I'm sure no one will admit to buying these neon orange sponge candies, but someone must buy them. They've been around for over a century but they're the kind of candy that makes your friends and family say "blechhh!". There was an article up in our weekly free paper about circus peanuts last week. They're the underground candy of America. No one will admit to eating them, but they disappear off store shelves just the same... apprently they are more complicated to make than other candies (something about the sugar process which creates their infamous texture)... obviously the candy companies wouldn't bother if it was a losing proposition. I bought a bag today out of curiosity for $1.49. They feel stale to the touch but break apart simply in the mouth... not quite marshmallow, not quite nugat. A slight banana flavor... but with a distressing bitter edge to the sugar (in the "finish")... What do you think?