List of candies

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I eat so much candy I don't understand how I'm not diabetic. Anyway, here is a list of candies I have eaten and my opinion of them all.

Candy Bars and Chocolates

Candy Notes
3 Musketeers Chocolate nougat coated in chocolate. Nice and fluffy, but a bit boring. Originally sold with three bars: chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry, but only chocolate remains. I wish I could buy it in three flavors because I've never had them.
100 Grand Caramel-coated in puffed rice all coated in chocolate. Very good, the puffed rice adds a nice crispiness.
Almond Joy Sweetened coconut with whole almonds and coated in chocolate. Very good, nice crunch from the almonds. Better than Mounds.
Baby Ruth Chocolate nougat surrounded by peanuts in caramel, all coated in chocolate. Fairly good, but I prefer a Pay Day.
Bun A soft patty coated in chocolate with nuts. Centers include maple, caramel, and vanilla. Far too sweet.
Butterfinger Crispy peanut butter and honey center coated in chocolate. I used to love it but they switched the formula in 2019 and gave it a stronger roasted flavor, but it now has an almost burnt bitterness to it which I don't like as much.
Carlos V Solid milk chocolate bar. Really good smooth chocolate, one of the best.
Chunky Peanuts and raisins in a thick square chocolate bar. Hard to break, the raisins hurt the flavor.
Dove Milk Chocolate Milk chocolate with a nice smooth texture. Very good.
Heath English toffee with chopped almonds throughout, coated in chocolate. Really good, delicious toffee flavor and enjoyable crunch.
Hershey's Kisses Small pyramid-shaped chocolates wrapped in foil. Pretty boring, but various forms have been made including almond, white-chocolate "Hugs," cherry, mint, and others.
Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme White chocolate bar with chocolate cookie bits. Not very good.
Hershey's Milk Chocolate A simple milk chocolate bar. Too sweet, poor texture.
Kinder Chocolate Milk chocolate with sweet milk filling and a little Aryan boy on the cover. Kind of Nazi-looking, but extremely good.
KitKat A wafer bar coated in chocolate. Good flavor, nice crunch.
Krispy Flat milk chocolate bar with krispy rice inside. Not as good as a Nestlé Crunch bar.
Milky Way Nougat and soft caramel covered in chocolate. Used to be my favorite chocolate bar, but now I find it to be a bit too sweet.
Milky Way Caramel Soft caramel covered in chocolate. Too much caramel, not enough anything else.
Milky Way Midnight White nougat and caramel covered in dark chocolate. My favorite chocolate bar.
Mounds Sweetened coconut coated in dark chocolate. Pretty good, but not as good as Almond Joy.
Mr. Goodbar Hershey's milk chocolate with peanuts. Better than the plain chocolate bar, but not amazing.
Nestlé Crunch Flat milk chocolate bar with crispy rice inside. Pretty good and better than Krispy.
PayDay Peanut butter nougat coated with caramel, and a thick layer of salted peanuts. Really good. Better than a Baby Ruth.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Sweetened peanut butter in a flat chocolate cup. Too sweet and oily.
Rolo Chocolate cylinder filled with caramel. Bland and too sweet.
Skor Thin toffee coated in chocolate. Pretty good, but Heath is better.
Special Dark A dark chocolate bar. Slightly bitter, better than Hershey's milk chocolate.
Snickers A nougat bar topped with caramel and peanuts, coated in chocolate. Very enjoyable. Growing up, I preferred Milky Way, but now I like Snickers more.
Take 5 Pretzels and peanut butter below peanuts and caramel, all coated in chocolate. Pretty good, and the pretzels are a nice change up.
Toblerone Prism-shaped chocolate triangles. Contains chopped almond and nougat bits. Not very good.
Twix Cookie bar with a topping, and then coated in chocolate. Most common is caramel. Peanut butter used to be very popular when I was a child, but I don't see it anymore. Pretty good.
Whoppers Malted milk balls coated in artificial chocolate. Lovely crunch, delicious flavor.
Zero Caramel, peanut, and almond nougat covered in white chocolate. I don't care much for white chocolate, and the almond tastes more like extract than actual nuts. Not a fan.

Caramels and Toffees

Candy Notes
Bonds Assorted Toffee Whirls Toffee swirled with a creme filling. Very sweet, but a little bland.
Bonds Clotted Cream Fudge Kind of like a clumpy version of American caramel. Good flavor, not as chewy as I'd like.
Charleston Chew Taffy-like nougat coated in chocolate. Nougats include chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Not that great.
Kraft Caramels Clumpy bland caramels. Not a fan.
Milanówek Milky Cream Fudge Basically clumpy American caramel from Poland. Bland.
Milk Duds Chocolate covered caramel lumps. Kind of bland.
Milk Maid Royals Various flavors wrapped in a caramel tube. It's been a long time since I've had them, but I remember loving them.
Riesen A chocolate caramel coated in dark chocolate. Not too sweet, and very delicious.
Slo Poke Chewy caramel. Better than most American caramels like pasty Sugar Babies or the grainy Kraft caramel.
Sugar Babies Bean-sized caramels with a firm exterior. Pretty bland and grainy.
Sugar Daddy Hard caramel on a stick. The caramel is good, but I would like it more without the stick. I always end up eating a bit of paper trying to get the caramel off.
Tootsie Roll A chewy chocolate caramel. Simple, old fashioned, and delicious.
Walker's Original Toffee Very hard chewy toffee. Tastes like a Werther's, but slightly chewy, very nice.
Werther's Original Hard butter toffees. Very enjoyable.


Candy Notes
Altoids Gum Small rounded-square gum with thin hard-candy shells sold in a small tin. Flavors include peppermint, cinnamon, wintergreen, spearmint, sour apple, and sour cherry. I've only had the peppermint which was okay, and the sour cherry, which I don't remember liking.
Bazooka Joe Bubble Gum A small rectangular piece of bubble gum wrapped with a tiny comic strip. When I was a kid the flavors included bubble gum, cherry, grape, and apple, but now only bubble gum flavor is sold. The gum also had groves on one side, but there were eliminated in the remake, and the gun was slightly smaller. All versions of the gum lost its flavor pretty quickly and was exceptionally hard. A special soft version was released. When I was in grade school, they redid the comics and character designs. I didn't care much for the later designs. The comic strips had a visual gag, a fortune, and a item that you could get by mailing in comics and money.
Beemans Wintergreen flavored gum. Current style is pretty awful. Originally contained pepsin to control digestion, but no longer does.
Big League Chew Shredded bubblegum in a pouch to resemble chewing tobacco. I like the idea, and the flavors are usually great, but the gum is pretty low quality. My favorite flavors include bubblegum, grape, strawberry. I remember having a sour apple flavored, but it was too sour to appreciate.
Big Red A strong cinnamon flavor. My favorite cinnamon gum.
Blackjack A licorice flavored gum. Nice at first, but makes me nauseous after chewing for awhile.
Bubble Puck Sold in a black plastic "hokey puck" container, it was a solid black of bubblegum-flavored gum. I remember buying this as a child and thinking it was really cool.
Bubble Tape Six feet of bubble gum stored in a plastic dispenser. A lot of flavors were made, but my favorites were grape, bubblegum, and strawberry. A Juicy Fruit flavor was made, but the texture was too different from the original for me to find it appealing. I once put an entire bubblegum flavored Bubble Tape roll in my mouth all at once just to see if it was possible. It took awhile, and a lot of drool, but I did it. A short-lived 10 foot long Mega Roll was made which used slightly thinner and narrower gum.
Chiclets A rounded-square chewing gum with a thin hard candy shell. Flavors include peppermint and fruit. I liked their shape and packaging, but they lost their flavor very quickly. It stopped being sold in the USA some time ago, but could be imported from Mexico. In 2016 it was discontinued world wide.
Clove Clove-flavored gum. Used to be stronger, but it's become weaker these days.
Cry Baby Gumball with a citric acid coating to make them sour. Loses flavor and sourness extremely fast.
Doublemint Peppermint gum. Good flavor, long lasting.
Extra Classic Bubble Classic bubble gum flavor. Good for bubble blowing.
Extra Polar Ice A strong wintergreen mint flavor. Very refreshing.
Fruit Stripe Extremely sweet striped chewing gum sticks. Great flavor for a few seconds before it loses its flavor.
Fruit Stripe Bubble Gum Extremely sweet striped bubble gum sticks. Great flavor for a few seconds before it loses its flavor. Slightly better for blowing bubbles.
Gum Cigarettes Bubblegum wrapped in a paper to look like a cigarette in a box that used cigarette-like graphics. Even had powdered sugar you could blow out to make it look like smoke (though this only worked once). Hard bland gum. A great way to convince children that smoking is cool.
Gum Cigars Bubblegum shaped like a cigar with a cigar label and individually wrapped. Decent gum, multiple flavors, not exactly kid-friendly.
Juicy Fruit A mildly spicy fruit flavor a mix between banana and jackfruit. Delicious.
Juicy Fruit Collisions A combination of two fruit flavors. Strawberry/watermelon is tasty, but the texture is poorer than normal Wrigley's gum.
Rain-Blo Multi-flavored gumballs. Usually lose their flavor and become hard very quickly.
Spearmint Spearmint flavored gum. Very tasty. Wrigley's started adding green food coloring in the 2000s which actually made it slightly less appealing to me.
Super Bubble Wax paper wrapped plain pink bubble gum. Good flavor for a very short time before it becomes bland and hard.

Gummy / Chewy

Candy Notes
Black Forest Gummy Bears My favorite brand of gummy bears.
Bonds Fruit Pastilles Gummy candies coated in sugar. Basically, firm gumdrops, but made with real fruit juice. Better than most American gumdrops.
Candy Corn A chewy sugary candy shaped in a corn kernel-shaped pyramid, with orange, yellow, and white coloring. Pretty bland.
Cherri and Bubb Mike and Ike style candy with just cherry and bubble gum flavors. It was nice to have bubble gum, but cherry already existed in the original Mike and Ike, so it was redundant.
Circus Peanuts Bright orange marshmallow candies shaped like large peanuts. Very sweet with little flavor.
Crows Licorice flavored dots. Gross, unless you like licorice.
Dots Chewy gumdrops without any sugar coating. Flavors, in order of appreciation are: strawberry, cherry, lime, lemon, and orange.
Drumstick Squashies - Sour Cherry & Apple A hybrid of marshmallow and gummy. Good flavor and texture. Goofy name. They're not drumstick shaped, instead, they look like school erasers.
Fruit Salad Same texture and packaging as Star Burst, even to the point of using a tear drop, but only one flavor, a swirl of pineapple and raspberry. Sweet and chewy, but almost medicinal in taste.
Good & Fruity Like Good & Plenty, only with cherry flavored candy in the center instead of licorice, and a different flavored coating based on the color. Original flavors were raspberry, cherry, lime, lemon, and orange. In 1992, the center candy was changed to match the exterior color. The candy frequently goes out of production. It was brought back in 2008 with raspberry replaced with blue raspberry.
Good & Plenty Pink and white candy-coated licorice cylinders. Gross.
Haribo Gold-Bears Gummy bears that are a bit bland and hard. I prefer Blackforest.
Hi-Chew A chewy Japanese candy from assorted fruit flavors. It uses real fruit so the flavors are much more accurate than American candy. My favorite flavors are grape, apple, strawberry.
Hot Tamales Mike and Ike style candy, but all cinnamon. Nice flavor, decent heat, but gets boring with just one flavor.
Jelly Belly Jelly beans with dozens of flavors, many of which taste shockingly like their analog. I love these.
Jolly Joes Mike and Ike style candy of all grape. Gets boring fast.
Jolly Rancher Misfits Gummy candies with two flavors in each piece. Flavors include green apple/cherry, blue raspberry/watermelon, and strawberry/lemon. Candy uses proper Jolly Rancher flavors, and I like the gummy texture, but I would prefer if the flavors were separate.
Jujubes Semi-hard chewy candies in small cylinders. Flavors include (in order of appreciation): raspberry, lime, grape, lemon, orange. Usually too hard to enjoy.
Jujyfruits Semi-hard chewy candies in fruit shapes. Flavors include (in order of appreciation): raspberry, lime, lemon, orange, and anise. I like the idea, but I usually find they're too hard to appreciate because they get stuck in your teeth.
Kasugai Gummy Candy
Laffy Taffy Taffy in assorted flavors with lame jokes on the wrappers. The taffy has a good texture, and most of the flavors are good. Unfortunately, you rarely see flavors other than strawberry and banana, and the cheap packaging causes the taffy to harden very quickly.
Lem and Mel Mike and Ike style candy consisting of just lemon and watermelon flavors. The watermelon was a nice addition, but lemon was in the original, so it was redundant.
Mike and Ike Barrel-shaped candies with a chewy center and semi-hard shell. Flavors, from favorite to least, are: cherry, lime, orange, and lemon.
Mike and Ike - Mega Mix Mike and Ike with 10 fruit flavors including: Caribbean punch, strawberry-banana, paradise punch, grape soda, kiwi banana, mango delight, watermelon, pineapple banana, peach berry, and blue raspberry. Far more enjoyable than the regular mix.
Mary Jane Peanut and molasses chews. Very good.
Mentos Fruit I like the hard shell with a chewy center, but there are only three flavors, two of which are citrus: strawberry, orange, and lemon. Also, the flavors are randomly filled and seem to have far more strawberry.
Nordic Sweets Soft Raspberries Swedish raspberry gumdrops. They are bouncier than American gumdrops and require more pressure to chew through. Good highly sweet raspberry flavor.
Now and Later Shell Shocked Puts a smooth hard shell on Now and Laters and sold unwrapped in a bag of assorted flavors. Kind of nice because they don't dry out as badly as ordinary Now and Laters, but they're also considerably softer which takes away some of the fun of the candy. I don't care much for them, but I like the favorite in the following order: cherry, grape, apple, banana, and strawberry (which tastes strange).
Puchao Puchao are multi-textured chewy Japanese candies of assorted flavors. I've only tasted the cola and ramune flavors which have little pockets of fizzy powder in them. The ramune flavor is spot on, while the cola flavor is a bit bitter.
Spice Drops Gumdrops with spice and mint flavors. Different per manufacturer, but the usual flavors include cinnamon (red), wintergreen (green), clove (yellow), peppermint (white), orange (orange), and anise (purple).
Spree (Chewy) A chewy version of the normal candy. I like these slightly better than the hard ones.
Sweet Tarts, Chewy Round flat discs, much larger than a regular Sweet Tart, but with an added chewiness. I prefer these over the original.
Sweet Tarts - Mini Chewy Nice texture, but they don't taste all that great. More sour than flavor. Seems like there are more yellow and orange than any other color.
Sweet Tarts - Soft & Chewy Ropes The cherry punch straw is decent, but the cream inside is awful.
Tootsie Fruit Chews Chewy Tootsie Roll-shaped fruit candies with a harder shell in the flavors of lemon, lime, cherry, orange, and blue raspberry. They're the same artificial flavors as fruity Tootsie Roll candies. Enjoyable, but a little waxy.
Tootsie Fruit Chews Rolls Same consistency as a Tootsie Roll, but with alternate flavors. My favorite flavors in order of best to worst are vanilla, cherry, lime, orange, and lemon.
Trolli Sour Brite Crawlers Minis Bland, not very sour, only 3 flavors and they all taste similar.
Trolli Sour Brite Eggs Rubbery texture, not sour at all, only 3 flavors and they all taste similar, nice color fade though.
Turkish Taffy Taffy so hard you can shatter it, Flavors include chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and banana. I haven't had banana, but I love all the flavors I've tasted.
Twizzlers Bland waxy flavor. Original is strawberry, but they make other flavors.
Twizzlers Pull 'n' Peel Fun to eat at first, chewy, but not much flavor. Green apple: decent, cherry: acceptable, watermelon: bland.
Vimto Mini Fizzy Pencils I like the Vimto flavor, but the strawberry cream filling is awful.
Welch's Fruit Snacks - Berries 'N Cherries Flavors include: cherry, black cherry, blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, and strawberry.
Welch's Fruit Snacks - Island Fruits Flavors include: Passion fruit, fruit punch, strawberry-banana, kiwi, grapefruit, mango.
Welch's Fruit Snacks - Grape All grape gummies. Nice genuine grape flavor.
Welch's Fruit Snacks - Mixed Fruit Flavors include: Raspberry, grape, peach, strawberry, orange.
Welch's Fruit Snacks - Strawberry All strawberry gummies. The strawberry flavor is a bit bland and it's included in most other packages which is overkill.

Hard Candies

Candy Notes
Altoids Candy Sours Small hard candy sour drops of various fruit flavors sold in a circular tin. Flavors include: citrus, apple, raspberry, tangerine, mango, and passion fruit. I've only tasted a couple; they were okay.
Atomic Fireball A hot cinnamon jawbreaker. Too hot to be enjoyable.
Blow Pop Hard candy shell with bubblegum center. I love these. My favorite flavors are: cherry, blue raspberry, grape, watermelon, strawberry, apple.
Bonds Barley Sugar A sweet hard candy that's very familiar tasting, but still unique.
Bonds Rhubarb & Custard Hard candy with a mildly tart flavor. Pretty good, and, thankfully, doesn't taste much like real rhubarb.
Boston Baked Beans Sugar coated peanuts. I used to like them a lot as a child, but now I find they have an almost papery flavor.
Brach's Butterscotch Discs Enjoyable Buttery flavor and nice hard candy. What's not to love?
Brach's Cinnamon Discs Strong cinnamon flavor, nice hard candy. Simple but delicious.
Brach's Root Beer Barrels The flavor is a bit off, bu they're still enjoyable.
Candy Buttons Small candy blobs adhered to a sheet of paper. Despite their colors, they're often the same bland flavor. You usually end up eating a fair amount of paper trying to eat the buttons.
Candy Cigarettes Long cigarette-shaped white candy rods. Bland flavor, but the cigarette packaging helped children believe smoking was cool.
Charms Mini Pops Pretty awful suckers. They all have a strange chemical flavor. The bag advertises 12 flavors, but the vast majority are of only 6 flavors. Of them, the only one I like is fruit punch.
Dum Dums Small lollypops with a large variety of flavors. I used to like them more as a child, but now I find them to have a rather odd after taste. My favorite flavor is cream soda.
Harry Potter Candy
Jaw Busters A grape-sized multi-layered hard spherical candy. Kind of bland, but they last a long time.
Jolly Rancher Hard candy with a variety of flavors, most of which are delicious. Sold in a variety of shapes including long flat sticks, short flat sticks, smaller rectangular drops, and suckers. I prefer the smaller rectangular drops.
Lemonhead A hard lemon candy spheres with a slightly chewy coating. Sold individually as grape-sized candies and in a box with smaller chick pea-sized candies. Later flavors include Grapeheads, Cherryheads, Appleheads, and Orangeheads.
LifeSavers Small torus-shaped hard candies. I enjoy most of the flavors which include peppermint, wintergreen, assorted fruit (which have changed over the years), butter rum, orange mint, and several others. My favorite fruit flavors are: cherry, blackberry, pineapple, watermelon, and orange.
Necco Wafers Candy wafers of assorted flavors in a roll. My favorite flavors are: clove (purple), wintergreen (pink), cinnamon (white), chocolate (brown), lime (green), lemon (yellow), orange (orange), and licorice (black). You can also buy an all-chocolate roll.
Nerds Sugar crystals coated in a colorful candy shell. Originally sold in a box with two compartments, each with a different flavor. Over the years, many different flavors have been made, but they're generally sold now with just grape and strawberry. I liked these as a child, but now I find them to be too sweet.
Pop Rocks Candy crystal with cavities filled with slightly pressurized carbon dioxide. When the shell weakens, from coming into contact with silvia, the gas escapes with a small pop which creates a tingling sensation in your mouth. There are various flavors. While I like the idea of the candy, it's too expensive for the small amount you get in each pack.
Rain-Blo Pops Cheap knock-off of Blow Pops, but with worse flavors and less gum.
Red Hots Small hard cinnamon candies. Just enough cinnamon to become hot, but not so much to burn like Atomic Fireballs. Very enjoyable.
Ribbon Candy Hard candy with colorful bands folded into ribbons. Usually with spice and mint flavors. I love these around Christmas time.
Spree A disc-shaped candy with a bright glossy coating. Similar to a Sweet Tart, only more intense. Flavors are (in order of my favorite to least): cherry, grape, sour apple, lemon, and orange.
Sweet Tarts Powdered sugar flattened into hard discs. As the name suggests, they are both sweet and tart. My favorite is the blue, least-favorite is yellow.
Tic-Tac Fruit Adventure Assorted fruit-flavored Tic-Tacs. Favorite order is cherry, passion fruit, orange, and apple.
Tootsie Pop
Zotz Hard candy with a sour fizzy powder inside. It's a strange, but not unpleasant feeling. Comes in various flavors.


Candy Notes
Altoids A small, but powerful mint with a circular tablet shape and sold in a tin. I find these to be too strong and cause me mild nausea. Other flavors include cinnamon, wintergreen, and spearmint, which I don't find to be as strong. Rarer flavors that I haven't tried include ginger, licorice, creme de menthe, and cool honey.
Starbrite Peppermint Discs Basically a candy cane in disc form. Boring and too strong a flavor. Gives me nausea after only a couple.
Starbrite Spearmint Discs A spearmint-flavored disc. Fairly boring, but better than the peppermint.
Junior Mints Small chocolate discs with a peppermint filling. Decent, but not as good as a York Peppermint Pattie.
Life Savers Mints Various mint flavors in Life Savers form. My favorites are orange mint, wint-o-green, pep-o-mint, and sweet mint.
Mentos Mint Good texture, nice minty flavor.
Red Bird Peppermint Candy Puffs A crunchy mint that easily falls apart when you chew it and has a mild peppermint flavor. I love these because, unlike most peppermint candies, they're not overpowering.
Tic-Tac Mints Various flavors of mint in tiny candies. My favorite flavors are wintergreen, orange, cinnamon, and fresh mint.
York Peppermint Pattie A peppermint patty coated with dark chocolate. Very enjoyable and good texture.


Candy Notes
Fun Dip Flavored powered sugar with citric acid (similar to Pixy Stix) in little pouches to be eaten with the included candy sticks which are also powered sugar pressed into a long tablet. You lick the stick to get it wet, dip it in the powder which sticks to the wet stick, and then eat the powder off the stick. Originally called Lik-M-Aid and sold with four flavors: cherry, grape, lime, and orange. When I ate it as a child, it was called Fun Dip and sold with three flavors in a long pack. Now, there are all sorts of flavors.
Pixy Stix Flavored powered sugar and citric acid in a paper straw. Not much flavor, but fun to eat by emptying the powder and sucking it up through the straw. Several flavors have been made over the years. When I was a kid my favorite flavors in order were punch (blue), cherry, grape, lime, and orange. Now, packages are sold with only four flavors: punch, cherry, strawberry, and orange. The powder is very similar to Fun Dip, and the flavors are very similar to Sweet Tarts.