Halloween Countdown: Chef Candies

By Kate Krader Posted October 27, 2009

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Scott Conant loves watermelon Jolly Ranchers.

My continued intensive research on my new favorite topic— chefs' favorite candies—has yielded fascinating results.

"Almond Joy rules the candy world!”—Marco Canora of Hearth and Terroir, NYC

Peanut M&M’sMichael Psilakis of Anthos, Kefi and Gus & Gabriel in NYC and Eos in Miami. In an interview for F&W Best New Chef 2008, Psilakis told me he could eat a pound of M&Ms in one sitting, and instantly became my hero.

Watermelon Jolly RanchersScott Conant of Scarpetta NYC and Miami

“Candy Raisins! Unfortunately, they may be extinct soon (savethecandyraisins.com)."—Julia Jaksic of Employees Only, NYC

Last, a rare instance of agreement on Kit Kats—(preferably frozen) Graham Elliot Bowles of Graham Elliot in Chicago; (right out of the fridge) George Mendes of Aldea, NYC
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