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Flavored Candy Canes

Flavored Candy Canes: Love Them or Hate Them?

While mints aren't my all-time favorite sweet, I can't imagine the Christmas season without rows of gleaming candy canes at the supermarket. I'm referring to the shiny, red- and white-striped rods — not the fruity, flavored canes that taste like blueberry, cherry, and grape. I've never been a fan of those varieties, which taste sugary and artificial. How do you feel about different-flavored candy canes?

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silverfern silverfern 7 years
ditto PinkNC
mek123 mek123 7 years
I'm with Yum, just can't deal with the fake tasting fruity ones.
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
I like them. I'm NOT a big fan of the original peppermint candy canes.
canyourock canyourock 7 years
I agree with a lot of the other women. As a child peppermint was just too much so I loved the fruit ones. Today, I just hang those sweet canes on my tree.
zeze zeze 7 years
I love Cherry because I never ate the peppermint ones, they taste like toothpaste, yuck.
PinkUnicorn PinkUnicorn 7 years
I don't like most of the weird flavoured candy canes, but I really like the cherry ones. When I was little there were peppermint candy canes or cherry candy canes so both taste "right" to me.
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
meh, now i dont really enjoy them. but i remember being 10-ish and loving a buttered popcorn flavor!
violina violina 7 years
Sadly, I'm not really a fan of sweets in general.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
I like 'em.
chefdrea chefdrea 7 years
I was just griping about this last night! I had to go to three different stores to buy regular candy canes for peppermint bark because, apparently, the flavored candy canes are all anybody wants anymore...I can't stand them and always feel annoyed when I see them because I think it's another example of straying from the tradition by "branding" everything with Jolly Ranchers, Sweet Tarts, etc. etc. instead of keeping the original peppermint. *PFHEW! Glad I got that off my chest!
opentypeA opentypeA 7 years
ditto skigurl
mandaleebee mandaleebee 7 years
I'm not a big peppermint person, so I much prefer the flavored ones. Luckily I'm not much of a sweets person in general though.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i like them more then regular ones
elocin85 elocin85 7 years
I loved flavored candy canes as a kid too, but now they gross me out--the flavor is too artificial and non-Christmasy. IMO, the worst ones are chocolate chip mint and whatever those rainbow candy canes are supposed to be. Peppermint is definitely the way to go.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 7 years
I used to love them as a kid, when the peppermint ones would get a little too intense. But I tried one last Christmas and was sorely disappointed.
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