With Bacon And M&Ms, Resort Makes Couple Feel At Home

With Bacon And M&Ms, Resort Makes Couple Feel At Home


When making a hotel reservation online, there’s a box where you can type in any special requests you have for your stay. Do you need down-free pillows? A cot, if the hotel doesn’t charge extra for them? You could ask there. One vacationing Redditor, though, took the opportunity to see whether anyone reads that box at all.  [More]

Palmer Candy Company Takes Fresh Chocolates Very, Very Seriously

Palmer Candy Company Takes Fresh Chocolates Very, Very Seriously

The Twin Bing Bar has nothing to do with search engines or browser toolbars, but is a candy bar only available regionally in parts of the Midwest. Reader Matt tells us that we should be very sad about that, because it’s a delicious treat that everyone should get to try. He picked one up at a gas station, and was disappointed: it was stale. He was so disappointed that he contacted the company, and received a whole box of candies for his trouble. [More]

(Vivienne Gucwa)

Study Funded By Candy Trade Group Says Eating Candy Often Won’t Definitely Make You Fat

Has anyone invented a time machine so I can go back to all those occasions when my parents informed me that I couldn’t have candy for dinner because it’s not good for you? I need to tell them all about the results of this fascinating new study funded by the National Confectioners Association which says that eating candy frequently is totally cool and probably won’t result in pesky side effects like “elevated waist circumference.” [More]

Irish Snack Fans Can’t Get Enough Cheese And Onion Potato Chip-Flavored Chocolate Bars

Irish Snack Fans Can’t Get Enough Cheese And Onion Potato Chip-Flavored Chocolate Bars

Even though this is America, we are not the top country as far as wacky and amazing snack foods go. No, that would probably be Japan. But Ireland is making a serious run at the title, since their citizens are currently going mad for chocolate bars flavored with bits of cheese and onion potato chips. [More]

(Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie)

“Let’s Read” And 8 Other Retired Sayings Your Sweetheart Candies Won’t Say Today

While we’re unsure if anyone has secured a promise of love or even a date by way of candy heart in the 147 years since Sweetheart candies have been around, we are pretty darn certain that such a thing has never been accomplished via fax. Which is why the makers of the iconic heart candies, Necco, has retired plenty of sayings in the past. Somehow “FAX ME,” “LET’S READ” and “YOU ARE GAY” failed to inspire romantic ardor, it seems. [More]

(FOX 9 News)

Man Who Reported Defective Candy 60 Years Ago Finally Gets Replacement Salted Nut Rolls

For anyone who’s complained to a company about a faulty product and never had the sweet sense of resolution, just be patient. It might take 60 years, as one Minnesota man found out decades after writing to a candy company about a defective Salted Nut Roll candy bar. There’s a maxim for this and it goes something like, “if at first you don’t succeed in getting replacement candy, try again decades later.” [More]

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City Government Busts Old-Timey Soda Fountain For Selling Old-Timey Candy Cigarettes

As a child of the ’80s raised by a pair of reformed smokers, I never had candy cigarettes. They weren’t common when I was growing up, and even if they had been, I wouldn’t have been allowed to have them. You may be surprised to learn that they still exist. Until recently, you could buy them at a retro old-timey soda fountain in St. Paul, Minnesota. Until Big Government swooped in and told the owner that the candy cigs had to go, because they’re illegal. [More]

How jolly.

Perhaps You Need A Jolly Rancher-Scented Jar Candle

There’s something very distinctive about the artificial watermelon flavor of Jolly Ranchers. It’s distinctive, and somehow defines fake watermelon without tasting very much like a real-life watermelon at all. Also, my teeth hurt just thinking about it.

Now you can fill your home with that aroma, if that’s something that it had ever occurred to you to do. It’s all thanks to the Jolly Rancher scented jar candle. Which it probably had never occurred to you even existed, or had a reason to. [More]

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Spangler Candy Company Delights Autistic Child, Comforts Struggling Family

At this time of year, Spangler may be best known for their candy canes, but they’re also the company behind cheap, tiny, flavorful Dum Dums lollipops. Normally, these candies come in a large bag of assorted flavors, which the discerning candy-eater will then paw through to find the cream soda-flavored ones. What you may not know is that at the company’s web site, you can find tubs of single flavors. When Rebecca learned this, she ordered up a few for her son, who is autistic and has obsessive-compulsive disorder. A single container of his favorite flavor? Perfect for him. Rebecca wrote to the company to tell them how happy this product made her son. Then they wrote back. [More]

(Vivienne Gucwa)

Parents Find Out The Hard Way That Yes, A Kid Can Blow Your Life Savings On Candy

As a kid, I used to dream of taking a wad of cash — maybe even $100! — and blowing it all on candy. Chocolate, gummies, lollipops, Bit-O-Honey, whathaveyou. But a nine-year-old boy in the Ukraine had far loftier goals in mind. He got his candy-loving hands on his parents’ life savings and blew the whole thing on a sweet spree. [More]

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Kids Will Gorge Themselves On Anywhere From 3,500 To 7,000 Calories This Halloween

When you’re a kid at Halloween it’s like, “Calories? What’s a calorie? Sounds boring. I’m going to put more Reese’s in my mouth now.” Even if kids aren’t aware of what they’re ingesting, the reality is there’s a lot going into their young systems: The average child will eat 3,500 to 7,000 calories worth of treats on Halloween night. That explains the sugar-fueled laps I used to run around our house after trick-or-treating. [More]

The Secretly Awesome Design Of The Ordinary Tic-Tac Box

The Secretly Awesome Design Of The Ordinary Tic-Tac Box

We roll our eyes at instructions on totally mundane objects. “I’m an adult,” a hypothetical person might say. “I know how to strike a match.” Or inflate a balloon. Or apply shampoo to my head. Maybe the ordinary person isn’t as smart as we’d like to think, though. There are millions of boxes of Tic-Tacs circulating out there right this minute, but most people have no idea how to actually dispense the tiny torpedoes of freshness. [More]

Why Does This Candy Bar Have Three Different Prices?

Why Does This Candy Bar Have Three Different Prices?

It’s time for yet another exciting installment of “No, seriously, how much does this item cost?”
In the case of these candy bars that Victor found at a Walgreens store, the shelf tags would actually make sense if it weren’t for that “2 for $1″ label on the product’s package. [More]

M&M's Is Really Nice After Accidentally Triggering Your Mint Allergy

M&M's Is Really Nice After Accidentally Triggering Your Mint Allergy

How do you win over a customer after you’ve just accidentally triggered their mint allergy? M&M’s have figured the answer: lots of apologies and lots of free coupons. [More]

12-Year-Old Finds Unexpectedly Racy Valentine's Conversation Heart

12-Year-Old Finds Unexpectedly Racy Valentine's Conversation Heart

As a literal-minded, sugar-crazed child, near Valentine’s Day I always wondered whether you could have an entire conversation with conversation hearts, the chalky seasonal candy. (You really can’t.) A 12-year-old California girl says that she recently found an unexpected dirty message in her bag of candy hearts, and her parents notified a local TV station just in case it might happen to other families, too. [More]

King Soopers Defends Easter Creep

King Soopers Defends Easter Creep

End displays of Cadbury eggs cropping up in supermarkets in December have had our readers doing double-takes. First there’s Christmas creep, then we had Halloween and Thanksgiving creep, but Easter creep? Yes, because you demanded it to be so, says King Soopers. [More]

"Pure Chocolate" Does Not Exist, EU Court Rules

"Pure Chocolate" Does Not Exist, EU Court Rules

There’s no such thing as “pure chocolate,” says a European Union high court, and the phrase cannot appear on the front of candy packages. [More]

Dentists Launch Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program

Dentists Launch Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program

A pair of Philadelphia-area dentists want to pay you cash for whatever Halloween candy you have left and send it overseas to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. [More]