Wednesday, October 24, 2012

All My Life You're Haunting Me

Today we will have an easy and delicious Choose and Defend Wednesday. I feel like something sweet. Maybe because Halloween is on the way.  Maybe because I just like sweet things. Who's to say?

Here are a couple of sweet Autumn treats. Which do you prefer and why?

Candy Corn


Caramel Apples

You may not have had this experience, but I have found that people tend to have rather strong positive or negative reactions to these two particular treats. Do you? Let's talk about it! Choose and Defend!


FW said...

I don't know what candy corn is, never having had the experience, so I have to go with caramel apples. Your photograph displays a rather beautiful selection of caramel coated apples. I've tried toffee apples, which I liked as a child but went off them as an adult.

Anonymous said...

I'll go with caramel apples cuz it's healthy because, you know. Apples.

Tara said...

Great question! Even though I have a sandwich bag filled with candy corn in my desk, my favorite Halloween treat is to have a caramel apple. Oh, they're awesome. I love when the caramel layer seals in the freshness and juiciness of the apple.

I could have a caramel apple any time of the year, but my taste for candy corn fades quickly as soon as Halloween is over.

NoRegrets said...

I like both! But, caramel apple - it' has to be a good apple so I only buy it at an apple orchard or make it myself. Otherwise, just eat a caramel alone.

Secret Agent Woman said...

After a few pieces of candy corn, I'm done. I'd say caramel apples, but what I really like are candy apples - you know, with the hard red cinnamon coating. So I'm going with a write-in candidate, candy apples.

Jill of Many Trades said...

I'm a middle of the road girl and I want to have the best of both worlds.

Caramel apple coated in candy corn pieces. Final answer.

Alanna said...

So I have a thing about inspecting my fruit before eating it. I think it had to do with that half-a-worm joke I heard as a kid. So...if I didn't make the caramel apple myself, I assume the apple beneath the caramel is bruised, and pimpled with bird bites, and unclean.

Also, I can put away several handfuls of candy corn no problem.

Anonymous said...

I can only eat a few candy corns, and after biting into an extra hard caramel apple many years ago, I haven't tried again. Are there "soft" chocolate with nuts caramel apples? I'll have to try again...!

laura b. said...

FW: Candy corn is fondant really it is just pure sugar :)
I did think that was a rather nice display of caramel apples! So we have...One for Caramel Apples.

James: Of course! Very healthy fruit choice! Two for Caramel Apples.

Tara: I am a little jealous you have a bag of candy corn on your desk. I like your description of the appeal of caramel apples, very nice! Three for Caramel Apples.

NoRegrets: I remember that you are quite an apple connoisseur! And homemade is probably the best anyway :) Four for Caramel Apples.

Secret: Oh yes, good option! We can count those in. One for Candy Apples (subset: Five for Caramel Apples)

Jill: Who says you can't have it all? laura b. would not do that to Willowbottom! One for Both.

Allana: Oh, I totally get that! I had an awful experience with a peach as a child...and it wasn't even my peach! (Something about that sounds so wrong) Anyway, yes, good defense :) One for Candy Corn.

Cindy: Any super hard foods are not my friends. My teefs protest :) We will have to find you a nice soft chocolate, nut covered apple. One for Chocolate Apple (subset: Six for Caramel Apples)

Everyone: Loved your defenses this week! Very stong. So far, we have a score of 6-1, with Caramel Apples far in the lead...even sort of cheating Secret and Cindy into the Caramel Apple category :-D Jill of All Trades would not choose, but did defend her right to have it all. Yay!
Anyone else want to Choose and Defend their Autumn treat? Please join in!

3GKnight said...

Caramel apple for me. I even like making them. Those and caramel popcorn.

laura b. said...

3GK: Those sound like fun father-daughter activities! Seven for Caramel Apples.

Now 7-1 :)

Churlita said...

You are so right. I can't stand candy corn but LOVE caramel apples.

laura b. said...

Churlita: You are definitely in the majority here! Eight for Caramel Apples.

Now 8-1!