Thursday, November 30, 2006
I know I’m in the minority about red candy now for sure! But I really wanted to know what sort of red candy folks like.
I honestly thought that Cherry would win, but was pleased to see that Strawberry pulled it out. (I’m okay with strawberry, they’re great as a Gummi Bear flavor, after all.) I was also impressed at the strong showing that Watermelon made.
For the record, my favorite red flavor is Cinnamon.
I have no clue who these Steak Tartar folks are!
Were there any red flavors that I left out?
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
The most important part of Candy Season is not the special candies that are available, but the sales after the Candy Holiday is over. Halloween marks the start of Candy Season.
As Halloween is the first holiday of the Candy Season, the most important part of it is November 1st when the shelves and bins are filled with 50% off signs for merchandise that was coveted just the day before. All those things that you might have been scared to try at retail prices are suddenly not such a gamble.
I’m not usually content with 50% off, I like to gamble and wait a week or more for the 75% off sale. I especially like finding candy corn for 10 cents a bag.
From the poll results it seems I’m not alone in my pursuit of the after holiday bargain, more than half of you said that you grab the Halloween treats ... and part of me wants you all to stay away from the stores I frequent so that the stuff will get marked down further!
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
The results are in on the latest poll and I have to say, Candy Blog readers are generous.
Other industry polls have said that kids prefer chocolate candies in their treat bags and most folks who were opening their doors to the munchkins were handing out at least some chocolate.
(I’m guessing the toothbrushes and raisins folks are joking and I’m certainly wondering what “way better stuff” actually is. I saw some forums talking about giving out matchbox cars or pez dispensers.)
I was very happy to see ten folks going green! I would have gone green except I ate all my organic and fair trade samples already ... all the other candy I gave out were also leftover samples and stuff from photography projects. Remember, regifting is green, too.
Some folks were a little surprised that there were so many people not giving out candy this year, but I’ll chalk that up to not being in the right neighborhood, not being home that night or living in a country that does not have Trick-or-Treating.
So, weigh in here if you want to elaborate on any of your votes!
Monday, October 16, 2006
So this was the first poll here at Candy Blog, and I wanted to start simple.
The poll question was about what your favorite candy bar is and I used the top ten selling candy bars as the possible choices. The most surprising thing, of course, was that the number two selling candy bar, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, was by far the winner.
Other interesting things were how unpopular the non-nut bars were. The least popular bars on the list were Nestle Crunch and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate.
I hope you enjoyed the poll. Polls are purely for fun and only represent people who agree to answer the question, happen to visit Candy Blog and are in no way scientific.
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