This isn't going to be entirely like the other posts, simply because I really don't have any good recipes for this (but I'm hoping you may). What are your favorite kinds of candy? How about the strangest candy you've ever had? I know there are a lot of people here from around the world so I'm interested in the customary sweets from your respective areas!
I'd have to say my favorite candy, if limiting it to pre-made candy (you don't have to, though) would be Twix peanut butter. I know, simple and lame. But, so damn good. Perhaps gummy bears would be my second choice, because who doesn't like gummy bears? Ohhh, and if it comes down to homemade sweets, I just can't pass up a good lemon bar.
As for the strangest candy I've had, I once had several pieces of Japanese candy from my old school's "around the world" day. Some of the candy was kind of gross. One tasted like bread (kind of weird). The best one by far, though, was this pear candy that tasted just like I was eating a pear. I just wish I could read Japanese so I could have figured out what it was.
Well, I think this sets the stage. Discuss.
Edit: Oh, I can't believe I forgot this. It's been a while since I've had any, but I freaking LOVE Toffifay's. If any of you feel adventurous and super hoity-toity (yeah, they feel fancy) try a box of them. They are freaking delicious.