The Tasty Balls Contest!

Hello readers!

Did you think I forgot about you? It’s not possible, however I did feel a modicum of guilt since I didn’t post last week, but I have a good excuse. I was tired. But I was tired because I have a lot on my plate right now, and you know studies have shown that the plate size has increased in America over the last 30-40 years (contributing to the country’s obesity problem).

One of the “projects” I have been working on is a tasty one! I have decided to launch a candy business on the side. Here’s why; my day job is boring me, my comedy/writing career still hasn’t made me a millionaire and I watch the show Shark Tank every week. Have you seen that show? I’m as addicted to that show as I am to sugar. If you haven’t seen it, the show “features a panel of entrepreneurs and business executives called “Sharks” who consider offers from other entrepreneurs seeking investments for their business or product.”It’s one of the few reality shows that I like and I love seeing the ideas and inventions that people bring to the sharks for investment.

The Sharks

Watching this show is partially responsible for me wanting to sell my candy again. I sold it a long time ago but it was before I knew how to really “sell,”meaning I wasn’t familiar with how to use the internet to sell anything. But more importantly, I didn’t really know anything about starting a business. But what I do know is that everyone who has eaten my candy said I should sell it (insert dirty joke here). In fact, Whole Foods was interested in carrying it because it’s all natural, but I didn’t have a commercial kitchen, didn’t know you could rent one, and really was more concentrated on music at the time. But in the words of Bob Dylan – “Times they are a changin.”

Let me tell you a little bit about it. Do you like peanut butter? If you do, you will love this candy. If you don’t, you will still love this candy (it’s the main ingredient). I like peanut butter, but I don’t love it. I don’t eat it very often. However, I’ll eat this candy until I feel sick, which, in my opinion is how you show your love for food…you eat it until you’re on the verge of purging…but you don’t actually purge.

Here’s my problem; I don’t have a name for the candy, and more importantly, I don’t have the time to sit around thinking up a name for it, because I’m a busy lady. So what I thought might be fun is that anyone who reads the blog can offer a suggestion in the comment area as to what I should name it, and whatever name I like the best, even if I don’t use it, will win a big Β bag of candy….and a watch! Β Why a watch? Because I have a whole bunch of them sitting in my apartment from my last job, and I think it’s important to know what time it is.

Of course, everyone suggests Cee’s candy, but that’s just a little too close to See’s candy, (which I love too), don’t you think? I don’t want to confuse sugar addicts by changing a letter. Β Since the candy is kind of round pieces, I considered “Tasty Balls” as a name, but is there such a thing? The answer is no. Plus, this really is more of a gourmet item, and tasty balls just doesn’t sound gourmet.

My tasty balls

However, we can call it “The Tasty Balls Contest!”

I wish I could send all of you a sample, but if I can figure out how to do it, I’ll add a paypal button on the blog and soon you’ll be able to purchase a bag of tasty balls. I’ll keep you updated on that.


I am not being a braggart (love that word) when I tell you that this candy is really delicious. And I don’t even take full credit for it since my mom gave me the recipe.

In the meantime, for legal reasons, you have to state contest rules when you are giving something away, so here they are:

Contest Rules:

1. You have to be at least 18 years old to enter (We do NOT want minors winning any candy or watches)

2. You have to live in the United States because I think shipping internationally is a hassle.

3. No purchase is necessary

4. You have to suggest a name for the candy in the comment section.

Okay, readers….let the fun begin!

Have a tasty day!! πŸ˜€

About Death To Hollywood

My name is Celeste Donohue and I am a writer/comedian who started this blog to tell stories about my life growing up in a funeral home and my adult life which I have spent in Hollywood, California – hence the name, β€œDeath To Hollywood”. Hopefully, you like to read those kinds of stories. If not, go read something serious and boring.....
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32 Responses to The Tasty Balls Contest!

  1. Barskii says:

    Hey Celeste,

    Wow a business selling: “Mom’s Recipe of Gourmet Peanut Buter Balls”

    Simplly put it all in the label and let it self explain it’s self. πŸ™‚

    “Mom’s Recipe”
    “Gourmet Peanut Butter Balls”

  2. Kal says:

    I’m working up a couple of suggestions right now — but my first thought was “Death To Hollywood: The Candy”.

  3. Josephine says:

    PB Bites
    PB Bits
    Celestial Candy

    I will add more as I think of them.

  4. Kal says:

    I was actually thinking “Celestial Bites”.

  5. Jabin says:

    “Death by Candy,” or “Candy to Die For,” but only because “Schweddy Balls” has been done.

  6. Barskii says:

    Do they look like ??

    ALL Natural Brown Balls

  7. jabinw says:

    “Death by Candy” or “Candy to Die For,” but only because Schweddy Balls has been done.

  8. mary donohue says:

    How about’ yummy peanut butter surprise’ or”,surprised by peanut butter” or”,what a treat,gourmet style”,or,”Just delish”or”Peanut butter heaven”or,”peanut butter,heavenly morsels or”,Who ?likes peanut butter,for starters,Lve,Mom

  9. Kristen says:

    I would do an homage to either your blog “Death by Peanut Butter” or to your dad “John’s Famous Candy” or “John’s Famous Peanut Butter Balls” or you could combine the two since your dad’s business was funerals “Death by John’s Famous Peanut Butter Balls” πŸ™‚

  10. Kris says:

    Cee… the candy! They melt in your mouth, have a slight crunch, not too peanut buttery!! Delicious!!! I like Celestial Candy as the company name….good one! How about peanut butter sacs?? haha! I’ll let you know some others, cause I not only want to win a sample….I want a watch:)

  11. John Donohue says:

    Company name: “Celestial Candy”. Candy name: “Ballicious”!!!

    • Dani C. says:

      Cee, I cannot beleive how many people are sugggesting something ‘Celestial’, great minds/ideas are so similar (or warped ones?) ….I thought of that right away too, but just i think just saying “Celestials” says it all….(tag line “just plain heavenly”!) or some other heavenly thing….no need to mention peanut butter, or even the word candy, and really, a shorter name would be good, and easier to remember.

      ….hurry up and get that paypal thing goin’…..u r teasing us to DEATH!!!!

    • I like that!! πŸ˜€

  12. Barskii says:

    OK, Now get busy finding a Health Department approved Kitchen with certified Chef’s to mass produce your treat’s, then after you build your client list…. sell out to Hershery, PA and settle where you choose to start your next adventure. ” Your inner Millionaire is calling”

    ~ “Celestial Teasers” ~
    ” All Natutral Candy ”
    ~ Sold by Wholefoods ~

  13. Beth says:

    Sorry I’m late to this, but how about Dr. Celeste’s Peanut Butter Deelites – ?
    or, Soulicious Peanut Butter Geometrical Wonders
    Tantamount Sphericals of Celestial Joy (working from Celestial above)
    PB Nom Noms

    Merely spit balling. Hope they inspire, if you haven’t decided on a name yet.

    On to today’s blog entry.

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