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Tell Us About Your Favorite Candy

Patch wants to know what you love to eat and drink.

As Halloween approaches, all thoughts turn to sugar, and if you're like most people, you'll buy the kind of candy that you like to eat, if nothing more than to stave off boredom in between rings of the doorbell.

On which side of the fence do you fall? Are you enamored of the fruity varieties like Starburst or Skittles? Or are you in the chocolate camp — the M&Ms, the Snickers and the Milky Ways? Or, perhaps, are you that rare consumer of the circus peanut or candy corn, or some other much-derided Halloween candy that disappears during the rest of the year.

Maybe your tastes are more sophisticated, and you only enjoy candy from a high end shop. If so, let us know where you get your treats and which ones you can't live without.

Each Tuesday, Patch will throw out a different category of food or drink and ask you to tell us about your favorites.  So join in the conversation, and let's talk about the sweet stuff!

Deb L. October 25, 2011 at 10:35 AM
Junior Mints, York Peppermint Patties, Dark Choc. Kit Kats!
Susan Schoenberger (Editor) October 25, 2011 at 02:17 PM
Dark chocolate Milky Ways. They're hard to find, but they are a notch above all other Halloween candy in my book.
Ted Glanzer (Editor) October 25, 2011 at 04:02 PM
OK, this is the one area that I consider myself an expert. Good ol' fashioned Snickers are the solid single up the middle. But if you are really looking for a treat, try the awfully named Zagnut or Zero bars. They're freakin' delicious.
Lisa Lenkiewicz October 25, 2011 at 07:28 PM
Can't live without Hershey Kisses.
Rick Liftig October 25, 2011 at 10:53 PM
This is a public service announcement from your dentist: Just as retailers have "Black Friday" and accountants have "April 15th", we dentists have Halloween! Understand that I adore candy; I have four crowns three root canals and countless fillings... so I know the field well. Here's my advice for those over 40 - stay away from the following: Sugar Daddy's, Milk Duds, toffees, taffys, frozen milky ways, frozen snickers, frozen anything, warheads sweet tarts, sour patch kids, lollipops. You are safest with chocolate and ice cream. Many of those candies on the list break teeth with abandon, the sour ones remove calcium form the teeth and cause decay and sensitivity, and the all day suckers (including cough drops, altoids and tictacs) bathe the mouth in sugar. So that being said, my wife got this big bag of Hershey's Nuggets <G>! Don't forget to brush. This has been a public service message from your dentist!
Ted Glanzer (Editor) October 25, 2011 at 11:34 PM
Rick, I'm looking for a loophole here. You're talking about those "over 40" not people who ARE 40, right? So I can still eat sour candy with reckless abandon, no?
Rick Liftig October 26, 2011 at 12:19 AM
Absolutely, Ted. And the loophole is, no matter how sinful you've been, a trained dentist can fix you up! (but stay away from those untrained dentists).
Ronni Newton October 26, 2011 at 12:33 PM
Since I am over 40, I was very glad not to see my personal favorite – M&M's, on Rick's list of forbidden sweets!
Rick Liftig October 26, 2011 at 12:41 PM
Enjoy your M&Ms! I will too. And then I'll brush my teeth. Oh yeah, and then I'll get back on the treadmill, too.

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