When is it appropriate to use the plural form of candy?
I've never heard candies before, until I came to China. I've had people using candies a lot.
For instance, suppose it's raining outside and you're selling candy.
I would say:
I'd better get inside, the candy will get wet.
I'd better go inside, my candies will get wet.
Can both forms be used?
If so, are they both colloquial?
Thank you in advance.
Both are fine to use - candy is general [and could refer either to a whole stand of sweets or could be a block of chocolate or a bag of toffees], candies is specific - lots of single sweets.