Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mmmm.... Taffy.... Want some?

SWEET! A GIVEAWAY OF THE SWEETEST SORT. 

This might just be a mean post.  I mean, if I post something that is absolutely delicious, tell you that you should try it, and then tell you that it's probably not available where you live that is just cruel right?  Well, sorry.  This needs to be said, shouted from candy coated roof tops even!  If you like red licorice (I'm talking red vines people, or red ropes even, you know the kind you used to got at the snack bar during your brother's baseball games when you were a kid), and who doesn't, then you will love this.  I know I do. My kids do. My husband does.  And so does everyone else I've introduced it to (and you know I like to share a good thing).  Okay so here it is, the candy you've all been waiting for, and the candy I can only get during this season of the year:

Red Licorice Taffy


Red Licorice Taffy, What?  Oh man, this stuff is so good.  Every year (okay so I just discovered this last summer, but I'm assuming it's been around for a while) around this time (Summer) at our local grocery store called Smith's they put this stuff out by the bin full.  It's made by a local Salt Lake City candy maker called Sweet's.  You can actually order it online, so I'm not being that mean (oh and there are tons of other flavors, but this is my favorite).  And you should order it online.  But wait!  Leave me a comment telling me why you need (I'm not talking wants, I'm talking needs here people) to try this, and I'll send a bag full to one lucky commenter.  There will be no random.org this time around, I'm going to pick the person who I think needs to try this candy the most.  And I'm spending my own money on this, Sweet's doesn't know I even exist, but if they did I think they'd think I was pretty sweet myself, don't you?

*Man, you guys are breaking my heart, this is going to be a tough choice! I would pick all of you if I could.  I just realized that I didn't set a close time, so keep entering the giveaway until Saturday (June 5) afternoonish.  I'll pick a winner then.*

31 comments:

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

I left you an award on my blog!
http://craftdiscovery.blogspot.com

pam said...

You know I don't really "need" the candy. But it looks darn good. I'll have to check it out at Smiths.

Scrappin Cheryl said...

I NEED it! I just had surgery and I am on my 5th week of a 6 week leave from work. My teenage sons (one on summer break from college, one is homeschooled in 8th grade) are home with me 24/7 and they are driving me insane! :D I need to go back to work to get a break!

And...I love red licorice!

Angela said...

I NEED it because my seet older sister has known about this stuff for a whole year and never told me! Now that is mean!

Jackie said...

OooOOOooh PICK ME!!
Why do I need it? Because I can still get my jeans zipped up all the way and I think a bag of taffy will fix my horrid problem. Hahha
jackielikestattoos@yahoo.com

trippingtiffies said...

I have never in my life had a red vine. I've never had red licorice. I like black licorice jelly beans but that's as far into that territory that I have gone. Even if I don't win, I will need to try some of this! My love for salt water taffy (peppermint or banana in particular) is un-paralleled. You are so lucky to live that close to a store!

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Jennifer Woodbury said...

Yep, I definitely need this. The month before Lucy was born I lived off of Red Vines. I think the logical next step is red licorice taffy. Oh, and did I mention I just had a baby? I definitely need some taffy... :)

Joy said...

Okay, I need this because:

a. I am pregnant

b. I am pregnant and I have now seen it.

c. I am pregnant, have seen it, and will not be satisfied until I have it.

It really is mean to show a preggo something yummy and not share. ;)

Shannon said...

I don't usually comment on giveaways. I'm silly that way. But I do think my family needs these. Our 5 year old (so the whole family) is on a gluten free diet and red vines are not gluten free! Can you imagine a childhood with out red licorice? So that means no more movie licorice, no bishops office treats, no big Costco tubs when we go camping or to the beach...our list goes on and on. Poor thing. It would just make his summer to get a bag in the mail. I did check their website for the ingredients and these are "all clear" (not all taffy is). So if we don't win...thanks for sharing.

Debbie Jean said...

I need it because I have had a terrible year. My hubby has COPD and is out of work right now, and I have severe neuropathy and on disability. I need it to make me smile. I need it to make me feel better. I need it cause I love red or black licorice, and salt water taffy. I just need some..LOL..

Thanks for a chance to win something I need...

God Bless~
Debbie Jean

Katie said...

I need it because my friend and I got pregnant at the same time. We had appointments in January a week apart to find out what we each were having. My appointment was first and I found out our baby had died. She found out she was having a boy and she just had him this morning. I'd like to skip June but some new fun candy would be a good distraction.

Fawn Becker said...

I need it because I LOVE taffy & I only know of it at Sunflower market and its not that good :(

Emily said...

Sweets has a fun factory tour. Let's take our kids together soon.

just me said...

ooooooh - i NEED that candy, fancy nancy!! i have all four kids home for the summer ... ALL DAY LONG. my sweetheart travels 3-4 nights a week out of state so i am all alone. and lonely. and would love a treat to make the night times nicer. (AND i sound like an online personal ad!) pick me ... pick me ... PICK ME!!

Kamy said...

I LOVE red licorice and I need some sweets right now. We are in the middle of moving and leaving behind friends that have been as close as family for 6 1/2 years. It's sad but I think there are others that have made comments that need it more.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh yum! And how great would it look in a clear jar with other 4th of July themed treats?

Betsy said...

I have always loved red licorice. I also grew up with the Sweet kids. They always gave us lots of candy on Halloween. All of their taffy is to die for.

Courtney said...

I don't usually like salt water taffy. I do like red licorice - I wonder if this could win me over?

Alice C said...

Ok,OK, I know others have expressed their "need" for this candy. I however have a selfless NEED for this candy(really). I have been racking my brain for the perfect gift my kids and I can give my hubby for Fathers day- he L.O.V.E.S licorice candy and never gets is because the rest of us are not fond of it. But if I were to give him this he would be ecstatic and a sign of true love for him because he would know it was all for him!! p.s of course I did order him another present in case this doesn't pan out but....pleasse, PLeeeease, pLEaSe!!! pick me ;)

Sandra said...

You are sweet and I'm not even entering to win because I think some of these other people need it more than me. Pretty creative reasons if you ask me. If I had to list a reason why I would "need" to win, it would be because I just finished the last of my saltwater taffy and it wasn't even the good stuff. :-)

brittanydaw said...

after all those great comments, why would you choose me? I get headaches when I eat to much sugar, and since taffy is a HUGE weakness of mine (I absolutely love the way it makes my mouth water--so much so that I drool a little), I get headaches when I eat it. But, if I prep before hand with Ibuprofin, then maybe eating it will be worth it... And really the only reason I think I deserve it is cause I spent 8 hours today making chicken pot pie for my son--it is his favorite and it is his birthday. Plus, I cleaned the house, plus I am halfway through making two pinatas for the two birthday parties coming up this weekend. Plus I have broken out in some rash. I am potty training Brennan, and that should be reason enough!
Well, hopefully you pick me, but if you don't it is because someone else needs it more than me, and I am okay with that. We are still friends.

Marti said...

I need it because if you send it, I will eat it. I hardly ever allow myself to eat candy.

And then I'll take the rest to the office where I work. It's a government office. I work there part time.

Government workers are the saddest people imaginable and these folks are no different. They whine about everything. EVERYTHING. (Most overpaid big bunch of babies imagineable!)

But... fortunately, I am a very happy person. A very poor, but happy person. I come in on weekends and cheer them up/annoy the crud out of them by being so "Miss Sunshiney." (Oh. It must hurt, grumping about being overpaid to the little part-timer who is paid a fraction of what you are, but is always in a better mood than you! ha!)

So I propose that you send me the bag of candy. I'll eat two. (That's my limit.) And then take the rest to work and share with my coworkers and probably make their sad, whiny existences a little brighter. Which will frustrate them even more.

Life's tough, huh? :) But I make it my mission to Cheerfully drive 'em mad!!!

Vicky said...

Ok, I don't 'need' this...I want it...but I don't 'need' it :) But I do love to leave comments, especially to thank you, Nancy, for your kindness! Even though everyone can't win, it was fun to read the comments to share in everyone's 'needs'. Some cute, some pulling at my heartstrings and some actually LOL funny, thanks everyone!

Stacey said...

Mine might not be as good as some of the others, but plain and simple I need it because I have a super sweet tooth and have never tried these....but I love red licorice and taffy! How's that for needing something?!

~Stacey
csfish@roadrunner.com

Toria said...

I totally need this- red licorice/ red vines are unavailable all the way over here- and salt water taffy?- ya right!
we have twizzlers (that's a consolation prize that any real licorice fan knows is nothing like the real thing).

I need this- but it may take forever or get lost in the mail getting to me (and cost you more than the candy itself)
so....save me some. or let me order some to your house, or the next time i hear of someone flying out of SLC airport to Dubai I'll beg you to race a little care package to the airport for us- salt water taffy- licorice flavor included. (black licorice and peppermint are my favorites, I'll have to see where this kind ranks)
or I'm hoping to be there late Aug early Sept, maybe we can have some good eating and crafting then?

oh and talk about some heavy handed needs- glad I'm not the one making the call- good luck with that. :)

just me said...

and now i have 1/2 of my kids puking ... and sweetheart is STILL out of town ...

Glenna's Garden said...

Perfect taffy to match the skirt which is so nice. I would love to try this taffy, I honestly haven't ha any in many years. I really love it. It would make me so happy!

Dawn said...

I NEED it because you know my taste buds SUCK and finding something satisfying is SUPER hard, but you know sweet things taste the best to me so pick me!!!

Steph said...

I NEED it because you got me hooked on this yummy stuff when I was there with you last summer...and I haven't had any since!

Mique (as in Mickey) said...

Once there was a girl named Mique,
She didn't like things that were sticky.
But a bag full of taffy,
Other than the ones that are laffy...
Please send them to me in a jiffy.


(how's that for lame? Good luck choosing. I love when I do giveaways like this but the downfall is having to choose. I could list here how I "need" them because I am going insane with the usual end of school year hulabaloo, need deep in RS stuff, and am not ready to start dieting yet- even though I definitely NEED to- but I'll spare you. ;)

kimber said...

Who is the queen of needing sweets? You know I NEED something sweet after every meal. AND I just had a baby:)