List of candies

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I eat so much candy I don't understand how I'm not diabetic. Anyway, here is a list of candies I have eaten and my opinion of them all.

Candy Bars and Chocolates

Candy Nation Notes
3 Musketeers USA Chocolate nougat coated in chocolate. Nice and fluffy, but a bit boring. Originally sold with three bars: chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry, but only chocolate remains. I wish I could buy it in three flavors because I've never had them.
100 Grand USA Caramel-coated in puffed rice all coated in chocolate. The puffed rice adds a nice crispiness making an otherwise boring candy enjoyable.
Almond Joy USA Sweetened coconut with whole almonds and coated in chocolate. Very good, nice crunch from the almonds. Better than Mounds.
Andes Mints USA Layered milk chocolate and mint. Nice flavor.
Baby Ruth USA Chocolate nougat surrounded by peanuts in caramel, all coated in chocolate. Fairly good, but I prefer a Pay Day.
Bounty The Netherlands Sweetened coconut in milk chocolate. Basically Mounds, but with milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate. I like Mounds more.
Bun USA A soft patty coated in chocolate with nuts. Centers include maple, caramel, and vanilla. Far too sweet.
Butterfinger USA Crispy peanut butter and honey center coated in chocolate. I used to love it but they switched the formula in 2019 and gave it a stronger roasted flavor, but it now has an almost burnt bitterness to it which I don't like as much.
Carlos V Mexico Solid milk chocolate bar. Really good smooth chocolate like Dove. One of the best.
Chunky USA Peanuts and raisins in a thick square chocolate bar. Hard to break, the raisins hurt the flavor.
de la Rosa - Mazapán Original Mexico Powdered peanuts and sugar flattened into a disc. Kind of dry and boring.
Dove Milk Chocolate USA Milk chocolate with a nice smooth texture. Very good.
Ferrero Rocher Italy A roasted hazelnut surrounded by soft chocolate, encapsulated by a thin wafer, and all enveloped in hard milk chocolate and chopped hazelnuts. Quite delicious. Flavors include milk chocolate, coconut, and dark chocolate.
Goo Goo Cluster USA An overly-sweet patty of marshmallow nougat with caramel and peanuts enclosed in chocolate. Varieties are original, pecan, and peanut butter. The peanut butter replaces the nougat with sweetened peanut butter. Not a big fan of any of them.
Heath USA English toffee with chopped almonds throughout, coated in chocolate. Really good, delicious toffee flavor and enjoyable crunch.
Hershey's Kisses USA Small pyramid-shaped chocolates wrapped in foil. Pretty boring, but various forms have been made including almond, mint, cherry, and white-chocolate "Hugs."
Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme USA White chocolate bar with chocolate cookie bits. Not very good.
Hershey's Gold USA Peanut butter flavored candy bar with a few bits of peanut and pretzels. I don't care for the flavor, and there isn't enough pretzels.
Hershey's Milk Chocolate USA A simple milk chocolate bar. Too sweet, poor texture.
Hershey's Symphony USA A milk chocolate bar with chopped almonds and toffee chips. Very good.
Kinder Chocolate Italy Milk chocolate with sweet milk filling and a little Aryan boy on the cover. Kind of Nazi-looking, but extremely good.
KitKat USA A wafer bar coated in chocolate. Good flavor, nice crunch.
Krispy USA Flat milk chocolate bar with crispy rice inside. Not as good as a Nestlé Crunch bar.
Lindt - Hazlenut Switzerland A large milk chocolate bar with chopped roasted hazelnuts. Very tasty.
M&M's USA Candy-coated milk chocolate bites. The original is plain chocolate, but various fillings have been tried over the years. My favorites are: peanut, mint, crispy, pretzel, almond, peanut butter, plain, and hazelnut spread.
Marabou Sweden Creamier than American chocolate. Flavors include milk chocolate with nuts and without.
Milky Way USA Nougat and soft caramel covered in chocolate. Used to be my favorite chocolate bar, but now I find it to be a bit too sweet.
Milky Way Caramel USA Soft caramel covered in chocolate. Too much caramel, not enough anything else.
Milky Way Midnight USA White nougat and caramel covered in dark chocolate. My favorite chocolate bar.
Mounds USA Sweetened coconut coated in dark chocolate. Pretty good, but not as good as Almond Joy.
Mr. Goodbar USA Hershey's milk chocolate with peanuts. Better than the plain chocolate bar, but not amazing.
Nestlé Crunch USA Flat milk chocolate bar with crispy rice inside. Pretty good and better than Krispy.
PayDay USA Peanut butter nougat coated with caramel, and a thick layer of salted peanuts. Really good. Better than a Baby Ruth.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup USA Sweetened peanut butter in a flat chocolate cup. Too sweet and oily.
Ritter Sport Germany Chocolate bar with lots of whole hazelnuts. Sold in milk chocolate and dark chocolate. Good flavor and crunch.
Rolo USA Chocolate cylinder filled with caramel. Bland and too sweet.
Skor USA Thin toffee coated in chocolate. Pretty good, but Heath is better.
Special Dark USA A dark chocolate bar. Slightly bitter, better than Hershey's milk chocolate.
Snickers USA A nougat bar topped with caramel and peanuts, coated in chocolate. Very enjoyable. Growing up, I preferred Milky Way, but now I like Snickers more.
Snickers Almond USA Snickers but with almond pieces instead of peanuts which gives it a more unique flavor. This is my favorite Snickers.
Snickers Crisper USA Snickers but with rice crisps added. I like this more than regular Snickers.
Snickers Peanut Butter USA Snickers but with the peanuts replaced with a layer of sweet peanut butter. I prefer regular Snickers.
Take 5 USA Pretzels and peanut butter below peanuts and caramel, all coated in chocolate. Pretty good, and the pretzels are a nice change up.
Toblerone Switzerland Prism-shaped chocolate triangles. Contains chopped almond and nougat bits. Not very good.
Twix USA Cookie bar with a topping, and then coated in chocolate. Most common is caramel. Peanut butter used to be very popular when I was a child, but I don't see it anymore. Pretty good.
Whitman's Sampler USA A mix of various chocolate candies. Flavors include: chocolate whip, fruit & nut caramel, caramel, dark maple fudge, chocolate truffle, toffee (kind of burnt taste), cherry cordial, dark chocolate covered almonds, cashew cluster, chocolate covered peanuts, coconut, dark molasses chew, pecan & walnut cluster, and messenger boy (plain milk chocolate).
Whoppers USA Malted milk balls coated in artificial chocolate. Lovely crunch, delicious flavor.
Zero USA Caramel, peanut, and almond nougat covered in white chocolate. I don't care much for white chocolate, and the almond tastes more like extract than actual nuts. Not a fan.

Caramels and Toffees

Candy Nation Notes
Bonds of London Assorted Toffee Whirls England Toffee swirled with a creme filling. Very sweet, but a little bland.
Bonds of London Clotted Cream Fudge England Kind of like a clumpy version of American caramel. Good flavor, not as chewy as I'd like.
Charleston Chew USA Taffy-like nougat coated in chocolate. Nougats include chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Not that great.
Kraft Caramels USA Clumpy bland caramels. Not a fan.
Milanówek Milky Cream Fudge Poland Clumpy bland caramel.
Milk Duds USA Chocolate covered caramel lumps. Kind of bland.
Milk Maid Royals USA Various flavors wrapped in a caramel tube. It's been a long time since I've had them, but I remember loving them.
Riesen Germany A chocolate caramel coated in dark chocolate. Not too sweet, and very delicious.
Slo Poke USA Chewy caramel. Better than most American caramels like pasty Sugar Babies or the grainy Kraft caramel.
Sugar Babies USA Bean-sized caramels with a firm exterior. Pretty bland and grainy.
Sugar Daddy USA Hard caramel on a stick. The caramel is good, but I would like it more without the stick. I always end up eating a bit of paper trying to get the caramel off.
Tootsie Roll USA A chewy chocolate caramel. Simple, old fashioned, and delicious.
Walker's Original Toffee England Very hard chewy toffee. Tastes like a Werther's, but slightly chewy, very nice.
Werther's Original Germany Hard butter toffees. Very enjoyable.


Candy Nation Notes
Altoids Gum England Small rounded-square gum with thin hard-candy shells sold in a small tin. Flavors include peppermint, cinnamon, wintergreen, spearmint, sour apple, and sour cherry. I've only had the peppermint which was okay, and the sour cherry, which I don't remember liking.
Bazooka Joe Bubble Gum USA A small rectangular piece of bubble gum wrapped with a tiny comic strip. When I was a kid the flavors included bubble gum, cherry, grape, and apple, but now only bubble gum flavor is sold. The gum also had groves on one side, but there were eliminated in the remake, and the gum was slightly smaller. All versions of the gum lost its flavor pretty quickly and was exceptionally hard. A special soft version was released. When I was in grade school, they redid the comics and character designs. I didn't care much for the later designs. The comic strips had a gag, a fortune, and a item that you could get by mailing in comics and money.
Beemans USA Wintergreen flavored gum. Current style is pretty awful. Originally contained pepsin to control digestion, but no longer does.
Big League Chew USA Shredded bubblegum in a pouch to resemble chewing tobacco. I like the idea, the flavors are usually great, and the gum stays soft for a long time. My favorite flavors include bubblegum, grape, strawberry. I remember having a sour apple flavored, but it was too sour to appreciate.
Big Red USA A strong cinnamon flavor. My favorite cinnamon gum.
Black Jack USA A licorice flavored gum. Nice at first, but nauseates me after chewing for awhile.
Bubble Puck USA Sold in a black plastic "hokey puck" container, it was a solid block of low-quality pink bubble gum. I remember buying this as a child and thinking it was really cool.
Bubble Tape USA Six feet of bubble gum stored in a plastic dispenser. Originally it came in a simple capped cylinder, but later versions had a built in slices. A lot of flavors were made, but my favorites were grape, bubblegum, and strawberry. A Juicy Fruit flavor was made, but the texture was too different from the original for me to find it appealing. I once put an entire bubblegum flavored Bubble Tape roll in my mouth all at once just to see if it was possible. It took awhile, and a lot of drool, but I did it. A short-lived 10 foot long Mega Roll was made which used slightly thinner and narrower gum.
Chiclets USA A rounded-square chewing gum with a thin hard candy shell. Flavors include peppermint and fruit. I liked their shape and packaging, but they lost their flavor very quickly. It stopped being sold in the USA some time ago, but could be imported from Mexico. In 2016 it was discontinued world wide.
Clove USA Clove-flavored gum. Used to have a stronger flavor, but it's become weaker these days.
Cry Baby USA Gumball with a citric acid coating to make them sour. Loses flavor and sourness extremely fast.
Doublemint USA Peppermint gum. Good flavor, long lasting.
Extra Cinnamon USA Decent cinnamon flavor, but not as good as Big Red.
Extra Classic Bubble USA Classic bubble gum flavor. Good for bubble blowing.
Extra Polar Ice USA A strong wintergreen mint flavor. Very refreshing.
Fruit Stripe USA Extremely sweet striped chewing gum sticks. Great flavor for a few seconds before it loses its flavor.
Fruit Stripe Bubble Gum USA Extremely sweet striped bubble gum sticks. Great flavor for a few seconds before it loses its flavor. Slightly better for blowing bubbles.
Gum Cigarettes USA Bubblegum wrapped in a paper to look like a cigarette in a box that used cigarette-like graphics. Even had powdered sugar you could blow out to make it look like smoke (though this only worked once). Hard bland gum. A great way to convince children that smoking is cool.
Gum Cigars USA Bubblegum shaped like a cigar with a cigar label and individually wrapped. Decent gum, multiple flavors, not exactly kid-friendly.
Juicy Fruit USA A mildly spicy fruit flavor a mix between banana and jackfruit. Delicious.
Juicy Fruit Collisions USA A combination of two fruit flavors. I've had tropical/berry and strawberry/watermelon. Both are tasty, but the texture is poorer than normal Wrigley's gum.
Rain-Blo USA Multi-flavored gumballs. Usually lose their flavor and become hard very quickly.
Wrigley's Spearmint USA Spearmint flavored gum. Very tasty. Wrigley's started adding green food coloring in the 2000s which actually made it slightly less appealing to me.
Super Bubble USA Wax paper wrapped plain pink bubble gum. Good flavor for a very short time before it becomes bland and hard.

Gummy / Chewy

Candy Nation Notes
Abba-Zaba USA Simple taffy with a "mystery" flavor. Nice taste and taffy texture
Albanese Gummi Bears USA My favorite brand for gummy. Softer than most competitors with a large variety of flavors, including: grape, blue raspberry, pineapple, pink grapefruit, green apple, watermelon, lime, strawberry, cherry, lemon, mango, and orange.
Black Forest Gummy Bears USA Better than Harbio, but not as good as Albanese.
Bonds of London Fruit Pastilles London Gummy candies coated in sugar. Basically, firm gumdrops, but made with real fruit juice. Better than most American gumdrops.
Candy Corn USA A chewy sugary candy shaped in a corn kernel-shaped pyramid, with orange, yellow, and white coloring. Pretty bland.
Cherri and Bubb USA Mike and Ike style candy with just cherry and bubble gum flavors. It was nice to have bubble gum, but cherry already existed in the original Mike and Ike, so it was redundant.
Spangler Marshmallow Circus Peanuts USA Bright orange marshmallow candies shaped like large peanuts. Nicely chewy, but extremely sweet with a hint of citrus flavor.
Crows USA Licorice flavored dots. Gross, unless you like licorice.
Dots USA Chewy gumdrops without any sugar coating. Flavors, in order of appreciation are: strawberry, cherry, lime, lemon, and orange.
Drumstick Squashies - Sour Cherry & Apple London A hybrid of marshmallow and gummy. Good flavor and texture. Goofy name. They're not drumstick shaped, instead, they look like school erasers.
Fruit Salad Spain Same texture and packaging as Star Burst, even to the point of using a tear drop, but only one flavor, a swirl of pineapple and raspberry. Sweet and chewy, but almost medicinal in taste.
Gimbal's Gourmet Jelly Beans USA Used to be a good replacement for Jelly Belly, but they changed their formula in 2020 and ruined the texture. Eats more like a cheap generic jelly bean now.
Good & Fruity USA Like Good & Plenty, only with cherry flavored candy in the center instead of licorice, and a different flavored coating based on the color. Original flavors were raspberry, cherry, lime, lemon, and orange. In 1992, the center candy was changed to match the exterior color. The candy frequently goes out of production. It was brought back in 2008 with raspberry replaced with blue raspberry.
Good & Plenty USA Pink and white candy-coated licorice cylinders. Gross.
Haribo Gold-Bears Germany Gummy bears that are a bit bland and hard. I prefer Blackforest.
Hello Kitty Strawberry Marshmallow Japan Mild strawberry flavored marshmallow wit ha small amount of strawberry spread inside each one. Not too bad.
Hi-Chew Japan A chewy candy of assorted flavors. It uses real fruit so the tastes are much more accurate compared to American candy. My favorite flavors are grape (especially good!), apple, strawberry, açai, kiwi, and mango. Uses foil wrappers for longer freshness.
Hi-Chew Plus Fruit Japan Includes fruit pulp in the candy. Flavors are mango/pineapple and cranberry/grape.
Hi-Chew Sours Japan Not sour at all, just citrusy. Flavors are lime, grapefruit, and lemon.
Hot Tamales USA Mike and Ike style candy, but all cinnamon. Nice flavor, decent heat, but gets boring with just one flavor.
Jelly Belly USA Jelly beans with dozens of flavors, many of which taste shockingly like their analog. I love these, but they're very expensive.
Jolly Joes USA Mike and Ike style candy of all grape. Gets boring fast.
Jolly Rancher Gummies USA Gummy Jolly Ranchers. Slightly waxy exterior. Flavors include green apple, watermelon, blue raspberry, grape, and cherry.
Jolly Rancher Misfits USA Gummy candies with two flavors in each piece. Flavors include green apple/cherry, blue raspberry/watermelon, and strawberry/lemon. Candy uses proper Jolly Rancher flavors, and I like the gummy texture, but I would prefer if the flavors were separate.
Jujubes USA Semi-hard chewy candies in small cylinders. Flavors include (in order of appreciation): raspberry, lime, grape, lemon, orange. Usually too hard to enjoy.
Jujyfruits USA Semi-hard chewy candies in fruit shapes. Flavors include (in order of appreciation): raspberry, lime, lemon, orange, and anise. I like the idea, but I usually find they're too hard to appreciate because they get stuck in your teeth.
Kasugai Gummy Candy Japan
Laffy Taffy USA Taffy in assorted flavors with lame jokes on the wrappers. The taffy has a good texture, and most of the flavors are good. Although a lot of flavors have been made over the years, you usually only see strawberry and banana. The cheap packaging causes the taffy to harden after a couple days.
Lem and Mel USA Mike and Ike style candy consisting of just lemon and watermelon flavors. The watermelon was a nice addition, but lemon was in the original, so it's redundant.
Lunch Buddies Fruit Flavored Snacks USA Generic fruit snacks. Decent texture, little flavor, fruit shape doesn't always match flavor. Flavors include: cherry, grape, apple, strawberry, lime, orange.
Mamba Germany Fruit chews. Not as waxy as Starburst, but my assorted bag was almost entirely orange flavor and didn't have a single cherry flavor. Flavors include raspberry, strawberry, orange, and lemon.
Mary Jane USA Peanut and molasses chews. Very good.
Mike and Ike USA Barrel-shaped candies with a chewy center and semi-hard shell. Flavors are: cherry, lime, orange, and lemon.
Mike and Ike - Mega Mix USA Mike and Ike with 10 fruit flavors including: Caribbean punch, strawberry-banana, paradise punch, grape soda, kiwi banana, mango delight, watermelon, pineapple banana, peach berry, and blue raspberry. Far more enjoyable than the regular mix.
Mentos Mint Netherlands Hard candy shell with a chewy center with a peppermint flavor. I like the texture, but the same flavor gets old fast.
Mentos Fruit Netherlands Hard candy shell with a chewy center with three fruit flavors, strawberry, orange, and lemon. There is little variety as two of the flavors are citrus, and they seem to have far more strawberry.
Mott's Fruit Flavored Snacks USA Good texture, but very little flavor, they're just sweet. There are only 3 flavors: apple, pear, and sweet potato, and five shapes: grape, strawberry, apple, carrot, pear.
Nerds - Big Chewy USA Chewy centers with a crunchy candy shell. A little tart, but otherwise bland, and I'm pretty sure this candy existed before and just now has a new branding. The bag I bought had a lot of orange and a little grape. Flavors are grape, strawberry, orange, and lemon.
Nordic Sweets Soft Raspberries Sweden Raspberry gumdrops. They are bouncier than American gumdrops and require more pressure to chew through. Good highly-sweet raspberry flavor.
Now and Later Shell Shocked USA Puts a smooth hard shell on Now and Laters and sold unwrapped in a bag of assorted flavors. Kind of nice because they don't dry out as badly as ordinary Now and Laters, but they're also considerably softer which takes away some of the fun of the candy. I don't care much for them, but I like the favorite in the following order: cherry, grape, apple, banana, and strawberry (which tastes strange).
Original Gummi Fun Mix Spain An assortment of gummy bears, worms, cherries, sharks, and Swirlz (large swirled gumdrops). Seems like a collection of the stuff that fell off the machine rather than a purposely made mix. The assortment claim 18 varieties, but they're including different flavors. The "worms" are so short they're more like maggots. The bears and worms aren't very good, but the sharks and drops are nice.
Panditas Mexico Gummy pandas. Too hard, not enough flavor or variety. Flavors are strawberry, lime, orange, and pineapple.
Puchao Japan Puchao are multi-textured chewy candies of assorted flavors. The fruit flavors are grape, mango, strawberry, and cantaloupe. The pop flavors are cola and Ramune which have little pockets of fizzy powder in them. The Ramune flavor is spot on, while the cola flavor is a bit bitter..
Rowntree's Fruit Gems UK Firm fruit gummies with a small amount of real fruit flavor. Flavors are grape, lime, strawberry, lemon, and orange.
Skittles USA Small chewy candies with a thin hard shell. Flavors are cherry, grape, sour apple, lemon, and orange.
Skittles - Brightside USA Flavors are paradise punch, pink lemonade, watermelon, kiwi banana, and tangerine.
Skittles - Darkside USA Flavors are forbidden fruit, black berry, midnight lime, dark berry, blood orange.
Skittles - Dips USA Same flavors as original Skittles, but with a yogurt coating. The crumbly texture of the yogurt is a little off, and the sweetness of the candy clashes with the yogurt, but it does add a nice creaminess to the flavor.
Skittles - Wild Berry USA Flavors are wild cherry, melon berry, berry punch, raspberry, and strawberry.
Spice Drops USA Gumdrops with spice and mint flavors. Different per manufacturer, but the usual flavors include cinnamon (red), wintergreen (green), clove (yellow), peppermint (white), orange (orange), and anise (purple).
Spree (Chewy) USA A chewy version of the normal candy. I like these slightly better than the hard ones.
Sweet Tarts (Chewy) USA Round flat discs, much larger than a regular Sweet Tart, but with an added chewiness. I prefer these over the original.
Sweet Tarts - Mini Chewy USA Nice texture, but they don't taste all that great. More sour than flavor. Seems like there are more yellow and orange than any other color.
Sweet Tarts - Soft & Chewy Ropes USA The cherry punch straw is decent, but the cream inside is awful.
Tootsie Fruit Chews USA Chewy Tootsie Roll-shaped fruit candies with a harder shell in the flavors of lemon, lime, cherry, orange, and blue raspberry. They're the same artificial flavors as fruity Tootsie Roll candies. Enjoyable, but a little waxy.
Tootsie Fruit Chews Rolls USA Same consistency as a Tootsie Roll, but with alternate flavors. My favorite flavors in order of best to worst are vanilla, cherry, lime, orange, and lemon. I especially like mixing vanilla with orange or cherry.
Trolli Sour Brite Crawlers Minis Germany Bland, not very sour, only 3 flavors and they all taste similar.
Trolli Sour Brite Eggs Germany Rubbery texture, not sour at all, only 3 flavors and they all taste similar, nice color fade though.
Turkish Taffy USA Taffy so hard you can shatter it, Flavors include chocolate (great cocoa taste), vanilla, strawberry, and banana. I haven't had banana, but I love all the flavors I've tasted.
Twizzlers USA Bland waxy flavor. Original is strawberry, but they make other flavors.
Twizzlers Pull 'n' Peel USA Fun to eat at first, chewy, but not much flavor. Green apple: decent, cherry: acceptable, watermelon: bland.
Vimto Mini Fizzy Pencils England I like the Vimto flavor, but the strawberry cream filling is awful.
Welch's Fruit Snacks USA
Wiley Wallaby USA Chewy strawberry flavored licorice-shaped candy. Decent flavor, good chew.

Hard Candies

Candy Nation Notes
Altoids Candy Sours England Small hard candy sour drops of various fruit flavors sold in a circular tin. Flavors include: citrus, apple, raspberry, tangerine, mango, and passion fruit. I've only tasted a couple; they were okay.
Atomic Fireball USA A hot cinnamon jawbreaker. Too hot to be enjoyable.
Blow Pop USA Hard candy shell with bubblegum center. I love these. My favorite flavors are: cherry, blue raspberry, grape, watermelon, strawberry, apple.
Bonds of London Barley Sugar England A sweet hard candy from the UK that's very familiar tasting, but still unique.
Bonds of London Rhubarb & Custard England Hard candy with a mildly tart flavor. Pretty good, and, thankfully, doesn't taste much like real rhubarb.
Boston Baked Beans USA Sugar coated peanuts. I used to like them a lot as a child, but now I find they have an almost papery flavor.
Brach's Butterscotch Discs USA Enjoyable Buttery flavor and nice hard candy. What's not to love?
Brach's Cinnamon Discs USA Strong cinnamon flavor, nice hard candy. Simple but delicious.
Brach's Root Beer Barrels USA The flavor is a bit off, bu they're still enjoyable.
Candy Buttons USA Small candy blobs adhered to a sheet of paper. Despite their colors, they're often the same bland flavor. You usually end up eating a fair amount of paper trying to eat the buttons.
Candy Cigarettes USA Long cigarette-shaped white candy rods. Bland flavor, but the cigarette packaging helped children believe smoking was cool.
Charms Mini Pops USA Pretty awful suckers. They all have a strange chemical flavor. The bag advertises 12 flavors, but the vast majority are of only 6 flavors. Of them, the only one I like is fruit punch.
Dum Dums USA Small lollypops with a large variety of flavors. I used to like them more as a child, but now I find them to have a rather odd after taste. My favorite flavor is cream soda.
Harry Potter Candy England
Jaw Busters USA A grape-sized multi-layered hard spherical candy. Kind of bland, but they last a long time.
Jolly Rancher USA Hard candy with a variety of flavors, most of which are delicious. Sold in a variety of shapes including long flat sticks, short flat sticks, smaller rectangular drops, and suckers. I prefer the smaller rectangular drops.
Kabang USA Basically Zotz but more bitter. So-called "energy" candy because it has vitamins and ginseng. Didn't give me energy. Flavors include cherry and grape.
Lemonhead USA A hard lemon candy spheres with a slightly chewy coating. Sold individually as grape-sized candies and in a box with smaller chick pea-sized candies. Later flavors include Grapeheads, Cherryheads, Appleheads, and Orangeheads.
LifeSavers USA Small torus-shaped hard candies. I enjoy most of the flavors. My favorite fruit flavors are: cherry, blackberry, pineapple, watermelon, and orange (they've changed over the years, and I don't remember how much I liked the older flavors). I really like the butter rum flavor which is butterscotch with a hint of rum.
Necco Wafers England Candy wafers of assorted flavors in a roll. My favorite flavors are: clove (purple), wintergreen (pink), cinnamon (white), chocolate (brown), lime (green), lemon (yellow), orange (orange), and licorice (black). You can also buy an all-chocolate roll.
Nerds USA Sugar crystals coated in a colorful candy shell. Originally sold in a box with two compartments, each with a different flavor. Over the years, many different flavors have been made, but they're generally sold now with just grape and strawberry. I liked these as a child, but now I find them to be too sweet.
Nerds Rope USA Just Nerds stuck onto some taffy. It's fine, I guess, but not worth in increased price tag.
Pez USA Pressed powered sugar tablets meant to be put into cheap plastic dispensers. Even as a child, I found the dispensers only get in the way of eating the candy. The flavors are mild, but not unpleasant. In order: raspberry, lemon, strawberry, orange, and sugar cookie.
Pop Rocks USA Candy crystal with cavities filled with slightly pressurized carbon dioxide. When the shell weakens, from coming into contact with saliva, the gas escapes with a small pop which creates a tingling sensation in your mouth. There are various flavors. While I like the idea of the candy, it's too expensive for the small amount you get in each pack.
Rain-Blo Pops USA Cheap knock-off of Blow Pops, but with worse flavors and less gum.
Red Hots USA Small hard cinnamon candies. Just enough cinnamon to become hot, but not so much to burn like Atomic Fireballs. Very enjoyable.
Rellerindos Mexico Tamarind hard candy with a chewy center. Quite tart and slightly spicy. Good flavor, but the candy is a bit gritty.
Ribbon Candy USA Hard candy with colorful bands folded into ribbons. Usually with spice and mint flavors. I love these around Christmas time.
Spree USA A disc-shaped candy with a bright glossy coating. Similar to a Sweet Tart, only more intense. Flavors are (in order of my favorite to least): cherry, grape, sour apple, lemon, and orange.
Sweet Tarts USA Powered sugar hardened into discs. Flavors include fruit punch (blue), cherry, grape, sour apple, orange, and lemon.
Sweet Tarts - Conversation Hearts USA Sweet Tarts in the shape of hearts. With very short messages on them like "KISS ME" or "XOXO". Same flavor and texture as regular Sweet Tarts, except no orange (even though the packaging depicts orange.
Tic-Tac Fruit Adventure Italy Assorted fruit-flavored Tic-Tacs. Favorite order is cherry, passion fruit, orange, and apple.
Tootsie Pop USA
Zotz Italy Hard candy with a sour fizzy powder inside. It's a strange, but not unpleasant feeling. Comes in various flavors.


Candy Nation Notes
Altoids England A small, but powerful mint with a circular tablet shape and sold in a tin. I find these to be too strong and cause me mild nausea. Other flavors include cinnamon, wintergreen, and spearmint, which I don't find to be as strong. Rarer flavors that I haven't tried include ginger, licorice, creme de menthe, and cool honey.
Starbrite Peppermint Discs USA Basically a candy cane in disc form. Boring and too strong a flavor. Gives me nausea after only a couple.
Starbrite Spearmint Discs USA A spearmint-flavored disc. Fairly boring, but better than the peppermint.
Junior Mints USA Small chocolate discs with a gooey peppermint filling. Quite good, but not as good as a York Peppermint Pattie.
Life Savers Mints USA Various mint flavors in Life Savers form. My favorites are orange mint, wint-o-green, pep-o-mint, and sweet mint.
Mentos Mint Netherlands Good texture, nice minty flavor.
Red Bird Peppermint Candy Puffs USA A crunchy mint that easily falls apart when you chew it and has a mild peppermint flavor. I love these because, unlike most peppermint candies, they're not overpowering.
Tic-Tac Mints Italy Various flavors of mint in tiny candies. My favorite flavors are wintergreen, orange, cinnamon, and fresh mint.
York Peppermint Pattie USA A peppermint patty coated with dark chocolate. Very enjoyable and good texture.


Candy Nation Notes
Fun Dip USA Flavored powered sugar with citric acid (similar to Pixy Stix) in little pouches to be eaten with the included candy sticks which are also powered sugar pressed into a long tablet. You lick the stick to get it wet, dip it in the powder which sticks to the wet stick, and then eat the powder off the stick. Originally called Lik-M-Aid until 1989 and sold with four flavors: cherry, grape, lime, and orange. Now, there are all sorts of flavors.
Pixy Stix USA Flavored powered sugar and citric acid in a paper straw. Not much flavor, but fun to eat by emptying the powder and sucking it up through the straw. Several flavors have been made over the years. When I was a kid my favorite flavors in order were punch (blue), cherry, grape, lime, and orange. Now, packages are sold with only four flavors: punch, cherry, strawberry, and orange. The powder is very similar to Fun Dip, and the flavors are very similar to Sweet Tarts.