April 1, 2010 7:08 AM Subscribe
posted by grumblebee (138 comments total)
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What's disgusting, looks like a peanut and tastes (vaguely) like a banana? A Circus Peanut
! They are so reviled, they merit a page on bad-candy.com.
Strangely, though, Circus Peanut sales are up, at least according to "USA Today"
(most interesting link of this post). How can this be? I've never met anyone who likes them (except for one person -- see [more inside]). Margaret Husfelt of Houston, Texas
is equally confused. SOMEBODY must like them. The little suckers have a Facebook fan page
, and they are, perhaps, palatable in a Jello recipe
(here's an alternate recipe
) or dipped in chocolate
. Heck, Jolene Sugarbaker likes them in her salad
. And if you're really brave, you might want to try a Circus Peanut Margarita
. But don't be surprised if you get ostracized. Some people
will never understand
. Where's the love?
Okay: I'm going to come out the closet. I love Circus Peanuts. When I admit it, people act like I've said I like to reach into the toilet and scoop feces into my mouth. I have never met a single other person who likes them (or admits to liking them). I've always been baffled as to what keeps them in stores.