5 Halloween Candies I Love but Most People in New England Hate
Every year, I see a list of candy that people just hope won't be given out to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. Every year, I always look at these people and say "What is wrong with you? These candies are great!" Here are five candies I love that most of New England seems to hate.
1. Black Licorice
When did this hatred come around? When I think of Twizzlers, I always think black licorice, because that's what it was from 1845 to the late 1970s when the introduction of the strawberry Twizzlers changed the way the world defined a Twizzler. Don't get me wrong. I love the strawberry Twizzlers too, but I like the black licorice flavor the best. Give me a bag of either, and I'm hard-pressed not to polish it off in one sitting.
2. Boston Baked Beans
Boston Baked Beans candies are the furthest things from actual baked beans you can get. They're just peanuts covered in a brown, sugary, candy coating that makes them look like baked beans. They are also highly addicting! Yep. My box is gone.
3. Good and Plenty
If you don't like black licorice, then you don't like Good and Plenty. They're white and purple candies that look like pills, to be honest. It doesn't matter which color you eat, they both taste like licorice.
4. Candy Corn
This is the Halloween candy that gets the most hatred, and if you ask me, it's unjustified. Candy corn is delicious, and according to Wikipedia, these small, pyramid-shaped candies are divided into three sections with different colors, making it look slightly like a corn kernel. Yes, it has a waxy texture, but the flavors you taste are honey, sugar, butter, and vanilla. Those are four things New Englanders probably like, but apparently not in candy corn. I hold fast that they are delicious, and I could eat a whole bag of these, too.
5. Circus Peanuts
This could be the most hated candy in the world if it wasn't for candy corn. Circus Peanuts, believe it or not, are banana-flavored. It's true. Google it.
Never mind. I've got you covered right here. Read the first sentence in the second paragraph. Banana! It's also just marshmallow. Orange marshmallow, yes, but it's still marshmallow, and I bet you like s'mores and Fluff don't you? Meh.
So there they are. The candy everyone loves to hate and I love to love.
By the way, I got all these at Walgreens for $9. Not exactly penny candy, but worth every penny.
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