I need Halloween Candy! Anybody want to trade or sell me some?
Sep. 15th, 2009 @ 03:09 pm
Halloween is getting close....
And as always... I have to beg and grovel for Halloween candy.... I NEED MAH FIX!
Spain doesn't really have Halloween, it's the day the show horror movies on TV and some people dress up for parties... But it's not a proper Halloween yet.... Sometimes we get kids who ask for candy but they don't wear a costume.... XP
Anyway, Spain doesn't have proper Halloween candy either! So...
If there is anybody out there who is willing to buy some and send them to me and I'll PayPal the costs? Or... We could do a trade?! Spain doesn't have that much candy that's actually made in Spain, we have two brands of chocolates, Spanish Smarties, Spanish M&M's, caramelized nuts that we call garapiñados... The rest is either made in Italy or Northern Europe....
What I really want is candy corn, Twizzlers, taffy, chewy stuff... Baby Ruth... That's about all the US candy I know I can name that I like?
So... if you're willing to help me out, please reply or contact me? ^_^;
I wouldn't mind getting you some, it's starting to appear in my grocery store - my store stocks lots of the bags of variety candies, I know that the LaffyTaffy usually comes in a bag with Runts (Small crunchy tart fruity nugget things), Tootsie Rolls (chocolate taffy), and suckers with tootsie roll in the center (Tootsie Pops). I can get you giant bags of Twizzlers, 2 pound, 5 pound, in tons of flavors, strawberry, cinnamon fire, watermelon, chocolate, sometimes you can find green apple. Baby Ruth, I can get you full sized, mini sized, and I think I can get an assortment with Snickers bars (like baby ruth but with a nougat inside as well), and maybe 3 Musketeers (a fluffy creme nougat with a chocolate shell). Sometimes the 3 Musketeers come in Mint, which are SUPER GOOD.
LOL, If you need American Candy, ask a fat hypoglycemic!
Oh, and do you know if you like malted milk powder? If so, you might like Whoppers, they are small crunchy balls of milk powder dipped in chocolate.
Candy corn is good, but you've GOT to try the candy pumpkins! Made of the same stuff, but a larger size, so the middle is smooth and the outside is the candycorn texture, slick but soft.
I looooove european candy, I'd be willing to try caramelized nuts - about the only european candy I've ever tried that I don't like is Katjes Salzige Heringe, and who on EARTH wants to make a black licoriche candy that tastes like spoiled salty fish... ugh, I am German in heritage, but not a fan of that particular German candy! If you get Ritter bars in Spain, THOSE are my favorites! And marzipan. Why doesn't America like marzipan? I'd never even tasted it until I was 20 and married into a German family who actually eats ethnic German foods (yeah, I know, marzipan started in Russia, but they love it in Germany)...
Anyhow. long response, but I can totally get you candy!
Also appropriate is that my daughter and I are watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory right now!
They have that many varieties of Twizzlers? *drools*
Snickers are pretty common here, but I suppose they are few variants in the US?
I don't think I've ever had a Musketeer?
Malted Milk Powder? I think Maltesses (I might have spelled them wrong) are made of that?
Oh! I think we have something called Ritter chocolate bars over here! I don't think I can get fish flavored licorice though...
Marzipan is something customary for Christmas, but I think it can be found in some bakeries at any time? I'm pretty sure I bought marzipan from one once?
So... I'm pretty sure that the bakery next down should have marzipan and there should be Ritter Sport too? :3
Oh, and I have to see if they are still available, but a month or so ago, I saw a limited edition Fudge Snickers bar, where the stuff inside is fudgey with the caramel and nuts, it was GOOD.
I don't think I've have fudge EVER in my entire life!
So... do we make a list of what each other wants and start looking and report later?
I feel kinda bad because I want more things than you do... Maybe I can just buy more? ^_^;
WHAT????????? OMG Ok, I will make you some home-made fudge and send that along. How can you liiiiive without delicious, yummy fudge???
Lolol, I don't need lots of candy, I'd rather just go buy you 20 bucks worth and get a few things in return. I get to sneak candy from my kids, now that they are big enough to go trick or treating.
Well, we don't even have a Spanish word for fudge... It has Marshmellow Fluff in it, right? That would explain it, we don't have that kind of stuff in Spain!
Like I said, I like chewy juicy things like taffy or Fruit Rolls, jelly beans, red licorice, candy bars with caramel and nuts... I bet you have a billions treats that would interest me that I don't even know of...
Oh yeah! Candy corn! It won't be Halloween without Candy Corn! XD
And you want Marzipan and Ritter Sports chocolate? Anything else?
I'll probably need some bubble wrap to preven the marzipans from being squished?
Hmm, yah, bubble wrap might be a good idea.
Now, do you like sour and juicy? Or no sour things? I have some favorite jelly beans I know of you will love... :-D
There's a local candy shop around here that makes some divine chocolate nut candies, I'll have to head over there and get some for you, the hand made stuff is really high quality.
Peanut butter and chocolate together - yes, or no?
I think I've had sour Japanese candy?
Peanut butter and chocolate together? YES!
I think I can get some nuts covered in caramel or some sort of sugar glazing but they might be only on sale for Xmas? :|
|Date:||September 15th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)|| |
american candy tastes like chalk why would you want to eat it????
I know what kind of candy you're talking about, stuff like the valentine's hearts? But only US (or maybe I've never seen it elsewhere) has the juicy chewy yummy candy like Fruit Rolls and Laffy Taffy!
Ugh, candy hearts and Necco wafers are bleaurgh. Now you like Twizzlers, but have you had Red Vines before? I like them so much more, they are less waxy flavored. But they only come in red and black.
I've never tasted that brand of licorice, but I only like red... or anything but black?
|Date:||September 15th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)|| |
no I mean all that stuff esp anything with chocolate, ugh, I use to walk miles when I lived in NY to get Irish or British chocolate. If you want chewy type sweets try a good handful of fizzy cola bottles or eatie yolks.
I agree that American chocolate is nasty (except Godiva), but their chocolate bars... are pretty nice!
I always bring as much Cadbury as I can when I go to the UK, but Milka is just about as good as Cadbury.
Are fizzy cola bottles, gummy bottles with some sort of strange fizzy sugar on it? I think we have those? I have no idea what an eatie yolk is though...
|Date:||September 15th, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)|| |
isn't Godiva Belgian?
yeah fizzy cola bottles are jelly cola bottles just really really fizzy and then there's giant fizzy cola bottles, haven't had one in years as they are made with gealtain and the veggies ones don't taste as nice. eatie yolks are like the penny sweet version of cadbury's cream eggs.
That would explain why it's actually good! Strage, I've only seen them once in America?
You can make gummy candies without gelatin? I didn't know that!
Oh well, I've had Cadbury Creme Eggs before, since the UK thing is so close to Easter I always try to pick up as many as I can find!
Plain chocolate? True, american chocolate by itself is pretty blah - I'm a fan of Mexican chocolate with cinnamon and chile in it, and pretty much any German chocolate. The American candy bars, though, the ones filled with random stuff, are good when you're in the mood for it. I really like the limited edition candies that come out, like white chocolate Reeses peanut butter cups, and dark chocolate Snicker's bars - things like that. But of course, they don't stick around long :(
Mexican chocolate with cinnamon... and chile?!
Oooh! I had nearly forgotten about Reese's Pieces, it's just peanut butter and chocolate, but it's so yummy! <3
I think sometimes you just want something different. I actually quite miss a lot of the weird candies you can get when you live close to Mexico, but people where I live now think they all sound disgusting.
I have to do some shopping this afternoon, so unless you want add something I'll try to get some:
-Ritter Sport chocolate
Am I forgetting anything? :3
|Date:||September 15th, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)|| |
hey bro, get me some candy too! I'll pay for my share of expenses :P
Don't worry it looks like I'll have more than enough candy! XD