The morning after

Today’s Rhymes With Orange celebrates All Saint’s Day, the beginning of the Day of the Dead (in Mexico), and (this year) the Death of Daylight Time (in the U.S.):

It’s also the Feast of the Candy Pun.

(International Lefthanders Day, however, came by back on August 13th, and National Coffee Day on September 29th. But National Pumpkin Day, on October 26th, is part of the lead-in to Halloween.)

The parade of candy puns (with links to Wikipedia, unless otherwise noted):

whopper. Whoppers are malted milk balls covered with chocolate produced by The Hershey Company. The candy is a small, round ball about 3/4 of an inch in diameter. (link)

dream. Dairy Free Chocolate DREAM Chocolate Bars & Chips are premium all-natural, chocolate products crafted from cocoa that will satisfy everyone’s chocolate dream. (link to company site)

star burst. Starburst (originally known as Opal Fruits) is the brand name of a box-shaped, fruit-flavored soft taffy candy manufactured by The Wrigley Company, a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated. (link)

Milky Way. The Milky Way bar is a chocolate bar manufactured and distributed by the Mars confectionery company. The American version of the Milky Way bar is made of chocolate-malt nougat topped with caramel and covered with milk chocolate and is very similar to the Mars bar sold in other countries. (link)

sky, Sky Bar is an American candy bar, produced since 1938 by Necco. Each Sky Bar has four sections, each with a different filling: caramel, vanilla, peanut and fudge, all covered in milk chocolate. (link)

atomic fireballs. The Ferrara Candy Company (formerly known as the Farley’s & Sathers Candy Company) is a candy company that makes a variety of candies. Their confections include Lemonheads, Brach’s, Jaw Busters (“The Original Jaw Breakers”), Atomic Fireballs, Chuckles, Original Boston Baked Beans, Chewy Lemon Heads & Friends, Tropical Chewy Lemon Heads & Friends and Red Hots. (link)

snickers. Snickers is a brand name chocolate bar made by Mars, Incorporated… consisting of nougat topped with caramel and peanuts, enrobed in milk chocolate (link)

nerds. Nerds (also known as “Baylee’s” or “Tristan’s”) are an American candy sold by Nestlé under The Willy Wonka Candy Company. Their unusual shape and thin candy-coating is comparable to rock candy. With their anthropomorphic covers, Nerds usually contain two flavors per box, and each flavor has a separate compartment and opening. Larger packages may contain various colors — sometimes referred to as Rainbow Nerds. (link)

warhead. Warheads (trademarked as WARHEADS) is a brand of sour or tart candy manufactured by Impact Confections. They are marketed as an ‘extreme’ candy with an intense sour flavor. (link)

blow, Pop. Charms Blow Pops are lollipops with bubble gum centers surrounded by a hard candy shell. The candy was popularized by The Charms Company. (link)

mounds. Mounds is a candy bar made by Hershey’s. It consists of a filling made of shredded coconut, which is enrobed in dark chocolate. The Mounds bar’s sibling is Almond Joy, which is made the same way but with milk chocolate and a whole almond crowning the coconut. (link)

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