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Circus Peanuts

Anybody else love them?

by Anonymousreply 5412/07/2012

No, but I enjoy eating circus carnies.

by Anonymousreply 107/10/2012

I do ! I do !! But they're nothing but pure sugar, so I very rarely eat them.

by Anonymousreply 207/10/2012

How gauche!

by Anonymousreply 307/10/2012

They're orange--but yet they're banana flavored!!!

Are they insane?

by Anonymousreply 407/10/2012

Hey R4...

Orange ya glad I didn't say banana again?

by Anonymousreply 507/10/2012

Disgusting things, and I generally love candy.

Like banana-flavored sponges.

by Anonymousreply 607/10/2012

They're OK but they're not Junior Mints or Reese's

Nothing is worse than those black and orange peanut butter taffy things, black people give out at Halloween

by Anonymousreply 707/10/2012

[quote]Nothing is worse than those black and orange peanut butter taffy things, black people give out at Halloween

Spoken like a true RACIST!

by Anonymousreply 807/10/2012

I used to eat Circus Peanuts as a kid and always got a wonderful sugar high from them. Haven't eaten one in years but now I have a taste for them!

by Anonymousreply 907/10/2012

Yes, R4! And they're also peanut-shaped.

by Anonymousreply 1007/10/2012


by Anonymousreply 1107/10/2012

They were my introduction to Amerika!

by Anonymousreply 1207/10/2012

Love the gently yielding texture.

by Anonymousreply 1307/10/2012

I love them. I eat them probably once a week - I get a small bag $.99 from CVS, I even like them stale. Jolene Sugarbaker has a jello mold recipe with them in it, although I like to watch him/her I don't think I'd ever make anything she makes. I'm not a candy lover otherwise either and I don't care for chocolate, however if I have a nice glass of wine I wouldn't mind a nice piece of chocolate -

by Anonymousreply 1407/10/2012

Sounds delish, R14!

by Anonymousreply 1507/10/2012

I don't eat them but use them as tampons.

by Anonymousreply 1607/10/2012

[quote] I even like them stale

Ah you do know that is the way the always taste

by Anonymousreply 1707/10/2012

I really like candy corn, so I expected to like these too because they looked similarly cardboardy & overly sweet. But I don't particularly -- not crazy about Peeps either.

by Anonymousreply 1807/10/2012

Is this suppossed to accompany the anchovy thread? Yes to both. I do like circus peanuts, but eat them rarely about once every couple of years. It's whim purchase and I enjoy it.

by Anonymousreply 1907/10/2012

Now Peeps I don't really care too much for.

by Anonymousreply 2007/10/2012

My freak of a mother loved them. She'd drink a bottle of Pepsi along with them.


Not surprisingly, both my parents felt full dentures were a natural, inevitable, evolution for adults.

by Anonymousreply 2107/10/2012

Circus peanuts are always sort of stale and cardboard tasting.

I really LOVE candy corn though and I know many people are turned off by whatever floats your boat.

The absolute best carnival snacks will always be freshly made candy apples with warm caramel and crushed nuts and warm funnel cake. Those foods always make me think of summer.

by Anonymousreply 2207/10/2012

I *LOVED* them as a kid.

With those memories, I tried one as an adult... and they were just disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 2307/10/2012

I love Peeps!! Especially when they're stale. They get kinda crunchy.

by Anonymousreply 2407/10/2012

Rita's Water Ice makes some of the best flavors.... they've had Peeps flavor, Swedish fish flavor, Sour Patch Kids flavor .... haven't seen Circus Peanut flaor ....YET !

by Anonymousreply 2507/10/2012

[quote]Spoken like a true RACIST!

He may be racist but he is right

[quote]Not surprisingly, both my parents felt full dentures were a natural, inevitable, evolution for adults.

Heaven forbid they should've brushed their teeth after eating.

[quote]I really LOVE candy corn though

poster sucks toes

by Anonymousreply 2607/11/2012

Got any right now?

by Anonymousreply 2707/11/2012

Candy corn is also my favorite, but only Brach's, as the other kinds just aren't as good.

by Anonymousreply 2807/11/2012


by Anonymousreply 2907/11/2012

R28, I've never noticed a difference between candy corn brands -- I always just get whatever's on sale. Maybe this Halloween I'll spring for several kinds & do a blind taste test. I can only stand them once a year, but I do tend to freak out with them then.

by Anonymousreply 3007/11/2012

For my guilty "stash" candy (only a couple of times a year, I can't get fat) I alternate between circus peanuts and orange slices.

And yes, both are better not stale exactly, but "aired out" for a few days.

by Anonymousreply 3107/11/2012

Same here, R24. I love when they're stale. I've also tried freezing Peeps. They're actually not bad that way!

by Anonymousreply 3207/11/2012

They do them as bananas, too

by Anonymousreply 3307/11/2012

When my brother and I were cleaning my parents house out after my Mom died we found a half bag of Circus Peanuts in a drawer. They were from when my neice and nephew were like six years old. My neice and nephew are pushing 30 now.

by Anonymousreply 3407/11/2012

I love to nuke peeps. I also love the orange slice things when they are really soft and mushy. My friend had cherry slices that were lovely but I can't seem to find them. I think he got them in a gas station convenience store.

by Anonymousreply 3507/11/2012

No. Even the "aroma" of circus peanuts can turn my stomach. Ditto for Peeps and those chewy squares that look like tiny blocks of neapolitan ice cream wrapped in clear cellophane.

Never cared for candied jelly orange slices or candy corn either.

by Anonymousreply 3607/11/2012

Anyone who doen't like peeps is seriously disturbed.

by Anonymousreply 3707/11/2012

Peeps are a little too soft for me. Too airy.

They sure are cute though.

by Anonymousreply 3807/11/2012

Most disgusting confection EVER!

by Anonymousreply 3907/11/2012

I was so excited when I bought my first circus peanuts and felt so let down. Yuck. That banana flavor is gross and the texture is like what I imagine spongy, dead flesh to be like.

by Anonymousreply 4007/11/2012

Peeps = pedophiles

by Anonymousreply 4107/11/2012

Power of suggestion...I stopped on the way home last night and bought a bag of circus peanuts. They were awful and good and I will NOT do that again for awhile.

by Anonymousreply 4207/12/2012

I am gagging just thinking of what they're like from years ago.

Another horrible, horrible 'candy' is those wintergreen flavor round pink tablets that came in plastic bags. GROSS.

And don't get me started on Necco wafers and candy Valentine conversation hearts (same shit)

by Anonymousreply 4307/12/2012

They're absolutely terrible, but if they're around, I'll eat them. Don't know why.

What I really love are bull's eyes aka caramel creams. Always eat away the caramel part first, then let the cream slowly dissolve on my tongue.

by Anonymousreply 4407/12/2012


by Anonymousreply 4507/12/2012

I have never liked circus peanuts. I love valentines hearts though, especially the white ones. They kind of taste like pepto bismol tablets, which I like as well.

by Anonymousreply 4607/12/2012

The banana flavor is so fake I never even realized it was banana! Nevertheless, I used to eat them once in a very long while - but the last time I had one, a few years ago, it was just inedible and tasted more like chemicals than anything.

I do like candy corn, but I rarely eat that either. As for Peeps, I don't consider them a form of food. They're more like mattress or pillow stuffing.

by Anonymousreply 4707/12/2012

[quote]They're OK but they're not Junior Mints or Reese's

Who's gonna turn down a Junior Mint? It's chocolate, it's peppermint -it's delicious! It's very refreshing!

by Anonymousreply 4807/12/2012

I find them endearing.

by Anonymousreply 4907/12/2012

They are fucking disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 5007/12/2012

Ex-Pixie/Ex-Breeder Kim Deal used to go around offering them to people back when she used to be strung out on heroin.

by Anonymousreply 5107/12/2012

I was arrested for shoplifting some.

by Anonymousreply 5207/12/2012


by Anonymousreply 5309/15/2012

I like buttons

by Anonymousreply 5412/07/2012
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