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It seems there’s some suspect candy going around this Halloween season. I don’t mean fake or counterfeit candy bars, where the names would be just barely misspelled, like Reeze’s Peanut Butter Cups or Buttterfingers. (They would be sold next to the bags embossed with names like Chanal and Burbery.) I’m speaking instead of the new, healthier candy, made without corn syrup, GMOs and artificial colors and flavors.
I’m super impressed with these efforts, but I also have big love for the classic, bad-for-you candy. So, I can’t help but admire the celebrities who are huge candy lovers too.
And now, if you see Ryan Gosling or Justin Bieber trick-or-treating in your 'hood, you’re prepared.
Candy: Bonkers, Hi-Chews (and almost all candy except chocolate)
The stone-cold-fox star of the upcoming film "Gangster Squad" loves all kinds of candy, unless it’s chocolate. Last summer, he took a trip to 7-Eleven with a writer for Esquire. I learned this from the article: "Gosling loves candy. He speaks of it the way rich men discuss wine; he picks it from the shelves like he's working piano keys...'Hi-Chews!' he says. 'Look at these! It's the candy that never quits on you. This candy is always worth the price. There used to be a candy called Bonkers, which I believe to be the greatest candy of all time.'"
Candy: Chocolate, in virtually any form
When the UK magazine Stylist asked Spears "What’s a food treat for you?" here’s what she said: "Chocolate. Definitely chocolate. A lot of chocolate. I love Scores in the States, with the caramel in the middle, and every once in a while, if I’m really hungry, then a Snickers bar is good. And M&Ms are great, Hershey’s Whoppers are great, Raisinettes. Twixes are great, too. And Hershey’s Cookies & Cream, too.”
Neil Patrick Harris
Candy: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Entertainment Weekly to Neil Patrick Harris: "What’s your favorite movie snack?"
Neil Patrick Harris to EW: "Dude, I gotta go with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. They are like the crack cocaine of the candy world."
Candy: Swedish Fish
Justin Bieber was, of course, the world’s most famous lover of Sour Patch Kids. But last year, the Montreal Gazette reported that he had switched over to Swedish Fish when he’s in the States and Big Foot Gummies when he’s in Canada. "I've got to say, at first, like a year ago, I was all about Sour Patch Kids. I was like, those are the greatest things. But then my fans, they started bringing them to every show, and everything I was at, so I kept eating them, and now if I eat another Sour Patch Kid, I'm probably going to just throw up."
Khloé Kardashian Odom
Candy: Sugar Daddies
When an enterprising journalist asked Kardashian about her favorite Halloween candy, here’s what she said: “I love Sugar Daddies. It reminds me of my dad. My dad loved that kind. I just love anything bad for you. Anything bad is good.”
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Kardashian likes Sugar Daddys...wow. Could you please tell us what toilet paper she uses and what brand of orange juice she drinks? Apparantly the whole world waits on baited breath to find out what this vapid igloofma does.
Ok, I'm going back to my fabulous life now.
It's "bated breath," you rocket surgeon you.
Yes, big deal!
This is ridiculous, why could anyone wish to know what that low life is doing?
Darn it! Makes me sad to see that Ryan Gosling loves sugar so much. He and I wouldn't be able to get together because I would try and wean him off of it and he would probably make a scene.... He is an actor after all!
When I was a kid it seemed we got about 500 different kinds of candy in our trick-or-treat bags! When we got home and dumped the contents of the bags there was a grand kaleidoscope variety of candies, and anything chocolate (besides milk duds) was a rarity. Poor kids today are stuck with a bag full of fun-size Snickers, Milky Way, Butterfinger, Reeses, etc. - Boring.
Why do we know who the Kardashians are?
Khloé Kardashian loves Sugar Daddies.
Nah. Too easy.
LM AO! I know, right? You know, if she were on the Forest Moon of Endor, she would be a God.
That pretty close to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills? Which God? Pan?
Haha! "Which God? Pan?" Whatever god Chewbacca or Bigfeetz worshipz. I'm off to work, you and all the Klatscherz have a great Friday.
You, too, Happy Man!
Khloe really likes Black Cows better than Sugar Daddies.
Nah. Still too easy
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