My Top 5 Favorite Candies

Candy. What can I say other than I love it. In fact, I love it so much that I don’t even keep it in the house most of the time. Because if I know it’s there, I swear it calls to me and makes me eat it. And in order for the Brazil Butt Lift to work, you can’t really eat endless amounts of candy. But one of Mama Kat’s writing prompts this week was to list your top favorite candies, and I couldn’t resist!

Here they are, in no particular order, my top 5 favorite candies…

Regular, peanut, almond, peanut butter, sweet ‘n salty, mini, dark chocolate, or pretzel, it’s a fact that I love them all. But if you asked me to pick only one kind to have for the rest of my life, it would be peanut butter.

When we were little kids, anytime we had barbecues or get-togethers at our house, my dad would run to the liquor store for beer and he’d always, ALWAYS bring us home a candy. And it was always, ALWAYS M&Ms. Now as kids, we got tired of always, ALWAYS getting the same thing. We just wanted something different.

But as adults, I think all of us still love M&Ms. Maybe it reminds us of our dad, or maybe we just all like chocolate.


Peanut Butter Cups
Notice I didn’t specify Reese’s peanut butter cups. That’s because there are lots of other yummy peanut butter cups out there, and I ain’t picky. Some of the best peanut butter cups in the entire world are Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. They are SO creamy and melty and yummy. I could eat the entire package of them in one sitting. Because really, you can’t go wrong with peanut butter and dark chocolate.

Every Halloween, I pretty much make myself sick gourging on Brach’s Mellowcreme Pumpkins. If you don’t know what they are, they are basically candy corn flavored pumpkins. I love the Autumn Mix, which has the pumpkins and two different types of candy corn.

Funny enough, I only want/crave/gourge myself on these candies around Halloween time, and I’m usually totally sick of them by Thanksgiving. It’s a good thing I only think to find them once a year or I’d probably weigh 500 pounds.

Meltaway Mints
Creamy, smooth, minty heaven. I think I could live on meltaway mints. You can find them all over, but by far my favorite are the Hickory Farms Meltaway Mints. They literally melt away as you eat them. Thankfully, you can only find them around the holidays or again, I’d weigh 500 pounds.

Jolly Ranchers
When we were kids, we used to walk down to our little neighbor drugstore – Gemmels was the name – at least once a day (sometimes more) to visit the candy aisle. It was a big aisle with a great candy selection. But since we were kids, we didn’t have enough money to buy the candy bars. Instead we’d buy what I guess was penny candies and dime candies. For a dime, you could get a Jolly Rancher Stick. We used to eat a lot of them.

And besides the nostalgia behind the Jolly Rancher Sticks, how could I make my Jolly Rancher Infused Vodka recipe if I didn’t love Jolly Ranchers?! If you haven’t tried making this vodka yet, do it for your next party. Everybody thinks that cherry or sour apple would be the best, but a fan favorite around here is actually the Blue Raspberry, which is a good thing since it seems that most of the packages have more of those than any other flavor.

Stay tuned tomorrow because I’m going to share a recipe with you that will have you making S’mores with Hershey’s chocolate bars without even needing to be around a campfire to do it! In the meantime, what are your top five favorite candies?

Mama’s Losin’ It I wrote this post for Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop in response to Prompt #5: Do you have a sweet tooth? List your top five favorite candies!


  1. now i have a crazy craving for M&M's. I could eat those until I explode (my favourite being peanut m&m's)
  2. Peanut butter m&ms are my latest craze. Yum May recently posted..The Perfect OutfitMy Profile
  3. I love melt away mints and pumpkins! I am so glad we were told to only list 5 or I would have had a list of 30 or more candies! Thank you for making my crave it Halloween yet? Stopping by Mama Kats, have a great day! Jenny F recently posted..Mama Kat's Writers Workshop - Sweet Tooth vs. CandyMy Profile
  4. Wow another M&M lover! I used to sort them out into colors and eat them from least to most colors. LOL! Nice selection! Brings back memories! madamdreamweaver recently posted..Mama Kat Prompt Thursday: Top 5My Profile
  5. I'm not a Jolly Rancher fan. But you know what I am a fan of? Vodka! Will be trying out this recipe the next time we have a "Mommy Drinks Night!" NatteringNic recently posted..The Cold Ham CrisisMy Profile
  6. I go through bags of the pumpkins! They are so good! JDaniel4's Mom recently posted..Losing Tree LimbsMy Profile
  7. I love those Brach's Pumpkins! But I tend to buy bags and bags of them and end up super sick. My kids are old enough to eat them this year though, soooo this time I'll have someone else to share the bags with :) Sarah Rae recently posted..Mama Kat’s Prompt: Top 5 Candies!My Profile
  8. You know I used to LOVE Jolly Ranchers, but I had one recently and don't care for them anymore. Love the pumpkins, peanut M&M's are my fav, and love peanut butter cups. ;)
  9. I was just saying to my family the other day that I love M&M's and haven't had them in far too long. I think original and peanut butter are my favorites. I definitely don't like peanut M&M's though. No idea why. Clearly I need to develop a deep and lasting relationship with those peanut butter cups. I think we could be very good friends. Otherwise? I could eat Reese's Pieces til the cows come home. I love them so much. Mounds? Count me in. Kit Kats and Snickers? Yes, please.
  10. I like candy the way a 3 year old like it. No chocolate stuff for me, give me the sugary gummy worms and Starbursts. I know I'm a little weird. Twingle Mommy recently posted..Parenting Lessons You'll Never See in a Parenting BookMy Profile
  11. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE PB cups... but they have to be Reese's because I haven't found another kind that is as good! Have you tried the pretzel M & M's yet? Jackie recently posted..A trip to the dairy farm & giveawayMy Profile
  12. Mmmmm. Those pumpkins. You know you can get them for any season, right? Easter, need to wait until fall. So I don't. Sue - The Spin Cycle recently posted..Nacho Average CheesecakeMy Profile
  13. I like Jolly Ranchers, Peanut Butter Cups and M &Ms too! That Vodka recipe sounds interesting! PragmaticMom recently posted..Tea Collection Clothes for Picky Boys Like Mine!My Profile
  14. I htink we could be the best of friends. That's all I gots to say about that! Sandra recently posted..My kids hate each other!My Profile
  15. I don't think I've ever had a melt away mint. But those dark chocolate peanut butter cups from TJ's? I can put away those like nobody's business! They are dangerous. Tonya recently posted..This Time It’s PersonalMy Profile
  16. It is where you prepare meals and your family gathers to eat them. Some family members may be sitting in the living room, children are in the family room and others are in the kitchen creating the meal. The scratches, stains, blemishes and damaged parts of the table are hidden behind the mirror. Alder 6010 Handrail recently posted..Alder 6010 HandrailMy Profile


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