Eight TV character-inspired Halloween candies
by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 30th 2009 2:02PM
The candy manufacturers had better watch out, because as Halloween is approaching, TV shows have been coming up with their own candies, inspired by some of the more colorful, interesting characters. Take a look at this list, and see which are treats and which are tricks. And, listen, tell us what kind of candy your favorite TV characters might inspire!
8. How I Met Your Mother - Robin Scherbatsky's Canadian corn
Oh, Canada. Slutty pumpkins aside, Robin had to convince her American friends that Canada not only celebrates Halloween, but Canadian corn is the best Halloween candy ever. That's right, Canadian corn. It's like candy corn, only it's orange on the top and white on the bottom. It also tastes like pancakes because it isn't made with corn syrup; it's made with maple syrup.
7. NCIS - Abby's Caf-Pow Duds
The NCIS lab had an accident recently when Abby's Caf-Pow spilt onto one of the computer consoles. Gibbs restricted the Caf-Pow to the break room only, so Abby was forced to come up with a way to get her Caf-Pow fix all day long in her lab. Abby synthesized the beverage formula down to its essence and invented Caf-Pow Duds, like milk duds only with more of a kick.
6. Ugly Betty - Hot tamales
Betty's special hot tamale hard candies were a concoction her father came up with, naturally, because he's such a great chef. These sweets are spicy hot with cinnamon and to be more like Betty, they're not just red; they come in tropical colors. Oh, and they're specially made not to get stuck in your braces.
5. The Office - Michael Butter-Scotts
Michael's brilliance as a salesman has resulted in the creation of Michael Butter-Scotts, sweeter than butterscotch and made extra hard (that's what she said). And as part of the inducement to bring business to the Scranton office, every candy is wrapped in Dunder-Mifflin copier paper.
4. Two and a Half Men - Charlie Harper High-gum-balls
What do you get for the man who's abused everything? Candy. Berta took the makings of a highball and injected the booze into a gumball. Charlie happily pops them all day long. At 80 proof, he's higher than a kite while chomping on a piece of gum.
3. The Middle - Frankie Heck Taffy
Living in the middle of the country in Orson, Indiana, doesn't mean you can't have a hankering for salt water taffy. Frankie Heck loves the stuff and, fortunately, there isn't any salt water needed to make it. As someone who is pulled apart in a dozen different directions and can't break lest her family crumble, Frankie epitomizes this Halloween treat.
2. The Big Bang Theory - Sheldon Cooper's Improved Everlasting Gobstopper
When young Sheldon Cooper saw the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, he was obsessed with the idea of the everlasting gobstopper. However, the version he found at the U-Tote'm -- while buying a Moonpie -- was woefully unlike the confection described in the film. It wasn't everlasting at all and tasted like a Sweetart! Therefore, Sheldon was compelled to amend the situation and create a real gobstopper, one that never dissolves. He used his sister Missy's Easy-Bake Oven.
1. 30 Rock - Liz Lemon Drops
Kenneth's kin folk in the hill country came up with the Liz Lemon Drops after hearing about Liz from the NBC page. Since Miss Lemon is so put upon by her staff, Kenneth's description led to the drops being conceived as extra sour and tart.
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