TOP 5 FRIDAY: A candy-coated situation.

on March 16, 2012 in TOP 5 FRIDAY with 22 comments by

TOP 5 FRIDAY is when we each list five of our favorite things, depending on the topic. Feel free to join in via the comments or by posting on your own blog and linking back here. Play along. It’s Friday.

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You see, I find myself in a bit of a situation.

When my herd of a small group came over on Tuesday, we had soup and grilled cheese sandwiches and M&Ms for dessert. [By the way, I did the sammies in the oven and it was a massive success. 450 degrees. Flip after 6 minutes. Boom.]

I thought those girlies would eat all of the candy, like they did the grilled goodness.

They didn’t.

So that is my situation.

About thirty feet from my current location sits a bag of M&Ms that are practically screaming to be eaten. Because they are, in fact, my favorite candy. Hence the reason I do not keep candy in the house. Candy knows my name. And calls to me.

But I am the picture of self-control [yeah right], so I am going to resist [at least, I’m gonna try].

So if I cannot partake, I will write about. [Insert joke here regarding writing a post about sex? Nah. But it would have been a good laugh. You get it? If I can’t partake, I’ll write about it? And I’m single, so…. Forget it. I’ve over-explained. Joke ruined.]

On to today’s Top 5 Friday…..

Here, in no particular order, are my TOP 5 favorite candies!

 1. M&Ms

Well, that is one in particular order. M&Ms are my favorite. In fact, I’m speaking this weekend and the very first story I am going to share is about my love for M&Ms. It’s a very touching and moving story. [Not really, it is just funny.] And because I know the question is burning in your soul, no- I am not picky about what type of M&M. Original is my favorite, but I have never met one I didn’t like.



We are all grateful that this sugar concoction is only available for a short time each year because heavens. to. betsy. I love those eggs. Some say, “they are just too sweet for me.” I say, “I wish they were too sweet for me.” They aren’t. I adore them. I have a limit on how many my system can handle. I just haven’t found that limit yet.



No kidding, these things make my mouth hurt. I think they are made of pure sugar and a plethora of chemicals and I am ALL IN. One of these days I’m gonna break a tooth eating a chewy sweet tart and you will say, “I saw that one coming in March of 2012 when she told us about them.” Mark my words. But they are tart and nice… words I also use to describe my sister.



This is a homage to the Scottish half of my soul because Twisteds are not commonly carried in the USA. These are candy bars that are virtually five tiny cadbury creme eggs connected together. I won’t tell you how many I came home with in 2008 after a few weeks in Scotland. Nor will I tell you what happened to every. last. one. of. them.




Caveat: this is a movie theater only candy for me. These feel like a special treat because I save them only for the big screen. I have, on more than one occasion, spilled an entire box on the floor of the theater. As you can imagine, it makes me real popular with my fellow patrons. Next time you pop in to catch a flick, try this candy. Then report back to me asap.

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I hope you now see why it is a terrible decision for me to keep candy in my home. Yikes.

I will now walk farther away from the M&Ms and encourage my roommate to eat them while I’m gone this weekend.

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What are your favorite candies? Are you a chocolate kinda gal? Or a sour patch kid? Tell us which confections call to you. 



  1. posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 6:01 AM  |  reply

    Oh, I love me some candy. I try not to keep it in the house, but there are those little things called chocolate chips that you have to keep on hand for those cookies you might make.

    1. Milk Duds – My theater candy and my favorite.

    2. Maple Nut Goodies – Do NOT ever bring me a bag of these thinking I’ll share.

    3. Snickers – My mama’s favorite. She taught me right.

    4. Lindt Truffles – Any kind, any time. I ignore the calorie content on the bag.

    5. Cadbury Mini Eggs – So glad I can only get these once a year.

    I allow myself one Cadbury Creme or Caramel Egg. Only one, but I love them, too. There’s no such thing as too sweet. True.

  2. posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 6:01 AM  |  reply

    Praying for your speaking engagement this weekend.

  3. ~VA~
    posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 6:06 AM  |  reply

    2. reeses peanut butter cups
    3. sour patch kids
    4. gummi worms
    5. pixie sticks (the plastic ones because the paper ones get frustrating)

  4. posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 6:52 AM  |  reply

    [I recently found your blog and like what you have to say very much. Love the question. Have to answer it.]

    1. Zagnut
    2. Payday
    3. Snickers
    4. Twix
    5. Peppermint Patties

  5. posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 8:26 AM  |  reply

    I love reading your blog when I get the opportunity and well today was a good day to read it! 🙂 I have almost the exact same top 5 candies that I love!
    1. M&M’s
    2. Cadbury Creme Eggs
    3. Junior Mints
    4. Chewy Sweet Tarts
    5. Snow Caps
    Oh I rarely keep candy in my apartment because I would eat it all! 🙂

  6. Renee Provost
    posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 8:45 AM  |  reply

    1. Twizzlers
    2. Lindt truffles
    3. Milk Duds
    4. Sugar Babies
    5. Twix

  7. posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 8:48 AM  |  reply

    1. White Chocolate Lindor Truffles
    2. Cadbury Creme Eggs
    3. Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs
    4. 1# box of See’s Nuts & Chews
    5. Junior Mints or mini York Peppermint Patties

  8. posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 8:49 AM  |  reply

    1. Peanut M&Ms – really anything with peanuts and milk chocolate.
    2. Sweettarts of any variety but I like the hard ones better than the chewy ones.
    3. Munch candy bars.
    4. Washington Cherries – a hard sour cherry candy – yum.
    5. Maple nut goodies.

    I bring Peanut M&Ms with me to Kenya and have some sent from time to time. I ration them out over the 3 years or so I am here for each term. Mr. Goodbars are a favorite too but they are harder to find. All the rest I get only occasionally or only when I am on home assignment/ furlough. That is a good thing! 🙂

  9. posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 9:17 AM  |  reply

    1. Skittles
    2. original Starburst jelly beans (excluding the green ones)
    3. Cadbury creme eggs
    4. Kit Kat
    5. peanut M&Ms

    and yes, I echo your “can’t have candy in the house” rule…..unless it is completely out of sight. just went through 2 bags of jelly beans in the last week which is oh so terrible for my blood sugar!

  10. posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 9:18 AM  |  reply

    this post makes me sad…
    I have to go off sugar (health reasons) but it is one thing that I really love…you know how they say there are sugar people and salt people…I’m totally a sugar person! 🙂
    So here are some of my top 5…
    1. York Peppermint patties
    2.Cherry Sours (I only get these when we go to Silver Dollar City- they are sweet and sour and full of yummy red dye)
    3. Cinnamon Bears
    4. Chewy Sweat Tarts
    5. Snickers or Milky Way- these tie because usually I’m either in the mood for one or the other…or a Resee’s peanutbutter cup.

    Great Post!

  11. posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 10:41 AM  |  reply

    Popcorn+Sno-Caps+Cherry Coke+Movie=Perfection

  12. Roger Kwok
    posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 10:52 AM  |  reply

    I love Creme Eggs! Never mind the calorie content… it’s something I could never resist no matter how hard I try.


  13. rach
    posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 11:48 AM  |  reply

    1. Sourpatch Kids – I brought 4 16oz bags back from the states and, despite my rationing efforts, they were gone way too quick!
    2. Percy Pigs (UK Marks and Spencer’s only I’m afraid)
    3. Little rhubarb and custard chewee straw things
    4. Reese’s peanut butter cups
    5. Dairy Milk chocolate (the real British stuff!)

  14. posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 12:13 PM  |  reply

    Annie, you are going to love what I’m about to tell you. Last night, I made a Mug Brownie and popped a Cadbury Creme Egg in the middle. Over the top deliciously decadent! I about died.

    In no particular order:
    1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
    2. Junior Mints
    3. Brach’s Autumn Mix candy corn
    4. Cadbury Creme Eggs
    5. Robin’s Eggs

  15. posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 12:13 PM  |  reply

    I still can’t call it “candy” even after living in Canada for 4 months… My favourite lollies and chocolates are:
    1. Musk sticks
    2. Cadbury Creme eggs
    3. M&M’s
    4. Swedish fish (I only found these last week… but they are so good!)
    5. Cadbury Black Forest Chocolate (Australian Cadbury! I miss that stuff!)

  16. Patricia
    posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 12:24 PM  |  reply

    In no particular order 🙂
    1. Lindor Truffles
    2. Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Bars
    3. Whole Foods Organic Chocolate Truffles & Whole Foods French Caramels (had these for the first time recently at our anniversary party–yum!!!)
    4. Junior Mints (at the movies)
    5. Milky Way Midnight

  17. posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 1:01 PM  |  reply

    1)Reese’s Cups
    2)Peanut M&Ms
    3)Cadbury Creme Eggs (I’ve never quite understood the too sweet thing) 😉
    4)Twix Peanut Butter
    5)Lindor Truffles

  18. posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 7:15 PM  |  reply

    I LOVE chocolate and most of my favorites include chocolate and peanuts! Love the sweet and salty!

    1. Snickers
    2. Mr. Goodbar
    3. 3 Musketeers
    4. Peanut M&Ms
    5. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

  19. Marie
    posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 8:43 PM  |  reply

    Ooh, I love all types of candy! Sourpatch kids, Reese’s, M&Ms, anything!
    Btw I’m the same way with snowcaps, I only have them at the theater. Btw, you should try mixing it in with popcorn. Yum!

  20. posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 9:34 PM  |  reply

    Oh, there are so many yummy candies out there! Here are just 5 of my favorites:
    1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs
    2. Lifesaver’s Gummies Fruit Splosions (Does anyone remember these? So good! I remember eating them at a movie theater.)
    3. Peanut or peanut butter M&M’s. It’s dangerous for me to have these around!
    4. Almond Joy
    5. Dove dark chocolates
    Mmmm! I’m ready for a treat now.

  21. posted on Mar 17, 2012 at 1:41 PM  |  reply

    Good grief! This is going to be so stinking hard to just pick 5.
    1. York Peppermint patties- they are also way awesome to use for peppermint hot chocolate
    2. Almond Joys
    3. Pretzel M&Ms. Those are Dane Ger Us!!!
    4. Sour straws- craved these ALL the time while I was prego.
    5. Cherry Mash- my dad would buy me one almost every weekend! LOVE THESE!!!
    Well, I’m sure I gained 5lbs just thinking about eating them. FUN STUFF ANNIE!

  22. posted on Mar 20, 2012 at 6:22 AM  |  reply

    oooh CHOCOLATE. all of my favorite candies are chocolate. well, most. here are some:

    -Caramellos. We sold candies in high school marching band and i’d always have to pay myself back for eating ALL the caramellos. (they are cadbury too!)

    -flake. you don’t find that easily here in the states, but World Market carries them and they are stinkin delicious.

    -skittles. the only one in the bunch that isn’t chocolate. i have different methods. sometimes i mix flavors to create a new taste in my mouth, sometimes i eat them in order of least favorite to most favorite (lime, lemon, orange, and alternate the grape and cherry flavor. i can’t choose between those two).

    hershey’s cookies and cream. SO SWEET. but delicious.

    -MY FAVORITE: LINDY MILK CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES. sweet GOD those things are ridiculous. i think i literally whimper at my first bite, every time. i praise God for those lol.

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