Jun 5, 2014

True Life: I'm Addicted to Candy

Whew! It feels great to finally get that off my chest. Now, now, now-- in my defense, I have greatly cut back on my sugar intake and candy in general this past year or so. There used to be times I'd be popping peanut butter m&m's in the office before 10am even hit. (Did I really just confess that?) So while I don't inhale the sweets as much as I used to, I am still just as addicted as ever. This became a proven fact when Jared put a bag of these bad boys in my Easter basket this year.
marshmallow circus peanuts

Ah, yes. The classic marshmallow circus peanuts. Jared, however, was unaware of my love for them, and I had possibly forgotten just how much I loved them too. You see, these were a candy I remember eating at my grandparent's house as a kid. My Papaw loved them and regularly had them ready to hand out when we visited. As an adult, it just wasn't a candy I thought to pick up when my sweet tooth was calling. Until the Easter basket, that is.
marshmallow circus peanuts

I will admit right now that I ate the entire bag in almost one sitting. Jared and I had eaten a few on Easter when we opened them, but then I stuffed the remaining (practically untouched) bag into my purse and took them to work with me the next day. Imagine my surprise when noon rolled around and I went to reach for just one more, and there were no more. Hi my name is Erin and I'm addicted to candy.

Something about a childhood candy just completely destroys any will power I might have. Things like Airheads -especially the white 'mystery' ones- take me right back to junior high where there was never shortage of candy in my backpack. Or maybe Bubble Tape? Which seemed like it would last forever but once you shared with a few friends your tape was down to just inches. How about those stupid dots you had to peel off? You know the ones… they always had paper stuck to the back, but you ate 'em anyway.
marshmallow circus peanuts
But none of those candies can really compare to my beloved marshmallow circus peanuts-- in fact, they have been around since the 1800s. How crazy is that?! The texture, the flavor… oh my gosh, they make me so happy!
^ That picture alone will probably scar most of you for life…. just keeping it real, that's about what a normal weekday night looks like at my house. Hey, Erin. Did you really just write an entire post about your love for candy? You know it, friends. Admitting your problem is the first step! :)

Anyone got any candy addictions they care to admit??

44 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I am so addicted to candy. My favorite candy is Starburst jellybeans. It's a good thing I can find them all the time. Sour Patch Kids, Milk Duds, Skittles, and red licorice are tempting also.

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  2. You know, this is funny because I recently led a discussion about the best and worst candies at my college Bible study (it's important to talk about such topics, right?) and pretty much everyone deemed circus peanuts among the worst candy ever. :P My candy weakness?? Chewy sweet-tarts and the chocolate oranges that they have around Christmastime.

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  3. My addiction to Goetz caramel creams are REAL! It's! Bad!!!!! Like I can't buy them anymore because I'll literally finish the entire bag (yes the huge one), in one sitting!!!!

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  4. Bahaha. Love this post! And I love your reasoning for loving circus peanuts. My grandpa loved them SO much and they always remind me of him!

    And as for eating candy for breakfast - ain't no shame! I wish I disliked candy or sweets in general, but I'm right there with. True Life for real. I wonder when MTV will call us?

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  5. You are hilarious, bubble tape....why is this not a thing anymore?!?

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  6. Watermelon Sour Patch Kids. It's a huge problem. So much so that I had to give them up entirely before our wedding. I have yet to buy a bag since and I'm so proud of myself for that! Hahaha, I had actaully forgotten about them till just now...

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  7. Um...Trolli gummie worms. Gummie bears. Peanut butter m&ms mixed with pretzel m&ms. I could keep going...;)

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  8. Junior Mints! Mmmmm I love those things

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  9. I could eat Sour Patch Kids for every meal. All my teeth would fall out, but it would be worth it! LOL

    I've never even heard of those Circus Peanuts - do they taste like marshmallows or peanuts?! (They obviously don't have those here in Canada!)

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  10. I've never had these Circus Peanuts...they don't really look good though. hahaha. I LOVE Reese's Pieces and Sour Patch Kids.....and Starburst...and Starburst Jelly Beans. OK, obviously I love candy too!!! :)

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  11. OH EM GEE! We have finally found ONE difference between the two of us....I hate those peanut things! But I do LOVE candy - Reeses Pieces and Sour Patch Kids are my weakness.

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  12. I am absolutely addicted to candy - anything chocolate! But those circus peanuts - icky! ;) But I don't like any marshmallows unless they're burned by a fire and smashed between chocolate and graham crackers!

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  13. haha I have two full bags of blow pops in my pantry (and maybe one bag in my car...). Yikes! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one with a candy addiction!

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  14. I'm not much of a candy person really, but I've seen my boyfriend eat two full theater-size boxes of Nerds in one sitting. It totally freaked me out. Also, I absolutely love your Mickey sweatshirt. Too great.

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  15. My co-worker gave me one of those large bags of Starbursts yesterday...yeah, by the end of the day the bag was half gone and the other half will be gone by noon :/ So I feel ya!!!!

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  16. Hahahaha. This is great. I could eat a box of Junior Mints in 3 seconds flat. Not just any ol` box. I'm talking the big boxes that you get at the movies that say "King Size". I also am partial to M&Ms. Those are basically crack to me. ;)

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  17. Candy is my absolute weakness! Stay strong, girl. LOL!

    Happy Thursday!

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  18. Oh my gosh, this post just makes me love you more! I too am addicted to candy and LOVE circus peanuts! I don't dare buy them because I'm sure the bag will be gone in one day!

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  19. I have never in my life tried these. WHAT do they taste like?!? you are hilarious!

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  20. I confess I've never been into the marshmellow candies like that. Just never had a liking to them.

    Now if jellybeans, peanut butter cups, etc, make their way to my table, then yes we got a problem!

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  21. BAHAHAHAHA! I am also addicted to candy. Of the chocolate variety. And cupcakes. And cookies. NOT ok. Jake is obsessed with the Airheads - he never shares the good flavors with me. :)

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  22. I try not to buy candy for our house because it just doesn't last. It doesn't matter if it's even good candy, it'll be gone in no time! I do admit to eating 75% of my daughter's Easter basket this year. Guilty!

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  23. ahhhh candy, yes! it's rare I come across someone who doesn't like candy but there's some odd balls out there :) by the way, I really wanna be your featured sponsor but might wait til next week. you aren't running any specials in the near future are you?! :)

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  24. You know I have NO Idea what these taste like...peanutbutter? That's what I imagine in my head...probably totally wrong. I loved the white mystery flavor too! It reminds me of my junior high days and when you were on the honor roll, instead of going to reading time (20 mins after lunch) you got to go to the cafeteria and you got an airhead and you got to basically extend lunchtime. It was awesome! Thanks for that blast from the past.

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  25. I do not buy candy because I will eat it until it is gone. Seriously. I love peanut m & ms, but my weakness for Riesens is off the charts. It's a problem.

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    1. I had forgotten about Riesens, but oh my yum!!!!

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  26. hahaha I love this!! I wish it was still appropriate for me to keep a roll of bubble gum tape on my desk...

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  27. You are my friend for this reason. I love candy. How do you say no?????

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  28. I love those circus peanuts, too!!! Candy is one of the loves of my life as well :)

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  29. Love, love, love circus peanuts! I could easily eat the entire bag in one sitting!

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  30. I cannot even tell you how much I love those circus peanuts. I had to stop buying them cuz I would eat & eat & eat them until I had a belly ache. Now, no more circus peanuts for this girl. :(

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  31. I don't think I've ever had those! I can't handle candy that is too too sweet. I finish off a bag of twizzlers like the world is ending...one time Peter and I bought one to share and there was like 2 left for him after 5 minutes..sorry but it was delicious!

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  32. Gummy bears. Actually, I am an equal opportunity gummy fan and will eat fish, shark, root beer bottles... you see where I am going with this. You're not alone in your addiction! :)

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  33. I have a pretty serious candy addiction as well, although the circus peanuts aren't really my jam.

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  34. I love sweats!! Cookies and cupcakes are my weakness.

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  35. Plain m&m's are my childhood candy. My Grandma always had an m&m jar, and I specifically remember the Christmas ones. It was such a BIG deal when I was finally able to grab the jar myself and get my own. However, the only time I really eat them is either at my Grandma's, or when I'm really missing her. Also... maple nut goodies. I can eat the whole bag and then be like what the heck!? ahahaha

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  36. Thanks to this post I bought Circus Peanuts yesterday...bag gone... I love, love ,love candy!

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  37. I'm glad I'm not the only one...just for me, it's m&ms!

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  38. It's official. That is my new favorite picture of you. I will admit that I've never heard that kind of candy. Peach rings are my kryptonite. Also, it's national donut day so you know I'll be down at Dunkin celebrating before my day is over :) Happy Friday!

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  39. So when I was in theatre, we did the show "Harvey" and for some reason the techs decided I needed a circus peanut. It ended up being this huge inside joke for the rest of high school and when I was moving out to Pittsburgh GUESS WHAT I FOUND IN A PLASTIC BAG?! That peanut.

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  40. I am so addicted to candy! Well sugar in general. Glad to know I am not the only person to binge and before I know something is gone in a day or two!

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  41. I am completely addicted to candy as well!! It's a problem. Let's make a support group

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  42. I am addicted to these Circus Peanuts! In fact that's why I'm here. I wanted to see who else loves them as much as I do. I can't believe I never thought to Google this. I google everything else under the sun lol.. I've loved these candies since I was little and I'm 53 yrs old now. lol My kids always put them in my Christmas stocking and while I'm out shopping for their stocking stuffers at the dollar store I also buy some for myself. Cause you know, one bag in my stocking just isn't enough lol.

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    1. ps.. I was eating them while I was typing that comment lol. Just got done shopping for stocking stuffers today. lol

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