July 7, 2003

Hot, Hot, Hot

No, not the weather. Hot Tamales. I 'm addicted. Eating a half-pound box of the little red cinnamon candies is getting easier and easier.

I don't know why I like them so much. I don't like other cinnamon candies, particularly (Red Hots, Atomic Fireballs, Cinnamon Altoids). Perhaps it's the Swedish Fish factor. They're gummy, but not as gummy as a gummi worm. They're small, and easy to eat one after another.

Their website is silly (warning, the HOT TAMALES website uses flash and is kinda loud. Not Work Safe) and all NASCAR-infested. The tamales themselves are their best selling point. No NASCAR needed. Why does everything need a NASCAR tie-in these days?

Maggie tells me she likes Good n' Plenty, but I've never seen her buy or eat those things, so far as I can remember. In fact, I don't remember the last time I saw anyone buy or eat a Good n' Plenty. Who are the Good n' Plenty customers? Come out of the woodwork and into the light! Reveal yourselves. Oy - I'm going to bed now.

Posted by James at July 7, 2003 5:26 AM
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Good and Plenty? Yech!!! Great commecials lousy candy. Good and Plenty, Good and Plenty, Good and Plenty, Good and Plenty, Good and Plenty, Woo Woo.

As for that candy brand I'd have to go with Mike and Ikes

Posted by: Bob at July 7, 2003 10:23 AM

I used to like them. I'd eat them if someone gave me a box, but when it comes to actually buying candy I pretty much stick with chocolate.

Oh, another thing I liked - gummy (if not Gummi)coke bottles. They tasted only vaguely cokey, but they were neat. Haven't seen them in a while, but I haven't been looking for them either.

Posted by: julie at July 7, 2003 12:48 PM

Charlie says, "Love that Good 'n Plenty!"

As a fan of black lichorice, I absolutely love G&P's...

Posted by: Chuck Seggelin at July 13, 2003 8:54 PM

I suppose they have to have a customer base. However, I much prefer actual black licorice to these jellies. Not sure why.

Posted by: JP at July 13, 2003 9:39 PM

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