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The most polarizing food: where do you stand?

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  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 3,353 Member Member Posts: 3,353 Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
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    From a flavor perspective I like candy corn alright... but thinking about the sugar/ingredients... not worth it IMO. Would rather have chocolate!
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 3,353 Member Member Posts: 3,353 Member
  • CSARdiverCSARdiver Member Posts: 6,279 Member Member Posts: 6,279 Member
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    Every 10 years I get a craving for one and buy a bag and eat...one.

    Then I'm good for another decade.
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 6,214 Member Member Posts: 6,214 Member
    CSARdiver wrote: »
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    Every 10 years I get a craving for one and buy a bag and eat...one.

    Then I'm good for another decade.

    yes...a kid thing I think. I use to love these, and then had one a few years ago. One was enough that is for sure...
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 6,214 Member Member Posts: 6,214 Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
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    ...it seems

    I actually prefer canned cranberry sauce haha

    so does many members in my family...hence it always makes it's appearance on the table every holiday season...along with some homemade stuff too...
  • RuatineRuatine Member Posts: 3,437 Member Member Posts: 3,437 Member
    Candy corn and circus peanuts are disgusting to me.

    On the other hand, I don't mind the canned cranberry sauce, but when I finally discovered not just how delicious but also how easy to make fresh cranberry sauce is, I never looked back.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 3,353 Member Member Posts: 3,353 Member
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Member Posts: 5,690 Member Member Posts: 5,690 Member
    ^^ Jellybeans.

    Are they polarising?
    I wouldn't eat them all day long but I don't mind some now and then.
    I never thought of them as a love or hate them thing.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 3,353 Member Member Posts: 3,353 Member
    ^^ Jellybeans.

    Are they polarising?
    I wouldn't eat them all day long but I don't mind some now and then.
    I never thought of them as a love or hate them thing.

    When it comes to jelly beans, it's these vs. Jelly Belly. So yes, I'd say they are polarizing
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Member Posts: 5,097 Member Member Posts: 5,097 Member
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    I HATE jelly beans, yuck! Always have. I just don't understand the appeal at all.
    CSARdiver wrote: »
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    Every 10 years I get a craving for one and buy a bag and eat...one.

    Then I'm good for another decade.

    I've always seen these and wondered what they taste like. Are they peanut buttery?
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 6,214 Member Member Posts: 6,214 Member
    ^^ Jellybeans.

    Are they polarising?
    I wouldn't eat them all day long but I don't mind some now and then.
    I never thought of them as a love or hate them thing.

    When it comes to jelly beans, it's these vs. Jelly Belly. So yes, I'd say they are polarizing

    I agree...these jelly beans taste like granulated sugar bombs...Jelly Belly is a different story though - I like them!
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Member Posts: 3,574 Member Member Posts: 3,574 Member
    I never saw the appeal in jelly beans, until I taste buttered popcorn and toasted marshmallow. I can’t eat real popcorn. I take these 2 flavors to the movies so when I smell everyone’s heavenly smelling popcorn, I can have the next-best thing.
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Member Posts: 3,574 Member Member Posts: 3,574 Member

    I've always seen these and wondered what they taste like. Are they peanut buttery?

    No peanut butter. More like candy corn. Maybe a cross between candy corn and a marshmallow?
    edited October 2019
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Member Posts: 5,690 Member Member Posts: 5,690 Member
    I haven't tasted candy corn, its not a thing in Australia - but jelly beans are not peanut buttery, they are a variety of flavours, the black ones are aniseedy, the others fairly nondescript.
    Although you can get more expensive ones like jelly belly which are more flavoured.
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member Posts: 14,993 Member Member Posts: 14,993 Member

    I've always seen these and wondered what they taste like. Are they peanut buttery?

    No peanut butter. More like candy corn. Maybe a cross between candy corn and a marshmallow?

    In theory, classic circus peanuts (the candy) are flavored with artificial banana flavor. Occasionally, other flavors, but artificial banana is standard.

    No, it doesn't taste like banana. But that's what the artificial flavoring is, usually.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 3,353 Member Member Posts: 3,353 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »

    I've always seen these and wondered what they taste like. Are they peanut buttery?

    No peanut butter. More like candy corn. Maybe a cross between candy corn and a marshmallow?

    In theory, classic circus peanuts (the candy) are flavored with artificial banana flavor. Occasionally, other flavors, but artificial banana is standard.

    No, it doesn't taste like banana. But that's what the artificial flavoring is, usually.

    Yeah, banana flavored is the intention haha.

    It's like Tootsie rolls are "orange chocolate" flavored
    edited October 2019
  • CSARdiverCSARdiver Member Posts: 6,279 Member Member Posts: 6,279 Member
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    I HATE jelly beans, yuck! Always have. I just don't understand the appeal at all.
    CSARdiver wrote: »
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    Every 10 years I get a craving for one and buy a bag and eat...one.

    Then I'm good for another decade.

    I've always seen these and wondered what they taste like. Are they peanut buttery?

    Nope - closest I can describe is if you squished cotton candy and ate it. Mild artificial banana flavor.
  • bmeadows380bmeadows380 Member Posts: 2,238 Member Member Posts: 2,238 Member
    My mother is a huge fan of both candy corn and circus peanuts. i can take or leave both - candy corn is okay, but not worth the calories or sugar.

    Wish I could find a sugar free version of both, for mom - she's now diabetic and its a lot of work to get her to stick with a low sugar diet, but it helps when I can find sugar free or low sugar versions of some of her favorites.
  • Marisela170Marisela170 Member Posts: 37 Member Member Posts: 37 Member
    I love them but I scrape off all the frosting otherwise it’s just way too sweet for me
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