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May Birthday Giveaway: lollipop collection from This Charming Candy

lollipops from This Charming Candy

What’s going on here? My site started ten years ago this month and to celebrate I’m giving away something each weekday. Because I like you.

Today I have sweet stuff to give away. This Charming Candy is awesomely offering any one of their lollipop collections to the lucky winner. The company is made up of two lovely ladies, Susan and Kate, and the lollipops are all made by hand here in Seattle. The flavors are carefully tested by panels of tasters (I had the luck to be one once) so only the best surface. And the lollipops are beautiful! After seeing them all lined up at the CakeSpy Shop I nearly wanted to buy a bunch to decorate my dining room table. You can choose between any of their collections: Fruit Basket (their newest), Spice Rack, Celebration Time, Adventurer’s Pack and Breakfast Tray. I must try that Salted Caramel flavor, oh, and the Tangerine-Clove too. I see sugar in my immediate future.

You want some candy? Of course you do! To win please leave a comment with this entry and if you’d like something to chat about (I love reading all the comments) answer this question: What was your favorite candy when you were a kid? I liked spice drops at Christmastime. There I said it, I was a weird child! Your turn, you’ve got until Wednesday, June 1st at 10 a.m. PST to enter, the fine print applies. Good luck! Closed, thanks for entering!

· comments [440] · 05-31-2011 · categories:food ·

440 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Karate // May 31, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Ooh. Candy. My favourite thing.

    I have liked candy more than “real food” my whole life. Because candy is better, obviously. Anywho, I think my favourite candy as a child was either sour keys, Sour Patch Kids, or Crunchies (chocolate bar).

  • 2 Sara // May 31, 2011 at 2:26 am

    My Dad used to get these little liquid sugar candies we called Perfume Candy. I think they were actually called Magnolia Buds, but they tasted like perfume smells. Yummm!

  • 3 Adrienne // May 31, 2011 at 2:29 am

    I think it was those “strawberry” ones that were hard candy with a chewy centre. Always reminds me of my maternal grandparents. No idea who made/makes them!

  • 4 Cristina // May 31, 2011 at 2:31 am

    My sister liked fruity candy, but when I was a kid, I could think of nothing worse. It was always chocolate for me, or preferably chocolate and peanut butter. My favorite childhood candy was Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs, which had a better peanut butter-to-chocolate ratio than the cups, and they felt special because you could only get them once a year! (this was before they had the peanut butter Christmas trees, and valentine hearts, etc)

  • 5 Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo // May 31, 2011 at 2:46 am

    none of my favourites you would have heard of. When I was a kid we went to the milkbar for a bag of Humphrey B Bear lollies.

    Now just PRETEND you understood what I just said. :)

  • 6 Jen W. // May 31, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Mike and Ikes.

  • 7 Amy // May 31, 2011 at 3:03 am

    Delfa Rolls!!!! They were discontinued and brought back by another company but they’re not the same…sad.

  • 8 Alison // May 31, 2011 at 3:08 am

    One of many favorites was homemade chocolate fudge, with no nuts!

  • 9 JD // May 31, 2011 at 3:32 am

    I liked a lot of candies as a kid and still do! A favorite is gummi peach rings. yum!

  • 10 Jamie G // May 31, 2011 at 3:52 am

    Oh man, I was a candy-lovin’ kid! I really like Rolo’s, though.

  • 11 Elizabeth // May 31, 2011 at 3:53 am

    Mmm…. malted milk balls!

  • 12 Katie // May 31, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Chocolate – plain old milk chocolate – growing up, especially M&Ms!

  • 13 Erin // May 31, 2011 at 4:00 am

    I loved freckles!! Chocolate drops with 100’s and 1,000’s :)

  • 14 betsy // May 31, 2011 at 4:05 am

    Anything with caramel!

  • 15 ~Karen St. // May 31, 2011 at 4:05 am


  • 16 jenny // May 31, 2011 at 4:07 am

    Even as a kid, my favorite was dark chocolate. Actually as an adult, I can see the point of some good milk chocolate, but as a kid – it was all dark. So I guess I was a weird kid too. I also liked the spiced drops, except for the clove flavor.

  • 17 Karen // May 31, 2011 at 4:09 am

    I will confess I have a big sweet tooth. My favorite as a child was a plain old Hershey bar. I still enjoy them really.

  • 18 Henderica // May 31, 2011 at 4:12 am

    Candy is always nice to win :)
    I have always loved chocolate and caramel and sweets that have both are the best ;)

  • 19 Sarah // May 31, 2011 at 4:24 am

    I was always a big fan of anything sour…sour gummy worms, shock tarts, sweet tarts, warheads. mmm!

  • 20 Lou // May 31, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Gummy bears!

  • 21 andrea // May 31, 2011 at 4:36 am

    I really liked sour candy. there was one brand–super lemon–that I was particularly attached to.

  • 22 Sarah // May 31, 2011 at 4:37 am

    My favorite candy as a kid was definitely Whatchamacallit! (Or however you spell that.) A delicious blend of all things taste!

  • 23 Lewy // May 31, 2011 at 4:38 am

    Apple taffy, jaffas (dark choc centre and orange candy shell), snifters (mint toffee covered in dark chocolate covered in a crisp mint shell), tangy fruits (chewy, sticky fruit toffee covered in a fruit shell), minties (mint taffy), Heards barley sugars (toffees made with barley water). I haven’t had any of those in years…

  • 24 Emily // May 31, 2011 at 4:40 am

    Anything with peanut butter :-)

  • 25 Ruth Ann // May 31, 2011 at 4:43 am

    As a kid, wow, I don’t know that I had a favorite candy. If I did, I’m sure it involved chocolate. I’ve definitely always loved chocolate.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 26 Margaret // May 31, 2011 at 4:45 am

    Sour patch kids! I would eat them until my mouth was raw and my taste buds were temporarily shot!

  • 27 Mary B. B. // May 31, 2011 at 4:52 am

    Ribbon Candy. Yum!

  • 28 Melissa // May 31, 2011 at 4:57 am

    I loved Necco wafers as a kid. Always spent my allowance on them. :)

  • 29 papelhilo // May 31, 2011 at 5:05 am

    my favourite candies were caramels ! and I still love them of course !

  • 30 Beth // May 31, 2011 at 5:06 am

    I loved walking to a tiny neighborhood store with 25 cents. I could spend forever choosing how to spend it. I, too, was a Necco wafer girl. But, my penny candy favorite was a fireball.

  • 31 Kristi // May 31, 2011 at 5:06 am

    My favorite candy as a kid is, I’m convinced, the best candy of all time: Bonkers. If only they didn’t stop making them! I still think about Bonkers on a regular basis. Sigh.

  • 32 Carolyn // May 31, 2011 at 5:16 am

    My favorite candy as a kid were Reese’s Pieces. Yum! And I have a soft spot for Whethers’ Originals too, from visiting my grandparents.

  • 33 Rachel // May 31, 2011 at 5:18 am

    I liked hoarhound candies & black licorice. (I didn’t like to share my candy and developed a liking for things no one else would) I also liked the ‘toffee’ with flavored centers (I think Braches made them)

  • 34 Pam Gotcher // May 31, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Bit o’Honey – by far the best for me, and even today I occasionally find it on the racks in gas stations.

  • 35 Jennifer // May 31, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Candy, yes! My mom didn’t really believe in giving us candy, so it was ALL an awesome treat. Almond Joy might have been the best though. Yum!

  • 36 Sara // May 31, 2011 at 5:32 am

    I loved any an all gummies.

  • 37 jennybookworm // May 31, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Those look so delicious! Cool flavours. My favourite candy growing up and I think to this day – are candy canes!

  • 38 daisywheels // May 31, 2011 at 5:33 am


  • 39 Megan // May 31, 2011 at 5:36 am

    My favorite candy as a kid was Andes mints. We only had them at Christmas, so they were a very special treat.

  • 40 Shawna // May 31, 2011 at 5:36 am

    Mm red swedish fishes were the tastiest, in the movie theatre or out :)

  • 41 Anna // May 31, 2011 at 5:37 am

    I have fond memories of getting big York peppermint patties with my mother and sharing one with her while we ran errands.

  • 42 Dusie // May 31, 2011 at 5:39 am


  • 43 Kaitlyn M. // May 31, 2011 at 5:45 am

    scotch mints!!!

  • 44 Michelle // May 31, 2011 at 5:46 am

    hands down, tootsie rolls. I WAS OBSESSED

  • 45 April // May 31, 2011 at 5:47 am

    ohh those flavors sound delicious! I remember really liking red hots and lemon drops as a kid.

  • 46 Betsy // May 31, 2011 at 5:49 am

    Skor bars…yum!

  • 47 Janice F. // May 31, 2011 at 5:50 am

    I can’t remember; we weren’t allowed to have candy much. But as an adult I really liked Lemondrops for a while. Then those organic lemon cough drop candies.

  • 48 Melissa // May 31, 2011 at 5:50 am

    I always loved lemonheads.

  • 49 Shari Harniss // May 31, 2011 at 5:53 am

    The first candy I remember was candy cigarettes. Loved em! I prefer anything tart/sour now.

  • 50 Laura // May 31, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Malted milk balls and candy corn. Come to think of it, still can’t get enough of them!

  • 51 Bonney // May 31, 2011 at 5:55 am

    I’m old!! I loved penny candy! There used to be little tins the size of bottle caps that came with a razor sharp spoon and there was semi hard frosting in the cup that you scooped out. I could go on for hours!

  • 52 Katie // May 31, 2011 at 5:56 am

    I loved twix (they were new – that’s how old I am :)

  • 53 sara // May 31, 2011 at 5:58 am

    Reeses Peanut Butter Cups (still my favorite!!!) :)

  • 54 Jillian // May 31, 2011 at 6:00 am

    I loved any kind of candy in my grandpa’s candy bowl! Werther’s original, root beer barrels, coffee candies, and those gooey strawberry ones! Yum!

  • 55 Marcy // May 31, 2011 at 6:00 am

    Nerds! Too sugary for me now, but I loved them as a kid.

  • 56 Leslie // May 31, 2011 at 6:02 am

    It’s a tie between candy cigarettes and sixlets!

  • 57 Danyelle // May 31, 2011 at 6:04 am

    My favorite candy was rollo’s.

  • 58 Julie B. // May 31, 2011 at 6:07 am

    This is a tough question for me since my mom was the “ice cream lady” for my school and thereforenI grew up surrounded by just about every candy I could want. That being said, however, I always had a special fondness for Tootsiepops and Blowpops. Something about the combination of two different candies wrapped around each other and shoved on a stick made me so happy. Thankfully I still enjoy some Tootsiepops today and especially their new flavors of pomegranate and banana.

  • 59 Ladywild // May 31, 2011 at 6:08 am

    I have always loved cherry jolly ranchers. I know it’s not a romantic candy, but I love it.

  • 60 Kat // May 31, 2011 at 6:08 am

    The best candy is homemade – my mom makes incredible peanut brittle! But I’m also a sucker (no pun intended) for candy corn, since it reminds me of my favorite season, and Swedish Fish.

  • 61 Kelli // May 31, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Black licorice, my Grandma’s homemade almond roca and coffee candy, and Jolly Ranchers.

  • 62 Melissa // May 31, 2011 at 6:12 am

    I’ve always had a soft spot for sticky-sweet Almond Joys, Rolos, and those terrible peanut butter nougats in the black or orange wax paper at Halloween

  • 63 Katie // May 31, 2011 at 6:15 am

    I loved Fun Dip!

  • 64 Meg // May 31, 2011 at 6:16 am

    Reese’s Pieces, for sure, but I also loved Bonkers (they had fruit juice in the middle!)(Okay, “fruit” juice is more accurate, probably).

  • 65 Terry Mtz // May 31, 2011 at 6:16 am

    My favorite candies as a kid (I can’t pick just one!) include lots of Mexican candies, like Rago and Chaca Chacas, as well as Big League Chew (I always felt so cool grabbing that gum out of the packet), candy cigarettes (I loved the puff of smoke) and less um.. controversial candies, like Whatchamacallits, lemon flavored War Heads, Tear Jerker gum, and Peanut Butter Twix bars.

  • 66 Anna // May 31, 2011 at 6:17 am

    I live KitKats always and forever!

  • 67 Rebekah // May 31, 2011 at 6:19 am

    I loved rock candy as a kid. Still do!

  • 68 Jessica // May 31, 2011 at 6:21 am

    mmm… candy buttons were a favorite of mine. long car rides and slowly eating them one by one in the summer.

  • 69 Nichole // May 31, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Butterfingers! My dad used to buy them for me every now and then on his way home from work, and it was like magic every time he pulled a candy bar out of his coat pocket.

  • 70 Tara // May 31, 2011 at 6:24 am

    I loved button candies!

  • 71 Jarrah // May 31, 2011 at 6:25 am

    This is horrible but I loved those bubble-gum cigarettes with the icing sugar that blew out that made it look like you were smoking. Luckily it didn’t turn into real smoking.

  • 72 meanliving // May 31, 2011 at 6:25 am

    PB Snickers or PB Twix (and NOT those “Twix PB” ones they’ve got now, either). Damned whippersnappers…

  • 73 Melissa // May 31, 2011 at 6:27 am

    The chewy stuff like Marathon bars (the “braided” caramel covered with chocolate) and Charleston Chews!

  • 74 Jessie // May 31, 2011 at 6:27 am

    I loved watermelon lollipops and circus peanut marshmallows. These days the smells of those candies make my stomach turn… :)

  • 75 danielle // May 31, 2011 at 6:29 am

    ah, pretty much any of the goodies my british grandmother would bring back from her visits home, but especially cadbury buttons and flake bars and of course jelly babies!

  • 76 Sarah // May 31, 2011 at 6:29 am

    I loved PB Maxx- you can’t find them anymore but they were chocolate, peanut butter (to the maxx) and some kind of crunchy things!

  • 77 Sara A-G // May 31, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Candy, candy, candy. I loved peanut butter Twix, which I would buy at the roller rink and eat while I skated around with my girl friends.

  • 78 Dana // May 31, 2011 at 6:34 am

    O’Henry bars which I only got on Halloween.

  • 79 Devin // May 31, 2011 at 6:37 am

    My candy preferences as a child were very typical: Smarties!

  • 80 Suzy.Q.S. // May 31, 2011 at 6:38 am

    Favorite candy was Smarties!

  • 81 herschel // May 31, 2011 at 6:39 am

    I love Hershey Kisses, but the unwrapping was so tedious! I used to unwrap many at once, and then I could just plow through them without having to pause to unwrap each one.

  • 82 elaine // May 31, 2011 at 6:42 am

    i love candy. don’t tell my kids when i win these, okay?

    my favorite candy as a kid was black licorice, because that is what my dad loved and used to have on hand for his sweet tooth!

  • 83 Katherine // May 31, 2011 at 6:42 am

    I loved Sugar Daddies – still do! And those butterscotch hard candies that people stereotype as old people candy.

  • 84 Christina // May 31, 2011 at 6:43 am

    Oh man, I’d never be able to pin down one favorite candy from childhood. I’d have to say the closer to pure sugar, the better- candy necklaces, nerds, and all of those. I once ate plain sugar. I’m impressed I still have teeth :)

  • 85 Shani // May 31, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Oh dear, I loved all kinds of candy. Still do. My absolute favorite then was rain-blo gum, but now I have a soft spot for Tootsie Roll pops.

  • 86 Alysia // May 31, 2011 at 6:46 am

    Chocolate anything. I never really grew out of that…

  • 87 Rebecca // May 31, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Twix. and Tootsie Roll Pops.

  • 88 Carrie // May 31, 2011 at 6:52 am

    I loved candy corn at Halloween!

  • 89 Susan // May 31, 2011 at 6:53 am

    When I was a kid I lived around the corner from a pharmacy that sold old-fashioned penny candy (well, it was a nickel or a dime but you get the general idea). I loved the candy cigarettes (I know!), wax bottles filled with sugar water, tiny pixie sticks, boston baked beans, you name it. I haven’t seen many of those for years!

  • 90 ania // May 31, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Twix! It is candy and cookie all in one, how can you beat it?

  • 91 kendra // May 31, 2011 at 6:53 am

    I loved M&Ms, and I still do. My godparents owned a swim and golf club and my family went there almost every summer Sunday. I still remember getting a treat after swimming. They had a big glass fronted case which held the candy. I still get a flashback when I have M&Ms that are just the same temperature as those candies of old. Not melted, but pretty soft after being in that glass case in the snack bar, which I’m sure was not air conditioned in those days (1960s).

  • 92 mollysusie // May 31, 2011 at 6:54 am

    I’m usually not much of a candy person unless chocolate is involved, but these flavors sound amazing! I don’t think I had a favorite candy as a child … I took whatever I could get!

  • 93 Lauren // May 31, 2011 at 6:55 am

    mmmmmm tootsie rolls.

  • 94 Marcie // May 31, 2011 at 6:57 am

    I used to love raiding my Grandma’s candy jar for the Brach’s Jelly Nougats. I think I was the only one who liked them!

  • 95 Out2lunch // May 31, 2011 at 6:57 am

    Pixie stix and chocolate

  • 96 Brandi W // May 31, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Ribbon candy at Christmas time!!

  • 97 Stephanie // May 31, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Fun dip ya’ll! Some of my favorite memories were sitting by the community pool with friends and fun dip!

  • 98 jen // May 31, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Smarties – I could make a roll of them last forever!

  • 99 jen // May 31, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Cadbury eggs at Easter. Nothing has changed!

  • 100 Cecile // May 31, 2011 at 7:25 am

    My favorite candy when I was a kid is still the same as now: a Carambar, the French equivalent to Tootsie roll, or a tablespoon of Nutella, straight out the jar!

  • 101 Liz // May 31, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Candy… bad for my diet but delicious.

  • 102 Delia // May 31, 2011 at 7:27 am

    I loved Smarties…I think they were the reason I had so many cavities as a kid!

  • 103 Patricia // May 31, 2011 at 7:29 am

    These look amazing!

    I still love Swedish Fish…oh, and Chewy Sweet Tarts…and Hershey Special Dark bars…

  • 104 Nicole // May 31, 2011 at 7:30 am

    I was totally into Abba Zabba.

  • 105 Amelia // May 31, 2011 at 7:30 am

    I loved Astropops – my grandpa would take me for a walk to get one each time I visited.

  • 106 Anna // May 31, 2011 at 7:34 am

    My favorites were the raspberry gummy candies that looked like raspberries – with the little balls on the outside. They had the black ones too, but I only liked the red ones!

  • 107 Isabel // May 31, 2011 at 7:35 am

    I love all candy and I always have!! I really loved 3 Musketeers as a kid. Also Fun Dip! And Sprees. OMG. And so many others!

  • 108 Brianna // May 31, 2011 at 7:36 am

    I think my favorite candy as a child might have ben the pillow after dinner mints that sat in a bowl at my grandparent’s house — how’s that for a weird kid?

  • 109 Nancy // May 31, 2011 at 7:37 am

    King Leo peppermint sticks–we used to stick them into whole oranges and use them as straws–is that a southern thing, or does everyone do that?

  • 110 heather // May 31, 2011 at 7:43 am

    so fun! i was a fruity-flavor kid: starbursts were #1, skittles were #2.

  • 111 Natalie // May 31, 2011 at 7:43 am

    bottle caps were fun!

  • 112 kimu // May 31, 2011 at 7:43 am

    I was a huge fan of Nerds as a kid.

  • 113 Alyssa // May 31, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Fruity anything! But especially chewy SweeTarts and Sour Patch Kids. I used to suck all the sour powder off the Sour Patch Kids and it would make my mouth hurt a little but I looooved it…

  • 114 Kate // May 31, 2011 at 7:44 am

    I like all candy. But man oh man, did I have an obsession with lollipops in middle school!

  • 115 Ann // May 31, 2011 at 7:46 am

    I loved the taffy that had sprinkles it it. I was chewy with a little bit of crunch!

  • 116 Elsa // May 31, 2011 at 7:46 am

    M&Ms or candy corn. I also had a love-hate thing goin’ on with that weird ribbon candy we used to get at Christmas, the sinuous band of brightly colored sugar curves that was basically candy glass, ready to cut your tongue at the merest chance.

  • 117 Emily M // May 31, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Favorite candy is soooo tough. I had and still have a giant sweet tooth. I used to ride my bike to the nearest convenience store (2-3 miles away) in the summertime to get my candy fix every few days. Favorites included Rolos, milk duds, Baby Ruth, Whatchmacallit, sour patch kids, Snickers, Blow pops and soo many others. Amazing I never had a cavity until I was 33!

  • 118 Bonzaï // May 31, 2011 at 7:49 am

    The candy I enjoy the most were the pink peppermints my grandmother was giving me when my mother was not looking!

  • 119 jen // May 31, 2011 at 7:49 am

    toblerone that my dad used to bring back from business trips to Europe (when you couldn’t get toblerone at the local grocery). :)

  • 120 Kathy // May 31, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Loved candy dots on those paper ribbons :)

  • 121 Jen Alien-Spouse // May 31, 2011 at 7:52 am

    I loved really crunchy things liked sugared almonds and aniseed balls. I still do!

  • 122 Amanda // May 31, 2011 at 7:58 am

    I love, love, loved Nerds as a kid. Now? They make my teeth hurt. Oh, well. :)

  • 123 Karen // May 31, 2011 at 7:58 am


  • 124 Abril // May 31, 2011 at 8:00 am

    I grew up in Mexico, where we like spicy candy. My favorite had chili powder,salt and lime juice, just thinking about it makes my mouth pucker!

  • 125 Saple // May 31, 2011 at 8:00 am

    ZOTZ or anything from the candy buckets at Farrell’s all the candy a nickel a piece..

  • 126 hnahk // May 31, 2011 at 8:00 am

    haribo gummi bears!! still my fave to this day – i alwayssssssss have a bag at my desk.

  • 127 Becky // May 31, 2011 at 8:03 am

    I LOVED those candy necklaces. I’d run around all summer chomping on one .after another! I miss those days.

  • 128 mrscharlemagne // May 31, 2011 at 8:04 am

    I loved getting rock candy [you know, on the wooden stick] from state parks.

  • 129 magali // May 31, 2011 at 8:05 am


    I always liked any of the sour candies when I was a kid… and I still do, but now I am better at controlling myself so that my tongue doesn’t hurt so much!

  • 130 Jacqueline // May 31, 2011 at 8:06 am

    L’ik m’aid (I think) — a candy stick that you licked and then dipped into packets of sugary goodness.

  • 131 jessicac // May 31, 2011 at 8:06 am

    I loved Milk Duds. But my Grandma always had Andes mints in a small tray at her house… we would steal and eat them all!

  • 132 Ecochic // May 31, 2011 at 8:06 am

    I loved Nerds, Sodalicious, Gushers, and I would pick out the Lucky Charms marshmallows and trick my sister into eating the rest without them.

  • 133 Lisa // May 31, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Pop Rocks! Anytime I had any money I would hit the store near my elementary school and stock up.

  • 134 Sarah // May 31, 2011 at 8:09 am

    gummy coke bottles were my absolute fave….sadly they don’t taste the same anymore.

  • 135 Linda // May 31, 2011 at 8:12 am

    It is tough to choose. Sweet tarts were a favorite, as well as candy cigarettes.

  • 136 Dawn Richardson // May 31, 2011 at 8:12 am

    I loved Werther’s Originals.

  • 137 Step // May 31, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Necco wafers and Nerds because I was also a weird kid.

  • 138 Patsy // May 31, 2011 at 8:16 am

    My heart has always belonged to the chocolate and peanut butter combo in any form!

  • 139 Morgan // May 31, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Fun dip. I loved the Lik-a-sticks! Also, it’s basically eating flavoured sugar, and how can that be bad?

  • 140 Jenny K // May 31, 2011 at 8:18 am

    My favorite candy was the watermelon Jolly Rancher. Now my kids won’t even touch a Jolly Rancher, I don’t understand it!

  • 141 Erin V // May 31, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I loved rolos when I was a kid.

  • 142 Laura G // May 31, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Hands downs Jujyfruits. I loved black and green the best…of course green is no longer spearmint, but lime – total shame. Also, the black isn’t as strong as it used to be…so sad.

  • 143 Anne // May 31, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Two favourites: Fundip Lick-a-maid (small pouch of powder with a candy stick that you lick and dip) and Swedish Berries

  • 144 Mandy // May 31, 2011 at 8:21 am

    My favorite candy still is jolly ranchers! They are the best!

  • 145 Jane // May 31, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Oh yum! There are some really yummy lollipops sold at Whole Foods called yummy earth that are simply delectable. My fave of course is green apple!

  • 146 Christina // May 31, 2011 at 8:31 am

    i love candy! my favorite as a child were slo-pokes! although i’d eat just about any type of candy!

  • 147 Kathy // May 31, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Growing up my mother was very strict with sweets so we didn’t get much candy. My dear sweet dad would sneak me chocolate covered raisins or peanuts when I was good though. Very nostalgic!! :)

  • 148 Malori // May 31, 2011 at 8:34 am

    When I was a kid we used to do this Valentines fundraiser at my school where we sold candy. One of the candies we sold were these suckers shaped like lips. They were SO SOUR but literally the best candy ever. I’ve never seen one outside of that fundraiser and I have no idea what company supported my school with that so my favorite candy will probably remain a great memory :)

  • 149 Pam // May 31, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I have great memories of walking to the corner store when visiting my grandparents- it had a huge glass case of ‘penny candy’- loved the watermelon slices, and licorice whips. A Christmas favorite (aside from homemade fudge) was the filled raspberry hard candies. My grandma would ‘seed’ the candy dish with extras for me!

  • 150 sydney85 // May 31, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Some days I need chocolate and some days I need licorice. Not too much but I do find these are my treats for the day and they do perk me up.

  • 151 punkrawkknitter // May 31, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Asian marshmallows with a jelly center. Ridiculously sweet, weird chewy texture, awesome…

  • 152 Stephanie // May 31, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! The candy lollipops look fantastic!!! As a child, I loved Sweetarts and I also loved cinnamon candy. Even though it isn’t candy, we loved to get cinnamon toothpicks to suck on and they seemed almost like candy to us! Goofy, I know! Anyway, thanks again.

  • 153 Steffy // May 31, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Awesome giveaway!

    My favorite candy always was and still is gummy bears. I LOVE gummy bears.

  • 154 Jamie // May 31, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I looooooved Whatchamacallits as a kid.

  • 155 chrissy // May 31, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Circus Peanuts (those orange marshmallowy things). Yes I was a weird child. When I was a little older, but still a kid, my favorite was Nerds.

  • 156 bailey-from buycookwaresets // May 31, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I remember getting lollipops with every visit to the doctors when I was young. Boy if they were giving out ones like that and for adults I think I would be Ill a little more!

  • 157 Maggie // May 31, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Junior Mints. I’m not sure if you have them in the States — they’re round gooey mints with a thin chocolate coating, and sooo addictive. I still have a weakness for them, probably always will!

  • 158 Mary F // May 31, 2011 at 8:51 am

    I loved a candy from a Moscow, Idaho candy store- a caramel-vanilla roll. Yummy!

  • 159 anne // May 31, 2011 at 8:52 am

    My grandmother made her own butter mints shaped like hearts. I LOVED those things so much I’d eat until I was sick. Mmmmm.

  • 160 michele wise // May 31, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Tootsie Roll Pops.
    y parents ran a grocery store so I would take the neighborhood kids into the store, grab a sucker and then tell my parents to charge it. Anything to impress my friends. I usually go in trouble–not impressie.


  • 161 Annette // May 31, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Nerds! My sister and I go buy as many boxes as we could afford, whenever we got a little money, then we would practically dump a whole box in our mouth, and gobble them all in a matter of minutes.

  • 162 KJ // May 31, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I love spice drops, too! My grandma gets them for me every year at Thanksgiving, so I can have them during the holiday season.

    My other favorite from childhood: the good ol’ Hershey bar. My mom brought me one home EVERY DAY after work/school when I was in middle school.

    Yes, my family is full of enablers! I love anything chocolatey or sweet.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 163 k // May 31, 2011 at 8:59 am

    I definitely went through a charleston chew phase that ended abruptly with the acquisition of braces.

  • 164 Laura J // May 31, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I really liked the strawberry hard candies with a soft jelly center. The ones wrapped in strawberry printed plastic foil

  • 165 Diana // May 31, 2011 at 9:02 am


  • 166 Marta Block // May 31, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Oooh – yummy! One of my favorites was Charleston Chew. Recently found one at a candy store & it was one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever had! I couldn’t finish it! Tastes change. =)

  • 167 kristin // May 31, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Spice rack has some delicious sounding flavours! I really liked this chocolate bar called Big Turk, basically gummy candy covered in chocolate. There were also these thin neopolitan flavoured toffees that were kind of flavourless that I liked to get, too. I think I just liked the chew.

  • 168 Sarah Anderson // May 31, 2011 at 9:06 am

    twix! and I still looooove them!

  • 169 rebecca // May 31, 2011 at 9:11 am

    i loved big gummi bears – haven’t had one in ages!

  • 170 katie // May 31, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Circus Peanuts….every once in a while I have to break down and by them. They don’t taste nearly as good as they did when I was younger lol

  • 171 Carrie // May 31, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Sour patch kids were like crack to me when I was little.

  • 172 Cynthia // May 31, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Chocolate, peanut butter cups, 3 muskateers, rolos, malted milk balls, sigh.

  • 173 Sarah // May 31, 2011 at 9:17 am

    I like the spice gumdrops too! All my friends call me a little old lady. Growing up my dad worked for a vending machine company so I was always allowed one Pay Day and a small can of grapefruit juice!

  • 174 courtneyk // May 31, 2011 at 9:23 am

    gummys, even to this day… i think i could eat haribo gummys all day every day and still be happy forever.

  • 175 Kristin H // May 31, 2011 at 9:25 am

    My favorites as a kid were almond joy candy bars and the candy necklaces that always made everything sticky.

  • 176 Maureen // May 31, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I don’t even remember the name but it had a sweet tart like stick that you’d lick and then dip in this sweet flavored powders. So fun! Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

  • 177 lisa // May 31, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Red licorice! Still a pretty big favorite, I must admit.

  • 178 Jackie // May 31, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Walnuttos! Still one of my favorites.

  • 179 Maryanne // May 31, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Choosing one candy is pretty hard, but the one I remember being excited to get was a Jolly Rancher in either watermelon or cherry. Jolly Rancher used to come in bars that were long and thin, so it would last for a long time.

  • 180 Joanna // May 31, 2011 at 9:37 am

    My mom’s homemade toffee!!

  • 181 George A. // May 31, 2011 at 9:37 am

    My favorite candy – definitely anything White Chocolate.

  • 182 Sandy // May 31, 2011 at 9:38 am

    So many to choose from — but it has to be the candy necklace.

  • 183 hannah // May 31, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Probably butterscotch :)

  • 184 christine // May 31, 2011 at 9:45 am

    gummmy woooorms! :) :)

  • 185 Absquatulate // May 31, 2011 at 9:47 am

    We didn’t have much candy around the house except for Halloween, but I remember my dad always bringing home Jolly Ranchers when he was on a business trip. I thought them SO exotic (they taste like watermelon!!)

  • 186 Forrest // May 31, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Even as a kid I loved chocolate, chocolate, chocolate…

  • 187 Tanya // May 31, 2011 at 9:52 am

    My favorite was Cuckoos taffy. It was chocolate, strawberry and vanilla taffy in a waxed paper envelope thing. I wish I could find those again.

  • 188 Sarah // May 31, 2011 at 9:52 am

    My favorite candy was definitely DOTS. Although, not the green ones… I always picked out the green ones.

  • 189 Elis // May 31, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Any I could get my hands on! We were a mostly sugarfree household, so I didn’t have the luxury of pickiness where my candy was concerned.

  • 190 Rebecca // May 31, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Butterscotch was always my favorite- but now that I’m thinking about it, I remember one summer happening upon a GIANT grape pixie stick. I made it last for the whole summer!

  • 191 Lisa // May 31, 2011 at 9:54 am

    I remember so much fun candy from when I was little, but I think my favorite were the suckers filled with fizzy powder. I think they were called Zotz!

  • 192 Crystal // May 31, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Adrienne (#3), you made me think of those strawberry candies for the first time in years! I loved those. And now I must find some.

    When I was a kid, I got Jolly Ranchers at basketball games, and Sixlets when dad filled up the car.

  • 193 Andi // May 31, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I can’t decide! But anything chocolate.

  • 194 Angie // May 31, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Necco Wafers were and still are a favorite of mine.

  • 195 Elisa // May 31, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I like a lot of candies. If I had to choose, probably Reece’s PB Cups – or pink and red Starbursts.

  • 196 jennyc // May 31, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I liked the button candies on the strips of paper. I don’t know what they are called. It reminded me of a cobblestone road–made of candy!

  • 197 Nikki // May 31, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Sees Lollipops, hands down. My parents used to give me a Santa-shaped box from Sees every year for Christmas and the lollipops were the first things I went for. They are still my favorites today, but usually harder to find.

  • 198 Sarah // May 31, 2011 at 10:02 am

    This is terrible… but I have very fond memories of going to the “old time candy store” and getting the candy cigarettes. Those and the whistle suckers.

  • 199 Emily Anne // May 31, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I liked that handmade maple candy.

  • 200 NolaLeBlanc // May 31, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Snickers, more specifically ice cream snickers. I cannot even imagine eating an entire snickers bar today without getting a stomach ache.

  • 201 Sarah // May 31, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Salt Water Taffy – no question about it.

  • 202 Katie // May 31, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Their lollipops are so beautiful!

    Mine favorite were also the little strawberry candies with chewy centers. :P

  • 203 Anne // May 31, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Black jelly beans – I never had to fight anyone to get those!

  • 204 Betty // May 31, 2011 at 10:12 am

    If I had to choose only one – root beer float, but all sound wonderful – please, please pick me!

  • 205 Guisella // May 31, 2011 at 10:13 am

    I always loved Sparkies, even today I eat them once in a while :), greetings from Peru

  • 206 Melissa // May 31, 2011 at 10:13 am

    My favorite candy growing up were anything gummy. Gummy bears, gummy sharks, gummy rings, and especially the gummy coke bottles.

  • 207 Miranda E. // May 31, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Mmmm candy Cigarettes! Before they had to just call them candy sticks. Or Lik-a-Maid!

  • 208 Sara P. // May 31, 2011 at 10:16 am

    I used to love those root beer flavored gummy candies. I have not had one in forever!

  • 209 Krista // May 31, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Gummy worms and the Nik-L-Nip wax bottles!

  • 210 Livlaugheat // May 31, 2011 at 10:21 am

    I loved Nik L Nips – those wax bottles filled with syrup.

  • 211 elif // May 31, 2011 at 10:23 am

    My favorite then was the same as it is now: jordan almonds. Back then Boston baked beans would also have been at the top of the list.

  • 212 Cherish // May 31, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Jolly Ranchers Stix! I don’t know if you can get them in stick form, anymore, I only ever see the little barrels. My favorite flavor was peach or green apple. Also – root beer barrels!

  • 213 Susie // May 31, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Mary-Janes! YUM.

  • 214 Heather // May 31, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Smarties, for sure!

  • 215 kristen // May 31, 2011 at 10:32 am

    junior mints!

  • 216 pam // May 31, 2011 at 10:32 am

    cola gummies! i still love them.

  • 217 Allie // May 31, 2011 at 10:37 am

    These suckers are lovely and also very tasty! As a kid I loved almost all candy but I especially loved these mystery chocolate rice crispy log things – my dad got a box of them each year around Christmas from someone. Man I wish I knew what they were. I would sneak into the living room like a freaking ninja to steal them.

  • 218 tracylee // May 31, 2011 at 10:40 am

    lemonheads! Still love ‘em!

  • 219 Lizzy // May 31, 2011 at 10:40 am

    I can’t for the life of me even guess what my favorite candy was when I was a kid. As an adult, I love jelly beans and very fancy chocolate. But not together.

  • 220 Jessica // May 31, 2011 at 10:41 am

    My favorite of all time then and now is York peppermint patties and Reese’s!
    I also went through a phase of Everlasting Gobstoppers, too!

  • 221 lisa // May 31, 2011 at 10:41 am

    gummy peaches – still is! i’m a candy fanatic!

  • 222 Cara // May 31, 2011 at 10:43 am

    I liked most any candy, but remember warheads, circus peanuts, and See’s toffee milk chocolate bars as favorites!

  • 223 Jen H. // May 31, 2011 at 10:44 am

    For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved the chocolate and peanut butter combination. So I’d have to say Reese’s peanut butter cups!

  • 224 Natalia // May 31, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Anything with chocolate… when I was a child and now!

  • 225 JM // May 31, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Canadian smarties! They are like M&Ms but so much better. And, the orange ones always tasted like orange to me.

  • 226 Ashley // May 31, 2011 at 10:49 am

    i loved cadbury mini eggs as a child. i still do, but back then, i LOVED them.

  • 227 Anna // May 31, 2011 at 10:52 am

    I was just talking to my husband about how I haven’t had a lollipop in ages. These sound so sophisticated and now I really want one.

    When I was a kid I loved sour candies. Now I can’t stand them. I hold out for chocolate.

  • 228 Katie B. // May 31, 2011 at 10:58 am

    I loved those gummy orange slices, covered in sugar.

    Of course, I once ate a pair of wax lips over the course of about two weeks, so my palate was clearly not too discerning.

  • 229 MD // May 31, 2011 at 11:05 am

    I love candy…my favorite when I was a child were those little gummy frogs. My dad once bought us a whole bag at Disney world but we left it in the car and all the frogs fused into one giant blob. It was so sad! But still delicious :)

  • 230 Gina // May 31, 2011 at 11:07 am

    I love candy! My favorite as a child was Goobers. I would walk to the corner candy store near my Nana’s house to buy a box.

  • 231 Amy in StL // May 31, 2011 at 11:08 am

    I loved candy; but I think my favorite were these little chocolate covered maple puff/bar things that my aunt always bought at the department store candy counter. When she watched me, sometimes she would have those for me in a little white paper sack. YUM!

  • 232 Mia // May 31, 2011 at 11:10 am

    We lived abroad when I was little, so my favorite was Kinder-Eggs. A milk chocolate outer, with a white chocolate lining and best of all, a little toy surprise in every egg!

  • 233 Emjay Kay // May 31, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I loved M&M’s when I was little-followed by
    Smarties, Tootsie Rolls……
    I still love candy as an adult, those lollipops
    look delicious. Happy Anniversary!

  • 234 Missy M. // May 31, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Teaberry gum!

  • 235 Kara // May 31, 2011 at 11:16 am

    cinnamon bears!

  • 236 aubrey // May 31, 2011 at 11:16 am

    I loved getting penny candy, but I was very fussy about which kinds. I remember swedish berries/fish and blue whales were favourites. Nothing cinnamon-flavoured or gelatin-based allowed though… bleh.

  • 237 kgroovy // May 31, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Hmm my favorite candy as a kid? Probably atomic fireballs.

  • 238 just barrie // May 31, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Nerds, sour patch kids and reeses. Yom yom yom. If my younger self saw the older granola self, she might not even recognize herself.

  • 239 dayra // May 31, 2011 at 11:23 am

    I loooove the chocolate oranges, my sister and I would to throw those across the room to get them to break open…my mom didn’t like us doing that as much.

  • 240 Paige // May 31, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Anything with chocolate!

  • 241 Marisol // May 31, 2011 at 11:28 am

    That’s a hard one…I wasn’t very discriminating as a kid, really anything sweet was good. But, I did quite like butter mints.

  • 242 Beth C. // May 31, 2011 at 11:29 am

    100 Grand bars, hands down. Still my favorite!

  • 243 kay // May 31, 2011 at 11:31 am


  • 244 megan // May 31, 2011 at 11:31 am

    I’m a huuuuge candy fan, and trying to pick just one childhood favorite seems impossible, but I’m probably one of only a few kinds that liked necco wafers. They remind me of the little general store at the campground on the beach we would go to every year as kids.

  • 245 Casey // May 31, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Cow Tails!!! Caramel-y on the outside and crreeeeeamy on the inside. They are still my favorite now :)

  • 246 Kristen P // May 31, 2011 at 11:37 am

    The birthday cake flavor is amazing!

  • 247 Greta // May 31, 2011 at 11:47 am

    What’s this “when I was a kid” stuff, anyway? I love candy now! :)

  • 248 Lynnette // May 31, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I am a hot tamales fan….mix that with chocolate peanut butter maltballs and sour patch kids in a bag at the moview and I am a happy camper

  • 249 Ellen // May 31, 2011 at 11:58 am

    As a kid, I loved caramel. Marathon, Goetze’s caramel creams, and $100,000 bars were all favorites.

  • 250 sarajane // May 31, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Jolly Ranchers: but only green apple and watermelon.

  • 251 Christina DV // May 31, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Hmmm, what didn’t I like. Going way back, I liked Abba-zaba (not the biggest fan now, but I recently found out they are made right up the street from me).

  • 252 AES // May 31, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Well there were a lot of favorites…rollos…and warheads…and twizzlers

  • 253 Kat // May 31, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    I liked the waxed lips (ewww!), wax soda bottles, chinese rice candy, candy cigarettes… most of which completely gross me out now!

  • 254 Cathy // May 31, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Jordan Almonds… talk about weird?!

  • 255 Syd // May 31, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    I liked spiced drops too. But my favorite, hands down, has to be Nerds. I loved nerds. And runts. Gobstoppers. Wait! Astro pops. Chico sticks. Fake cigarettes. LICKEM Sticks. Uhhhh…I like candy.

  • 256 Annie // May 31, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I’m such a candy fiend. With a dad as a dentist it wasn’t the best combination. Penny candy and the giant ass watermelon laffy taffy with the seeds in it. Noms.

  • 257 Samantha // May 31, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Chocolate! This is still true today.

  • 258 Lisa F // May 31, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I loved the strawberry hard candies–they used to come with those packages of sausages and cheese around the holidays.

  • 259 Jess // May 31, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Mmmm…peanut butter cups.

  • 260 Anna // May 31, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I am and always have been a sucker for tootsie rolls. See also: bullseye caramel/confectioner’s sugar candies. See also: rolos. See also: 100 grand bars. See also: anything chocolate. :)

  • 261 Kerrie // May 31, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I was a big fan of the candy cigarettes and sour patch kids. And of course, I will always have a fondness for the watermelon hard candy my Grandma always handed out to us.

  • 262 wendy // May 31, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    If it had sugar in it, I liked it. And I still do! :)

  • 263 Jenni // May 31, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Yum! I loved Now-N-Laters as a kid. My friends and I used to walk to the QuickStop to get them.

  • 264 Christina Seay // May 31, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    One of my favorite candies as a child was gummi worms! I got them at a local convience store where you bought by the pound, so they always came in a small brown paper bag. I got so many for so little!

  • 265 Sheila // May 31, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Loved those jawbreakers in the green box. And those fizzy hard candies.

    I’ve been wanting to try some of these lollipops, they always look so good!

  • 266 carly // May 31, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    sour watermelon candies! loved them then, love them now :D

  • 267 essbee // May 31, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    I was a LemonHeads addict as a kid. Today, I tend to stick with homemade sweets, but I’m still a sucker for anything fruity and chewy, particularly with a side of tart/sour.

    I also like lollipops… ;-)

  • 268 Allie // May 31, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I loved those Pop Rocks things as a kid. Also Pixy Stix. And Tootsie Pops. :)

  • 269 Rachel // May 31, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    ooh, Charleston Chew strawberry!

  • 270 Abby-Sophia // May 31, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    We didn’t get a lot of candy as kids, but there was a time when we were able to have some candy on Saturdays. I recall a very colorful, fruity candy that was chewy (I think they were called Bonkers) that was a big hit with my sisters and me.

  • 271 Mindy // May 31, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Swedish fish. I think I still can eat them until I get sick.

  • 272 adrienne // May 31, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Anything sour. Sour patch kids, lemohheads, yum, yum!

  • 273 Leigh // May 31, 2011 at 12:54 pm


  • 274 Monica // May 31, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Do you remember tart-n-tinys when they didn’t have the hard outer shell? oh yeah…and gigantic, chewy sweettarts.

  • 275 Starless Clay // May 31, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    These are the BEST lollipops. I didn’t have the chance to try many of them (I bought a bunch as a gift and picked up a “charm school dropout” mixed pack for myself) but the salted caramel is my favorite so far. And I don’t normally like the taste of caramel that much!

  • 276 Erin in CA // May 31, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Flavored Tootsie Rolls! I always traded for those on Halloween.

  • 277 Michelle // May 31, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Woohoo candy! Nom nom!

    My favorites when I was little were these square-shaped candies my grandparents would get at Christmas from the grocery store. I think they were made by Brach’s. Cotton candy was always a favorite and those stupid candy cigarettes that tasted horrible but made me feel edgy and cool, hehe.

  • 278 D // May 31, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I’m in! And Laffy Taffy.

  • 279 Aileen // May 31, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Chocolate: loved it then, love it now.

  • 280 karen lucrece // May 31, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    hershey’s special dark chocolate was THE candy bar. and can i just say, i’ve had these lollies and they are excellent.

  • 281 Heidi // May 31, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Willy Wonka, Bottlecaps were and still are one of my favorites! Then red licorice!

  • 282 Jean // May 31, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    I loved candy corn, still do!

    And Three Musketeer Bars.

  • 283 Liz // May 31, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I have fantastic memories of eating too many candy lipsticks with my best friend by the lake

  • 284 Nina // May 31, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    smurfs from haribo, the german company that is responsible for gummi bears. i love how they stick to the roof of your mouth. wish i was 10 again. ;-)

  • 285 jenna // May 31, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Most people will be horrified, but as a kid I loved circus peanuts – you know, those spongy orange monstrosities. My grandma and I were the only ones who ate them, and I think my love for them had more to do with it being our special thing.

  • 286 koroshiya // May 31, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    root beer barrels. and sharing them with my grandfather.

  • 287 Tobie // May 31, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I loved an still loved gummy candies.

  • 288 Kat Clark // May 31, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I’d love to win this giveaway. I’ve got a very sweet tooth and my favourite sweet growing up was crystal sherbet, especially lemon.

  • 289 Melodie Good // May 31, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Mmmm..Charleston Chews will be my favorite forever!

  • 290 Cody // May 31, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Sour Patch Kids. Everyone else was into Warheads, but they just weren’t sweet enough for me.

  • 291 Susan // May 31, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    The sticks that came with the Fun Dip packs always got eaten well before the fruit-flavoured powder!

  • 292 Julie // May 31, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    All my favs had meaning. Orange gummy candies from my grandma’s candy dish, plum candies from Chinatown, and cadbury cream eggs at Easter. They’re all great and remind me of different points in my childhood. :)

  • 293 Sheri // May 31, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    I was a fan of candy I could wear. Candy rings and bracelets, yay!

  • 294 Dot // May 31, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    My favorite candy as a kid was an astro pop, you know those weird 3 color lollipops that were in the shape of an inverted cone? I still love sugar in any form though

  • 295 Jessica // May 31, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Reeses Eggs!!

  • 296 Cheryl // May 31, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    favorite candy–how can I name just one?
    probably sixlets because they sold them at the swimming pool!

  • 297 pawdua // May 31, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I love choc covered marshmallow eggs. Still like spice drops too.

  • 298 Michelle // May 31, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    ring pops and pop rocks!

  • 299 Margaret // May 31, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Red Hots….do they still make those? M&M’s a close second! Those lollipops sound yummy.

  • 300 Amber // May 31, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Those orange circus peanuts!

  • 301 Fruit Maven // May 31, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    I had two favorites as a kid – those orange puffy peanuts and the wax straws filled with juice.

  • 302 Steph N // May 31, 2011 at 2:31 pm


  • 303 Pattypro // May 31, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I was a weird kid, too, and I still like spice drops. To make me even weirder, I loved Hershey’s Special Dark miniatures as a kid.

  • 304 Sara // May 31, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Sugar Daddies, much to the chagrin of my orthodontist.

  • 305 Joyce // May 31, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    As a child, my favourite candies were Smarties and Blackcurrant Pastilles.

  • 306 Karen // May 31, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    My favorite candy as a kid was Whoppers – Dad kept a carton of them on top of the fridge and would sneek a few to my sisters and I when Mom wasn’t looking. :)

  • 307 AgathaMChristie // May 31, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Oh, I TOTALLY want some candy. My favorite candy when I was little was rock candy–it came on a stick from Cracker Barrel!

  • 308 Jen // May 31, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Ooo! I bought a pack of their lollipops at the “One of a Kind” show in Vancouver. The salted caramel pop is AMAZING. I had a really hard time sharing…

  • 309 Jessica E. // May 31, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Rock Candy and Reese’s pieces. Those were my favorite when I was younger. Maybe cause of E.T.?

  • 310 Jen R // May 31, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    My favorite as a kid is still my favorite now…M&Ms. Now if you consider that chocolate, and not candy, then my favorite candy was Lemonheads.

  • 311 Laura // May 31, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    these look delicious. i loooooved dots. in retrospect these are gross, all that paper stuck to them and they really didn’t taste like much; but i loved them a lot!

  • 312 Heather // May 31, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Lemonheads at Easter time. :)

  • 313 leisa // May 31, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I always liked mint choclate. And icing. Though I’m not really sure that counts as a candy. Mom never could figure out why her icing recipe that was supposed to cover two cakes only iced one.

  • 314 Mary C H // May 31, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Dove chocolate like! But I also like butter mints!

  • 315 Tracy D. // May 31, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I was a huge fan of those little candy dots that came on sheets of paper. I often had a hard time getting them unstuck though and would in turn end up eating a ton of paper.

  • 316 Melissa // May 31, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Ooooh those look seriously tasty!

  • 317 Toni // May 31, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Who could pick just one? For me it was skittles, hot tamales, kit kats, and reese’s pb cups.

  • 318 Ann Ely // May 31, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    These lollipops sound wonderful!

    My favorite candy as a child were chocolate covered malted balls. ( Is that weird?)

    Anyway, I really like your site.

  • 319 Jenn // May 31, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Pop Rocks with soda ! Of course!

  • 320 Adrienne B. // May 31, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I loved the old school wax bottles with juice in them. Those and ring pops were my favorites!

  • 321 Cathy // May 31, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    It’s hard to pick only one favourite candy. I really liked going to the bulk store and getting a bag of jujubes, jellybeans, sour patch kids. It was quantity over quality for me.

  • 322 Maura // May 31, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Sour gummy apple rings. Still my favorite.

  • 323 Faith // May 31, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Gummy frogs!

  • 324 Jenny // May 31, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    oh goodness, i liked all candy. i really liked those candy cigarettes. you know those minty flavored sticks? it’s not very good to give kids fake cigarettes, but i really liked them :)

  • 325 Paulina J! // May 31, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    As a kid, I loved the Crunch chocolate bar and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Yum!

  • 326 Tasha // May 31, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Stale sour soothers or stale licorice. I have a thing for stale candy. Mostly because my mom would take most of it away at Halloween and then sell it back to me for my Sunday treat for the rest of the year !

  • 327 Sherri S. // May 31, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Once and forever, Reece’s Peanut Butter cups–although Trader Joe’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups MAY have displaced them in my heart! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • 328 stacey // May 31, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    My favorite when I was little was Butterfingers. I think I overdid it, because now I like them but they’re far from my favorite. Anything made by Reese’s is my favorite now!

  • 329 Wendy // May 31, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Pixie Sticks!!!

  • 330 Danika // May 31, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Jelly Babies!

  • 331 megs // May 31, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I really loved Lemonheads and Sour Patch Kids. ooh, my mouth is watering just thinking about that sour stuff!

  • 332 Rachel // May 31, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I can’t think of one specifically that stood out…the curse of having an insatiable sweet tooth perhaps…chocolate malt balls were definitely a favorite though…

  • 333 LaTasha Cornett // May 31, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I love This Charming Candy’s lollipops! My favorites (so far) are the nutmeg creme and the watermelon basil.
    As a kid, I was really into pineapple NowLaters and penny candy from the hardware store. A dollars worth of penny candy was like hitting the lottery!

  • 334 Val Ann C // May 31, 2011 at 4:29 pm


  • 335 Felicia // May 31, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Peach rings :)

  • 336 Ellen Maxwell // May 31, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Bing candy bars – made in Sioux City , Iowa!!

    A soft cherry center hidden in a mound of chocolate and finely chopped peanuts.

    I used to ride my bike to the swimming pool and buy one for 5 cents. Now we must buy Bings on every trip to Iowa.

  • 337 Tina // May 31, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Circus peanuts!

  • 338 Kristin // May 31, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I am a huge fan of spice drops. Aunt Alice made this great cake — applesauce cake — that used spiece drops as the secret ingredient. Hard to say what my favorite candy is, though. My father makes some marvelous fudge, but only at Christmastime. I used to love Zero bars but haven’t had one in so long that I wonder if a great part of their appeal is their scarcity. Grapefruit Jelly Bellys are divine. Fruit-flavored runts. Licorice. Sea salt caramels. Too many glorious options to limit myself to one.

  • 339 anna // May 31, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    giant jawbreakers. they took days to get through and loved the layers and layers of color!

  • 340 Liz // May 31, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I am dying to try these lollipops! I think as a kid my favorite candy was Resees Peanut Butter Cups. mmmm, chocolate and peanut butter

  • 341 Zoe // May 31, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I loved nerds.

  • 342 Chris // May 31, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Milk Duds! And I still love them. No movie needed to enjoy the chocolate covered carmels.

  • 343 Henny Penny // May 31, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Candy, it gives so much joy and offers so many diabetes! Nonetheless I loved Skittles when I was wee but I especially loved putting skittles in things. I most frequently would shove them into squishy white bread and call it a “rainbow danish” or plop them into lemon lime soda and tell people it was my martini.

  • 344 Lauria // May 31, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    I’ve always loved chocolate! But when I went to the movies I’d get Swedish Fish, every time. My dad would get Junior Mints and my little sister would get Sour Patch Kids. We’d share.

    But with my mom, we’d get BIG bags of Twizlers and I’d eat them until I got sick. And then continued to eat them. It’s disgusting, but true!

    Thanks for the giveaway, NotMartha and This Charming Candy! Off to check out the shop, ’cause those lollipops look delicious!

  • 345 regan // May 31, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Every year at christmas my grandmother gives each family member a box of chocolate covered cherries from Santa. They are the totally cheap ones from the drug store, nothing special, but I loved those growing up. I looked forward to them all year and it totally blew my mind as an adult when I saw them on a shelf at the drugstore during a random, nonholiday month.

  • 346 Stephanie S // May 31, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Old school Charm’s cherry lollipops. I’m not sure if they are the same anymore. I would go to the bank with my mom just to get them from the tellers :)

  • 347 meghan // May 31, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    i loved the strawberry hard candies with the goo in the middle :) YUM!

  • 348 beth // May 31, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I always loved Mallo Cups – with the slight coconut taste and marshmellowy center. My mouth waters when I see then now although I have not had one in years!

  • 349 Stacy // May 31, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    My favorite was Junior Mints, especially frozen!

  • 350 Cheryl // May 31, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Reeses Pieces FTW.

  • 351 Kenzie // May 31, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    I disliked chocolate so much that for easter and christmas I got a big bag of scotch mints (and not the ones with the chewy centres, blasphemy).

  • 352 Heidi // May 31, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I have memories of my mom bringing Twizzlers to the pool as a snack. Also it’s my favorite movie candy as well.

  • 353 Christine // May 31, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Junior Mints!

  • 354 Frances // May 31, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I wasn’t big on candy as a kid,though I do remember butterscotch and ribbon Christmas candy. With the exception of Halloween and Easter. The ones I do remember were my Mom’s childhood favorites that she shared with us: Big Hunk, Abazaba, rocky road and See’s candy. When she was a kid, their church used to give them a huge bucket of the “seconds” (not perfect quality) See’s candy. There were always “Rum Nougat”, “Marshmallow truffles” and nut clusters of every variety. Only recently am I more of a Belgian chocolate girl with any type of nut you can imagine! Mmmmmmm!

  • 355 Allison Sch. // May 31, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    When I was little, I would go for any candy I could afford, but my favorite was tootsie rolls. Yum!

  • 356 ansley // May 31, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Yum. I loved sweet tarts, big mouth suckers, smarties, lick-um-aid, and See’s candy.

  • 357 Ashleigh // May 31, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I grew up in Africa and remember my one of my favorites being Chappies bubble gum and Crunchies chocolate bars!! YUM

  • 358 Cindy // May 31, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    I loved all candy but my absolute favorite was a Sky Bar – because each bite was like eating a different candy bar – fudge, caramel, vanilla cream and peanut butter.

  • 359 Aja // May 31, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I’ve always loved Red Vines, but only after they’ve sat out a few days and are nice and stale

  • 360 Jen // May 31, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    I have fond memories of giant sweet tarts and lick-em-aid..those chalky sticks were delicious!

  • 361 Wendy // May 31, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Mmmmmm! I liked Starburst.

  • 362 Michelle // May 31, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Wow, those flavors are incredible! Watermelon-Basil?! Teaberry or Pistachio-Marshmallow?! Tangerine-Clove? Must. Have. Wow.

    My favorite candy as a kids was probably the watermelon Jolly Rancher, though those Lik M Sticks (you know, there was a candy tongue depressor like thing on one end of the package, and some flavored powders on the other) were a close second. Now the Lik M Stick concept kinda grosses me out…

  • 363 KJ // May 31, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I love the maple candies from Vermont and NERDS! I have always hated Mary Janes and NECCO wafers!

  • 364 Amy M. // May 31, 2011 at 6:54 pm


    Also, we ate a lot of Jolly Ranchers on road trips, and I always liked the green apple flavor.

  • 365 Megan // May 31, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    I loved all candy as a kid, and still do now. Specifically, sponge toffee, powdery sugar, chocolate, jelly beans. I just finished a box of Nerds before leaving this comment!

  • 366 Liz // May 31, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I am in love with Reeses Cups, candy is what my dreams are made of.

  • 367 Carla // May 31, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    My favorite was potato candy! It was one of the only recipes my dad could follow and it was tasty! It’s peeled and boiled potato mixed with a large amount of confectioners sugar. You roll it out and spread it with peanut butter and then roll it up so it looks like log-style desert. It’s odd but good if you love sugar and peanut butter!

  • 368 Kory // May 31, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    My favorite candy when I was a kid was a Sugar Daddy. We didn’t have the money to buy both junk food and healthy food and my mother limited our access to candy, sodas and chips. However on my father’s payday if we had been good that week he would get one item from a convenience store for each of us. I always chose a Sugar Daddy because it would take me days to eat it. It grossed my sister out when I would wrap it back up and save it so that was an added bonus.

  • 369 Gryph // May 31, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    These look amazing.

    My fave candy as a kid was Whoppers, and then I INEXPLICABLY developed an allergy to malted chocolate.

  • 370 Allison // May 31, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Candy cigarettes! I know they’re pretty taboo now, but my childhood best friend and I would scrounge up change and go to the nearby drug store to buy packs of these and pretend smoke them while playing house in her basement.

  • 371 Cait // May 31, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Sixlets! They were the greatest candy-coated, chocolate-flavored candy EVER.

  • 372 nomi // May 31, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    haribo gummi bears!

  • 373 Brady // May 31, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I love pretty much all candy but my favorite is the Sugar Daddy. I buy that stuff by the box.

  • 374 Emily // May 31, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I’ve always loved gummies. When I was little, the individually-wrapped Sunkist fruit jellies really excited me.

  • 375 Michelle // May 31, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    When I was a kid my favourite candy was a homemade kind: my mum used to make these tiny chocolate, rice crispy, toffee squares and my favourite thing in the whole world was licking the bowl after she made it. I’m going to close my eyes now and imagine my mother cooking endless amounts of treats.

  • 376 Michelle // May 31, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    but I guess my favourite packaged candy would have to be Toffetts. I can’t seem to find them anywhere anymore! ah youth. I used to be able to get a version of them at the specialty sweet shop: Poppet’s Toffets, but I haven’t been to the city for sweets in ages!

  • 377 ikkinlala // May 31, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    I loved fruity bears – the real fruit juice ones that come in four flavours. I liked them all, but my favourite were the dark red blackcurrant-flavoured ones.

  • 378 kerri // May 31, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Those lollipops look incredible!!

    When I was given the choice for a treat at the grocery store my brother would head to the candy aisle and I would grab a jar of olives. Loved them!

    Favorite candy was those super sour gums for a penny. They numbed my taste buds for weeks.

  • 379 sherilyn malinowski // May 31, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Now, I may be dating myself with this reply, but I cannot tell you how many times over the past couple of decades I’ve thought of this candy. I, as a child, devoured many, many MarathonBars. I, as an adult, would still do the same. That red wrapper with the ruler on the back – you always felt you were getting more bang for your buck!

  • 380 Sara Youwish // May 31, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Mmm…fun dips! I loved the weird flavored dipstick. I could make a pouch last the whole day while swinging,reading, and harassing bugs. Every so often I really want to get a one in the summer but I know it won’ be nearly as yummy as my memories so I pass.

  • 381 Erin // May 31, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Mmmmm….pretty much anything, but I was partial to chick-o-stick :)

  • 382 Shayla // May 31, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    pink popcorn from the sf zoo! don’t read the ingredients and enjoy!

  • 383 Ali // May 31, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I was totally addicted to chocolate covered raisins… still am!

  • 384 Carrie // May 31, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups will forever be my favorite candy. Sweet and salty never goes out of style!

  • 385 Sarah // May 31, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Cinnamon hard candies – a little spicy kick!

  • 386 Juli // May 31, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    I was in love with the chocolate flavored candies, not actual chocolate, but chocolate flavored candies like Sixlets. In fact I still love them though they are terrible for you and impossible to find.

  • 387 Makenzie D. // May 31, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    We used to live near a little c. store that sold penny candy. My brother and I loved to collect pennies from our dad and get as many little penny tootsie rolls as we could

  • 388 Stephanie // May 31, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Fresh saltwater taffy…yum.

  • 389 Erika Irbye // May 31, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Oddly enough, I loved Charleston Chew. They kill your teeth and jaw, but I remember buying them at the pool snack bar with now n laters!

  • 390 Haylie // May 31, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    love lollipops :)

  • 391 Jen // May 31, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    abba zabba

  • 392 Victoria // May 31, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I loved Snickers bars as a kid. I don’t really eat them now that I am an adult, mostly because Reese’s Cups are my main source of peanut-butter-and-chocolately-goodness (which I hated as a kid but now love as an adult :D)

  • 393 Emily // May 31, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    we didn’t get to eat a lot of candy growing up but i remember separating out the different colors of M&Ms. they’ve always been a favorite!

  • 394 Amanda // May 31, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I had a thing for atomic fireballs–the burn was SO GOOD. I also really liked those gummy orange slices with the crunchy sugar on the outside. Very nutritious.

  • 395 Margot // May 31, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I went crazy for “cinnamon bears.” Gummi, spicy/hot cinnamon-y candy. Still do when I find them at random placed (like a truck stop)>

  • 396 Jen // May 31, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Well, the obvious answer is “anything chocolate,” but chocolate is in a class by itself. As for straight-up sugar candy, I’ve always loved Fun Dip. Not so much the flavored sugar dust, but just the plain old sugar sticks. I’d eat the flavored part first and then savor the unadulterated stick as long as possible. Back in school when other kids would have them, I’d trade them my sugar for their sticks.

    Yeah, I know I’m weird.

  • 397 Maggie // May 31, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    As a kid, I was always partial to tart/sour things (still am!) – so my favourites were Sour Patch Kids, Sour Keys, Sweet Tarts…the like.

  • 398 nancy // May 31, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Waaaaay back in the day you could go to the corner store and choose from an assortment of “penny candy” that would be scooped from glass jars and packaged in a small brown paper bag…chewy cinnamon bears, lemon drops dusted in superfine sugar (my fave), tootsie rolls, malted milk balls, etc. I would spend 25 cents and leave with a bag stuffed to the tippy top!

  • 399 LoLoJo // May 31, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    My favorite candy that I haven ‘t found for ages are Brach’s Sour Cherry Balls. I would love to let the outer coating dissolve in my mouth and then eat the softer gel inside. Plus Snickers, because they are just good!

  • 400 Tiffany // May 31, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    My favorite candy was Bar None…which apparently you can only buy in Mexico now :(

  • 401 Sandra // May 31, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Smarties–the US/Canadian version. I still love the chalkiness and will always fish them out of the candy bowl.

  • 402 Jenn Bo // May 31, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Favorite candy as a kid was swedish fish. There was a little store in my town where we could buy them for a penny a piece. Damn I feel old typing that!

  • 403 Anita // May 31, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Pixy Stix and Smarties

  • 404 Jennie // May 31, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    I’m not sure I can narrow down my childhood favorite. Nerds, maybe?

  • 405 monica // May 31, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    I used to just love snickers bars… can’t beat ‘em!

  • 406 thebon // May 31, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    root beer barrels!

  • 407 Lorrie Walker // May 31, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    We used to get these grape and cherry suckers I don’t know the name. We called them nickel suckers because they were 5 cents. They were flat on one side and had little knobbies on the other side like a berry. They were so good.

  • 408 cupcake // Jun 1, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Skittles! I would line the colors up from the bag in a rainbow and eat them red-orange-yellow-green-purple. yum!

  • 409 chin // Jun 1, 2011 at 12:34 am

    my favorite candy as a child were kit kats and nestle crunches – fun sized. my mom never bought these for us. the only reason we ever had these was because she would buy bags and bags of them in bulk so she could send them to our cousins in the philippines in a care box. we used to pack these boxes to the brim. often, the care box was overweight with other items, and sometimes, i’d get lucky and the nestle crunches and kit kats wouldn’t make the cut. lucky fat little me :)

  • 410 Emma // Jun 1, 2011 at 12:39 am

    I’ve always been a fan of sour candy. Twix, Kit Kat, and Reese’s are always good, too! Woo!

  • 411 Kate // Jun 1, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Not sure if you get these in the US but I used to love Black Jacks as a kid. They’re aniseed flavoured and used to turn your tongue black!

  • 412 Kellye A. // Jun 1, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Definitely love candy! My favorite growing up was either peach Jolly Ranchers or Milk Duds.

  • 413 Emily // Jun 1, 2011 at 3:54 am

    Gummy bears — Haribo brand only!

  • 414 Gweneth // Jun 1, 2011 at 4:49 am

    anything chocolate! kitkats you can get green tea ones in Japan

  • 415 kelly // Jun 1, 2011 at 5:52 am

    I loved honey drops…they were a spanish honey hard candy with some real honey in the center.

  • 416 Lisa // Jun 1, 2011 at 5:58 am

    My faves: Wonka’s fun dip ( and pop rocks!

  • 417 sangeetha // Jun 1, 2011 at 6:18 am

    In india you got these candies called poppins – totally affordable and little sized in a variety of yummy flavours

  • 418 michelle // Jun 1, 2011 at 6:34 am

    My favorite candy as a child was ANYTHING!!! If I had to choose one, it would be swedish fish! Wait, maybe Lemonheads. All good.

  • 419 Beth K. // Jun 1, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Pop Rocks. When I was little, my mom’s best friend would come visit. They would make us sit in a chair, close our eyes and open our mouths – and then Ruthie would pour some pop rocks in our mouth. It always seemed so amazing to me as a kid – and never got old. She’s also bring us some other little treasure – like a new coloring book or a yoyo. We loved her visits. So it’s not that the candy was good – it was just one of those magical kid experiences.

  • 420 L // Jun 1, 2011 at 7:04 am

    I realliy liked whatever those little candies shaped like fruit were called. Except the bananas

  • 421 Alison // Jun 1, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Mmm lollipops! I seem to recall liking watermelon Jolly Ranchers a lot, unless we’re counting chocolate – then Wilbur buds.

  • 422 Michelle G // Jun 1, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Malt balls – as a kid I couldn’t have sugar – but the health food store sold sugar free carob malt balls – to this day they are STILL my favorite!

  • 423 Michelle // Jun 1, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Any kind of taffy will do…especially soft salt water taffy! yum!

  • 424 Andie // Jun 1, 2011 at 8:13 am

    This whole month has been fun. What a great way to end it- lollipops! Yay!

  • 425 ellen // Jun 1, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Bonomo turkish Taffy was one of my favorites – except banana flavor. I never liked anything banana flavor except for actual bananas.

  • 426 Natalie // Jun 1, 2011 at 8:19 am

    remember those wax bottles full of disgusting sweet liquid? yummy back then.

  • 427 Stephanie R. // Jun 1, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Zero candy bars – especially after they had been in the fridge. Yum!

  • 428 Terry Moran // Jun 1, 2011 at 8:47 am

    My favorite-Mallo Cups!

  • 429 Anna M // Jun 1, 2011 at 8:48 am

    My mom didn’t let us have too much sugar so I pretty much loved anything that was sweet, but my especial favorites were chewy things like jelly beans.

  • 430 Maureen // Jun 1, 2011 at 9:05 am

    I was always a HUGE fan of cotton candy! :) also, pop ricks & gummy bears.

  • 431 Christy // Jun 1, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Can I be a taste tester? Those flavors look delicious! As I kid I was never big on chocolate when sifting Halloween candy. I preferred the straight sugar, like Nerds, Pop Rocks, and large Chewy Sweetarts.

  • 432 Jen // Jun 1, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Hard to say. I had a very candy deprived childhood to the point that I would sneak the bits of grape flavored crust from the neck of the grape flavored Dimetapp syrup bottle (antihistamine). The only reason I didn’t try to outright drink it was that my mom put the fear of poisoning in me.

  • 433 kathy b // Jun 1, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I think im just getting in on time here…

    candy that i loved: lots:
    sugar babies
    necco s
    charleston chews

    no wonder my teeth are so bad!

  • 434 mechelle // Jun 1, 2011 at 10:58 am

    bottlecaps! and jolly ranchers , the flat bar kind , not those little cubes!

  • 435 Joanna // Jun 1, 2011 at 11:28 am

    My favorite candy to this day remains to be Reese’s Peanut Butter cups. Soooo goooood.

  • 436 Amy // Jun 1, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Sour Patch Kids! Why are they so good? My mouth starts watering just thinking about them.

  • 437 Melissa // Jun 1, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    KitKats…eaten in layers.

  • 438 Susan // Jun 1, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I’m so happy to see all the Pixie Stix lovers; I longed for them as a child, but my mom was a nurse and wouldn’t buy us many sweets.

    I made do with dry Jell-O.

  • 439 Alyse // Jun 1, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    I loved Big Hunks – nougat and peanuts. I also loved Sugar Daddies.

  • 440 Liz // Jun 1, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Kids like crazy things. I loved Sixlets and giant Pixie Stix and that gooey melted lollipop in a tube.