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15 July 2011 @ 12:38 pm
Friday Fun Poll: Candy  
I'm dooooomed! I just recently discovered that Reese's makes ice cream bars! Peanut butter ice cream covered in chocolate! They're exactly as yummy as they sound at second! (After getting over the "peanut butter ice cream? SRSLY?" response.)

In related news, the store was also having a sale on regular Reese's candy, so i picked up some of those as well. I happened to notice on the packaging that they've actually trademarked the color orange. Only as a background color on candy packaging yes, but still, they've trademarked orange!

In any case however, it seems that Reese's is trying to single-handedly destroy my health this week. Which got me thinking, if i had to stick with just one kind of candy for the rest of my life, what would i go with? Reese would certainly be a contender, but then so would Willy Wonka. And then i figured hey, i haven't done a poll for awhile, let's get everyone involved! :)

After a little more thinking about what exactly "one kind" means, i decided to go with advertised brand. So if you pick Hershey or Nestle you get everything that says "Hershey" or "Nestle" in reasonably big letters on the front of the packaging, not anything with "A product of the [whichever] group" on the back in tiny letters along with the rest of the legal information. (Although interestingly even if that were allowed my choice still wouldn't be easy, since Hershey owns Reese and Nestle owns Willy Wonka.) This does make it a little hard on some companies (Mars in particular) that don't do a lot of cross-product branding on their products, but it's the only way i can think of that still provides a reasonable number of choices.

And since the definition of candy can be a bit hazy, i'm going to go with "any sweet snack food," so things like Twinkies are included. Although i admit that part of the reason for making that concession is that thinking about the basic idea immediately brought Zombieland to mind :)

So, who knows what would bring about this strange scenario, but if your only option for sweet snack food for the rest of your life was just one advertising brand, which would you want?

Poll #1762001 If you were stuck with one brand of snack food for the rest of your life, which would you pick?

Pick one

Hershey
2(16.7%)
Nestle
0(0.0%)
Reese
3(25.0%)
Willy Wonka
1(8.3%)
Just Born
0(0.0%)
M&M
2(16.7%)
Little Debbie
1(8.3%)
Hostess
0(0.0%)
Keebler
1(8.3%)
Nabisco
0(0.0%)
Oreo (May actually have Nabisco branding on the packaging, not sure about that.)
0(0.0%)
Some other brand that I will detail below
0(0.0%)
There's a specific non-affiliated candy bar that I just couldn't live without that I will detail bellow
2(16.7%)
I don't eat sweets
0(0.0%)
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Kirin: CoffeeAndAlcoholkirinn on July 15th, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
If I had to pick from your named ones, I'd actually probably go with Reese's. But if I get anything I'd pick one of several hippy brands that make many interestingly flavored bars of dark chocolate.


Last time we went out to a movie, akiko bought me a Reese's ice cream bar! <3
Avaniavani on July 15th, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
+1 to the hippy brands made of real food :)
Laura Parkinson: Broodingstormfeather on July 15th, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
I'd probably go with Cadbury, if that didn't mean that I'd be without candy for like 9 or 10 months out of the year.
DonAithnendonaithnen on July 15th, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
Well as long as we're going with unrealistic scenarios, we could presume that you'd be able to get ahold of their non-US candy. Or you could just move to the UK :)
Chaos Never Blinkssithjawa on July 15th, 2011 11:08 pm (UTC)
I could probably go the rest of my life on Trader Joe's branded sweets. *snuggles mini peanut butter cups*
academicerrificmerchimerch on July 16th, 2011 12:17 am (UTC)
I'd say Cadbury would be a good one (though it's now subsumed by Hershey)
rowrrowr on July 16th, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
yeah I love the cadbury cream eggs too... i have restricted myself to buying them once a year. has anyone else noticed that they've gotten smaller over the years?? Anyway reeses for the win in this poll! <3 I guess 'jars of nutella eaten with a spoon' don't really count as candy, otherwise I would vote for that. :D
Beth Leonardbeth_leonard on July 18th, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
I was very torn between M&M's and Haagen Daas Ice cream bars. MMMMmmmm. Haagen Daas is more of a luxury treat I allow myself from time to time, and M&M's are a dietary staple on a nightly basis. I think that in general I'd rather just not put myself in the position of needing to choose.

--Beth