Saturday, November 30, 2013

Ho Ho No

With the holiday season, come more reasons to stay away from the candy aisle.

If you know anything about the Hershey, M&M/Mars rivalry you know that what one does, the other is not far behind in providing their twist on it. There was an excellent book put out some 20 years ago, I think, which detailed how the founders of Hershey and Mars went about purloining each others ideas. I don't remember the name of it but it was a very interesting read.

So M&Ms has the pumpkin and the white chocolate candy corn M&Ms. No on both ideas. I probably shouldn't have been surprised to find the pumpkin spice Kisses. Sigh. While they are slightly less objectionable than the pumpkin M&Ms, you really have to like pumpkin to like these. Again, no, and stop already. I just want to smack both their board rooms upside the head. Do what you do best and stop experimenting. Rotten ideas will make the well-known brands lose market share.

I know the wildlife will eat anything so I'm going to spend time unwrapping these and will toss them into the back yard. At least they don't make my kitchen stink like the candy corn M&Ms did.

I found these today.

This might not be that objectionable. I'm not a fan of peppermint and even less so when it's stuck in my chocolate, but I have a friend who is. This is one of her Christmas presents. She'll have to let me know how these taste. I wonder if they compare to York Peppermint Patties. If nothing else, they would look really cute in a Christmas candy dish.

Beverage:  Berry flavored seltzer


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