Sunday, October 31, 2010

The all-important candy hierarchy 

Via boingboing, the "candy hierarchy." Brief commentary follows.

The candy hierarchy

Personally, I'd kick Junior Mints in the top tier -- they are the TigerHawk mainstream candy of choice, particular at movies -- but otherwise I think this nailed it. Of course, if we are going to move in to more obscure sub-brands, I would put Sour Skittles, for which I have a newly-discovered taste, in to one of the upper-tiers. But they are hard to find and are clearly a subtle articulation of the wider Skittles brand, which I can generally do without.


By Anonymous feeblemind, at Sun Oct 31, 09:02:00 PM:

The Post Tertiary should be the top tier sans the Reggie Jackson bar.

Good 'n Plenty (if fresh) is good candy too.

Most of what is listed is at least tolerable. Except Whoppers.

Does anyone remember the Halloween candies that came in plain black and orange wrappers? They had to be the worst confection,and I use the term loosely, ever created.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sun Oct 31, 09:05:00 PM:

What, no Toblerone?  

By Blogger victoria, at Sun Oct 31, 10:56:00 PM:

Junior Mints are my favorite all time candy. That and Red Vines. Oh that's right, you people outside of California don't have red vines. Awesome. One more reason to live in California  

By Blogger Dawnfire82, at Sun Oct 31, 11:34:00 PM:

"One more reason to live in California"

Having lived in California, all I can say is: Hahaha!  

By Anonymous DragonLady, at Mon Nov 01, 12:48:00 AM:

Where are the Heath Bars? Should be at the very top. (Didn't see any in my kids' haul this year, either.)
Milk duds are infinitely superior to tootsie rolls. Why? -- Because they are another iteration of the always excellent chewy chocolate and caramel, vs. fake chocolate, pure corn syrup.  

By Blogger Kurt, at Mon Nov 01, 01:28:00 AM:

Where are Peppermint Patties? Maybe they fall under Junior Mints, as they are pretty much the same in terms of flavor. That's what I handed out this year, and then I had a backup supply of Mounds and Hershey's Dark Chocolate (both "second tier") in case I ran out.

wv: hants  

By Blogger pam, at Mon Nov 01, 10:56:00 AM:

Junior Mints/Peppermint Patties are the best!  

By Anonymous Sluggo, at Mon Nov 01, 12:04:00 PM:

Almond Joy? Chewey? Third Tier? What planet is this guy from?  

By Blogger Jim S., at Mon Nov 01, 02:59:00 PM:

I'm almost offended that Reese's Peanut Butter Cups didn't make the top tier. Then again, where I live I can't get them, so maybe my reminiscences are faulty.  

By Blogger victoria, at Mon Nov 01, 04:03:00 PM:

Dawn, obviously you have never had red vines or you would not scoff at living in California. Actually I think you never lived in California or you wouldn't scoff at us in general. I am not a native Californian, from Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. All pale in comparison with any city I ever lived in in California.

One woman's opinion. Good enough for me.

BTW, love Reese's peanut butter cups too but Junior Mints are the best. Actually went out and bought a box after the discussion. Minty goodness all the way.

Vicki from Pasadena  

By Anonymous Lelia, at Mon Nov 01, 04:16:00 PM:

What is benzidrine?  

By Blogger Hal Dall, MD, at Mon Nov 01, 06:21:00 PM:

We have Red Vines in Oregon, a favorite of my wife.

Why were Hot Tamales left off the list???  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Nov 01, 07:49:00 PM:

leaving off Heath bars is a mistake--bit-o-honey and heath bars are a dentist favorite for destroying crowns!  

By Blogger DM, at Mon Nov 01, 10:03:00 PM:

Snozberries didn't make the list? :(  

By Anonymous Steve Skubinna, at Mon Nov 01, 10:14:00 PM:

My all time favorites were SweeTarts. Chocolate is okay, but I've always like tart or sour better.

And Red Vines - you can buy them by the tub at Costco, at least the ones in WA.  

By Blogger Steve, at Tue Nov 02, 12:00:00 AM:

I'd have to elevate Almond Joy and Mounds to absolute top tier.  

By Blogger Dan Kauffman, at Tue Nov 02, 12:52:00 AM:

No Heath Bars?

And obviously a Yankee listing no GooGoo Clusters  

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