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Pat
02-28-2007, 03:56 PM
Am I just blind at the store or can you not find gumdrops anywhere anymore?

Staciaann
02-28-2007, 04:25 PM
you have to hit up like the generic 99 cent bags - the ones the stores hang up (although they're probably all $1.29 now)... they usually have them there. I know Walgreens does.... at least the big one by my house.

gimmesomecandy
02-28-2007, 04:27 PM
Gumdrops blow... compared to circus peanuts

mmmmm!!!!!!!!!

Zosia Blue
02-28-2007, 04:40 PM
Circus peanuts are the worst kind of candy hell.

Pat
02-28-2007, 05:30 PM
I find that people either love or hate circus peanuts, nobody really thinks they are ok.

I wholly detest them.

David
02-28-2007, 09:47 PM
I could eat them all day.

Apparently, this is a more widely debated issue (on the internets) than I thought possible.

http://www.bad-candy.com/candies/circuspeanuts/

Where have the days of the perfect lunch being a bottle of RC Cola, a bag of Doritos and a pack of Hostess Ding Dongs gone? And I am NOT being ironic. My favorite lunch as a 15 year old back in 1979 and despite all the "supersize me" propoganda I think I turned out just fine, thanks. Maybe the fact that I rode my bike 5 miles into the country to eat said lunch in private and 5 miles back counteracted the caloric content. But who knows.

Circus peanuts all around at the next HowWasTheShow party.

Zosia Blue
02-28-2007, 09:54 PM
The father of one of my husband's students gets circus peanuts by the crate through his work, so Chris (my husband) brings them home and taunts me with them like every other week. He could eat them all day. I think they taste like bathroom-scented styrofoam.

David
02-28-2007, 10:01 PM
I think they taste like bathroom-scented styrofoam.

Yes! You have it half right. They taste like styrofoam, for sure. But the other half is more sugary chalk than bathroom. But it's a smooth chalk.

The most hilarious part of circus peanuts is that they decided to make them orange. There is nothing orange at all in the taste.

Blue would almost make more sense. What color do you think they should be?

Zosia Blue
02-28-2007, 10:05 PM
I sense a pink because there's a Pepto Bismal taste going on. Maybe that's why I thought bathroom.

Pat
02-28-2007, 10:12 PM
they're Pepto abysmal.

sorry, had to do it.

gimmesomecandy
03-01-2007, 08:08 AM
Circus peanuts all around at the next HowWasTheShow party.

YES!

Jen
03-01-2007, 08:20 AM
Gross!!!

gimmesomecandy
03-01-2007, 08:46 AM
jen, look at the picture!

you love circus peanuts!

rachac
03-01-2007, 09:14 AM
I'm with Stook! on this one -- circus peanuts are God's way of saying you can't be too fat or too diabetic.

gimmesomecandy
03-01-2007, 09:17 AM
when i grow up i want to be a circus peanut eating pirate who switches guitars alot

Staciaann
03-01-2007, 10:03 AM
when i grow up i want to be a circus peanut eating pirate who switches guitars alot

AWESOME.

I like squishing the circus peanuts before I eat them. I don't know why, but it gives me great pleasure to do so... mmm... pure sugar.

What about pixie stix... do they still make those? We used to put them IN our Mountain Dew in high school. Now the thought of that makes me gag. I'm surprised I have teeth left.

Jen
03-01-2007, 10:23 AM
jen, look at the picture!

you love circus peanuts!

No, I don't really dig food that looks like an eraser.

Ugh, y'all probably love peeps too...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/160/406937883_d598220414_o.jpg

David
03-01-2007, 11:04 AM
Peeps are for sissies.

gimmesomecandy
03-01-2007, 11:26 AM
Peeps are for sissies.

but to circus peanut is divine!

andrea
03-01-2007, 11:54 AM
I like those Fun Dip things that come with a sugar stick that you lick and the dip in more sugar. Mmmmmmm.

Pat
03-01-2007, 12:28 PM
I like those Fun Dip things that come with a sugar stick that you lick and the dip in more sugar. Mmmmmmm.

I used to eat those all the time. There used to be a Tom Thumb right by my house when I was little, and on Friday nights, sometimes my parents would rent a movie and give my brother and I each a dollar to go nuts with in the 10¢ candy aisle and we'd get little boxes of Cherry Bombs, Lemonheads, jawbreakers and the like (Lord, I can feel my teeth rotting as I write this), but the Fun Dip was a dollar even, so sometimes I'd use the money just on that.

Edit: I think that stuff was called Lik-m-aid. I can't be sure though.

Jen
03-01-2007, 12:58 PM
Those were good. I was always fascinated by those candy dots on paper... know what i'm talking about? even though they were a sort-of weird, pointless candy.

But you CAN'T go wrong with Bottle Caps. I love the Root Beer and Cola flavored ones.

Staciaann
03-01-2007, 01:22 PM
But you CAN'T go wrong with Bottle Caps. I love the Root Beer and Cola flavored ones.

OMG those are the best.

Pat
03-01-2007, 02:36 PM
you can't go wrong with root beer flavored anything--except Root 100 schnapps

Stensby
03-01-2007, 03:53 PM
when i grow up i want to be a circus peanut eating pirate who switches guitars alot

i'm afraid that you and i can never be friends.

Ms. Mantooth
03-01-2007, 06:24 PM
Oh my God - STOP with the candy talk. I gave it up for Lent (last vestige of my Catholicism) although it didn't stop me from buying Easter candy.

For the record, I'm pro-circus peanuts.

rachac
03-01-2007, 06:43 PM
I think at the next HWTS gathering, those who are pro-circus peanut should wear orange. Represent!

gimmesomecandy
03-02-2007, 12:49 PM
i am pro-circus peanuts

and i vote

JoeLang
03-02-2007, 03:15 PM
Could we please have some TAB to wash them down?

Pat
03-02-2007, 04:49 PM
does anyone remember that soda that was chocolate flavored? It wasn't the Jones stuff, it was way before that. My aunt and uncle used to have it at their house all the time, it was awful.

gimmesomecandy
03-03-2007, 03:49 PM
choc-ola mo fo!

OH SWEET NECTAR OF THE GODS

MY KINGDOM FOR AN ICE COLD CAN OF CHOC-ola
right freaking now!

Pat
03-05-2007, 09:05 PM
anyone remember those wax bottles that had that weird, syrupy kool-aid-like liquid in them?