Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Old Candy Critic Articles - Ladies Choice

I've decided to take down several old articles from the and re-post them here on the Candy Critic blog.  This week we look back at a poll I took trying to find out which candy most ladies would appreciate on Valentines Day.

It’s Valentines Day, you’ve got a special dinner planned for your best lady, followed by a nice romantic walk in the park, but what about a sweet little treat?  When you start a date with a nice little treat, it can be a big part of how the rest of the date night might go.  With the wrong treat you might insult her, or ever worse, gross her out.  So what kind of treat is the right treat to give to your date on this the most “important” of all date nights?

Here's the results of a little poll I took recently, asking what people thought about getting certain treats for Valentines Day. The results might shock you, the results might cause you to think, the results might convince you that maybe you should go back to the candy store and get something different for that special someone.

A box of Chocolates.

Nice mix of chocolates with all kinds of fun fillings.

This was no surprise at all. Although some people seem to think it's a little tacky to give someone a box of chocolates for Valentines Day.  I think some people might be put off by the “commercialism” of just going out and buying a box of chocolates.

A bag of cinnamon hearts.

Spicy and sweet all at the same time.

Surprising, I think people just love a classic.  It goes to show that price isn’t really the most important thing when it comes to getting the perfect Valentines Day treat.  It’s amazing how much a childhood memory can make someone really happy.

A couple of lollypops.

It's simple but shaped like a heart.

I think people though they're a little cheap to give as a token of love. Most people seem to look at lollipops as being too simple a choice as a treat.  I’m sure if lollipops were included in a gift basket it would be different, but on their own it’s not really much of a gift.

Hershey Kisses

Take the Hershey away and it might be better?

It's funny how the name of a treat can influence what you think of it.  I think the people that thought this was a great gift thought the name “Kiss” was kind of cute.  They might also have had fond memories of Hershey’s Kisses as a kid.

A cute chocolate animal.

Who says bunnies are just for easter.

Many people seemed to really like the unique idea of getting a cute little animal for Valentines Day.  I think those that didn't like it wanted something a little more traditional instead of something overly original.  I also think that some look at chocolate animals as being the exclusive treat of Easter.

What I get from this little exercise is that people really like candy for Valentines Day. I think if you try and say that price has no influence that would be wrong, except in the case of the cinnamon hearts. My advice is to do your research and always make sure you know whom you're buying for.


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