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08 Dec, 2010

Ottawa giveaway alert! Let’s cut to the chase, it’s CANDY

Posted by andrea tomkins in: - Westboro|Fishbowl patrons|Giveaways and product reviews|Ottawa

Fishbowl patron The Candy Store is sponsoring this giveaway.

Katie B, the sparkly manager at The Candy Store in Westboro, sent me the following email about this giveaway. I am going to do the ol’ copy and paste because I cannot describe this package any better than she did. So read on!

“We’ve got a giveaway all set up and ready for your readers! It’s absolutely jammed full of retro sweets (seriously, almost couldn’t get the package closed!) and based on the concept of childhood memories.

There is such a wide variety of items in box that the lucky recipient is bound to remember something from their childhood that might also spark some story telling among family members. We love the dialog that often happens between parents and children when they’re exploring the store together – parents reminisce about their childhood treats and their children are reminded that mom and dad were once kids, eating the same deliciously sweet treats. It wasn’t always “eat your vegetables” and “don’t ruin your supper.” It’s so special hearing a parent tell these stories and then giving their child a taste of the memory through the candy, so we wanted to give one of your readers a chance to take that experience home.

Inside the box you’ll find:

  • Charleston Chew (in vanilla and chocolate – named for the dance)
  • Curly Wurly (just like the long-gone Wig Wag)
  • Candy Buttons (remember they used to come on rolls??)
  • Razzles (bonus: eat while watching the Jennifer Garner film, 13 Going On 30)
  • Pixy Stix (in the paper wrapping, just like you remember!)
  • Cow Tales (an American memory)
  • Jujyfruits (theatre concession stand favourite “Let’s go out to the lobby…”)
  • Gummi Bears (Albanese, the award-winning bear)
  • Heath Bar (did you know it was included in WWII soldiers’ rations?)
  • Freshen Up (the squirting gum!)
  • Sky Bar (four different flavours in one bar)
  • Whachamacallit (we met a woman who was on the naming panel as a child!)
  • Dubble Bubble (the classic cartoon gum)
  • Necco Wafers (invented in 1847 – just try to make a gingerbread house without Necco Wafer tiles on the roof!)
  • Double Decker (if you grew up British, this was common)
  • Nik-L-Nip (the debut price was, you guessed it, a nickel)
  • Gold Mine Gum (complete with the little cloth bag to hold your gold nuggets)
  • Lotsa Fizz (this typically North American treat is actually made in Argentina!)
  • Fry’s Turkish Delight (Narnia anyone?)
  • Barnier Lollipops (anyone with a French Grandmere would recognize this shape)

Phew. Can you believe it? I can’t believe it. But here, take a look, just in case you don’t believe it (because photos don’t lie):

candy giveaway!

The tooth fairy is filing down her wings as I type BECAUSE SHE IS HEADING STRAIGHT TO THE WINNER’S HOUSE.

If you want this box of deliciousness – and I’m sure you do – all you need to do is:

  • … live in the Ottawa area, or know someone who does, because the (one) winner will have to go to the Candy Store to pick it up. (They’re located in Westboro at 350 Richmond Road.)
  • For your entry to qualify you must tell me – using the comments below – what your favourite candy is. It doesn’t need to be one of the treats included in the giveaway. This information is for my edification only. I want to know, are you a Junior Mint or a Turtle? (If you can’t post your comment because you’re behind a firewall at work or whatever, you can email it to me for posting: andrea at quietfish dot com)
  • One entry per person please! We want lots of people to have the opportunity to win.
  • I will do a random draw of all qualifying entries using Random.org at noon EST on December 15, 2010. Please make sure you leave a valid email address, because you can’t win if I can’t reach you.

Sound good? Thank you to The Candy Store for hosting such a fantastic giveaway! Eep! I’m so excited for you.

Over to you, and good luck!

p.s. don’t forget about that other giveaway too.

106 Responses to "Ottawa giveaway alert! Let’s cut to the chase, it’s CANDY"

1 | Candace

December 8th, 2010 at 11:55 am


I am all over this contest! I had a wonderful basket delivered to me for my birthday this year from The Candy Store. Divine. So, my favorite candy is actually a tie between Lik-A-Stik and Sweet Tarts. Mmmmmm. Mouth watering now. Must get some today. Great contest Andrea.

2 | Don (@foodieprints)

December 8th, 2010 at 11:59 am


Turkish Delight…Narnia indeed! (was watching the Disney adaptation several night’s ago)

My favourite candy has to be salted caramels. So far, my fav comes from the French Baker in the market.

That basket would make an amazing gift for my office. We’re mostly all of the same vintage. Retro candy would go over a storm!

3 | Kaitlin

December 8th, 2010 at 11:59 am


sour haribo gummies. they combine my two favourite candy things: sour and gummy. they’re kind of a rare thing in canada, though, so i pack down sour patch kids when i can instead.

4 | Ange

December 8th, 2010 at 12:01 pm


Oh goodness, how can you go wrong with this?! What a great giveaway!

My favourite candy/chocolate is, by far, Galaxy Minstrels. I can only find them in speciality shops, as they’re British – but I just love them!

5 | Anu

December 8th, 2010 at 12:01 pm


Favourite by far: salty spicy licorice.
Generally hard to find, but they do have some at the Candy Store!

6 | Shannon

December 8th, 2010 at 12:07 pm


My fave is ANYTHING covered in sour sugar. Sour Patch Kids, sour soothers, anything that makes the inside of my mouth peel off the next day! Yummmm chemicals! :D

7 | Erica

December 8th, 2010 at 12:09 pm


My absolute favourite candy: the wine gums from Dutch Groceries and Imports (on Clyde). I need to buy tiny quantities, because once the bag is open I can’t stop eating them until they’re gone.

8 | Kirsten

December 8th, 2010 at 12:17 pm


My favourite candy – if there could be just one! – are jelly tots. As children, my grama used to have a “candy drawer” (which was actually a whole kitchen cabinet) full of candy that we could have our pick of if we were good. Those were always my favourite and continue to be.

9 | canuck_grad

December 8th, 2010 at 12:26 pm


Wowzers! That is one big basket of candy. My favorite candy ever are Punkys. They used to come in a rectangular box. They were oval and kind of the consistency of something like a sweet tart, but grittier. And on the box each of the colors had a name and face. Barely anyone remembers them and I can’t find any reference to them on the internet.

My current favorite are Sweet Tart sours. I developed this thing for sour when I was pregnant and ate them constantly. I don’t eat them nearly as often anymore, but still love them.

10 | Roz

December 8th, 2010 at 12:32 pm


in keeping with the theme, my favourite *childhood* candy was the red big foot. Today I thoroughly enjoy salty black licorice :)

11 | Heather

December 8th, 2010 at 12:33 pm


Wow – that basket is amazing! If I have to choose one candy to be my favourite I would choose nerds – they came in the little divided box and you could get (and still can) various flavour combos! One flavour always out beats the other so you have to eat the least desirable first!

12 | Chrissy

December 8th, 2010 at 12:38 pm


My absolute favourite indulgence is chocolate covered caramels with sea salt. I drool just thinking about it!

13 | Sara

December 8th, 2010 at 12:45 pm


Awesome giveaway! I don’t live in Ottawa, but my candy-loving niece does – this would be an amazing add-on to her Christmas gift I just sent her! Love it!

I have many favourite candies – but I love marshmellow bananas – especially once they get a bit stale and are crunchy……..:)

14 | Isha Tan

December 8th, 2010 at 1:01 pm


Loved Nerds as a kid and still buy them occasionally when I see them. I also really like these sweet and sour lemonade candies that someone brought me from Japan. I don’t know the name of it but apparently you can buy them at the 100 Yen store (the Japanese equivalent of our dollar store.)

15 | Mel

December 8th, 2010 at 1:03 pm


Mmmm, great giveaway! I’d forgotten all about lik-a-stiks until I read the previous comment. Loved those! and the candy necklaces and lipsticks. thanks for the chance!

16 | bushidoka

December 8th, 2010 at 1:08 pm


Dark chocolate over here. Yum! Preferably with nuts and stuff inside

17 | meanie

December 8th, 2010 at 1:09 pm


mmm, Reese’s Peanut Butter candies. so Yum.

I’m a turtle girl, fyi.

18 | Hellcat13

December 8th, 2010 at 1:13 pm


I have to separate candy from chocolate here – I could go on about chocolate all day! But my favourite candy is sour cherry blasters. I still buy bags to take to the movie theatre with me. You know you’ve eaten a few too many when the sides of your cheeks are raw.

19 | karen

December 8th, 2010 at 1:19 pm


My favourite childhood candy was Lik-A-Stik. I was never allowed to get one except when we went to my grandmother’s house. We would walk up to the old corner store and immediately the man behind the counter would start trying to guess who’s grand kids/ kids we were. My red hair always gave me away.

20 | Valerie

December 8th, 2010 at 1:37 pm


My favourite candy is the black licorice cigars with the little red sprinkles at the end. Yummy. Would love to be in the draw, please.

21 | JustAnOttawaDad

December 8th, 2010 at 1:44 pm


So easy. Hot Tamales. Especially the super hot ones…

22 | Days

December 8th, 2010 at 2:17 pm


What a treat! We love chocolate with fleur de sel in this household, and pop rocks for the non-chocolate-lovers.

23 | Maxine

December 8th, 2010 at 2:22 pm


Wow, so many favorites but I think my all time favorite candy is bottlecaps!!!

24 | gordon

December 8th, 2010 at 2:26 pm


I have gone to great lengths to find Jelly Babies, including having friends mail them from England. 50p for the candy, £2 for the postage!

25 | Nicole (@RantingRaving)

December 8th, 2010 at 2:26 pm


Just one favourite???

Junior Mints are perfect when I’m looking for chocolate but I love Fuzzy Peaches for that gummy/sour fix!

A more ‘mature’ favourite would be dark chocolate covered caramels with a touch of fleur de sel! Yum!

26 | Cheryl

December 8th, 2010 at 2:27 pm


It’s a tie…dark chocolate vs. cinnamon hearts!!

27 | Heather Pardon

December 8th, 2010 at 2:32 pm


Favourite candy………gumdrops. It would have to be gumdrops. :-)!! They bring up great childhood memories of my Gramma’s gumdrop tree at Christmastime.

28 | Denise G

December 8th, 2010 at 2:33 pm


I love so many chocolate candies. But if I have to choose just one it would be Mars.

29 | Susan

December 8th, 2010 at 2:48 pm


Growing up, we always had Ganong Chicken Bones at our house around Christmastime. Think I’ll try to find a package to have this year.

30 | jane

December 8th, 2010 at 2:49 pm


I am an equal opportunist candy lover…. I love them all. Sweet. Sour. Chewy. Melty. As long as there is no hint ‘o banana, I wlll eat it!

31 | Natalie

December 8th, 2010 at 2:49 pm


Love this, Andrea! My answer is totally politically incorrect. Who knew Candy could be?!
I loved the chocolate cigarettes, now chocolate sticks, that came in boxes with cities from all over the world on the package.
Gummie bears & charleston chews come in a close 2nd & 3rd.

32 | Catherine

December 8th, 2010 at 3:05 pm


Black licorice – the soft kind, made with blackstrap molasses.

33 | Amanda

December 8th, 2010 at 3:17 pm


I love lindt milk chocolate! and wine gums :)

34 | Elizabeth

December 8th, 2010 at 3:19 pm


My favourite candy has always been malted milk balls. My mother used to take my sisters and me out shopping, and as a treat, would buy us each 100 g of any candy we chose. I could get a lot of delicious malted milk balls for 100g, they’re so light!

35 | Jennifer

December 8th, 2010 at 3:38 pm


mmm, candy! my fave growing up was that strip of taffy that was neapolitan flavoured (koo-koo bars???) we would get them for a nickel at the corner store. I so wish they still sold them. Now candy of any kind will usually do the trick. I love the stuff (way too much!)

36 | Joy

December 8th, 2010 at 3:39 pm


oh my gosh- what a popular contest! I wonder why?! My favourite, i think, is the Cherry Blossom! Thank you for the contest! Please pick me!!

37 | Patricia

December 8th, 2010 at 3:42 pm


My husband recently stopped by an airport store while waiting for a flight in Ottawa and brought me back some Vosges chocolate. They have a Cherry Roibos bar that is AMAZING!


38 | Ingrid

December 8th, 2010 at 3:56 pm



Not too picky over here, but anything combined with chocolate is my usual choice – caramel, peanut butter, nuts, it’s all gooo-ooood!!!

39 | kev

December 8th, 2010 at 4:03 pm


Sour Warheads.

nom nom nom *skrinch*

40 | Manon

December 8th, 2010 at 4:11 pm


My favorite candy is gourmet malt balls from the Candy Store ! Also a nice combination of jujubes is always welcome.

41 | Sonya

December 8th, 2010 at 4:32 pm


I’m not sure I can narrow it down to one! But at the moment I’m thinking Jelly Belly jelly beans! Mmmm love the Candy Store! I’m salivating just thinking about that gift basket.

42 | Rachel

December 8th, 2010 at 4:40 pm


I am huge authentic English toffee fan…. in fact The Candy Store carries some amazing English Toffee. Also love Malt balls! Would be in heaven to win and share this treasure trove!

43 | Lisa

December 8th, 2010 at 4:41 pm


I was going to say licorice, every kind be it red, black, salty, or molasses. But after reading the comments, I realize that I just love candy.

44 | SC

December 8th, 2010 at 4:51 pm



I used to love the Root Beer ones, and the Cola ones too. They are hard to find now, but when I can get my hands on them – they are the most treasured treat!

The gift basket looks fabulous… the lucky winner will surely have a good Christmas with that in his/her house!!

45 | Dave

December 8th, 2010 at 4:58 pm


Tough call, but in the end I think I have to go with chocolate covered raisins. They’re one thing I absolutely can’t resist if I get my hands on ’em.

46 | Beverley

December 8th, 2010 at 5:19 pm


I love the Candy Store! My favourite candy is anything caramel – salted, plain, chewy, crunchy, covered in milk chocolate. YUM!

BTW, I’m a turtle!

Thanks for hosting this delish contest!

47 | lacoop

December 8th, 2010 at 5:35 pm


Anything with chocolate and carmel. Turtles will do. Thank you Candy Store for this great chance.

48 | Pam

December 8th, 2010 at 5:50 pm


Yum! A candy contest just before dinner time! I love two things. Swedish Berries – the real deal with real fruit juice. It’s practically a fruit, right? And I go crazy for chocolate covered pretzels – sweet and a bit salty. These things I do not share.
Thank you Candy Store! Win or not, I definately have to pay a visit.

49 | sassymonkey

December 8th, 2010 at 6:01 pm


It’s so hard to choose a favourite but if I had to I guess it would probably be Nerds.

50 | Emily

December 8th, 2010 at 6:10 pm


Mmm… chocolate coated jujubes. Or Bridge Mix. No, wait – M&Ms Peanuts. Such a solid, salty-sweet, reliable choice. Awesome giveaway!

51 | Jenny Burgesse

December 8th, 2010 at 6:19 pm


Charleston Chew!

BUT: only if it’s straight outta the freezer. Trust me on this one folks. It’s amazing.

52 | Darcy

December 8th, 2010 at 6:50 pm


Favourite candy – Rockets. I’ll eat them till my teeth ache.

53 | Capital Mom

December 8th, 2010 at 6:51 pm


I used to like gummy bears and then I got pregnant. Ever since then it is anything chocolate!

54 | Jen

December 8th, 2010 at 7:47 pm


Sweedish berries. In high school, I used to buy 25 at lunch time and try to make them last all afternoon…impossible!

55 | Lindsay

December 8th, 2010 at 7:48 pm


Mmmm – fuzzy peaches! And peanut butter cups!

56 | Alison in Ottawa

December 8th, 2010 at 8:07 pm


I like sour keys best. But jelly bellies and chocolate aren’t far behind. At this store my favourite thing is the candy k bobs on sticks. What a fun idea!

57 | Natalie

December 8th, 2010 at 8:30 pm


I’m a sucker for swedish berries or any kind of penny candy really. I’d take candy over chocolate any day. I’m going to have to go to the store as I’m now having a wicked craving! hehe

58 | Rebecca

December 8th, 2010 at 8:36 pm


Chocolate. Aside from orange chocolate, anything chocolate makes me happy ;)

59 | Dave

December 8th, 2010 at 8:46 pm


Hersey chocolate bar with almonds.

60 | Melissa

December 8th, 2010 at 9:27 pm


Macintosh Toffee! In the red box with the tartan! It was always a tough choice when my mom would give us change for penny candy, because the toffee cost a lot more than anything else did but was oh-so-good!

61 | KL

December 8th, 2010 at 9:29 pm


My favourite is Blow Pops – lollipop candy and then a gum treat when you finish…yummy!! Watermelon flavour in case you wanted to know that too. :)

62 | Heather

December 8th, 2010 at 10:12 pm


I do love anything sour sugar coated candy.
I feel giddy like a kid when I eat it and I like that you really do have to stop when your tongue feels raw!

Remember the jelly coke bottles?
They were an old favorite!

63 | Jen_nifer

December 8th, 2010 at 10:19 pm


One… just one favourite candy? I guess I can never turn down a Turtle, but fresh Swedish Berries and stale chocolate coated marshmallow brooms rank pretty high up there too.

64 | Pamela

December 8th, 2010 at 11:01 pm


I love reading the comments……a walk down memory lane!
Caramel,pecans and chocolate mmmm I love Turtles.

65 | Jay

December 8th, 2010 at 11:15 pm


Anything chocolate is good in my books :)

66 | Ryan

December 8th, 2010 at 11:23 pm


Yum! What a great looking basket! Sign me up!

In high school I ate Crispy Crunches a few times a week for a year or two.

My favourite available thing now is probably Peanut Butter Cups. If, however, it’s any kind of sweet, it’d have to be really dark chocolate dipped in real dulce de leche (NOT caramel).

Incidentally, seeing the Turkish delight there reminded me of Big Turk bars, which ruined Turkish delight until I had real Turkish delight. Big Turk does not resemble the good stuff at all…

67 | Sara Horton

December 9th, 2010 at 3:21 am


My favourite are Jelly Belly candies, NOT to be confused with Jelly beans, which are completely different. I used to sit and eat them one at a time, remarking the flavour of each Jelly Belly and judging if it tasted authentic enough for that flavour. Then I would try two or three at a time — combining the flavours in my mouth.

P.S. – Love the Candy Store.

68 | Faustina

December 9th, 2010 at 8:24 am


I’d have to say that anything caramel is my favourite. Or peanut butter cups. Yeah, maybe peanut butter cups.

69 | andrea

December 9th, 2010 at 11:14 am


This comment is posted on behalf of Gwen, who writes:
“My favourite candy is the ones that look like mints, but after you suck them for a while, there is a wee bit of chocolate inside!”

70 | Stephanie

December 9th, 2010 at 11:49 am


I’m definitely more of a Turtle than a Junior Mint as I looove chocolate… but my favourite candy is the simple gummy bears. I love all colors, but I definitely do not like the sour ones. I love sweet and chewy. I can eat a full tub of them in one sitting!

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72 | Brenda (@ottawamom)

December 9th, 2010 at 12:55 pm


Love the Candy Store and love this giveaway. My favourite of all time has to be Turtles. Chocolate, nuts, caramel. The complete package. My kids would probably lose their minds if they saw that basket!!

73 | A Crafty Mom

December 9th, 2010 at 1:04 pm


YUM :)

I LOVE Turtles and save myself all year so I can eat them at Christmas time. Also love Toffifee, pretty much anything chocolate and gooey will do it for me!!

74 | Meghan

December 9th, 2010 at 1:11 pm


I love that gum that is all stringy and in a big pouch. My teeth hurt just thinking about it.

75 | K

December 9th, 2010 at 3:53 pm


I don’t have a favourite! If I had to choose, I would pick gummy worms probably.

76 | Michelle

December 9th, 2010 at 4:11 pm


double bubble… even if it only last a few minute man it’s yummy…

77 | Fiona

December 9th, 2010 at 4:19 pm


Swedish berries. I grew up in a very small rural community and we could buy them at the grocery store, the only time we could get them was at the fall fair. I used to save my money and buy a big bag.

78 | jennP

December 9th, 2010 at 7:39 pm


whoa… this is SERIOUS candy!!
i am not a candy-o-holic… but i do love sweedish berries. or most things chocolate.

79 | Lynn

December 9th, 2010 at 8:48 pm


I used to say my favourite candy was Swedish Berries, too. But I recently tried candy cane flavoured Hershey’s Kisses and…OH MY.

Plus, last weekend at my poker night the hostess had a box of Toffifee and I…ate more than my share. And at one point I made a vow to never eat anything else, ever again. So I guess I better stock up for Christmas dinner. :)

80 | ann

December 9th, 2010 at 9:21 pm


Mackintosh toffee!!! Not able to get it anymore :(

81 | KarenL

December 9th, 2010 at 11:51 pm


I see a few other people like my favorite – swedish berries !

82 | Sasha

December 10th, 2010 at 12:33 am


Pop rocks! Remember those? Like fizz candies, but better :)

83 | Anna

December 10th, 2010 at 9:36 am


Currently it would be home made marshmallows.

84 | Anne

December 10th, 2010 at 10:33 am


So funny that you mentioned Junior Mints, they are my favorite! I was in the States one year just after Halloween and I bought a cart FULL of little Junior Mints. They were 50 cents a bag! I could not leave them there ;)

Hope I win!

85 | Caitlin

December 10th, 2010 at 11:54 am


I am drooling over this basket — I love candy, the cheaper the better. No fancy truffles for me — I like smarties, Junior Mints, Jelly Bellys — anything small that I can snack on, when I’m supposed to be snacking on carrot sticks instead. My absolute favourite, though, would have to be any kind of peanut butter-chocolate combination. So the mini Reese’s peanut butter cups are not allowed anywhere near me, lest I polish off a whole bag.

86 | maggie

December 10th, 2010 at 12:22 pm


Favourite candy must include chocolate, nuts and caramel, so since you mentioned turtles. Yes, that would be a favourite but I rarely let them in the house. So when I am craving a favourite – snickers really satisfies.

87 | Georgina

December 10th, 2010 at 12:56 pm


My favourites growing up were swedish berries and sour grapes! I think I may need to hit up the candy store now for my craving.

88 | Keira

December 10th, 2010 at 2:49 pm


So difficult to narrow it down. If it is about candy- the fuzzy peach. Chocolate? The Wunderbar!

89 | Nora

December 10th, 2010 at 3:09 pm


Sour keys! Costco sells them by the bucket and they are so good – but make my tongue ache when I eat too many at once. And my favourite chocolate bar is the Wunderbar. So yummy. Thanks for the chance to win.

90 | Jillian

December 10th, 2010 at 4:30 pm


Oooh what a great giveaway. I’m going to have to say a Peanut Butter Oh Henry. Sometimes tricky to find, but worth the search.
Anything gummie makes a very close second.
Thanks for this contest!

91 | Mary @ Parenthood

December 10th, 2010 at 7:33 pm


If it’s gummy, I think it’s yummy :) At least if I can eat it that is. And also provided that I haven’t seen the “how it’s made” too recently (makes most candy seem rather … unappetizing…

If you count chocolate and not just candy then really dark chocolate (95%).

92 | Jodi

December 10th, 2010 at 8:15 pm


Someone mentioned licorice allsorts the other day, my favourite.

93 | Kiki

December 11th, 2010 at 5:45 pm


Red Swedish Berries & Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm I love Turtles!

94 | Erin

December 11th, 2010 at 9:18 pm


only *ONE* favourite candy?! Eeek! That’s tough. Probably chocolate, pretty much of any variety, particularly Mini Eggs, Caramilk, and Kit Kat.

95 | Lucie

December 12th, 2010 at 1:00 am


Hummm tough one, I really do love Cherry Blossoms.

96 | Michelle

December 12th, 2010 at 9:05 am


For the longest time, it was Mars bars. Then some sort of transition occurred and now it is chewy stuff: Swedish berries, sour keys, the toffee penny in a box of Quality Street… Yum!

97 | Caitlin

December 12th, 2010 at 3:32 pm


Salt Water Taffy! Yum! It’s the perfect combination of salty and sweet, plus it reminds me of family vacations to Maine in the summer :)

98 | Cath in Ottawa

December 12th, 2010 at 5:31 pm


I love nibs and a good jellybean (my sister gave me a three pound bag when I turned 30). Her favourite (relevant because she’ll get this if I win!) is Reese’s pieces. Yum!

99 | Mommy Marshall

December 13th, 2010 at 11:25 am


Hands down favourite candy is Ferrero Rocher…followed closely by O’Henry! Would looooooove to win this basket! Thanks!

100 | Chantal

December 14th, 2010 at 5:57 pm


My favourite has always been Malted balls and I have had them from the Candy Store and they are to die for!

101 | suze

December 14th, 2010 at 7:47 pm


My favourite candy is jelly belly jelly beans. Specifically the juicy pear ones, although I’m also quite fond of the vanilla bean, lemon and cherry ones as well. In fact, I like pretty much all of the jelly belly jelly beans. Except the watermelon ones. I’m just not fond of watermelon flavoured things…

102 | Lo

December 14th, 2010 at 8:26 pm


Hmmmm I love candy!!!!! And I love The Candy Store. As a child. When a dime or a quarter was hard to come by I loved to buy pixie sticks! Magic powder in a straw!

103 | andrea

December 15th, 2010 at 1:22 pm


This comment is on behalf of Anick:

“My favorite candies cannot be summed into one. Growing up, I didn’t have a sweat tooth, ALL my teeth were sweat. Here is a quick list by category

Gummies: Haribo gummy bears, Swedish berries, gummy worms, Hot lips, fuzzy peaches, Sour patch kids.

Chocolate: Cadbury mini eggs, Toblerone, Turtles, Oh Henry, Kitkat

Hard Cany: Jaw breakers (the super large one that takes over a week to eat and makes your tongue bleed from over licking, lol), Chupa Chups, Runts, Rockets

Powder sugar: Dips, Pixie sticks, those plastic fruit shaped containers with a twist lid and the fruit shape flavour powder inside, Pop Rocks

I pretty much love ALL candy and still do. Its a wonder I still have all my original teeth!

Thank you!”

104 | andrea

December 15th, 2010 at 1:24 pm


Comments are closed! I will be posting the winner ASAP!

105 | andrea

December 15th, 2010 at 2:16 pm


Congrats to commenter #11 – Heather – who wrote:

“Wow – that basket is amazing! If I have to choose one candy to be my favourite I would choose nerds – they came in the little divided box and you could get (and still can) various flavour combos! One flavour always out beats the other so you have to eat the least desirable first!”

Congratulations Heather … you lucky girl! I will email you ASAP about your loot. :)

Thank you to the Candy Store for hosting such a sweet little giveaway!

106 | Heather

December 15th, 2010 at 2:50 pm


I can’t believe I won – looking forward to getting my paws on it! Thanks Andrea and The Candy Store!

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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