October 13, 2010
5 Worst Halloween Candies for 2010 Candy Snob
We just found this amazing article on the 5 worst candies for 2010. The Reese bar is surprising - what are your worst candies for 2010?
1. Worst "Fun Size" Candy Bar: Butterfinger Bar - As Zinczenko says, "there's no quicker way to swallow 100 calories."
4 g fat (2 g saturated)
10 g sugars
2. Worst Fruity Candy: Brach's Airheads (3 pieces) - They're made of sugar, artificial flavors and colors, fillers, and trans fat. Yum!
1.5 g fat (1 g saturated)
19 g sugars
3. Worst Miniature Candy Bars: Twix Miniatures (3 pieces) - Just one of these candies has 10% of the saturated fat recommended for an entire day
8 g fat (6 g saturated)
15 g sugars
4. Worst Chewy Candy: Brach's Milk Maid Caramels (4 pieces) - It's mostly saturated fat and they're impossible to get out of your teeth!
4.5 g fat (3.5 g saturated)
16 g sugars
5. Worst Novelty Candy: Reese's Pumpkin - Has nearly 2/3 more calories than a standard Reese's peanut butter cup. So stick to the classic!
October 30, 2008
Happy Halloween from CandySnob!
By the way, we do not believe that you can only enjoy Halloween candy on Halloween. Tiny chocolate bars, candy corn and scary goodies are good any time, so check out Halloween Buying Guide to see what our favorites are.
October 22, 2008
Candy Corn Alert: Dylan's Candy Bar Paint Can with Original Candy Corn
One pound of sweet, corny goodness - in a very cool, transparent paint can. Whether you're a candy corn fan yourself, or you want to give a really cool Halloween gift, you want to check this out.
What else would you expect from Dylan's Candy Bar?
October 20, 2008
Hersheys Minatures for Halloween
We've seen some of the fun size offerings for Mars and Nestle for Halloween, what does Hersheys have going this year?
Get it over with quick (our recommendation) by getting a Hersheys Miniatures Variety Pack
Or...if you have to go with just one, we recommend the following choices:
As they say, sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't. So depending on your mood you'll want to check out either Mounds miniaturesor Almond Joy miniatures
You simply can't go wrong with peanut butter cups. Ok...except if a kid has a peanut allergy, in which case you should have another choice...Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures
Another big favorite of Candy Snob - Kit Kat Miniatures
Where are the regular 'ole Hershey Bar miniatures, or the Hershey Bar w/ Almonds minatures? Good question. The short answer is that we're not a big fan of them. We like the items above much better if you're looking for solid candy that kids will love.
October 19, 2008
Candy Corn Alert: Jelly Belly Gourmet Candy Corn
The original gourmet candy corn from Herman Goelitz, which is now the Jelly Belly Candy Company. C'mon, it uses a recipe that is 100 years old for goodness sake, it has to be good. Plus, its packaged in nifty 1-ounce packs, which we like because they're great for tossing into the bags of trick or treaters.
Check it out at
October 17, 2008
October 16, 2008
Candy Corn Alert: Galerie Gourmet Candy Corn
Galerie's gourmet candy corn comes in three varieties: Cherry, Green Apple, and Tangerine. Candy corn with a twist - they are the same shape, size and texture, but the flavors are obviously different and the colors get away from the traditional white, orange and yellow.
Produced by Galerie
Photo and another awesome review at Candy Addict
October 14, 2008
Mars Candy Miniatures for Halloween
So many miniatures for Halloween, how do you choose? We're going to look at some of the offerings from each of the major candy makers to help in the decision making process. Today we're looking at some of the Mars offerings.
Our personal favorite - Snickers miniatures
A tiny morsel of milk chocolate, nougat, caramel and peanuts. Snickers may satisfy, but miniatures certainly do not...
A close second, Milky Way miniatures
Rounding out Mars' big three bars - 3 Musketeers miniatures
If you're are commitment-phobic, or if you just can choose (a problem I often have), you can't go wrong with an assortment. Check out this packwhich includes Twix, Milky Way, Milky Way Dark, Snickers, and 3 Musketeers.
BUT...let us not forget M&Ms...which will make any Trick or Treater a very happy kid. Either classic is available: Peanut M&M`s Fun Size Packets or Plain M&M's Fun Size Packets
Mellowcreme Candy Pumkins for Halloween
As a nice change of pace from candy corn, we like to throw in some candy pumpkins. Still small, still orange, still sugary and delicious. We particularly like these mellowcreme pumpkins from Farleys.
Check out Mellowcreme Pumpkins here..
October 13, 2008
Candy Corn Artwork - Circle of Candy Corn
More than 35 million pounds of candy corn are produced in a year, which adds up to almost 9 billion pieces--enough to circle the moon nearly four times if laid end to end.
From the Conde Nast store, the photograph from Gourmet and Romulo Yanes.
October 12, 2008
Candy Corn Alert: Make Sure You're Stocked for Halloween
We've been talking a lot about candy corn this Halloween season, hopefully bringing attention to some of versions of the classic candy you weren't aware of. But...let's be practical. You need a bowl of candy corn perpetually out in your house during this month if you're truly in the Halloween spirit. If this is the case, you don't want to break the bank on gourmet stuff, you need good, solid candy corn that is a crowd pleaser. Here are four options.
Brach's Candy Corn
Indian Candy Corn
Farley's Candy Corn
October 6, 2008
Candy Snob's Halloween Candy Guide: Frankenmallows
Marshmallows and candy corn, all wrapped up in a fun Halloween-y package for the kids. What more could you ask for?
Find out how to make them at Tami's Kitchen Table Talk
October 5, 2008
Halloween Candy: Ode to Candy Corn
Found this on NPR from last year - worth listening to. Amazingly, the report says that 35 million pounds of candy corn are made each year, which is about 9 billion kernels.
The presenter equates eating candy corn to a guilty pleasure, not unlike watching trashy reality TV - something that you'd be embarrassed to admit in public.
I don't get this at all, do you? Am I missing some elitist view of candy corn? Let me know.
Buy candy corn here.
October 4, 2008
Candy Snob's Halloween Buying Guide
Scary Choice #1
Some pretty creepy (and ugly) halloween lollies. Flavors include: Boo Raspberry, Gang Green Apple, Eerie Orange, and Scary Cherry.
Zachary Candy Corn in 1-Oz Packets
No Halloween is complete without candy corn, and we particularly like these because they are in one-ounce bags, which make it a perfect, sanitary way to pass them out to kids. And its built in portion control for yourself, if you need that like I do. Even better, these are made with real honey.
Stand out with Nostalgic Miniatures
A vast majority of candy-bar houses are going to play it safe with Nestle, Hershey or Mars. Be a little different, that is to say, memorable to the kids with some miniatures that aren't quite top of mind anymore.
Miniature Zagnuts - From 1930, you can't beat the unique combination of crunchy peanut butter covered in toasted coconut.
Miniature Rocky Roads - A 1950's west coast classic - light fluffy marshmallow topped with flavorful roasted cashew nuts.
Mrs. Prindable's Halloween Favor Apples
These candy apples are like none you've ever seen before. These Halloween favors are petite versions of the usually gynormous apples Mrs. Prindable usually puts out. IN addition to the beautiful enrobement, they are dressed in orange and black bows. You have your choice between milk chocolate pecan or triple chocolate.
Scary Choice #2
Creepy Peepers Filed Chocolate EyeballsWe like the idea of leaving a bowl of these outside your door, a pretty scary but equally delicious little idea. Even more gross is that they're chewy...with a "chocolate optic nerve and peanut butter retina center" that is either caramel, peanut butter or fudge.
For the Traditionalist
All Chocolate 150 Piece Halloween Fun Size Assortment
If you're feeling like taking it safe this year, you should go for a variety pack of candy bar miniatures. There are a lot out there, but we recommend this one because it has a ton of variety, and it mixes brands - you'll find both Hershey's and Mars items in this pack.
The Slightly Lame Choice
Look...we like Smarties. And the reason they're on the list at all is because their packaging was perfectly designed to toss into a Halloween bag. But if you're a kid and you bring home a bag full of goodies, most of which are chocolate and richer candies...where do you think Smarties fall on the priority list?