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Friday, October 12, 2007

Halloween Candy Oscars 2007 - Part 1

Even the Pope loves sucking on grape-flavoured skulls

It is time. Yes, time for that all-important annual Halloween type post with my picks for best Halloween candy. Let the Halloween Candy Oscars begin – with an awesome new format designed to be 37% more awesome than previous years.

This year, for the first time, I’ve encountered 10x more Halloween-themed candy than ever before. Like a whiney 9 year old who doesn't want to finish his crappy dinosaur painting even though the art teacher kept the studio open late so he could, I bitched about companies producing fun-sized chocolate bars and such, attempting to pass their excrement off as “Halloween” candy. This year is far different and as a result I’ve had to break down the Halloween Candy Oscars into categories:

  • Best Gummi Candy

  • Best Lollipop

  • Best Hard Candy

  • Best Gum

Earlier this week I reminisced about Dead Heads, the most awesome, and most discontinued lollipop ever. So I will begin the HCO with “Best Lollipop 2007”

The Headless Horseman would be proud to have this detailed sucker for a cranium.Nearly 2 decades ago the Jolly Rancher craze swept through my town, and now Jolly Rancher has jumped the Halloween bandwagon with the next best thing to Dead Heads.

These lollies not only taste awesome, but also have great names to go along with their totally sweet shapes. These Creepy Shaped Lollipops come in four frightening flavours: Eerie Apple, Spooky Blue Raspberry, Wacky Watermelon and Goulish Grape.

Shape options include a sinister pumpkin, seen above, an evil skull, a nasty ghost or Dracula. Yes, Vlad the Impaler has gotten a taste of his own medicine and had his own head rammed onto a stick.

I had to give my old favourite a try, so I scoured through the bag until I found 1 of the ONLY 2 watermelon lollies. I suppose the rarity makes them more special. Regardless, it tasted exactly as I remembered and each lick was as exciting as the one that preceeded it.

There’s absolutely nothing to complain about with these creepy lollipops, and the only lolly that stood a chance against them would’ve been a Dead Head. But with them permanently out of the picture, the Halloween Candy Oscar for Best Lollipop 2007 clearly goes to Jolly Ranchers Creepy Shaped Lollipops.

Two Martini-thumbs up for their shapes, names and flavours.

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Blogger Ms. Creek said...

well, i'll take your word for it. just thinking about jolly rancher pops makes those little glands hurt just under my jaw and above my neck like they do when i eat sour lemon heads!

7:22:00 PM

Blogger patti_cake said...

I whined to the Tootsie Roll company about Dead Heads too, who knows maybe we'll orchestrate their comeback! I love your Halloween Candy Oscars!

11:00:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

patti_cake, that rules. Thanks for helping form a united front devoted to bringing back Dead Heads! Did they tell you anything interesting?

1:48:00 PM

Blogger ZoeyBella said...

Mmmmmm... candy. I know where I'm going for Halloween this year :)

10:21:00 AM


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