Is this the most popular Christmas Candy?
Written by Marv Parker

Candy Canes: Iconic Christmas Candy??

Yep, I’m looking for what most people would consider the premiere Christmas Candy image. Right now, most input that I’m getting suggests that the noble Candy Cane is the number one Christmas confection. But, I will continue in my search, right up to Christmas eve at which time I will announce the final verdict. Photo [...]

December 6, 2010 0
Written by Marv Parker

Finally Found An Old Favorite!

My friend Barry alerted me to one of his favorite candies, one that I had never tried: the Zagnut. He has some difficulty finding them in Missouri but I was amazed over the weekend to find them here in Northern California, in Petaluma at Powell’s candy store. So, acting in the interest of furthering my [...]

December 6, 2010 0
Written by Marv Parker

Thanksgiving Candy Choices

So, is there an official Thanksgiving candy?   Not sure, but I do know that there are a lot of retro candy bars to enjoy. Relive those childhood moments of joy!! What fun to discover once again the candy you loved as a kid. And Thankfully, there are many that are still around to enjoy, for [...]

November 22, 2010 0
Written by Marv Parker

Whatever Happened to…?

One of the only dark chocolate candies I liked as a kid (in fact, maybe the only dark chocolate candy made!) was the Forever Yours candy bar. Nougat, caramel, not nuts, covered with dark chocolate. I didn’t eat it often, I was still hooked on milk chocolates, especially ones with peanuts, but I enjoyed it. [...]

November 21, 2010 0
Written by Marv Parker

Chocolate in Spain

Several years ago I and the wife spent a wonder two weeks traveling in southern Spain, known as the Andalucia region. We had great tapas in Sevile, white asparagus and vino tinto in Rhonda and in Nerja, on the Med, just east of Mallaga, I had my first taste of Milka chocolate, with hazlenuts in [...]

November 19, 2010 0
Moon Pies
Written by Marv Parker

Question of the Day

Is a Moon Pie candy? I was raised in the South, Georgia mostly, and eating a Moon Pie was no big deal, just another fun dessert. I certainly at them like candy. No thought given in those days of what they might be made of…. just cared that they were sweet and had a chocolatey [...]

November 17, 2010 0
Badger Claws
Written by Marv Parker

Badger Claws Part of the Cowpie Family!

Friends from Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin brought me a new candy to try earlier this month. They know I’m a big fan of Cowpies so they brought this addition to the Baraboo Candy co. lineup: Badger Claws! Red color of box matches the team colors of the U of Wisconsin, Madison, whose mascot is (surprise) the [...]

October 25, 2010 0
Candy corn
Written by Marv Parker

Looking Ahead for Candy Opportunities

Season and Thoughts Turning to Halloween. The hot season for candy is approaching, starting with the ritual of free candy, then cruising toward the granddaddy of all, the Christmas holidays. But first lets look at Halloween candy, since it’s already in the stores. If I had to choose one image that conjures up all the [...]

September 16, 2010 0
Written by Marv Parker

So Why Is It Called Salt Water Taffy?

When It doesn’t have any salt water in it? I found myself asking that old question again this past weekend while driving along the coastal town of Bodega Bay which, of course being by the ocean, has a candy store with a big enticing sign. So I decided to so some research. According to Wikipedia [...]

August 31, 2010 0
Written by Marv Parker

Cowpies – A Favorite Treat!

I know, you’re saying, “huh?” Truth be told, Cowpies are a favorite candy of mine… the ones that come from Baraboo Candies in Baraboo, Wisconsin. I discovered them several years ago when visiting my wife’s family. They are made of caramel, pecans and a chocolate coating; three of my favorite ingredients. Using honest to goodness [...]

August 27, 2010 0
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