There could be over $2 Billion in Christmas candy sales this year*. Christmas candy is more popular than ever. Just because it’s popular, doesn’t mean it’s all good. Candy Store.com surveyed over 13,000 customers who were all too happy to rank the worst Christmas candies ever. Their comments and rankings are below:
Number #1 Christmas Tree Nougat : Wretched is a word that comes to mind. The stick-to-your-teeth factor is suborbital.
Number #2: Reindeer Corn: The answer for worst candy is always candy corn. Seasons don’t matter.
Number #3: Peeps: The texture alone gives me the heeby geebies. Is anyone really under the delusion that these are actually marshmallows? It’s like swallowing rubbery styrofoam.
Number #4: Peppermint Bark: It’s got no crunch, only a limp kind of give and then soft separation.
Number 5: Chocolate-covered cherry cordials: It’s just weird, and gooey.
Number #6: Lifesavers Story Books: And it is an egregious violation. Do not try package a bunch of lame Life Savers in a booklet Christmas story book.
Number #7: White Peppermint M&Ms: The minty flavor is just off, and its artificial sweetness and texture is sickening. It’s like the Las Vegas architecture of Christmas Candy.
Number #8: Candy Canes-Non Peppermint: The rainbow fruit candy canes could almost pass for simply bad.
Number #9: Ribbon Candy: It’s supposed to be candy but if you actually eat it, it is horrid beyond. It’s the candy equivalent of: “but he or she has a really great personality.”
Number #10: Old-Fashioned Hard Candy Mix: It’s like a bowl of marbles that have been around since your grandmother’s parents played with them in the 1920s.
Try a good red or white wine with the contenders.