Sunday, February 18, 2007

Pick Your Poison

*** UPDATE: The results are in! See the totals at the bottom ***

I never expected my picture of circus peanuts to generate such debate, but after analyzing the comments, it appears that three different candies have surfaced as the main ones that cause people to want to hurl.

Because I'm curious that way, I thought it'd be interesting to find out how you actually ranked them. Some people like them and some people hate them.

So, using the scale of 1-5 below, please rank the following candies:

A. Circus Peanuts =
B. Marshmallow Peeps =
C. Candy Corn =
D. Other (write in a favorite or despised) =


SCALE
1 = So disgusting I'm starting to dry heave right now just looking at them
2 = I can eat maybe one but that's enough thank you
3 = Eh, I can take them or leave them
4 = Ooh, thanks for reminding me! I forgot that I kind of like these things and wouldn't mind one or two right now.
5 = I'm in love with these things, eat them all the time and in fact have some in my candy dish right now.

I don't know, I smell a Nobel Prize here!

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Results totals:

People hated Circus Peanuts the most with a low score of 12, followed by Peeps with a score of 14 and then by Candy Corn with a score of 19. Not surprisingly, Chocolate (including PB Cups, turtles and U-NO bars) came in as the most favored candy by a long shot.

Thanks for playing everyone!

17 comments:

Harmonica Man said...

Here's my answers:

Circus Peanuts = 1
Peeps = 3
Candy Corn = 2
Maple Nut Goodies = 5

Charli said...

Circus Peanuts= 1
Peeps+1
Candy Corn= 1
Turtles, peanut butter cups, chocolate of any sort = 100+++
Oh, was I not supposed to score that high, okay 5 but I REALLY like chocolate!

Carla said...

Circus peanuts 2
Marshmallow peeps 1
Candy Corn 2, they give me a headache
Jellied candies, like the pretend orange slices. BLECH 1 ONE

Harmonica Man said...

carla - See, now I would have to say 4 for the jellied candies. Funny how that works, isn't it?

Mooselet said...

Circus Peanuts = 1
Peeps = 2 or I risk sugar shock
Candy corn = 4 but only a small handful
Mini Peanut butter cups = 5

Actually I'm like Charli and any chocolate rates a 5, but pb cups are rare here so they come first.

Dave2 said...

Circus Peanuts = 4
Peeps = 3
Candy Corn = 4
U-NO Bar = 5

Harmonica Man said...

Dave - You've written about U-NO bars before. If I ever see one I'm definitely going to buy one based on your ringing endorsement alone.

I love the testimonials on this page!

deborah said...

Circus Peanuts - 0
Peeps - )
Maple Nut Goodies - 0, it's the maple "goodies"
Turtles - 1
Candy Corn - 4, just happen to have a bag in the pantry! seriously.

By the way, so glad you're back with us! We knew you couldn't stay away.

Mom Thumb said...

Peanuts - 1, Peeps - 2, Candy Corn would be a -2. Like Carla, they have a physical effect - they make my nose hurt like when you get swimming pool water in it. I saw a Halloween cartoon that said where candy corn comes from. It was a picture of a witch cutting it off her icky feet. Spot on!

wayabetty said...

I don't have a sweet tooth and all of the above will get a 1 from me. I know, I'm boring that way. That's like eating sweetened peanut (the kind for packing, not the nut).

Mitch McDad said...

What are you closing the poll so early for!!!???

Peanuts -3
Peeps - 1
Candy corn - 3
Mystery fancy chocolates - 1

Fine so my vite doesn't count.....but I WILL BE HEARD.

Harmonica Man said...

mitch - Sorry, I had to get them posted because I am busy tonight, and I'm going to post my 2-4-1 Tuesday tomorrow morning. Besides, your results would put Circus Peanuts in a dead heat with Peeps - and I'm not buying that. I'll do whatever it takes to keep Circus Peanuts down!

Heather said...

I'm with Mitch, geez I didn't get a chance to vote either.

Oh well.

I would have voted:
Peanuts: 1
Peeps: 1
Candy corn: 3

rick said...

I love the chocolate, but Heath bars make me gag.

Jenny said...

What the hell is an uno bar?

Oh and circus peanuts taste like baby aspirin mixed with cancer and old pillows from tuburculosis patients.

rick said...

I just remembered, at the end of a bag of jelly-beans, the white ones are always last to go.

Emma Sometimes said...

A. Circus Peanuts = 1

B. Marshmallow Peeps = 1

C. Candy Corn = 1

D. Carob = -5

E. White chocolate = 1

F. Gummy Sours = 4

G. Swedish Fish = 6, cause I want to marry them.

H. Dark chocolate Peanut Butter Cups = 6, cause I wanna marry those too.

I. Rollos = 5

J. Hi, I'm Emma and I'm a diabetic.