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Comment of the Day: In Defense of Jujubes

Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch.

Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way.

In return, we offer them a virtual White Russian.

Today Katharine Shilcutt wrote about the five worst Halloween candies, and of course her list was something we could all agree on. Or not.

Commenter Corey offered a passionate defense of Jujubes:

Woah hold on a minute jujubees are good, albeit only perfumed with flavor, about the only thing semi comparable to Rowntrees fruitgums which I absolutely love.. Fresh and soft they're great, approaching their expiration date they're akin to fruity scented tire rubber (jujube's).. You want good ones buy a box dated to expire in 2012 or later.. Can't believe you heathens are dogging on my candy.. Why not diss candy corns the grossest confection known to mankind, or smart-e's aka chalk..

Not that anyone asked, but all candies mentioned here are equally unappealing to us. Chocolate or death!

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