Many of us have a favorite piece of candy, and for older people, it is often a type of candy that they liked when younger. Inevitably, a lot of candy that was popular many years ago can be difficult to find in stores, and sadly some of it is no longer manufactured. When you do come across a favorite type of candy unexpectedly, it can be satisfying.
Of course, there are many different kinds of candy, not all of it sweet, although if you like gummies or sour candy, you are in the minority. Common ingredients include peanut butter, caramel, nuts and chocolate, and some of us insist on eating certain candy at certain times of the year, or after a particular meal. Some holidays have a certain type or brand of candy associated with it; for example, at Easter, many of us like to eat jelly beans, chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps. There is no shortage of sweet treats that we like to consume around Christmas, including candy canes and ribbon candy. Many of us like to give or receive chocolates on Valentine’s Day, and Hershey’s Kisses are especially popular. Lighter candy, such as something fruit flavored is often preferred during the summer months.
Many of us like our chocolate to be the best there is, which often means those brands that are imported from Switzerland and Belgium. Others will tell you that you cannot get any better than a Milky Way or a 100 Grand bar.
Fire balls are well known for their strong cinnamon taste, and many people simply cannot eat them. Even hotter are Atomic fireballs which have brought tears to the eyes of those who tried them. However, these hot sweets are often popular with firefighters who share them with kids when they are talking about fire safety.
Sugar was the main ingredient of many old fashioned candies, which a lot of older people can remember enjoying. These include lollipops, licorice and sour balls and many people were only allowed to eat them as a special treat. Today, children seem to eat candy all the time and certainly do not regard it as a treat.