Candy Swap: bring on the sugar rush

Candy SwapAndrea over at a peek inside the fish bowl is hosting a Candy Swap. How cool is that!

So bring on the sugar rush, turn up the soundtrack from Empire Records, and let’s get silly round here.

Wanna play?  Sign up with AT by June 10th, post your responsed on your blog and let the sweetness flow!!!!

* Candy Swap 2006 Questionnaire

1) When I was a kid, Halloween was all about:  a) collecting as much candy as I could  ++
Then counting, collating and keeping it from mom – as per my previous comment on Creampuff Revolution (which I would link to if Creampuff would include a search function on her blog so I could find it!!!  link inserted )

2) What is more important to you: quality, or quantity?

Quantity and Quality and let’s not forget variety…. but if I absolutely must pick one… sigh… variety.

3) If you were on a desert island (haha, I wrote “dessert island” but that would be a totally different question now wouldn’t it?) and could only have one sweet treat, which would it be?

“If” I were on a deserted island, geeze let me imagine. Oh, it’s so hard.  These questions will never be quite as fun for me ever again…

Every time I got off the island I stocked up on Cherry Twists, or in lex-language “Red Wigglies” at the Gondola Point Grocery.  John & Cathy would throw in the broken ones for me, pretending that they couldn’t sell those ones, so I always ended up with twice as many as I actually paid for.

4) You arrive at “Dessert Island” – where you discover a river of pudding flowing freely through a swamp of Cool Whip. No one is watching. What do you do?

Oh, I’m going to lose Candy Swap points on this one.  I’d drain the river and throw out the pudding. YUCK! Pudding! Ick.

I’d pack the swamp of Cool Whip into these perfect sized tubes and freeze all but one… that way I’d never, ever, run out of Cool Whip.  That is of course assuming I had electricity on Dessert Island.

4) Sweet, sour, or savoury?

Sweet – but not too sweet.  Though Sweet & Salt is a pretty damned fine combo!!!

5) Sex or chocolate?

Sex and chocolate?  Sex.

6) What kind of candy, if any, would you turn down if someone offered?

Turkish delight, anything with coconut, eatmore bars, carob anything, sour most things, goommy anything, fake cinnamon flavoured stuff, oh – those horrible yellow banana things… can I still play or am I entering anti-candy-swap territory?

7) You’re at the grocery store, you’re children/husband/pets have been The.Worst.Ever. They’re throwing cans at each other, tripping little old ladies, taking bites out of the produce and putting them back in the bins, and piercing the milk bags with diaper pins. You feel yourself getting woozy. That vein in your forehead is throbbing. You need an immediate sugar kick before you do something crazy. What do you reach for?

Snicker’s Bar and a Coke.  Then a big can of Whoop Ass from Aisle 3.

8) What are your feelings regarding Thrills gum, ribbon candy, scotch mints, and other “grandma candies”?

I kinda like the soapy flavour of Thrills. As for the rest, it’s a leave it, leave it attitude.  Though I’m kinda of fond of violet pastilles.  But my grannie’s never ate those. For that matter I don’t remember either grandmother eating candy.  One liked vodka, and the other baked the most scrumptious cookies – hermits and shortbreads. Oddly enough, that side of the family has had a history of weight issues… hunh.

9) How adventurous are you? Do spicy dried mealworms or candy-coated crickets give you the willies, or are you willing to try anything once?

Pretty adventurous.  Besides I am willing to get anything in the mail once.  Was there a rule that we had to eat everything that was sent?

9) Do you have dentures or other dental issues? Do you have a good dental plan?

No, no, yes – and a dentist with a sense of humour.

My first tagging: Creampuff, Moggy, Vicki, Venus, Tara, Deadrobot – you could sign up Sharkboy … Hell you should all get in on this one… candy – in the mail!!!  How outstandingly cool.

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

6 thoughts on “Candy Swap: bring on the sugar rush

  • May 25, 2006 at 4:30 pm

    OMg … too funny! And I’m going to be laughing about the can of whoop ass all day.
    I’m glad you’re playing along !

  • May 25, 2006 at 4:42 pm

    Yeesh, peer pressure from a blog. All right I’ll go over to the site and sign up. I’ve been mulling it for a day now anyway.

  • May 26, 2006 at 4:19 pm

    andrea – I’m glad I’m playing along too.
    vicki – glad I can finally be a part of the peer pressure generation!
    roro – I knew you’d like it. Too bad it’s not a donut swap, but then we’d have freshness issues.

  • June 17, 2006 at 9:45 pm

    Lex – in order to send you your huge batch of pudding covered, cinnamon flavoured turkish delight, could you please send me your address?
    Melissa 🙂

  • June 29, 2006 at 7:18 am

    Candy Swap Package

    Woo Hoo!! My Candy Swap Package from Melissa arrived today in a Canada Post rush package.  She even included the nicest card. I can’t wait to rip those boxes open.  One is French inspired chocolates the other is Roman inspired


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