announcing candyswappers!

So last year I toyed with the idea of putting together a candy swap. I set up a yahoo group and promptly ignored it. Well, lately I haven’t been getting very interesting mail, but I figure if I get the candyswapper group rolling, I would at least be guaranteed some candy once a month, right? So for purely selfish reasons, I now give you CANDYSWAPPERS.


So here are some things you should know:
– You have to join the yahoo group to participate (duh), and you have to fill out the questionnaire in order to participate in a swap
– We will have monthly (or monthly-ish, depending on how busy I feel) candy swaps. You don’t have to participate in each swap. We’ll have signups for each one
– You must be 18 or older to join (I don’t want any angry parents coming after me)
– International candy lovers are free to join, but please keep in mind that candy sent overseas might be confiscated (i.e., eaten) by border patrols or homeland security folks
There’s lots of other information and guidelines at the group site (yes, there’s a FAQ).
OKAY, so the first swap will be mid March, assuming we get enough members to sign up. I think the theme will be regional sweets, since it will be a getting-to-know-you kind of swap. What do you think?
To join Candyswappers, please go here.

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21 Responses to announcing candyswappers!

  1. molly says:

    Oh, yay! I’m practically giddy that you put this together. So much for giving up refined sugar!!

  2. debbie says:

    thank you for putting this together – i went to the group site to join…hope to be hearing from you soon

  3. Alexa says:

    Only two more years and I can finally do swaps and such.

  4. jess says:

    I am going to sign up as an international swapper – but if you find that people have a problem with the expense of shipping overseas, just let me know and I will withdraw. But the UK has a lot of great sweets to tempt you all with!

  5. Jeanette says:

    Alright! I’m so excited about a candy swap…I have a severe sweet tooth so this is really great for me to participate in.
    I live in Guam so I hope international rates won’t be a problem either.
    I signed up!

  6. andy says:

    yipee!yipee! i love candy – a candy swap will be amazing! thankyou thankyou thankyou – I am headed over to check it out right now!

  7. stinkerbell says:

    if I wasnt so horrible about the post office I might just sign up. but for now I will show restraint. I make no such claims though once Peep season starts 🙂

  8. Laura says:

    Hmmmm…. I’m thinking about it. This really would be so fun!

  9. Becca says:

    ooh! I’m in!

  10. Stella says:

    mmmmmm…. candy! You are such a devotee. I joined up. 🙂

  11. jackie says:

    oh, this is one I can’t resist.

  12. Lisa says:

    I can’t wait! I love the idea of starting with regional favorite. Thanks for such a great idea!

  13. stephanie says:

    great idea!
    i am in!

  14. tanya says:

    me too! me too! I am NOT giving up refined sugar as i need all the refining i can get.

  15. Carol says:

    Mm…candy…count me in! Thanks Mariko! And how is your new basenji acclimating? Are they getting along? Hope so! More pics!

  16. erica says:

    Your comment about the online Photoshop class cracked me up — I laughed out loud at work 🙂 I’ll also be joining the candy swap.

  17. shelly says:

    So excited about this! I just joined!

  18. I joined! I know you don’t know me, so I hope that’s okay! I’m SOOOO excited! I adore candy!!!

  19. Oiyi says:

    I signed up! Sugar high, here I come!

  20. gracielou says:

    Something you may want to consider is that it is now a difficulty for people from out of the country to ship food to the US. You must have prior permission from the FDA which you can get here by filling out some forms. Also consider that between my partner and I, we have about a 15% failure rate when shipping small packages between the US and the UK.

  21. Barb says:

    Oh how fun! A few years ago I had a contest with a coworker on who could find the most unusual, weirdest, novelty candy (I won). It was super fun. I can’t wait to join! Novelty candy also makes great stocking stuffers.

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