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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 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.

  • 2 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!

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

    Pixy Stix and Smarties

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

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

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

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

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

    root beer barrels!

  • 7 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.

  • 8 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!

  • 9 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 :)

  • 10 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!

  • 11 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!

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

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

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

    Gummy bears — Haribo brand only!

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

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

  • 15 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.

  • 16 Lisa // Jun 1, 2011 at 5:58 am

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

  • 17 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

  • 18 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.

  • 19 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.

  • 20 L // Jun 1, 2011 at 7:04 am

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

  • 21 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.

  • 22 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!

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

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

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

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

  • 25 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.

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

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

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

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

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

    My favorite-Mallo Cups!

  • 29 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.

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

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

  • 31 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.

  • 32 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.

  • 33 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!

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

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

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

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

  • 36 Amy // Jun 1, 2011 at 11:48 am

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

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

    KitKats…eaten in layers.

  • 38 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.

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

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

  • 40 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.