Mom always made the Fantasy Fudge recipe off the back of the jar of Kraft Marshmallow Creme. (You can find the REAL, Original recipe HERE. She also made sugar cookies cut out into shapes. Gingerbread men. She bought us eggnog, and served it with nutmeg sprinkled on top.. And we had boxes of ribbon candy. Yum!
Mark and I were out today, looking at candy canes. WHY do they have these weird flavors? Can't we just get the old fashioned candy canes? I know they had more flavors than just peppermint. We have, in the past, seen buttered rum candy canes, and pina colada candy canes. But darned if we can find them now. I do NOT want "bubble gum" or "watermelon" flavored candy canes. That's just.... wrong sounding. Ewww. I see that Cinnabon has candy canes out. Mmmm. I will be on the lookout for those. :)
So today I end up going to literally six different stores for candy canes. I did not want "Spree" or "NowRLater" candy canes. Or "Sour Heads" or any other (in my humble opinion), abomination of candy cane flavors. My shopping goal? To find "decent" candy canes, and a couple boxes of Ribbon Candy.
At Dollar General, we found the Ribbon Candy. If you've never had it, you are missing out. :)
We did manage to find candy canes. Traditional, and then a few neat flavors that did NOT include watermelon or bubblegum or (gag) sour heads. Bleh.
The Disney ones have cherry, strawberry, orange and grape. So those sounded safe enough. :) Bob's Original peppermint candy canes are a MUST. Also got Bob's Cherry Rainbow. C'mon. Cherry Rainbow?!?! How can THAT be bad? Mark got me the blueberry candy canes. I love those darn things. :) And lastly, I got the Shrek candy canes. Okay, I know. It's Shrek. But here's the thing... they used Dum Dum lollipop flavors. Enchanted Cherry, Royal Grape, and "Sour Slime". I am fairly sure I won't like the Sour Slime. LOL I've checked out the canes in that box, and they appear to be each of those flavors sort of swirled into each cane... I figure we'd give them a shot. Enchanted Cherry has a lovely sound to it. LOL It's a good thing they don't make Hobbit Candy Canes... I would be "all over that". :) (I am a HUGE hobbit fan) :) Now shhhh don't tell anyone... I'll deny it. ;) LOL