Candy Talk, Episode 23: Circus Peanuts

Pack your bags! We’re taking a trip to grandma’s house and making a beeline straight to the candy dish (sitting on a doily, guaranteed.)  In this episode we explore the infamous – and confounding – circus peanut.

Listen as the our team of Candy Talk masochists surrender both their judgement and their palates. Is it true that these actually inspired one the most iconic children’s cereals ever? Why do some of the colors in no way represent their actual flavors? And did you know that circus peanuts are self-gravying? Well, unfortunately now you do.

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Candy Talk, Episode 13: Pointless Nostalgia

Turn up the White Snake and synchronize your hypercolor Swatch, in this episode the team indulges in some pointless nostalgia and delves into 80s candy.

Which flavors we loved as children now cause us to cringe? Why did 80s candy try so hard to introduce children to smoking? And which iconic 80s candy was so good we BROUGHT IT BACK FROM THE DEAD?

Hang on, we’re about to hit 88 miles per hour.

Check out the awesomeness of this Big League Chew commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCawfG0CFvo

“Bar None” Recipe

bar none

Ingredients:

  • Voortman Chocolate Wafers
  • Finely chopped peanuts
  • Chocolate candy coating

Directions:

  • Set wafers on cooling grid, attempting to keep 2 wafers connected.
  • Melt candy coating per instructions on package.
  • Spread a bit of coating on top of wafer and sprinkle peanuts, pushing down so they stick. Allow to dry for a few minutes.
  • Pour candy coating over top, gently spread with offset knife to get complete even coating.
  • Allow to dry, then refrigerate.

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Candy Talk, Episode 8: Bit-O-Honey

Our first thought was to do a show about candy whose names have a lot of hyphens in them, but seeing the selection was limited, we decided to focus on Bit-O-Honey instead. It’s from the 20’s and sometimes tastes like it, but as you’ll hear on this latest episode, this oldie but goodie still has its fans.

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Candy Talk, Episode 3: Salt Water Taffy

What’s the deal with taffy? Why doesn’t the salt water make it salty? And why is it always sold in touristy places? So much mystery. Your crack Candy Talk team delves into the mythos of salt water taffy on this episode of Candy Talk.

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