How much do you like candy?
Do you go for the standard chocolate choices from Hershey’s or Mars, or are you more of a Whole Food’s or Trader Joe’s aficionado?
It may just be sugar, but whether you go for Chocolate, Fruit, Mint, or some other interesting flavor is all a personal choice.
But for candy snobs, there is GOOD candy, and there is GREAT candy.
And that’s why the CANDYBLOG has compiled THIS LIST OF THE TOP CANDIES OF ALL TIME.
Click the link to browse the full list of over 100 different candy types and brands, and let us know if you agree or disagree with their ranking. Frankly, we see no issue with what clocked in at #1 on this list:
- Anything that contains 70% or more cacao chocolate
- Aerated chocolate
- Hard toffee
- Anis de Flavigny. Here, we disagree. Fennel should never be considered a candy ingredient.
- A lollipop larger than your head. (Giada, surprisingly, does qualify in this category but is not specifically mentioned. If she was, then this line item should rank much, much higher.)
- Atomic fireballs
- Black sugar candy
- British toffee
- Parma Violets
- Cadbury Creme Egg
- Candy dots on paper
- Candy corn. Seriously? Candy corn is horrible, and shouldn’t be on this list at all, let alone ranked as high as it is here.
- Carob. Again, carob is not chocolate, so why is it pretending to be?
- Cherry & Coconut
- Chocolate coins. Gelt.
- Cacoa nibs
- Cherry Cordial
- Chocolate covered dried fruit
- Chocolate covered espresso beans
- Chocolate covered insects
Honestly, these last few items should just be lumped together under “chocolate-covered stuff” rather than being separate lines. Cheating, we say.
- Chocolate from different countries.
- Chocolate fudge
- Chocolate truffles
- Chupa Chups lollipops
And clocking in at #26 is CIRCUS PEANUTS? Really? That’s where we kinda lost where this list is going.
Some other highlights from the full list include:
- Nestle Crunch at #32
- Gummi Bears at #41
- Hershey Kisses at #43
- M&Ms at #56
- unbranded, homemade Buckeye Balls clocked in at #76 — ahead of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, which are essentially the same concept, at #87. Ha!
How many of these Ultimate Candies have you had?