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What candy do you look for in a candy dish?

Asked by eponymoushipster (20272points) October 5th, 2009

I’m trying to decide what candy to put in my candy dish. What do you look for? I’m not partial to any one type, and it’s really more for my guests and visitors. Preferably something that doesn’t go stale or icky quickly.

When you spot a candy dish, what do you look for yourself?

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simone54's avatar

Those new fancy M & Ms.

KatawaGrey's avatar

Butterscotch. If there is no butterscotch it significantly reduces my desire to have some candy from your candy dish.

mramsey's avatar

anything with chocolate!

o and Worther’s Originals =)

RedPowerLady's avatar

M&Ms, yum!! I don’t like wrapped candies so much and typically pass them up.
Oh the other good ones are those different flavored caramels and chocolates. They are in golden wrappers (but different colors) and are oblong.

wilma's avatar

chocolate, candy corn, orange slices, gum drops, gummie anything that isn’t sour.

laureth's avatar

Those Borg Cubes made out of caramel. I loves me some caramel!

Aethelwine's avatar

Red Hots or Lemonheads are yummy.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Something gummy.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

Lemonheads good call, @jonsblond, chocolate mints (like the usual red and white mints, but green and brown with chocolate flavor), Tootsie Rolls, especially the fruit flavored ones, Atomic Fireballs, or Dum Dum Lollipops.

fireinthepriory's avatar

Dove milk chocolate squares are my faves, second would be @laureth‘s caramel cubes or andes mints.

I also like gummies, but wouldn’t they get hard if left out in a candy dish…? Ick.

jrpowell's avatar

I expect jelly beans. I want Sour Patch Kids.

KatawaGrey's avatar

@laureth: Lurve for the Star Trek confection comparison.

eponymoushipster's avatar

@laureth do you mean the caramels with the white sugar in the middle? or the supersquare caramels, with the wrapper that sticks to the candy?

chyna's avatar

Chocolate kisses.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@simone54 man, those new M&Ms sell for like a buck an ounce.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@fireinthepriory i doubt it. Especially if you have a lid on your candy dish :P

laureth's avatar

I mean the cube-shaped cellophane wrapped bits of just-caramel, no adulterants (yeah, it does stick, actually). The kind that we used to have to unwrap in the hundreds in order to make caramel apples when I was a kid. I like one flavor at a time, I guess, and have never been a fan of chocolate much.

RedPowerLady's avatar

OMG you are all making me want some candy badly!

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@laureth hmm, a woman that doesn’t like chocolate, I thought such a thing didn’t exist. =)

laureth's avatar

But give me caramel and I might melt. ;)

PandoraBoxx's avatar

I have to go with the Dove chocolates, too.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@wilma candy corn? Please don’t say you like those candy circus peanuts, too.

ShanEnri's avatar

Chocolate, sweet, edible!

eponymoushipster's avatar

oh, yeah, i should mention, i can’t eat candy corn, and even the smell makes me sick. so that one is out.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@johnpowell have you ever had the habanero flavored jelly beans?

Supacase's avatar

Mini Reese’s PB cups!

El_Cadejo's avatar

@evelyns_pet_zebra circus peanuts are the shit!

Dog's avatar

Root Beer candies.
( I dig on the peeps at easter though)

chyna's avatar

Second favorite would be Peanut M&M’s.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

I LOVE cinnamon discs!

rottenit's avatar

Lemonheads

pastel's avatar

Caramel. Or orange stuff. Chocolate makes me hurl. xD

mangeons's avatar

Hershey Kisses, Candy Corn, Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Mini Assorted Hershey Bars, Regular M&M’s…

No, you know what’s really good? Frozen candy corn. Just stick a bag in the freezer for awhile and then take it out when it’s good and frozen, and eat it like that. If it starts to thaw, just stick it back in the freezer for a couple more minutes. It’s uber delicious. (:

SuperMouse's avatar

I will only eat candy from a candy jar if the pieces are individually wrapped so for me that lets out M&M’s (unless you get the little packages they have out now for Halloween).

Personally I am a big fan of a candy jar full of Jolly Ranchers! They are individually wrapped, come in lots of wonderful flavors, never get stale, and no one thinks to buy them when they are at the grocery store. Please, they are a pretty good bargain!

wilma's avatar

@evelyns_pet_zebra Yes I like candy corn, and I could eat a few circus peanuts if they were nice and fresh.
@laureth I like those caramels too. They do make great caramel apples.

eponymoushipster's avatar

@SuperMouse do they still make the flat Jolly Rancher strips? I remember those from like 5th/6th grade…they were like the length of a candy bar, but flat.

Damn_Tony's avatar

I like those sour skittles.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@eponymoushipster those things were fucking horrible. There was no clean way of eating them. About halfway through your hands were covered in a sticky mess.

SuperMouse's avatar

@eponymoushipster I have never heard of those! A friend turned me onto this site that has lots of cool candies from back in the day!

eponymoushipster's avatar

@uberbatman i know. it was great in 5t grade! :) Ever have a Sugar Daddy? same thing.

@SuperMouse awesome! that site looks cool. i’ve seen similar “nostalgia” boxes at Cracker Barrel, too.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@eponymoushipster at least those things were on sticks

These are the best

eponymoushipster's avatar

@uberbatman yeah, but they took so long to consume, they’d start to drizzle goo down onto your hand and the stick itself. still, i liked ‘em.

tinyfaery's avatar

Jolly Ranchers. They’re individually wrapped (I do not eat open candy; Other people have touched it.), come in many flavors, and you can put a few in your pocket for later.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Chocolate and caramels. Perugina Bacis are nice, they’re the Italian ones with the hazelnut nougat inside.

Deee-licious!

casheroo's avatar

Right now my cravings are saying peanut chews.

But, I do enjoy those flavord orange slices, in all different colors. Love them. I dislike butterscotch in a candy bowl, because I get sick of that quickly, and never even finish one.

Jolly Ranchers are a good call though!

nikipedia's avatar

Candy in your candy dish? Is this a metaphor?

Les's avatar

Anything chocolate. Or jelly beans. I’m one of those crazy “pick the black jelly beans out first” people. I loooove black jellybeans.

RedPowerLady's avatar

@Les I love them too! And since so many others don’t that means more for me! hehe

Dog's avatar

I did not realize that you wrote this question @eponymoushipster. Now I have to think like a monkey and try to figure out what candy in my dish really means. ;)

eponymoushipster's avatar

@Dog…like the cream in my coffee. ha!

kinda surprised no one has said starbursts. the problem is that they’re the crack of the candyverse.

Dog's avatar

Yeah- Starburst are evil. Like potato chips…

ItalianPrincess1217's avatar

Any kind of chewy butterscotch candy :) yummy

El_Cadejo's avatar

starbursts are great tripping candy :P

Les's avatar

@RedPowerLady – I know. I feel oddly blessed by this fact. ;-)

augustlan's avatar

Any kind of individually wrapped candies are fine, but if you want some lurvin’ make it Almond Roca.

Dog's avatar

~~Wait @augustlan- was @eponymoushipster really asking what kind of candy is an aphrodisiac?

J0E's avatar

Orange Slices
Slices of orange, gummy goodness.

casheroo's avatar

You need these because I want them.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Starbursts are pretty good, aren’t they?

J0E's avatar

@casheroo That’s blasphemy, I’m a purist, orange is the only flavor I eat.

augustlan's avatar

@casheroo I buy fruit slices every time I see them! Yummy.

eponymoushipster's avatar

@casheroo does that mean you’ll come visit?

@J0E i lurve me some orange slices!

El_Cadejo's avatar

@casheroo omg i love those things! WANT NOW

eponymoushipster's avatar

@casheroo @uberbatman sounds like it’s time for a trip to Italian Market….

whatthefluther's avatar

Dark chocolate non-pariels work for me. These will do!
See ya….Gary/wtf

whatthefluther's avatar

@eponymoushipster….I remember the Jolly Rancher flat strips when they first came out: apple, watermelon and fire (cinnamon) sticks….good stuff!
See ya….Gary/wtf

El_Cadejo's avatar

Speaking of cinnamon candy. WTF why does it taste NOTHING like cinnamon. Cinnamon isnt hot….. Like fruit flavors i can understand not tasting like the real counterparts, but cinnamon!? really? why cant they make that taste like real cinnamon (ya know, good) instead of just hot.

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El_Cadejo's avatar

hahahha thats great

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J0E's avatar

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I am speechless
take a fucking joke.

augustlan's avatar

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J0E's avatar

You just have to click enter through all the lyrics.

augustlan's avatar

@J0E I get that it’s a joke… but it’s a joke that will cause problems for any unsuspecting member that clicks that link. Therefore, it’s gone.

J0E's avatar

well…that’s kinda the point, but whatever.

Dog's avatar

That sucked. Serious torture. Bad as Barry Manilow- maybe worse.

Allie's avatar

Fuck yes, @johnpowell. I’m with you on the Sour Patch Kids. Especially if they are the watermelon kind. Mmmm… tasty.

I also like Twix, Kit Kats, Starbursts, Sour Starbursts, Sour Apple Pops… and more that I’m forgetting.

Dog's avatar

Whoppers! Bottle Caps!!

jlm11f's avatar

I like any chocolate but I prefer it wrapped individually, so nothing like M&Ms. THINK about it. Guest 1 puts their hands into the bowl to pick up some M&Ms. When did that guest last wash their hands? There’s a transfer of microbes and normal flora to the other M&Ms in the bowl. Guest 2 adds to the microbial load of the bowl WHILE taking some of Guest 1’s bacteria. You can see that this is a vicious cycle.

No I am not crazy.

El_Cadejo's avatar

germaphobes

Dog's avatar

@PnL The curse of taking Micro strikes again.

rooeytoo's avatar

Australia has a huge variety of candy bars (or lollies) but hardly any of the American varieties, so you all are truly making me hungry!! I haven’t had a Peanut Chew in sooooo
long. Every now and then I will see Hershey Kisses here, but not very often. Thank goodness we do have Snickers and KitKats, about 20 different kinds of KitKats.

I vote for wrapped in the candy dish cuz yep I am registered germaphobe.

ShiningToast's avatar

Reese’s peanut butter cups! Or Mini Snickers bars :).

whatthefluther's avatar

@uberbatman…I couldn’t agree more about cinnamon….I love it on lots of stuff and it has never tasted hot to me. I don’t get it either. Fire sticks should be made with habaneros chiles (@evelyns_pet_zebra would undoubtedly concur). Same with those “cinnamon” hot toothpicks (do they still make those). As for fruit flavors, they have nailed one only (so it must have been an accident), artificial peach flavor. I love those gummy peach fruit rings. I can’t think of another artificial fruit flavor that comes as close to the natural flavor. See ya….Gary/wtf

El_Cadejo's avatar

i concur my fine fluthered friend.

sdeutsch's avatar

The candy jar on my desk is always full of mini peanut butter cups – sometimes I mix in some Dove dark chocolate or some caramels for variety, but the PB cups are a must!

OpryLeigh's avatar

Anything with toffee, fudge or caramel!

saraaaaaa's avatar

The Green Triangles from Quality Streets ^^

eponymoushipster's avatar

@saraaaaaa oo those are good! i haven’t a Quality Street pack since the last time I was in Ol’ Blighty. send me some!

saraaaaaa's avatar

Damn this food talk, I’m craving them now :(

rooeytoo's avatar

And if anyone eats too much of the candy, whatever kind it is, @eponymoushipster gets to spank you! He likes that!!!

eponymoushipster's avatar

yep. if that bowl is empty when i come back in the room, it’s over my knee. the whole lot of you!

saraaaaaa's avatar

Mmmm candy :)

aprilsimnel's avatar

Candy dish… no, not a candy dish. You need a Cadbury vending machine, like they have in London tube stations. I need my Flake. I wish I didn’t have to go all the way to bloody Manhattan or Queens for my Cadbury fix.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Myers of Keswick, a few blocks away, or The Butcher’s Block in Woodside. I suppose I could go to Carry On Tea & Sympathy (a shop next door to the restaurant), but meh. Also, I can’t get a 99 here, so…

eponymoushipster's avatar

@aprilsimnel i’ve bought a few things at Tea and Sympathy, but mostly i go over there for A Salt and Battery. i love that chip shop. love it.

rooeytoo's avatar

@aprilsimnel – I didn’t know Flakes were in USA. I don’t remember them when I was there. They are everywhere here. I don’t like them that much, they remind me of chocolate that has been melted and then reformed.

saraaaaaa's avatar

Order them off the internet? Just get a big gox of like 30 and you should be happy for a while. I like my flakes dipped in my Capuccino.

eponymoushipster's avatar

@rooeytoo flake is definitely an acquired taste. i can’t eat very much of it at a go, which usually bugs my friends who are really into it.

@saraaaaaa i think i might get some at one of the shops @aprilsimnel and i were talking about next trip up to NYC.

aprilsimnel's avatar

@saraaaaaaOooh…! Nah. Even though I “complain”, it’s such great fun to walk into Myers and it’s like Little Britain all up in NYC’s grill, yo.

saraaaaaa's avatar

You know I am on the over end of the scale here. I live in Britain and all that but I have never tried a Twinkie and want to so badly but they are like $20 on the net before postage, and Lucky Charms! And double stuff Oreos! OOOo the list is endless…how about a trade? ^^

laureth's avatar

You’re not missing anything, not having Twinkies. Srsly.

rooeytoo's avatar

@saraaaaaa – skip the twinkie and get a Peanut Butter TandyKake! You can keep the twinkies in the USA but wow do I miss TastyKakes!

saraaaaaa's avatar

Nahhh Peanut Butter is not for me my friend, makes me gag!

rooeytoo's avatar

Well maybe Butterscotch Krimpets, or Juniors.

I had no idea Twinkies had international awareness, heheheeh! Sponge cake with white stuff in the middle, maybe it does have some appeal that I’ve never considered.

rooeytoo's avatar

gotcha, heheheh!

aprilsimnel's avatar

@rooeytoo – You’ve got the real Arnott’s Tim Tams, though. I can’t find those at all here, and I tried the Pepperidge Farms ones they attempted to pass off here. Pure shite, too sweet and brittle. Also, you’ve got Lamingtons! Mmmmm. Especially the cream-filled ones. As for desserts, Lamingtons are GO! PHWOAR!

rooeytoo's avatar

@aprilsimnelI love lamingtons, they are similar to what we called snowballs when I was a kid (obviously not the kind made with shaved ice and syrup).

Everyone goes crazy over TimTams but I so far (thank goodness) am not hooked on them. But I do love the chocolate covered Scotch shortbread cookies.

We better stop this, I am going to blow my diet, hehehehe!

Zen's avatar

M&M’s are great and last a long time. I like chocolate covered raisins, too. And mints are handy, especially for after a meal.

Dog's avatar

Razzles.

eponymoushipster's avatar

Ok, update:

Thus far i have some jolly rancher “logs” or “squares” or whatever and some mini-snickers.

but we’ll see how long they last (esp. the snickers…)

Dog's avatar

I am betting the snickers are gone in 3 days- less if I lived closer. :)

eponymoushipster's avatar

@Dog we’ll see. we’ll see.

mangeons's avatar

Eww… Snickers. D:

Why didn’t you put something… good tasting in there? ):

eponymoushipster's avatar

@mangeons you sending me some candy, there, princess? ;) i wanted mini heath bars, but they were out.

Zen's avatar

@eponymoushipster Snickers yummy. Forgot snickers.

Dog's avatar

Wait a minute- what does the dish itself look like? How can we determine what would be the most aesthetically pleasing if we do not know?

For example a crystal bowl is to toffies like tupperware is to tootsie rolls. :)

eponymoushipster's avatar

@Dog i showed it when i was on blondesjon’s show, but it was only an audio feed. it’s a short (3–3½”) glass bowl with triangular protrusions. crystal-ly looking, i guess.

Dog's avatar

Bummed That I missed that part.

Snickers were a great choice.

eponymoushipster's avatar

@Dog i need to find some mini heath bars. toffee? chocolate? nomtastic!

Dog's avatar

Oohhhh mini Heath bars- classy and nomable!

saraaaaaa's avatar

Still no quality streets though…

saraaaaaa's avatar

Thought so

eponymoushipster's avatar

@saraaaaaa would you care for my address, so that you might send me a package from ol’ blighty?? :)

saraaaaaa's avatar

Are you sure thats wise? I could be a stalker you know…

eponymoushipster's avatar

@saraaaaaa as long as my stalkers are female and have british accents, it’s perfectly acceptable. unless you look like princess margaret….

saraaaaaa's avatar

don’t ya mean scone face?

saraaaaaa's avatar

like I said my friend, swapsies only. No Twinkie, no quality street heaven forr youuuuu

eponymoushipster's avatar

@saraaaaaa i can’t believe Twinkies hold that much esteem in your psyche… i wonder what’d cost to ship a twinkie or two over the pond….

saraaaaaa's avatar

It’s like the forbidden fruit…

eponymoushipster's avatar

@saraaaaaa i can ship a box of up to 1lbs for ~$11. plus cost of twinkies. granted, the ship time is listed as “varies” lol

laureth's avatar

No matter how much the ship time “varies,” the Twinkies will still be as edible as they ever were.

Allie's avatar

@eponymoushipster Jolly Ranchers are (one of) the best.

whatthefluther's avatar

@laureth…For some reason, I picture aliens finally reaching earth in a thousand years, long after mankind destroyed itself and became extinct. And in their quest for knowledge of earth’s highest life form, they must resort to studying a Hostess Twinkie and a McDonald french fry, the two sole remaining, and apparently indestructible, pieces of evidence of our existence. Therefore, we should not only continue to consume those two entities in mass quantities, but hold them in reverence, as they will, indeed, one day, define us. See ya….Gary/wtf

mangeons's avatar

@eponymoushipster- Mini Heath is the way to go. <highfive>

proXXi's avatar

Whatever kind is individually wrapped:

http://www.snopes.com/food/tainted/mints.asp

eponymoushipster's avatar

taint mints? gross.

akmcg's avatar

my motto is “if it isn’t chocolate, it’s not worth it!”, so I’d obviously look for anything chocolate!

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Sour hard candies or SweeTarts.

ldeb's avatar

butterfinger baby!

Cruiser's avatar

Cherry Twizzler bites are in mine! Yum!

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Chunks of meatloaf or chocolate kisses.I love them both ;)

aprilsimnel's avatar

Chocolate. Milk or dark, doesn’t matter.

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