“I want candy”

December 28, 2023

Around Halloween, we were asked “What is our favorite candy?” for our fun Friday question at our team standup meeting. I cannot narrow it down to just one.

I am a sugar-holic. I like a lot of different candies. I am not a big fan of chocolate-covered raisins but I would probably eat them if they were the only thing in the house.

I like a variety of different candies so I always loved the variety I got from trick-or-treating at Halloween. When we go to the movies and buy movie candy (at Walgreens not the theater), I usually pick a different thing each time depending on what mood I am in.

Here are some of my favorites (not in any particular order):

  • Snickers
  • Twix
  • Wild Cherry Lifesavers – This candy has an emotional tie to my Pawpaw (grandfather). I found a bag of them about a year ago at Walmart. I don’t think they make them in just Wild Cherry any longer. I miss the rolls they used to come in.
  • Three Musketeers
  • Milk Duds (I ended up asking for a box of Milk Duds for my stocking at Christmas)
  • Good and Plenty (The manager of Rite Aid was also a fan of Good and Plenty and I felt a special kinship with him)
  • M&M’s – plain and peanut
  • Almond Joy
  • Hershey’s Bar with Almonds
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Butterfinger
  • Baby Ruth
  • York Peppermint Patties
  • Banana Laffy Taffy
  • Bit O’ Honey
  • Mike and Ike’s
  • Dots
  • Junior Mints
  • Milky Way
  • Kit Kat
  • Mr. Goodbar
  • Rolos
  • Twizzlers
  • Skittles jelly beans
  • Milka Chocolate bars
  • Boci Bars (Hungary)
  • Sweet Tarts
  • Nerds (I like Nerds in a Grape Slushy from Sonic)
  • Skittles
  • Whoppers
  • Smarties
  • Hershey Kisses
  • Atkinson’s Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Candy Bars (my Mom loved these. I used to see them at Cracker Barrel and was always tempted to get some)

I was visiting Walgreens a couple of weeks ago when I first thought of the idea of this post. I really wanted to take a picture of their candy display in front of the registers but I would feel too awkward doing that. So I settled for a picture from Unsplash. But I wish I had more gumption and I had gotten that photo. Missed opportunity.

Update: I was at Walgreens on December 31 and took a picture of the candy display. The image at the top of the post has been updated. One of the things I like about publishing on the Internet is that you can update content later.

This post is part of my attempt to post something every day for a month. I was inspired by Michelle Barker, who recently participated in National Blog Posting Month.

Comment on this post