Monday, April 14

Visions of Sugar-free Plums

Adam bought me a lovely wire basket filled with non-dairy candy as a surprise for Easter. I so appreciated the effort he put into reading the labels and trying to make sure it was all stuff that wouldn't make me all stuffy. Unfortunately, I ended up with a basket-full of candy that I didn't find particularly appetizing. Since it really is the thought that counts in this case, he gets an A+ for effort.

I did mention to him that much of the candy was not really to my taste. I'm tactful that way. He suggested I put together a list of my favorite candies, so next time he decided to surprise me, he'd have a reference guide. Then he'd be sure to get me something that I could appreciate the thought and the gift.

Meanwhile, about a week ago, we decided to start a weight-loss plan together. It's rather an interesting concept, since I don't know where we put our scale. On the other hand, I guess when my pants start falling down, I'll know I'm headed in the right direction.

My love, eventually when you can buy me candy again, here's what I like, in no particular order ...

Jelly Belly Jelly Beans: Buttered Popcorn is my favorite, but I like almost all the flavors.
Reese's Pieces: Peanut Butter Cups are okay in a pinch.
Dove Dark Chocolate Promises (we have a coupon for these)
Swedish Fish: I like the red ones from the bulk bin. The prepackaged ones are too soft and squishy.
Toblerone: Milk Chocolate, not Dark Chocolate
Strawberry Twizzlers (this is your fault)

Holiday-specific candies
Easter: yellow Peeps (the chicks, not the bunnies)
Halloween: candy corn pumpkins (plain candy corn is okay, if that's all they've got--I prefer the ones with the chocolate layer to the regular ones)
Christmas: chewy peppermints with the Christmas tree in the center

That's all I can think of right now, but if more come to mind, I'll add them.


  1. Yum. I am loving your list here. I had better go wipe the drool from my chin.

  2. I also LOVE the Buttered Popcorn Jelly Bellys. They are heavenly, aren't they? :-)

  3. Agreeing with you on the Jelly Bellies! Have you done the buttered popcorn with a pear or peach? Sort of like cobbler. Love it!

    They used to make Buttered Toast flavor, too. Even better.

    Also a fan of the Dove Dark and Swedish Fish.

  4. A list is a great idea! That's exactly the type of thing my DH would do . . . in fact, he is sitting across from me reading this post and chuckling, saying, "No wonder I like Adam so much."

  5. i love the toblerone, just discovered them this year- dark chocolate please! Is it really non-dairy?

    your hubby is sweet to put together a basket for you!

  6. Y'know, they MAKE Jelly Bellies in my new hometown. We're going to tour the factory this summer fer sure--wanna join us??



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