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:
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.
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?