What kind of candy do you hate? And, what kind can't you resist?

@jerzgirl (8013)
Gloucester City, New Jersey
August 30, 2008 7:41am CST
Candy is pretty universal. Different countries may have different kinds not recognized by people in other countries, so I know some of you might be telling us about things we aren't familiar with. That's OK. Just explain what it is about that candy or sweet that you hate or HAVE TO HAVE and we'll understand. As for me, I'm not a great fan of chocolate. As a child, I lived in Venezuela with my family because of my father's job. The chocolate there was FANTASTIC. But, there was one day that I remember (although I don't remember much else about it) that I ate and ate and ate chocolate until I was literally sick to my stomach. I mean, I was in heaven, until the chocolate fought back. Since then, I have not eaten chocolate to any great degree, especially if it's just plain chocolate (like a chocolate bar or a Hershey's kiss) and especially if it's hot fudge, which I just plain detest. I also can't stand Jolly Ranchers. My kids loved them, but I want nothing to do with them. Likewise, I won't eat candy that tastes like strawberries (those ones wrapped in paper that looks like a strawberry that have juice in them - YUCK!) The candy I find the hardest to resist are gourmet jelly beans - God, I love those little things! I'll even eat the green ones (since as a rule I generally avoid green candy). And now they come in tropical fruit!!! OMFG!! I am so glad I can't afford them!!! The next one, almost equal to the gourmet jelly beans, is Swedish Fish. There is NO just eating one of those! It is simply impossible!! I must continue to eat them until there are none left. They are so wonderful!!! I can't think of any others as irresistible as those two, but I do particularly like English Toffee, chocolate covered jellies (milk chocolate only), frozen miniature peanut butter cups and frozen mini M&Ms. I do not want to eat chocolate that has softened in the heat - it makes me just gag. So, how about you? What kinds of candies do you like so much that you can't NOT eat them when you see them? And, what candies do you really dislike so much you won't touch them? And why?
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@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
30 Aug 08
The only candy I can think of that I absalutely don't like is black licorice. When I was a kid I did not like marzipan, but now as an adult it is OK. Gourmet Jelly beans are really good, but I also love chocolate. I thoroughly believe that chocolate will be a big part of what eventually kills me.
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@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
31 Aug 08
LOL It sounds like you're making plans there!! I don't like black licorice either - nasty medicine-y stuff. Mom can't get enough of it. Better her than me. I'm not a fan of marzipan or even nougat or divinity. Too sweet. But, yes - those gourmet jelly beans - definitely a siren's call!
@kimbers867 (2540)
• United States
31 Aug 08
I don't like the gummy candy, I guess that is a kid thing. I also don't like the "sour" candy that is out, I guess that is another kid thing. I LOOOVVVVEEEEEEE chocolate, sorry you had such a bad experience with it. I like chocolate with peanut butter, pretzels, etc. But every once in a while I can eat just a plain ole Hershey Bar. Dove has really good solid chocolate that I have been eating lately. Now I want something sweet, good thing I went to the greek bakery today. Off to try the peanut butter/chocolate mousse cake.
• Canada
31 Aug 08
can i have a bite pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease? just a tiny bite =)ill be your best friend =) =) =) =)
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@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
31 Aug 08
he he he - nouman needs a friend!!! LOL Peanut butter chocolate mousse sounds pretty nice. I never thought I could eat anything like that, but I did try a pie once that I have to say changed my mind. I can't stand peanut butter cookies, but that pie was quite nice. I haven't had any in a long time, but your mousse sounds superb! I hope you enjoyed it!
@bunzor (303)
30 Aug 08
I'm not really a fan of chocolate, I like to eat it occasionally. I can't stand most American chocolate though! It's awful, it tastes completely different to British chocolate. I really love liquorice laces with the cream stuff in the middle, and gummy sweets like Haribo. One of my favourites was Wonka Runts but we can't get them in the UK anymore! Well, you can gets ones that aren't by the Wonka brand but they just aren't the same.
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Aug 08
hi bunzor I am in the US and you should try Ghiardellis chocolates made in San Francisco they are just like british chocolate, I know most American chocolate is not as good as the imported ones but Ghiardelli is really yummy.
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@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
31 Aug 08
I have had several British chocolates and they are quite good - I used to work for Blackwell Books (their subscription division here in the US now owned by someone in Holland) and our Oxford contacts would send us sweets when someone had to go to their office for training or something. Very good stuff. We do have Cadbury here, but except for Caramello and Fruit and nut, I don't think the rest are the same. That's good stuff, too. There is one over there, though, that I can't say I liked very much - it wasn't the flavor so much as the texture. It was honeycombed throughout and when you bit it expecting a bit of resistance to the chocolate, it was like biting through air. Like I said - they tasted OK, but I didn't like how they "felt". Make sense? I've seen Haribo here in the states as well as when we've traveled to Europe. It's a pretty large company. Thanks for responding, Bunzor!
@megumiart (3781)
• United States
31 Aug 08
I cannot stand licorice, especially black licorice and coconut. But I love just about all other candy, lol. xD I love chocolate bars, gummies, hard candy, lollipops, caramells. My favorite cholate candy right now at least, is KitKat bars. I love the crispy wafers. xD I also love those strawberry sour belt candies.
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@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
31 Aug 08
I'm with you on the first two. You know that commercial that used to say, "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?" Well, I can't lick them - I HAVE to bite them. I eat the outer edges first and then break tiny pieces away, chip by chip until I get to the tootsie in the middle! LOL ALL hard candy for that matter - I have to bite it. That's the BIGGEST reason I can't stand Jolly Ranchers - they can't be bitten!!!
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Aug 08
hi jerzgirl I love dark chocolate bars with hazelnuts and caramel in them, and also I love Jelly Bellys too. I hate candy corn and gumdrops too sickenly sweet. I like a lot of the dark chocolate bars, dislike milk chocolate with a passion again just too too sweet. I like toffe, the chocolate covered thin crunchy kind. Also I love Three Musketeers bars, and hate chocolate covered cherries with that horrible sweet yuck filling around the phony cherries. I so dislike the taste of marshino cherries in anything. give me a real cherry any day.Also I love reeses pieces so much.
@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
31 Aug 08
I will eat candy corn, but it's like the bottom of the bag kind of stuff - and then I eat the white tips off of them. Yes - I'm strange. Reese's Pieces are definitely "The Right Stuff", I have to say, although I can get sick of them. I like the same kind of toffee - hard, crunchy, and a thin layer of chocolate. Can't be soft from heat, either. So, I usually put mine in the fridge before I eat it. I just hate melting chocolate - but I'll take milk chocolate any day over dark. Dad was a dark chocolate fan. And, I know it's better for you because it has more antioxidents than milk chocolate (and less sugar), but I still don't enjoy it. In a Mexican recipe - fine. It's then used as a seasoning. But, I can't eat it as a candy.
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
30 Aug 08
I do not like any candy that has coconut in it. My favorite candy is anything that is chocolate .
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@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
31 Aug 08
I can relate to the coconut thing - like Mounds and Almond Joy - double YUCK!! But, it's funny, because I do like coconut shrimp and those caramel/chocolate/coconut cookies the Girl Scouts sell - way yummy. But, mainly, if it's not a Pina Colada, I don't like coconut!!
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
30 Aug 08
Hey jerz, I am a chocoholic! I love chocolate! But, yes there are some chocolate candies that I won't touch! I won't touch hot fudge or any fudge except maybe in brownie form. I don't really like chocolate candy with peanut butter unless it's m&m peanuts. My favorite chocolate is Perugina Bacci, Godiva, & Ferrer Rocher all expensive beyond my budget, can't touch but love chocolates! So I have to settle for Nestles Crunch, m & m's, and pretty much any milk chocolate bars. Not into anything but plain chocolate bars except the crunch bars and maybe almonds-no nugget stuff. As for those jelly beans and stuff-no thanks! I love taffy, but my teeth don't! And now, I really want some chocolate and I don't have any in the house! Great! Ok, I'll have to think of something else- Oh no-nothing can take the place of chocolate-now see what you've done!!!lol
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@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
30 Aug 08
I don't like anything that is made with dark chocolate keep those dark chocolate candy bars awawy from me, I also don't like Whoppers, black licorice or jolly rancers or most hard candy. The candy I love are Snickers, Watchemacallits and Take 5 candy bars and who dosne't like M$M's!
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@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
30 Aug 08
It's funny that I was sitting looking at a box of Whoppers as this question came to mind. I bought them for Mom, but I've been noshing on them a bit. They were also one of Dad's faves. Take 5s are pretty good, I have to say. I can't stand dark chocolate either! Thanks for responding!
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@redkathy (3375)
• United States
30 Aug 08
I love candy!! Especially chocolate. I think Godiva dark chocolate with chocolate creme inside is my favorite piece! I also like the sour candies, including Jolly Ranchers. My youngest and I used to love eating sour straps and watching the faces we made upon the first bite LOL. The candy I refuse to eat is a chocolate covered cherry Yuck I think they are nasty!
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@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
30 Aug 08
My kids always loved sour candies and anything else sour. My son, even as an infant, LOVED lemon. OMG - the faces he would make and then his little body would just quiver!!! It was just too funny!!! My dad's favorite candies were the dreaded chocolate covered cherry and chocolate covered butter creams (creamy butter-cream filling). But, he also liked frozen peanut butter cups, too. I prefer my chocolate to be frozen, if I eat it. Like, I love McFlurries and similar shakes with crushed or mini M&Ms all through it. I'll stick the few candy bars I buy in the freezer, unless they have nougat. Those I'll eat as is.
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• United States
30 Aug 08
I really really cannot stand licorice! Especially black licorice! There is just something about it that makes me want to gag. On the other hand, peanut and peanut butter M&M's will be my downfall one day. I eat way too many if I have them on hand, and a really big bag does not last long with me. Yeah I know its bad but they are so good!
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@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
30 Aug 08
Whoa - I totally forgot about Black Licorice. EWWWW!!! You're right - it is quite gaggable!!! And, it's my mother's all time favorite candy!! Followed by chocolate and MaryJanes. I will buy licorice for her once in a while, but rest assured, she has no fear of competition for the candy dish. I like Swizzlers - strawberry and chocolate (the strawberry doesn't taste like strawberry, so I can enjoy it.) But, again, the black ones - my mother's choice. Never mine! Thanks for your response.
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
30 Aug 08
I used to really like candy, especially gummy, gummy sours, and the gourmet jelly beans. These days though I really only like dark chocolate and dark chocolate-covered nuts, fruit, coconut, and peanut butter.
@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
30 Aug 08
I like gummies, too, although I'm not into sour anything. But, I was surprised to learn that I could enjoy LemonHeads and Sour Patch Kids candies. But, I don't find them irresistible like I do the gourmet jelly beans. I can't stand dark chocolate. My father LOVED all chocolate, especially dark chocolate (which is better for you, actually), but I don't like it - it's too bitter. Thanks for responding!
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@Phelyne (129)
• United States
31 Aug 08
oooohhhh! Australian candies and cookies. YUM! I especially like Cherry Ripes and Violet Crumbles. Cherry Ripes are similar to M&M's, but they're little balls, with a bit of cherry flavor. Violet Crumbles are chocolate bars, with chocolate covering a crisp honeycomb. (Now, I can't stand overly sweet things (I detest cake loaded down with icing.), so they aren't.) The taste and texture are just oh so good! I want one now! lol
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• United States
31 Aug 08
LOL I just saw your poast after I posted mine on Australia candy. I don't think I did Cherry Ripes in the ball form. I had the bar one, but darn it's good. Chocolate, and cherries. I also like plain Milky Bars, and Milky bars with smarties (aka in the US m&m's)
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@Phelyne (129)
• United States
31 Aug 08
Oh yeah! Smarties are good too. As for cookies, Tim Tam's are one of my favorites. I'm not from Australia, but, my husbands family lived there, and some members were born, raised, and still live there. So, we've gotten care packages with goodies. :) (I can't say I care much for Vegamite. I've heard it's an acquired taste. (Not a candy, but Australian. lol)) Blessings! Bambi
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@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
31 Aug 08
Thank you both for contributing! And, welcome to myLot, Phelyne (as in feline???)
• United States
31 Aug 08
Ok, I DO NOT really care for Jolly Ranchers either. I honestly am not into the extreme sour things. Cry babys, and war heads were fun to trick your sibling into trying (yes I know mean me), but now no way. Some of the candies now days are so weird, and out there like the one I recently saw box of boogers YUCK. The best I tried was in Australia, and what I wouldnt give to go back soon. I was introduced by a friend I was visiting there to the Milky Bar, the Areo, Cherry Ripe, and the cadberry bars, and no not the ones we have here. The chocolate in Australia is VERY different than USA. They have higher standards, so it's much more pure, and rich. OMG now I want some.
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@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
31 Aug 08
I'd like to try some Aussie candy some time. I don't know about the standards being higher, but they are definitely different. European candies are smoother and more buttery than ours. I do prefer them, but I think it's that we're used to that high sugar content (as a nation, not me as an individual) and can't think outside the wrapper.
@Phelyne (129)
• United States
31 Aug 08
lol! I hear that. I found a site, online, once, that sold Australian products. I'll have to find it again. I don't know about the standards being higher, either, or that I would say their candies are actually richer. But, I do think many of them are more flavorful, in that you can actually taste everything you're supposed to, without anything being overbearing.
• United States
31 Aug 08
I forget what they saty was used in them that USA does not use in theirs. REl cream maybe? It had something to do with much more coco, and cream I know that much lol. It differs wildly from Hersheys as they sour their milk a bit before making the chocolate bars. Now Tim Tams those are some good eating. Grab a cup of coffee, and your set.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
31 Aug 08
I also hate those strawberry candies like you too. I also hate Now and Later and Bit of Honeys. I like the Fire stick by Jolly Ranchers, but mostly I don't like the rest of their flavors. I love Jawbreakers (Gobstoppers) but the Wonka ones are too much soft middle. I also like sweet tart type candies. I do like chocolate, but mostly I love sweet tart type candies.
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@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
31 Aug 08
You know - it's funny - I just explained to #24 why I don't like Jolly Ranchers, yet I DO like jawbreakers (gobstoppers), although I will bite away at them all the while. Sometimes I get a piece off, sometimes I don't. Eventually, though, they give in and let me chew to my heart's content.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
31 Aug 08
I can't tell you how many times I've been in a jaw lock with those Jolly Ranchers - we called them Jolly Rogers when we were kids... Yeah, I end up biting them in the end, but I like the labor of LOVE on them!
@inutme (372)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
I LOVE cola flavored candies, they're just so yummy!! And there's this korean candy, i'm not sure of the name but it goes something like "nyurongji".. It's a rice flavored candy, but it's not just normal rice. Sometimes you find rice stuck on the bottom of the rice cooker, the ones that are a bit too hard to eat and they're also sometimes a bit burnt. That's the flavor you get from this Korean candy and I absolutely love it! I call it burnt rice candy by the way.. I also find jelly beans yummy.. Candies that I hate? Well, I generallly don't like sweets but there are stuffs like the ones I mentioned that I can never resist. Oh, I really don't like twister, or is it tweezlers or? The long red twisted candy that I think are popular in the US. For me it's like eating soft plastic, or maybe I'm eating it wrong. But no matter how many times I tried it, I just can't appreciate it.
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@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
31 Aug 08
You mean Twizzlers - I can see what you mean about "soft plastic", but I do like them a lot. Burnt rice candy sounds interesting. But, I don't know of any cola candy - where do you get them?
@inutme (372)
• Philippines
2 Sep 08
Oh yeah, twizzlers, lol.. I was on the right track, just spelled it incorrectly haha! And for the cola candy, we have it in my country but I never tried it anywhere else. It's a tiny ball, relatively cheap and is bursting with cola flavor. It's like eating coca-cola. I'm not a big fan of coke, pepsi and all those, but this candy is just yummy!
@mhonna (40)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
I love most kind of candies! That's why my teeth are not good-looking. Funny. Anyways, my favorite kind of candy is the gummy bear. It stays in my mouth for an hour. I really like the feeling and the taste of course. What I hate in the candy is that it really affects the condition of my teeth, but that's rare because I manage to brush my teeth 3 times a day. What a teeth!! Peace!
@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
31 Aug 08
Maybe rinsing after every time you eat candy would help? Besides brushing, that is. Anyway, welcome to myLot and thanks for responding.
• United States
31 Aug 08
I love chocolate and mints, I do not like anything else really.
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@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
31 Aug 08
Now, there's a nice combination! Three-layered Andes mints - the ones with two mints and one chocolate in the middle especially. Yum!! Not to mention mint chocolate chip ice cream! Mmmmmmm - and I just ate!! Geez!
@nouman80 (60)
• Canada
31 Aug 08
i like CHOCOLATE i dunno if its considered candy but CHOCOLATE .......................................and also i dunno if i spelled it right lol =)
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@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
31 Aug 08
Yeah - you spelled chocolate right - it was "don't know" that stumped you, though! LOL Thanks for responding!
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
31 Aug 08
I like pretty much any chocolate with nuts. I also like Heath bars and Skor bars. I love lots of candy. It is much easier to determine the ones that I don't like. I hate black licorice with a passion! I don't like candy corn, Peeps or jelly beans unless they are the tiny gourmet ones. I don't like maple flavored candy very much or chocolate that is given a fruit flavor. I absolutely can't stand those orange Circus Peanuts! Yuck! I love dark chocolate candies as long as they are sweet. I don't like bitter dark chocolate.
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@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
31 Aug 08
I agree with most of your dislikes, although I will eat the larger jelly beans if they taste like something and not just jellied sugar. Maple candy brings back good memories and I will eat it, but in VERY limited quantities. And, I ADORE orange and raspberry flavored chocolate as that is one of the ways I will eat it without a filling of some sort in it. Love those chocolate oranges that separate into slices. Mmmmmmmmmm......
@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
31 Aug 08
oh, i love candy, too ! i always have my favorite snickers bars laying around or in the frig. the candies i don't "care" for (and will only eat out of desperation..like a soon to be empty box ) are the ones containing coconut. i also do not like black licorice. i love the red though. there's very few that i won't at least try.
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@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
31 Aug 08
Those poor coconut candies are SOL with me - if I bite into one without knowing, out it goes! Just do not like them at all. Black licorice either. But, red licorice and chocolate licorice - yeah, baby! Unless it's licorice made in a small candy shop that actually tastes like strawberry, then no - I won't eat that. I just don't like strawberries.