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Re: Best Candy
« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2021, 02:33:42 PM »
I left out Milky Way and Cadbury bars.

To mess with is fudge a candy or not, I offer Three Musketeers Fudge Bars.

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Re: Best Candy
« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2021, 03:46:29 PM »
When I was young, I enjoyed Toblerone.

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Re: Best Candy
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2021, 04:53:48 PM »
Oh, actually, those dusted Turkish gelatin delights

Have to disagree with you on this one. After many childhood readings of Narnia I assumed Turkish delight must be aMAZing. Tried it finally, and all I could think was “what was wrong with Edmund?”

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Re: Best Candy
« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2021, 05:03:50 PM »
Oh, actually, those dusted Turkish gelatin delights

Have to disagree with you on this one. After many childhood readings of Narnia I assumed Turkish delight must be aMAZing. Tried it finally, and all I could think was “what was wrong with Edmund?”

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Re: Best Candy
« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2021, 06:20:11 PM »
Lindt’s Gocce di Sole, with their sharp citrus flavors.

Mallo Cups, fortunately difficult to find in my area.

Horehound sticks or drops.
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Re: Best Candy
« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2021, 07:28:34 PM »
Oh, actually, those dusted Turkish gelatin delights

Have to disagree with you on this one. After many childhood readings of Narnia I assumed Turkish delight must be aMAZing. Tried it finally, and all I could think was “what was wrong with Edmund?”

My dad read the Narnia Chronicles to me when I was a kid, and I read them to my kids. (For the record, three are amazing books, two are frighteningly racist, and two are meh.) My daughter -- like me, when I was a kid -- was so curious about Turkish delight. Unlike my dad, though, I went and bought some, maybe because I was still curious myself.

My conclusion? Not worth betraying your brother and sisters to the White Witch.

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« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2021, 07:40:52 PM »
Reese’s and Snickers.

Ditto. The mix of sweet and salty is awesome.

Oddly enough, as a kid, I didn't like either. I liked Milky Way and 3 Musketeers for their straightforward sweet blandness.

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« Reply #37 on: October 14, 2021, 07:15:42 AM »
Oh, actually, those dusted Turkish gelatin delights

Have to disagree with you on this one. After many childhood readings of Narnia I assumed Turkish delight must be aMAZing. Tried it finally, and all I could think was “what was wrong with Edmund?”

I thought it was pretty good the one time I had it.
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Re: Best Candy
« Reply #38 on: October 14, 2021, 07:24:17 AM »
I'm not much for sweets, but do like sour gummy candy. There used to be a candy called "Sour Dudes" that I absolutely loved. They were so incredibly sour and I've never found their equal. Sour gummy Jolly Ranchers aren't bad for a substitute, but just aren't the same level of sour. I also like soft mint candy like Bob's Sweet Stripes and have a bowl of them in my office. They're quite popular with students who stop by and ask if they can have one or two. I don't eat much chocolate, but on occasions when I crave some, we have a local shop that makes their chocolates in-house and I will splurge on some dark chocolates with caramel centers, or dark chocolate turtles. Yum!

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Re: Best Candy
« Reply #39 on: October 14, 2021, 07:34:10 AM »
Oh, actually, those dusted Turkish gelatin delights

Have to disagree with you on this one. After many childhood readings of Narnia I assumed Turkish delight must be aMAZing. Tried it finally, and all I could think was “what was wrong with Edmund?”

My dad read the Narnia Chronicles to me when I was a kid, and I read them to my kids. (For the record, three are amazing books, two are frighteningly racist, and two are meh.) My daughter -- like me, when I was a kid -- was so curious about Turkish delight. Unlike my dad, though, I went and bought some, maybe because I was still curious myself.

My conclusion? Not worth betraying your brother and sisters to the White Witch.

I saw a tweet which said that this whole plot element makes a lot more sense if it's interpreted in the context of war-time sugar rationing.

How do the books break down for you on amazing/racist/meh? I haven't read them in a while, but I do recall that there was some distinct ethnic coding in The Horse and His Boy and Prince Caspian. I don't remember reading it as racist, but then I was 12 at the time, and I have difficulty imagining someone of C. S. Lewis's background doing a good job with ethnic diversity.

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Re: Best Candy
« Reply #40 on: October 14, 2021, 07:34:39 AM »
Rolos. I've seen adults fight over these. There's probably opioids or something inside them...

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Re: Best Candy
« Reply #41 on: October 14, 2021, 11:42:56 AM »
Check out this fun interactive map of popular Halloween candy by state:
https://www.candystore.com/blog/facts-trivia/halloween-candy-map-popular/
Features this year's winners and past ones.

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Re: Best Candy
« Reply #42 on: October 14, 2021, 12:26:36 PM »
Oh, actually, those dusted Turkish gelatin delights

Have to disagree with you on this one. After many childhood readings of Narnia I assumed Turkish delight must be aMAZing. Tried it finally, and all I could think was “what was wrong with Edmund?”

My dad read the Narnia Chronicles to me when I was a kid, and I read them to my kids. (For the record, three are amazing books, two are frighteningly racist, and two are meh.) My daughter -- like me, when I was a kid -- was so curious about Turkish delight. Unlike my dad, though, I went and bought some, maybe because I was still curious myself.

My conclusion? Not worth betraying your brother and sisters to the White Witch.

I saw a tweet which said that this whole plot element makes a lot more sense if it's interpreted in the context of war-time sugar rationing.

How do the books break down for you on amazing/racist/meh? I haven't read them in a while, but I do recall that there was some distinct ethnic coding in The Horse and His Boy and Prince Caspian. I don't remember reading it as racist, but then I was 12 at the time, and I have difficulty imagining someone of C. S. Lewis's background doing a good job with ethnic diversity.

That makes sense for the Turkish delight. I mean, it wasn't bad, but it wasn't worth the betrayal it prompts in the book!

(And at the risk of derailing the thread, I love The Magician's Nephew, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Voyage of the Dawntreader. At the other end of the spectrum, The Horse and His Boy and The Last Battle are very much a product of their time, and the depiction of the Calormenes is not something I'm comfortable reading to my kids now. Prince Caspian and The Silver Chair are okay as stories go, although Puddleglum in The Silver Chair is an endearing character.) /hijack

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Re: Best Candy
« Reply #43 on: October 14, 2021, 03:20:28 PM »
Mashwiggle will appreciate your last statement.

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« Reply #44 on: October 14, 2021, 05:34:40 PM »
Mashwiggle will appreciate your last statement.

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That thought had occurred to me!