ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Red Candy is the Best

Updated on March 8, 2021
All red Starburst jellybeans is the best candy in the world
All red Starburst jellybeans is the best candy in the world

Only the Reds for Me

There's a lot of candy out there in the world. Some people like orange slices but not me. Some like lemon drops but you can keep them. For me, it's all about the reds. I love red candy whether the flavor is cherry, strawberry, or some other red flavor. Usually candy comes in variety packaging. One example is "Five Flavors Lifesavers." Other examples are Starbursts, gummy bears, jelly beans, gummy worms, and gumdrops.

I like gummy or sour candy when I'm driving. I pack loose candy into a big baggie that I call my road candy. It doesn't melt like chocolate does and the sweet flavors and chewiness keep me awake and alert. I love the red flavors and like the purple and blue flavors. But I don't care much for the lemon and lime flavors and I really dislike the orange flavors. So as I drive down the road, munching periodically on my road candy, I try to avoid the oranges. I usually eat the yellows and greens together to mix their flavors. When I get to the end of the bag, there's a bag full of orange flavored candy.

When I buy bags of candy to go into my road candy bag, I look for bags with minimal amounts of orange candy. With gummy worms, I bite off and eat the green half and leave the bitten orange half. I know that sounds crazy but it's what I do.

I've disliked orange flavored anything for as long as I can remember. I remember my siblings drinking Orange Tang in the 60s or 70s and me thinking they were crazy. I remember not wanting to ever take Aspirin because all we had was orange flavored Bayer baby aspirin.

I really dislike even the smell of oranges. When I walk into a room where someone is peeling an orange, I walk right back out again. I don't know how I survived cutting oranges for my kids' lunches but somehow I managed.

Every once in a while, I get lucky and find my very favorite candy of all. Starburst jelly beans makes a seasonal flavor named "FaveREDs" that come out in select stores at Easter time. They're usually hard to find so when I find them, I always get a bag and sometimes get two bags. FaveREDs have cherry, strawberry, and watermelon flavors only. That's my kind of candy.

Yesterday I was running a few errands and found them in the neighborhood CVS Pharmacy. There were only a few bags left so I bought two. I know one will be gone before Easter is over since I've eaten about a third of the bag already. The real question is whether I can set the other bag aside until my next big road trip this summer. I hope that I can but I don't know if I have that much willpower. But at least for now, I've got my red candy fix!


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)