Sunday, October 31, 2010
Via boingboing, the "candy hierarchy." Brief commentary follows.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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