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Sugar-Free Candy

Summer Send-Off

Summer Send-Off

Fall is by far my favorite season. However, whenever I feel summer coming to an end I always feel such sadness! But I don’t like to end summer on a melancholy note… so I throw a party! Kind of a see-you-next-summer-when-I-remember-what-free-time-feels-like party. This summer, the chosen theme was Sweet Summertime. Each partygoer had to wear a sugar-themed outfit or bring some form of dessert. Some of this year’s desserts included.

Pretzel M&Ms

Transformers: Candy in Disguise!

Have you ever had a candy that started as one flavor and as you continued to eat it would eventually taste like something else? Maybe it was a candy that had many little parts to it like Nerds, Runts, or Skittles which are made to taste like one thing individually but when mixed together… the possibilities of flavors are endless! Next time you’re eating a Gobstopper or a Jawbreaker don’t.

Shh! Don’t Tell

This man has survived on nothing but a candy diet… and he wrote a book about it. Paul Rudnick’s “I Shudder” describes his life on nothing but sugary delights. “There was never a time when I was not refined-sugar-centric,” he said flatly. “I was always appalled by almost all other foods; I could not understand why anyone wanted them. I did not like the taste, the smell, the concept,” he.

It’s All About the Bite

Bite-Sized candies are now all the rage – I’m sure you’ve seen Reese’s Pieces – and I’ve recently noticed Hershey’s introduced a line of “Pieces” for some of their other popular candies, like York Peppermint Patties, Hershey, and Almond Joy. I’m not quite sure why the Reese’s Pieces were put into similar packaging (as far as I know, they’ve always been in pieces as mini Reese’s…) however, they seem to.

Homemade Ice Cream

Satisfy your summer sugar craving by making your own ice cream – it takes less than fifteen minutes! Add your own favorite candies like Reeses, M&Ms, crushed Butterfinger, crushed Snickers, or even Pop Rocks! Here’s what you’ll need… 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 cup milk or half & half 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 6 tablespoons rock salt 1 pint-size plastic food storage bag (e.g., Ziploc) 1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag Ice.