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aguynamedrobert 12-30-2006 01:57 PM

Favorite Candy - Confection
 
Alright here's a question.....

Out of all the different types of candies: caramel, nougat, marshmallow, fudge, brittles, turtles, clusters, buttercreams, and anything else you might have tried....

What is your favorite Candy!?!?!?

Robert
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stinemates 12-30-2006 02:09 PM

When I think of candy, I am a sucker for sour. Hard sour candy, soft sour candy licorice.. it's all good. :)

Aside from that, anything fruity and vibrant.

jkath 12-30-2006 02:28 PM

I love a deep, dark chocolate, hardly any sweetness to it, with a tangy sour lemon that's smooth as silk.

aguynamedrobert 12-30-2006 02:38 PM

oooooo....I don't know how you do it...I hate sour things lol...my face shrivils up like the bitter beer face....you must have taste buds of steal! lol

Robert
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Uncle Bob 12-30-2006 02:45 PM

Specifically: Sto-bought Pangburns Millionaires..and Chocolate covered cherries.

Homemade: Millionaires, Pralines, Divinity.

jkath 12-30-2006 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by aguynamedrobert
oooooo....I don't know how you do it...I hate sour things lol...my face shrivils up like the bitter beer face....you must have taste buds of steal! lol

Robert
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Not sour like the sour candies - fresh tangy is what I should have said - like a real lemon. Sorry bout that! But, dark chocolate and lemon together is a favorite!
If I want something quick and easy, I'll go to Trader Joe's and get their orange jelly sticks that are coated in dark chocolate. Yum!

aguynamedrobert 12-30-2006 02:51 PM

woops I was refereing to stinemates post about sour candy....
Jkath, how do you eat chocolate and lemon together? like lemon juice or chocolate covered candied lemon? hum....never tried it...

Robert
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Michelemarie 12-30-2006 03:19 PM

I can't pick just one - I love all candy! At any given time you will find a bag of something in my purse - licorice, gummy bears, taffy, caramel, chocolate. I nosh on candy all day - I love it - it is a staple for me -quick and easy. The only candy I don't like is anything with coconut.

jkath 12-30-2006 04:43 PM

Robert - Ethel M chocolates has a wonderful dark chocolate with a lemon creme center.

Andy M. 12-30-2006 04:52 PM

Dark chocolate raspberry truffles.

urmaniac13 12-30-2006 05:01 PM

Torrone!!!!!! Especially the ones from sardinia, loaded with their own local honey and almonds!!

TATTRAT 12-30-2006 05:30 PM

I am in love with Rolo, and Twix...the Resses has growm on me too.

aguynamedrobert 12-30-2006 05:49 PM

Hey Jkath,
Haha for some reason my mind wasn't thinking of lemon centered chocolates lol...the most obvious yet farthest from my brain...I'm a smart one :) lol
And yes I like those too...very good combination

Robert
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VeraBlue 12-30-2006 05:50 PM

Chocolate covered nuts...but it has to be the highest quality chocolate, from a great choclatier. Hanna Kraus' dark chocolate comes to mind.

Second to that would be torroné. That always reminds me of 'feast'.

philso 12-30-2006 08:03 PM

somehow i've never considered chocolates as candies; in my head they are 2 separate categories.

as far as chocolate goes, first choice is a fine dark chocolate in the 80% to 90% range. second choice would be a good dark truffle. and by the way, speaking of lemon and chocolate, julienes of candied lemon or orange peel dipped in dark chocolate are pretty good.

i'm not really into hard candies, nougats, caramels, or even fudge.

licorice i do like. it's pretty hard for me to get here. i've attempted several homemade versions which have been good tastewise, but off the mark texturewise. if anyone knows how to make a good licorice, please let me know.

one time i brought back about a dozen packs of neco wafers to tile the roof of a gingerbread house but by the time christmas rolled around, all but a roll or two had mysteriously dissappeared. http://www.discusscooking.com/ugala/...ons/icon12.gif

aguynamedrobert 12-30-2006 08:41 PM

I tried making liqourice myself as well but only tried once and lost interest...but what I did find out is that there is flour mixed into the candy mixture to achieve the texture...at least in most...

Robert
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JoAnn L. 12-30-2006 10:37 PM

Because of health reasons I have not had any chocolate for about 20 years. My favorite candy bar use to be 5th Avenue's. Another candy I miss are the soft centered chocolates from our local candy store.
There are still lots of candies I can eat, but there is nothing like CHOCOLATE. I would love to have a hot fudge sunday right now.:wub:

philso 12-30-2006 11:53 PM

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Originally Posted by aguynamedrobert
I tried making liqourice myself as well but only tried once and lost interest...but what I did find out is that there is flour mixed into the candy mixture to achieve the texture...at least in most...

Robert
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yeah, i've always used flour but i've also tried: flour & sugar at soft ball stage, flour & gelatin, flour & kanten (a gelatin-like stuff derived from seaweed). still can't get the texture right.

YT2095 12-31-2006 05:15 AM

this ones easy, it`s gotta be Skittles! anyday.
esp the Sours :)

VickiQ 12-31-2006 08:08 AM

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Originally Posted by urmaniac13
Torrone!!!!!! Especially the ones from sardinia, loaded with their own local honey and almonds!!

I hope you saw my post to you on another thread about Torrone.Before I had even seen it in the Chocolate Shop I had wandered into I was thinking of you and lo and behold there was that beautiful,gold box with that marvelous confection!!!!I thought about you everytime I took a piece from the candy dish too!!:smile: I hope you were able to enjoy some yourself this Christmas season!!!!Love and energy, Vicki


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