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Old 01-26-2010, 02:45 PM
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What is your preference?

Snickers or Babe Ruths are my favorite but dont fair well in hot weather.

Salted Nut Rolls for the warmer weather

Anyway I am thinking I am cutting myself short in chocolate preps and will be improving my stock in the weeks to come.

Normally I dont eat alot of Candy but when the urge comes on occasionally it is hard to overcome.But me thinks it is important to have a chocolate supply in a shtf situation because the Wife can get ornery without it.
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Ok, well, I'll bite on this .....

I was in the grocery store today and they had the little 'Fun' size candy bars for $1 per bag. I guess it was about 10 of them per bag. Not a bad price.

Who cares if they melt?!! They are tiny anways.

1) Snickers
2) Twix
3) Hershey

Those are my favorite.
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Yep, chocolate minimizes my ornery factor.
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The greatest candy bar of all time
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If you really want to keep her happy get her See's chocolate.
I like Snickers, Mars & Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
I rarely get them though.
The only long term storage chocolate I know of is from MRE Depot.
http://www.mredepot.com/servlet/the-...ocolate/Detail
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No one has mentioned Twinkies yet? Shelf life of roughly 9 zillion years. Mmmm....
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Nature Valley granola bars!
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Just get Clif Bars, they don't melt when you're out sweating on them. Actually they're better when hot.
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Gotta feed the choc monster! It's a woman's rule.

anywho....I like Chunky candy bars. Remember them or are all of ya's too young? I still find them here and there. They had nuts and dried fruit surrounded by choc.
Zagnuts are good for non melting properties.
Myself, I'm a die hard Hershey's girl. Forget the fawncy crap. Gimme American candy bar choc.
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Tootsie rolls and First Strike Bars. They're both virtually heat proof, provide a fair amount of calories, taste good and have a pretty long shelf life.
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M&M's store well, use your vacuum sealer attachment to seal in jars for a few years. M&M's and snickers is what you'll find candy wise in my pack. I also bring along cliff bars, and fruit and nut mixes.
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Wouldnt M&M's hold up fairly well in warm weather?
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For the bags it's Tootsie Rolls and M&Ms. The M&Ms are usually in my home made gorp.
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Peanut M&Ms, Paydays or Zone bars. Last hike I went on I was dipping mini paydays (and banana chips!) in honey peanutbutter. Glorious.
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M&M's store well, use your vacuum sealer attachment to seal in jars for a few years. M&M's and snickers is what you'll find candy wise in my pack. I also bring along cliff bars, and fruit and nut mixes.
i like m&m's (thats why i eat the whole jar when im over) anyhow, how exactly do you store candy bars? rotate them out?
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Anyone see Life After People tonight on The History Channel. They actually said that twinkies and cup cakes by the same company have so many preservatives that if wrapped and kept in a "good" environment they could last up to 100 years ! Sounds like a stretch, but who knows.
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I like granola bars and will eat them more often than candy bars. Twinkies and HoHo's and such are more of a bakery product so they should not be part of the discussion.

Chocolate was almost as popular as cigs and alcohol and other contraband in past wars and will be very popular in the future and future hard times. As Genevieve said earlier give me a straight Herschey bar w/almonds for me that is really the truest and the best for pure chocolate delight. The Snickers and bars of that type probably are more benificial because of the nuts , caramel and other goodies provide more nourishment but pure chocolate gives a better buzz.

I would think most processed bars will keep for along time and be a good barter product not to mention a antidepressant and BOL morale booster. After the last Hallowen I thought we had a pretty good stock in the candy drawer but yesterday I realized the stock was getting low!!! Who has been in the damn candy drawer? I might have to figure a way of securing the stash.
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I was stuck in traffic a couple weeks ago for an hour or two. Temperature was probably something like 5 above to 20 below or something. I had a Cliff bar in my Jeep, was hungry, and tried to eat it. Solid like a rock. Now that might be a problem common to many bars (candy, granola or otherwise) in cold weather. I eventually got it down, but it was a slow nibbling job.

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