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Friday, September 16, 2005

Rating Sweets - Part 1



The original. Four stars. Excellent candy. I've been eating these things for decades. And I'll be eating them decades from now, God willing.



The albino. Two stars. The taste is interesting and the texture is pleasantly different, but the white chocolate thing is a fad. This candy will lack the staying power of the original or the version discussed immediately below. I just ate three of the minatures. I enjoyed them, and if I had more, I'd eat them. But I suspect there's a limit to how many of these I can enjoy at once.




The cadillac of peanut butter cups. Five stars. I hope "Limited Edition" is just a sick joke. The day Hershey's stops making these Extra Smooth & Creamy gems will be a sad day. Stock up now just in case. If you have to, rent space in a cryogenic freezer.

SIDE NOTE:
You can buy Reese's on eBay: Extra Smooth & Creamies.

Does anybody actually buy candy off eBay? Somebody must. It's for sale. Note the seller is asking the buyer to pay $1.25 in shipping & handling. For four cups. And the seller will ship the product 4 to 7 days after payment. That's not an appropriate candy timeline (or price) for me.

I'd rather let Wal-Mart pay for the logistics. It's all about scale.

17 Comments:

Blogger Truth Girl said...

Do the recommended limited time Reese's cost extra? Is there a website where I can located the closest retail outlet selling them?

1:16 PM, September 16, 2005  
Anonymous Frank said...

Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don't know, I don't know if we'll have enough time.

1:23 PM, September 16, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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1:30 PM, September 16, 2005  
Anonymous Tinkle said...

Anything? Well, uh I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you get married, and you're supposed to be this entirely different guy. I don't feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling... what? what I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not?

1:34 PM, September 16, 2005  
Blogger garrett said...

Those "Limited Editions" have been exactly that lately. Hard to come by. My latest find was at our neighborhood Kroger store. But of course that doesn't help you. I don't think they've got 'em at Starbucks either ...

I'd try Walgreens. Or some grocery store with a decent candy aisle. They're tough to find.

But try someplace. And report back. Assuming you succeed, you won't regret it.

If worse comes to worse, you can always buy them off eBay!

1:50 PM, September 16, 2005  
Blogger Dongley Shlongford said...

"Extra Smooth Creamies" are in plentiful supply on Molokai. I can't hardly go anywhere without seeing them.

2:01 PM, September 16, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, once you've got the hole at the bottom of the popcorn box, it's basically just a waiting game.


And for the record, that technique does not work with hot nachos.

2:07 PM, September 16, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be honest with you, I love his music, I do, I'm a Michael Bolton fan. For my money, it doesn't get any better than when he sings "When a Man Loves a Woman".

2:25 PM, September 16, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

worst quotes ever

3:28 PM, September 16, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am winking at you right now

9:06 AM, September 19, 2005  
Anonymous Willbarger said...

A man who likes to rent pigs won't be stopped.

12:00 PM, September 19, 2005  
Anonymous Larry said...

When Augustus came out on the porch the blue pigs were eating a rattlesnake-not a very big one. It had probably just been crawling around looking for shade when it ran into the pigs. They were having a fine tug-of-war with it, and its rattling days were over. The sow had it by the neck, and the shoat had the tail.

"You pigs git," Augustus said, kicking the shoat. "Head on down to the creek if you want to eat that snake." It was the porch he begrudged them, not the snake. Pigs on the porch just made things hotter, and things were already hot enough.

12:05 PM, September 19, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why rent when you can get the bacon for free. Wink, wink.

1:33 PM, September 19, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to wink the hell out of you.

3:08 PM, September 19, 2005  
Anonymous Flamingo1 said...

I can't believe you left out the Reeses with the peanuts in them...I don't know what they are called, but it is like the chunky peanut butter.

And what about Reeses Pieces? Where do they rate.

Look, if you are going to hold yourself out as some sort of candy critic, then I say do the job right!!!

4:55 PM, September 19, 2005  
Anonymous Flamingo1 said...

Did you ever consider rating different flavors of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans?

That would be cool.

5:11 PM, September 19, 2005  
Anonymous Peanut said...

I would rather eat a bag of Reese's pieces, than only two peanut butter cups. You get to prolongue the enjoyment with the pieces.

8:15 AM, September 20, 2005  

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