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Do you have a favorite vacation candy or other treat?

Asked by marinelife (57836 points ) November 21st, 2011

Something that you only eat when you are on vacation? Is it associated with a particular place?

We always get a square of fudge when we go to the ocean. He gets chocolate, and I get peanut butter chocolate. it’s the only time we eat fudge.

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Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Salt and vinegar chips (crisps). I only eat them with lunch while at the beach with the rest of the family. Then there are Mom’s holiday cookies. I snagged a few of her recipes a couple of weeks ago and may try them out on my SO’s family over the holidays.

Kardamom's avatar

Date shakes from Palm Springs. I’ve only ever seen them in the Southern California desert. It kind of tastes like chocolate, but a little less sweet, which is exactly what I like about them.

The best place to get one is the Palm Springs Fudge and Chocolate Shop which makes theirs with pureed dates as the base, rathern than dried date powder. The pureed dates make the shake much more flavorful.

tedibear's avatar

Black licorice. I love eating it in the car and have done so since I was a kid. And Tim Horton’s coffee any time I’m near a Timmy’s.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

There’s a clam chowder I’ll eat only when visiting the Monterey CA boardwalk. Any other place I’ve tried clam chowder, I don’t like it. Also, in Disneyland I’ll eat a chocolate covered frozen banana but nowhere else.

Seek's avatar

No particular candies, but I can’t wait to stop for an Ale-8 the second I cross the Kentucky border. You can only get Ale-8 in KY, unless you order it online (and that’s just cheating).

If you’re wondering it’s kind of a really acidic ginger ale. It’s awesome.

marinelife's avatar

@Kardamom I had a date shake at a produce stand while driving from California to Arizona. It was so delicious!

Seek's avatar

Oh! And also on the way, we always stop at the first White Castle we hit when heading north on the Interstate. I can’t remember, but I think it’s in Tennessee. It sucks not having White Castle in Florida. We have Krystal, but it’s just not the same.

AstroChuck's avatar

Whenever I’m in Santa Cruz I have licorice ice cream at Marianne’s Ice Cream.
When I was a kid whenever we went on a long road trip we would hit different Howard Johnson’s along the way just to get their salt water taffy. This was the late 60’s/early 70’s, so don’t try and find them now.

Haleth's avatar

Yessss, fudge. There are so many fudge shops at the beaches nearby.

Also sangria. That’s not technically a dessert, but every time I go on vacation there ends up being a huge pot of sangria that keeps growing and growing as people add stuff.

blueiiznh's avatar

Salt Water Taffy at a few places in Maine at the beach.
Chocolate covered Potato chips in Newburyport, MA
Pearson’s Salted Nut Roll in Minnesnowda
Bassetts liquorice allsorts in the UK
Perugina Sorrento Candies in Italy
Banana Cream Pie Bar at Dylan’s Candy Bar in NYC
ummmmmm, I will stop now.

filmfann's avatar

When I go on vacation, I buy a bottle of Plum Wine. Once I have drank all of it, I consider myself on vacation. Till then, I am still infected with work worry.

marinelife's avatar

@AstroChuck I always used to get the fried clams at HoJo’s.

@filmfann That sounds like a real boundary line! Before plum wine and after plum wine.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I thought of one! We go to KC every year for my husband’s company’s annual Christmas party. Every year, on the way home, we go to Joe’s Crab Shack and pig out. : ) And then we hang out at Bass Pro Shop for a few hours.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

@Dutchess_III: We have a Joe’s Crab Shack here we considered running away to for Thanksgiving- we spotted it on the way home from the ginormous Cabela’s complex.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Good stuff Maynard!

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