is all about the chocolate today and i read this? sheesh, i gotta run to the store. must get a hershey bar and a jar of smooth jif (as much as i fucking LOVE the reese’s peanut butter cups, my own creation is better).

  25. Mate as in copulate with the purpose of procreation? Cuz, so far, that’s not what you’re doing with Amy so I say ask her for the Reese’s polygamy and see what happens.

  26. How I love Mallo Cups, like a peanut butter cup but the chocolate has coconut in it and the center is creamy marshmallow. mmmmmmmmm I just had a Twix bar before reading you blog, yummy. Kit Kats; delish and Three Musketeers, as a kid that was my candy of choice because it was the biggest candy bar. I’ve never heard of chick o stick.

  27. I’m a candyholic too, TOTALLY down with 3M and Twix : ) ESPECIALLY at 3 A.M. when I DO NOT brush my teeth before going back to bed. Probably why my dentist bills have been so steep lately.

  28. Hell,I thought I was a weirdo for liking Chic-o-Sticks (or however you spell it, i’m too lazy to scroll back up).

    Love Zero bars, and Smarties, too.

    Plus the old standby of Snickers. Frozen. Oh yeahhhh.

  29. Caramello with a big glass of cold milk.
    Also the elusive “Zero” bar is quite tasty. (white chocolate, peanuts and nougat)

    Holy crap love those PB cups but true heaven is a White Chocolate Reese’s cup :sex023:

  30. wow I’m way behind here but that’s where I’m most comfortable. I addressed this question some years back in detail here: – most of the links are broken but now you can explore the outer reaches of the candynet at your leisure and discretion. I’m shocked by the popularity of the chicastix. and I’m seriously considering getting a box of jujubes for the bus ride home now.

  31. Actually, Payday is one of my all time favorites.

    But Reese’s Pieces are up there. So are Pixie Stix and gummy worms. Not much chocolate, but if I do eat a chocolate bar, it’s a Mounds or Almond Joy.

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