Monday, July 19, 2010

Blue Monday - Blue Candy Review

Welcome. It's Blue Monday! Let's have some fun.

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I keep a candy dish by my front door. Visitors are encouraged to help themselves. My grown children and grandchildren enjoy this long-standing tradition. If you squint, you'll see it currently contains Blue candy.

One candy I've always loved is York Peppermint Patties. Why, I remember waaay back when I was pregnant, convincing Johnny that my heartburn would be helped if I had one! Then he'd make a special trip to the store. (He's so easy!)

Here's a close-up of my candy dish with the Blue and white candy.

The Blue and white candy sells in 10.5oz bags for about $4.00.

These M & M-sized candies are supposed to taste like a York Peppermint Pattie; however, I found the outside coating interferes with the taste I love.

If you like the taste of the original, but don't wish to consume a full-size candy bar, try this smaller version:

They are not Blue, but they do taste just like the larger ones.
However, I cannot promise that they cure heartburn!

What candy is your favorite?

Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. Lani-Taiwan
2. LaVoice
3. Fifi Flowers
4. Riet, Holland
5. Candy @ The Little Round Table
6. mizhelle
7. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
8. Dena E Dream Doodler
9. Cabin & Cottage
10. StoryOfAWoman
11. Online Mommy's Corner
12. On This Side of Town
13. Rinkly Rimes
14. Rajesh, India
15. Lindy MacDuff
16. Briarside Lane
17. Ivory Spring
18. Maboe, Norway
19. Boogieboard Cottage~Blue Cakes
20. Jan, Australia
21. Pie
22. Marie's Maison - Garden Rewards
23. Lucka, Lomnice, CZ
24. Doni @ faithgracecrafts
25. Milla
26. Mary@OnePerfectBite
27. Treasures from the Heart
28. Eden, Australia
29. Joyful in Vancouver Canada
30. Joahna Vern, Philippines
31. Loui
32. Spencer
33. foto CHIP - Birgitta
34. Tinas Photoblog, Sweden
35. Siromade Australia
36. Irene Photography, Norway
37. Belle
38. CailinMarie
39. Bernie in Australia
40. hip chick
41. Bargains:USA
42. DogsMom
43. Judi@cranberryblossom
44. Animor Australia
45. A Vintage Cottage Home
46. Reach Beyond Limits
47. me Ann my camera, canada
48. Beverly @ How Sweet The Sweet
49. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
50. sylvia extra from villa extra
51. Linderhof
52. rache
53. Christine
54. Kat
55. Maria's Space
56. SelfSagacity
57. gengen
58. bj@Sweet Nothings
59. Helen
60. Susan @ Blackberry Creek
61. Kayce's Life and Journey
62. Auntie E's Garden
63. Laura@White Spray Paint
64. Gayle - Blauw Maandag
65. Yoli ~ Apron Senorita
66. Ann &n Tin and Sparkle
67. Susan @ Ash Tree Cottage
68. A Blue Tea Party
69. Debbie@thepaintsplash
70. Kathryn
71. Shy@Milestones
72. SailingSimply
73. Anni / Sweden
74. hapzydeco
75. Becky
76. Shannara
77. Grandmother Wren
78. Blue Math
79. Joy- Books and Life
80. ...Molly's Country Memories
81. Wifey10
82. DeniseMarie
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☺lani☺ said...

wow, I haven't tried york yet, I should ask my husband to buy some for me and bring them here on August. Happy Blue Monday!

Fifi Flowers said...

FUN to have blue candy even if I don't like York mint patties... Happy BLue Monday!

My name is Riet said...

Don;t think we have them over here Sally, but they look yummy. Happy BM

Marice said...

hand me over some please :)

Dena E's Blog said...

Wow sally this post is soooo coool and BLUE too.
Blessings and Hugs Dena

Anonymous said...

Well, it looks pretty -- though I don't like peppermint with chocolate at all myself.

Mylene said...

at a first glance, they look like pebbles hehehe...

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your visitors are probably all very happy! Thanks for another fun Blue Monday! Jacqueline

Verna Luga said...

this is a yummy post ... drooling now...have a nice Monday!

Lindy said...

I can't remember the last time I had a York Peppermint Pattie, but now you've got my taste buds craving one!

By the way - that's a pretty floral arrangement and crystal candy dish greeting your visitors.

Happy Blue Monday!

Anonymous said...

Great Blue Monday Sally!

And Happy 52nd Wedding Anniversary Wishes! What a lovely picture!


Ivory Spring said...

Love those blue candies. Happy Blue Monday.

Mary said...

Yummy blue candy! Have a nice week, Mary

maria said...

Those look yummy!

My Blue Monday.

Doni said...

I love York Peppermint Patties, so I think I'd also like the pieces...but then I think I'd like them all!!!
I've linked up with your for Blue Monday! Thanks for hosting!
Blessings, Doni

Marie said...

Hi Sally - Thanks for hosting this really fun post. First time I'm joining so thanks for letting me participate. Your blue and white candies are so tempting...although at first I thought they were marbles.

Barbara Jean said...

Hi Sally,
Thanks you sweet dear for hosting each week.
I did manage to scrounge up some blue sparklies for you. =)

Candy dish? filled with candy? don't dare. I would eat it all!


barbara jean

Eden said...

I love the blue colour.Can I have some, please?

Happy Blue Monday.

Joyful said...

Lovely post :-) Happy Blue Monday.

Loui♥ said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally!
I'm not much of a candy eater,,
don't like chocolate at all..
I do prefer peppermints occasionally.
warm sandy hugs..

B i r g i t t a said...

A lovely entry and very well photographed too :)
My favourite is the first one - so welcomming :)

Anonymous said...

Delicious photos today and my favourite candy is chocolate. Have a nice day! :)

Irene said...

Mmmmm, temping! Wish you a great Monday!

Maharlikah said...

Hmmmnnn but I haven't tried this blue thing... Happy Monday!

CailinMarie said...

well - the blue and white LOOKS pretty doesn't it? I don't care for coating for some reason. I've found that with lots of candies although I haven't tried this. I do love the original peppermint patty though-
Happy Monday

aspiritofsimplicity said...

My daughter has always loved them as well. Remember the commercial..."When I eat a York Peppermint Patty..." and then the person would be doing something like exploring a cool mountain or something.

Laura S Reading said...

I enjoy York, but M&Ms also have BLUE

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

York or M&M - either works for me! Love the BLUE, green, yellow, red, orange, and all others! But on BLUE MONDAY, there's nothing better than BLUE mints! Today I vote for York!
Happy BLUES day!

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

I love your new header, and I must try that yummy candies..

Beverly said...

You started my day with a laugh. It is great we have such wonderful husbands, isn't it?♥

Happy Blue Monday, dear Sally.

admin said...

haven't tried that york peppermint candy... i love anything mint....

i like your header... love the picture

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Hi Sally, Loved this post...the blue m&m's are a decorators kids would eat them all up before anyone could appreciate their lovely color though. I wouldn't be happy going to the movies without a peppermint patty. Also wanted to wish you a happy Anniversary from last week...we were on a staycation, so I was off the computer for the most part. Hope it was wonderful.

xinex said...

I have never tried York candies. The blue color is such a pretty blue. My favorite candies are Cadbury and Lindt chocolate, Susan...Christine

Unknown said...

The candies look yummy...i think we also have york candy here but it is all white and wrapped individually and the taste is cool and menthol.

Happy BM Sally.

Maria's Space said...

Blue and white are one of my favorite combos.

LV said...

Sally, I know now you really have the "blues". I am sure your home has plenty of blue, but never dreamed even the candy would be. You are something else! I will see if I can find that candy and try it. Does it turn your mouth blue?

Momgen said...

One of hubby's favorite candy mint....Am back...

mine is here

bj said...

Yorks are my favorite, too, Sally. I love mint ANYthing!
Happy Blues....

Nanna said...

those look good, don't think I've seen those but then I haven't checked the candy isle in a while LOL Happy Blue Monday!

Karen Chayne said...

wow! i am also drooling now cause i really want to taste this one.

Gayle said...

I could go for a York Peppermint Pattie right about now. The A/C is on the fritz here at work.

Auntie E said...

I have always wanted to try those pieces. Like you Yorks are my favorite among mints.

Ann said...

I love York Peppermint patties. If I induldge in a candy bar, this is the one I pick. Your flowers at the front door are lovely. Happy Blue Monday.

Susan Freeman said...

Anything that is chocolate and mint is a favorite of mine. I love York Peppermint Patties and Andes Candies too. Peppermint ice cream with a dark chocolate sauce is yummy!! Happy Blue Monday dear Sally. Thank you for the party and I am off to visit the other participants!!

Susan and Bentley

Under Her Wings said...

I love the table decor! Thanks for the opportunity to link to Blue Monday. Blessings to you and yours.

Diann said...

Oh, York peppermint patties are a major addiction of mine! i have not tried the little MM size ones. I think that would be much more than I could resist!!

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

Iw ant to go to your place ms sally and grab one of those candy hehe.

Anyway, im back playing again for Blue Monday. Been busy lately and kept forgetting to post for Blue Monday. Thanks for hosting.

Kathryn said...

Your entry table is beautifully decorated! Candy, out in plain view, does not last in our house! Hubby eats it all! I have to hide it from him, like a kid, ha!
Love the new header!
P.S. Very Best Happy Anniversary Wishes!!!

Kathy said...

Yum! I love Peppermint patties! I'd love to try these - but, could I control myself!
Thanks for hosting Blue Monday!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Mmmmmm makes me hungry! Cute post sally! Have a great day. Debbie

Anni said...

Happy Blue Monday and late Happy Anniversary Wishes!

I had to take a new photo now, to show some chocolate, instead of the one I intended to publish...

Needled Mom said...

I just spotted those a few weeks ago for the first time and am trying to find them again. Wish I could pop in to your house and grab some out of that pretty candy dish.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful. I love candies.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Good morning Sal!

I've wanted to get over here to see your finished home for quite some time.. I've been so busy working on mine that I've been a lousy blogger.

Mmmmm.... LOVE peppermint patties too. I didn't even know they made little ones. Now I'm REALLY in trouble.

Thanks so much for your sweet visit.


Grandmother Wren said...

A lovely candy dish, a charming welcome for your guests.

But uh-oh...
WebMd lists peppermint among the top ten causes of heartburn - old wives' tales to the contrary.

Don't worry, your secret is safe with this old wife!

Thanks for hosting Blue Monday, Sally.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

i linked in.

love your blue treats..
Thank you for the fun!

joyh82 said...

I love york peppermint patties didn't know they had them in pieces. I will have to shop for those :)

Denise Marie said...

awesome post. I love ppatties. Crafters/Stampers like to use the scallop punch to sandwich the reg patties. lol It makes a cute presentation.

Heidi said...

Hi Sally,
Yum, I love York Peppermint Patties! So fresh and tasty. I like the great big ones, which is why if I don't watch it I'm going to be great big soon...
I love an entry that has a candy bowl, that's so welcoming and friendly!
Have a great week, thanks for hosting us every Monday!
Heidi - Heart and Home

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

ohhh Sally, York patties are my favorite, I have convinced DH that they are ok for me to eat since they are "fat free" lol...I just love them.

Darlene said...

I too LOVE York Peppermint candies...yum!!!!! Hope you are having a great summer Sally!♥

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Sally, Glad you stopped by my blog today... I posted those Baby Blues just for you...

Yeah---that York candy is just like a sweet Pepto-Bismol, isn't it????? ha ha ha ....

Seriously, I love that candy, both the patties and the little BLUE pieces....

Love your anniversary picture also.

Umma said...

I love sweets that has a taste of peppermint on it. Hmmm I guess I need to find this one the next time will go to grocery.

This is my first entry for Blue Monday. All the best.

My entry can be found here:
Bon Vivant

PS. I cannot post my exact URL since I'm using WP. there's no option to put the URL/Name in posting comments. I hope this can be rectified. Thanks a lot Sally.

Unknown said...

I LOVE those blue candies! Now I'm craving them! Thanks!
Great party.

Salmagundi said...

I have this thing about not eating blue food; but, if it tasted like a peppermint pattie I would try it!! Sally

Baba said...

Hi Sally,I am sorry to be a late joiner for today..I hope your day has been a good one.I love York peppermint candy.. I will look for these small ones..hugs, Baba

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

What a smart lady you are...I've always loved this candy but I didn't know it came in the m&m style...Have a wonderful week!!!

annies home said...

your post is quite sweet this week

Teresa C said...

Yum. Peppermint Patties!

Judi said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally
Your candy dish looks very hard to resist with those delish looking candies in there....yum.
I've never seen those candies..they looked my M&Ms...
I like peppermint patties too..
my favourite????hmmmmm...M&Ms...Jolly Ranchers...Caramel Chocolate bars...Chocolate covered cherries...chocolate covered almonds...ohhhh do you mean VERY favourite? A Nut and Fruit chocolate bar Yum!
Have a great day Sally

Self Sagacity said...

I haven't seen York in blue and white, wow, glad you're telling me how it taste before I try, I was wondering the same thing.

Mary Bergfeld said...

Candy! You are trying to spoil my resolve. I've never seen the pieces that look like blue M&M's. That's something I just have to try. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Nancy's Notes said...

What a neat tradition! I have not tried them, there is no doubt that I'll love them! I am happy I found your blog via Laura @ White Spray Paint, isn't she great?


The Quintessential Magpie said...

That's some cute candy, Sally, and I will have to try it (even though I'm technically NOT supposed to have it! ;-)

Let's see, my favorite would be Hershey Bars with almonds. Set me freeeeeeeeeeee! Love them.

Thanks for the early birthday wishes. Looking forward to seeing Fred's mom and family who arrive soon!


Sheila :-)

Sherry from Alabama said...

Oh, Sally, what beautiful and yummy blues! I always enjoy stopping by to visit your blog...even if I don't make it here until Thursday. :) It's always a treat!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Dawn said...

Peppermint Patties are one of my favorites! I am afraid if I were to buy a bag of the M&M sized ones I wouldn't stop eating them. The same with the small bag of little ones. I have no will power!

take care,

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, we are home from camping and relaxing after a very busy week. We had a fun week even though it was very hot and humid. The mountain streams and water falls (small ones) were great for cooling off.

Your candy on hand for your company and grands is a sweet idea. My problem is my hubby would eat it all first. He binges on candy and he is a diabetic. (recently diagnosed)

I will see you tomorrow for Blue Monday. I am positive york mints do make one feel better. ( my fave too) smile.
Love ya, Jeanne

Tracy F. said...

Where in the world have I been to have missed these! My favorite color and flavor! Can't wait to buy some.