Welcome to the Punpedia entry on candy puns! 🍬 🍭 This entry covers general candy-related topics and also specific candy types and brands. Regarding candy brand names, I’ve tried to stick to international brands that most readers would recognise, but there may be a few brands in here which are specific to certain regions. Also, in some cases there is a fine line between candy and dessert, so you may find (what you may class as) dessert puns in this entry too.
Finally, the word “candy” is a North American thing, and so this article’s title might be translated to “sweets puns” or “lolly puns” depending on where you’re from 😉
You might also like to visit the Punpedia entries on food puns, chocolate puns, ice cream puns, Halloween puns, Easter puns and fruit puns.
Candy Puns List
Each item in this list describes a pun, or a set of puns which can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about candy that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page!
- Candy: As in “Eye candy” and “As easy as taking candy from a baby” and “Ear candy” and “He’s such a candy-ass (coward) when it comes to standing up for what he believes in.” and “Don’t try to candy-coat it – you lied, plain and simple.” and “They’re not actually dating – he’s just arm candy to make her parents happy.”
- Uncanny → Uncandy: As in “He had an uncandy feeling that she was being watched.”
- Ghandi → Candy: As in “Mahatma Candy was an exceptional human being.”
- Can they → Candy: As in “How candy hear if they don’t have ears?”
- Handy → Candy: As in “This will definitely come in candy.”
- Scant → S-candy: As in “They worked long hours but received only s-candy wages.”
- Can these → Candies: As in “How candies people live like this?” and “Candies desks be shifted over there?” and “Candies drafts – they’re no good.”
- Sugar: As in “Oh sugar!” and “What’s wrong, sugar?” and “Gimme some sugar” and “Sugar daddy.”
- Connection → Confection: As in “The police have interviewed several people in confection with the stolen sweets,” and “As soon as we met we had an instant confection.”
- Confession → Confection: As in “I have a confection to make…” and “Confection is good for the soul,” and “The interrogators soon got a confection out of him.”
- Conviction → Confection: As in “She had a previous confection for a similar offence,” and “She has strong political confections, and she’s not afraid to defend them.” and “She spoke powerfully and with confection.”
- Sweet: As in “You’re so sweet!” and “Oh that’s soo sweet!” and “Revenge is sweet” and “Short and sweet” and “Lay some sweet lines on someone” and “Sweet dreams” and “Sweet Jesus!” and “You bet your sweet life!” and “That was a sweet trick, dude.” and “Sweet as, bro.” and “Whisper sweet nothings” and “Home sweet home” and “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” and “Sweet smell/taste of success/victory” and “Sweetheart“
- Suite → Sweet: As in “She was renting a 2-bedroom sweet for the summer.”
- Sweat → Sweet: As in “Blood, sweet and tears” and “Beads of sweet rolled down my forehead” and “Break out in a cold sweet” and “By the sweet of my brow” and “Don’t sweet it.” and “Don’t sweet the small stuff.” and “All hot and sweety“
- Sweater → Sweeter: As in “A close-knit woollen sweeter for cold days”
- Switch → Sweet-ch: As in “Bait and sweet-ch” and “Asleep at the sweet-ch” and “Sweet-ch gears” and “You should sweet-ch out your old one with this one.”
- Switzerland → Sweetzerland: As in “Zürich is a lovely city in Sweetzerland.”
- Seat → Sweet: As in, “Backsweet driver” and “By the sweet of your pants” and “Hold on to your sweet” and “Not a dry sweet in the house” and “On the edge of my sweet” and “Please be sweeted” and “Take a back sweet” and “The best sweet in the house.”
- Desert → Dessert: As in “The Sahara dessert.” and “Just desserts.” and “How could you dessert me at the moment I needed you the most?”
- Dissertation → Dessertation: As in “I wrote my diploma dessertation on candy puns.”
- Does it → Dessert: As in “It’s comfy, but dessert make my bum look big?” and “Dessert not worry you that society cares so much about appearance?”
- Mellow → Mallow: As in “She took on a more mallow personality when she moved to the country.” and “Mallow out.” (This is a marshmallow pun in case you missed it)
- Much → Marsh: This may not quite fit as a candy pun, but if your context is allows for subtle marshmallow puns, these might work:”Too marsh information” and “There’s not marsh to it” and “Too marsh of a good thing” and “Too marsh too soon” and “Marsh obliged” and “It doesn’t amount to marsh.” and “It’s not marsh to look at, but …” and “Thank you very marsh.” and “Without so marsh as a …” and “Nothing marsh.” and “It leaves marsh to be desired.”
- Sugarcoat: As in “She’s very straightforward. She doesn’t sugarcoat the truth.” and “They tend to sugar-coat it to make it more appealing to the masses.”
- Came → Cane: This could be a candy cane pun or a sugar cane pun. Examples: “There’s plenty more where that cane from.” and “His overseas trips cane into question after the costs were calculated.” and “We only just cane short of a gold medal.” and “And that’s where I cane in …” and “The whole thing cane crashing down.”
- Can → Cane: As in “You cane do it!” and “Cane do.” and “You’re opening a cane of worms here.” and “Cane you imagine?” and “As best one cane.” and “I cane live with that.” and “Kick the cane down the road” and “No cane do!”
- Gain → Cane: As in “We need to cane the upper hand.” and “We’ve caned entrance to the building.” and “We’re cane-ing ground against our competitors.” and “No pain, no cane.” and “One person’s loss is another person’s cane.” and “Nothing ventured, nothing caned.”
- lol → lol-ly: As in “Lol-ly that was a good candy pun.”
- Daffy Duck → Taffy Duck
- Gun → Gum: As in “A smoking gum” and “Son of a gum!” and “I’m under the gum at the moment.” and “Don’t jump the gum!”
- Game → Gum: These can be chewing gum puns, gumdrop puns or puns for whatever gum-based candy you want: “A gum of musical chairs” and “This is a losing gum” and “She’s at the top of her gum today” and “It’s all just fun and gums” and “He was beaten at his own gum” and “Two can play at this gum.” and “Now we play the waiting gum” and “That’s the name of the gum” and “It’s a zero-sum gum.” and “What’s our gum plan?” and “Gum, set, match!”
- Gung-ho → Gum-ho: In English usage, the term “gung-ho” means “unthinkingly enthusiastic and eager” – especially in relation to fighting and warfare.
- com* → gum*: If a word begins with “com” (or similar) it can sometimes be turned into a terrible gum pun: gumbatant (combatant), gumbustion (combustion), gumfortably (comfortably), gummemoration (commemoration), gummercialisation, gummodities, gumpany (company), gummunication, gumparative, gumparisons, gumpetition, gumprised, gumpulsive, gumpulsion, gumputer, gumbersome.
- Gamble → Gumball: As in “He gumballed all his money away.” and “I wouldn’t gumball on it. Its not likely to happen.”
- Liquor is → Licorice: As in “Licorice a destructive force in many communities.” and “Like cannabis, licorice a drug that people use for entertainment.”
- Jealous → Jelly: As in “Omg your puns are so much better than mine. I’m so jelly.”
- Jealous … been → Jelly … bean: As in “I’m so jelly that I’ve bean saving up to buy what you’ve got.”
- Bar: As in “We managed to find them all, bar one.” and “They barred the door.” and “It’s a small bar that’s only open on weekends.”
- *bar*: If a word contains the “bar” sound it may be an easy candy/chocolate bar pun: barbarian, barbecue, barbie, barcelona, bargaining, bargain, barnacles, barn, bombarded, embark, crowbar, handlebars.
- Mint: As in “It is in mint condition.” and “We mint 3000 new coins here each day.”
- Meant → Mint: As in “We were mint to be.” and “He mint the world to me” and “No offence mint.”
- Minute → Mint: As in “I’ll be down in just a mint!” and “Wait a mint…” and “I’ll be with you in a mint.” and “Any mint now…” and “Come here this very mint.” and “Last-mint flights are always expensive.”
- *ment → *mint: If a word ends with “ment” it can usually be turned into a terrible mint pun. Sometimes mints are called “peppermints” or “spearmints”. You can emphasise the “mint” part if you want – I’ve used underlines here for the first few: governmint, developmint, momint, managemint, departmint, movemint, agreemint, environmint, treatmint, statemint, investmint, employmint, argumint, parliamint, equipmint, elemint, commint, documint, paymint, assessmint, commitmint, requiremint, arrangemint, improvemint, appointmint, settlemint, experimint, establishmint, involvemint, instrumint, achievemint, judgmint, retiremint, unemploymint, implemint, judgemint, replacemint, excitemint, announcemint, punishmint, measuremint, amendmint, supplemint, entertainmint, tournamint, adjustmint, fragmint, advertisemint, disappointmint, recruitmint, pavemint, apartmint, encouragemint, assignmint, imprisonmint, engagemint, embarrassmint, regimint, enforcemint, testamint, complemint, segmint, amusemint, resentmint, enjoymint, monumint, disagreemint, garmint, placemint, attainmint, repaymint, attachmint, sedimint, basemint, sentimint, entitlemint, cemint, compartmint, complimint, acknowledgemint, harassmint, astonishmint, temperamint, endowmint, detachmint, endorsemint, deploymint, amazemint, enhancemint, ornamint, enlightenmint, reinforcemint, advancemint, abandonmint, refreshmint, infringemint, instalmint, alignmint, refinemint, shipmint, tormint, accompanimint, displacemint, impairmint, redevelopmint, indictmint, refurbishmint, bereavemint, predicamint, consignmint, embankmint, augmint, allotmint, enrolmint, procuremint, postponemint, confinemint, lamint, containmint, assortmint, detrimint, pigmint, catchmint, enlargemint, enactmint, bombardmint, tenemint, enrichmint, parchmint, sacramint, ailmint, disarmamint, clemint, armamint, adjournmint, enchantmint, resettlemint, internmint, reimbursemint, bewildermint, realignmint, disillusionmint, inducemint, pronouncemint, disablemint, embodimint, puzzlemint, understatemint, incremint, reassessmint, rearrangemint, encroachmint, commandmint, commencemint, ligamint, filamint, impedimint, fermint, contentmint, accomplishmint, nourishmint, escapemint, escarpmint, estrangemint, entanglemint, figmint, mismanagemint, divestmint, ointmint, curtailmint, incitemint, encampmint, embellishmint, empowermint, impeachmint, prefermint, pedimint, discouragemint, embezzlemint, acknowledgmint, decremint, reinstatemint, apportionmint, concealmint, casemint, restatemint, retrenchmint, redeploymint, wondermint, abatemint, readjustmint, underdevelopmint, battlemint, excremint, underachievemint, merrimint, fomint, fitmint, easemint, appeasemint, endearmint, banishmint, atonemint, replenishmint, rudimint, emplacemint, emolumint, annulmint, bettermint, adornmint, vestmint, impoverishmint, disbursemint, discernmint, pretreatmint, disengagemint, disenchantmint, vehement. If that list isn’t big enough for you, you can find more words ending in “ment” here.
- Kooky → Cookie: As in “Stop acting all cookie, you’re scaring the kids!”
- So close → Sucrose: As in “Sucrose yet so far.”
- Fudge: As in “Oh fudge!” and “These figures have obviously been fudged.” and “The authorities have fudged the issue”
- Rock: If the context in which you’re punning is right, you may be able to make rock candy puns by slipping “rock” word play into your communications: “Don’t rock the boat” and “We’ve hit rock bottom” and “Between a rock and a hard place” and “Let’s rock and roll!” and “We rock!” and “Rock your world”
- *roc* → *rock*: Some terrible rock candy puns can be made using words containing the “rock” sound. As explained above, these will likely only pass as candy puns if your context is weighted towards rock candy. Examples: app-rocks-imate, b-rock-oli, bu-rock-racy, frock, p-rock-lamation, p-rocks-imity.
- Sourball: As well as referring to a round, sour piece of candy, this can informally refer to a person who has a tendency to be grumpy and/or pessimistic.
- Life saver: As in “Thanks! You’re a life saver!”
- Sucker: In North America this is another term for “lollipop”. Examples: “So long, suckers!” and “I always was a sucker for a good fairy tale.” and “He’s one strong sucker!”
- Brittle: This refers to a type of candy which is brittle (hence the name) and composed of hardened sugar and nuts. Examples: “Their marriage is very brittle.” and “I fear that the relations between the countries are very brittle.” and “His speech sounded inauthentic and brittle.”
- Waste → Waist: Since high-sugar foods like candy are a major contributor to obesity, you might be able to make a “waist” pun depending on your context: “It’s a waist of breath/energy.” and “Don’t let it go to waist.” and “You’ll waist away.” and “They laid waist to the village.” and “Waist not, want not.” and “Toxic waist” and “Haste makes waist.”
- Give me (Gimme) → Gummy / Gummi: As in “Oh gummy a break will you!” and “Oh lordy, gummy a sign.” and “Gummy liberty or gummy death.”
The following puns are mostly based around specific brands of candy, rather than general candy-related words:
- Smarty: As in “Well you’re a bit of a smarty pants aren’t you!” and “I’m trying to learn from all the smarties in my math class.”
- Could bury → Cadbury: As in “I cadbury myself in my work for hours without noticing.” and “You cadbury your head in the sand but it wouldn’t solve the issue.”
- Kinder: The Kinder Surprise is a famous chocolate egg with a surprise toy inside. Although “Kinder” is pronounced “k-ih-nder”, we still might get away with using it in place of the word “kinder” as in “more kind”. Examples: “You wont find a Kinder soul on Earth.” and “Maybe if you were Kinder to others, then others would be Kinder to you.”
- Kind of (Kinda) → Kinder: As in “I’m still Kinder disappointed that we missed the show.” and “I’m still Kinder Surprised about that.”
- Kindest → Kinder-st: As in “Kinderst regards, …” and “He is the Kinder-st person I’ve ever met.”
- Sour patch: As in “I’m going through a sour patch right now, but I’m determined to get through it.”
- Extra: (A reference to the brand of chewing gum) As in “Extra, extra, read all about it!” and “Go the extra mile.” and “I could use an extra pair of hands.”
- Nerds: (A reference to the Wonka candy) As in “I’m a bit of a nerd when it comes to tea.” and “Nerds now rule the world.”
- Many →Good & Plenty: As in “Good & Plenty hands make light work” and “Good & Plenty a true word is spoken in jest.”
- Snickers: As in “There were a few rude snickers from the audience as she left the stage.”
- Laugh → Snickers: As in “I snickered all the way to the bank.” and “Snicker your head off.” and “The audience burst out snickering.” and “Rolling on the floor snickering.”
- Pieces → Reese’s Pieces: As in “It got blown to Reese’s Pieces.” and “There were all sorts of bits and Reese’s Pieces at the garage sale.” and “After the accident they all needed some time to pick up the Reese’s Pieces.”
- *pez*: If a word contains the “pez” sound (or similar) we can make some silly Pez puns: pezimistic, pezimism, pezant, pezantry, pezticide, pezter (pester), spezification, spezified, Budapezt, spezimen.
- Her? She’s … → Her? Shey’s: As in “Who? Her? Shey’s been hanging around here for a while.”
- Roll over → Rolo-ver: As in “Rolo-ver onto your belly and into pushup position.”
- Tricks → Twix: As in “I’ve got a few twix up my sleeves.” and “I’ve had enough of your dirty twix!” and “Up to your old twix I see?” and “You can’t teach an old dog new twix.” and “Twix of the trade.” and “Bag of twix” and “How’s twix?”
- Warheads: As in “There is increasing concern over the number of nuclear warheads in the world.”
- Tomorrow → To-moro: As in “What are you up to tomoro?” and “To-moro is another day.” and “As if there were no to-moro” and “Here today, gone tomoro” and “Tomoro never comes”
- Bounty: As in “He has a large bounty on his head.” and “One of the bounties of nature.”
- Crunchy → Crunchie
- Aero: As in “The small aeroplane was incredibly agile.”
- Flake: As in “He so unreliable – total flake.” and “She’s a bit flaky.”
- Picnic: As in “It’s no picnic!” and “One sandwich short of a picnic” and “A nice picnic in the park.”
- Airhead: As in “He talks a lot, but doesn’t really think much – bit of an airhead.”
- 100 Grand: As in “That think must be worth 100 grand!”
- Eclipse: As in “The economy has eclipsed the environment as the main issue.”
- Wriggly → Wrigley: As in “They’re so wrigley I can barely hold them!”
- Payday: As in “I can’t afford it until payday.”
- Zero: As in “Ground zero” and “We have a zero tolerance policy” and “It’s a zero-sum game” and “She went from zero to hero” and “We need to zero in on the cause.”
- Mounds: As in “It’ll bring you mounds of joy.”
- Score → Skor: As in “But who’s keeping skor?” and “Four skor and seven years ago” and “She know’s the skor” and “I’ve got a skor to settle.”
- Race → Reese: As in “Reese you to the top?” and “It’s a reese against time” and “Off to the reese’s” and “I don’t have a horse in this reese.”
There are many more puns to be made than could be documented in this Punpedia entry, and so we’ve compiled a list of candy-related concepts for you to use when creating your own puns. If you come up with a new pun, please share it in the comments!
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