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May 22, 2001 02:19 PM

Looking for Regal Crown Sour Cherry Candy

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Looking for a candy that was popular in the late 1960's and 1970's called Regal Crown Sour Cherry Candy, it was sold in a roll and each candy was individually wrapped in waxed paper. I believe it was imported from England. Was wondering if anyone knows if it is still sold or perhaps bought out by another company and marketed under a different name.

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  1. Unfortunately, I don't think they make that candy anymore. :-(((

    1. I loved them, too! I can taste them so exactly...for some reason, I retain really vivid palate memory of my childhood faves.

      Quick research indicates they're unavailable. But since Quisp came back (albeit with a different recipe) and Flint's BBQ came back, the lesson is to never give up hope, ever (see my article on this, at link below)


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      1. re: Jim Leff

        I remember them so well my mouth waters. . . .

        I hadn't thought about them in so long that I didn't know they weren't made any more. Not much of a candy freak these days--my palate is much more fat-to-salty than sweet-to-sour.

        In grade school, we weren't allowed to have candy, but I managed to convince my teacher that my Regal Crown Sour Cherry (and Lemon! and Orange!) were cough drops.

        I also fancied that Turkish Taffy everyone keeps pining for on this site. Banana, vanilla . . . . It's kind of amazing that I still have all my teeth!

        I checked at and even THEY don't have the Regal Crowns. Sigh. But the good Dr. Leff is right: Someone could well bring them back!

        1. re: Tom Steele

          This is a pretty cool site for people looking for candy from their childhoods. They say that Regal is indeed discontinued.


          1. re: Peter Cuce

            I was in New York a few years ago and my friend asked me if I had ever had this candy "Regal Crown Cherry Sours" I said no thanks, I didn't like candy.
            OK WRONG ANSWER...He convinced me to try them and THEY WERE WONDERFUL. Now, years Alabama still thinking about them, I thought to do a search and see if I might could order some from the net. I see that they are no longer with us. My heart is broken. :-(
            We need to get them back!!!!!!!!!

            Thanks.... Nicki in Bama

            1. re: Nicole

              wow...i last had some regal crowns (cherry, orange,lemon,and raspberry....also, a variety pack)about 3 or 4 years ago at a Cracker Barrel restaurantin Stuart, Florida. Alas, I stopped in this week with the casual idea of using them for stocking stuffers...when the Deliverance Geek at the register shrugged that he had never heard of them.PANIC! Sure that the net would save me, I have found this message board only to find that I probably had some of the very last batch...the sublime bend of sweet,sour,and the incredible depth of flavor...your head swam in the a lingering ghost. Oh well, onto the search for a Fanny Farmer Pecan Fudge Roll.

              1. re: Nicole

                Have you had any luck at all finding this delicious candy. I have just started hunting for them for a friend as a surprise birthday thing. We talked about them all Labor Day.

                1. re: Nicole

                  Ask someone you know who travels to pick them up at the airport in England -- they are most certainly still around.

                  1. re: Victoria
                    asmah abdulaziz

                    I have been looking for these delicious cherry candy drops myself for 5 years.....!!!!!

                    Please someone tell me where I can find them here in the USA or any where in the world. I will go there

                    These were my fav. candy and for some reason can't find them at my local store in Bahrain (Arabian Gulf)

                    I am here in the United States ...and looked for them too and came across a number of people looking for I am not the only one.

                    Please inform me as my search goes on...
                    Thanks to everyone who loves and remembers the Great Regal Crown Cherry!!!!!!

                    Asmah :)

                  2. re: Nicole
                    Brian Kenneth Holmes

                    Please don't tell me that this candy no longer exists. I've been searching "High and Low" perhaps for the last 20 years. Every once in a while I got lucky and stumbled across a small candy store that had a roll or two of these (usually in the assorted roll). This hasn't been the case for the past 5 years. I bought out what the Cracker Barrell Rest. in Lakeville, MN had around that time. I've gone as far as writing the Regal Crown Co. (about 15 years ago and pre-internet) inquiring if they would ship me some. They wrote back claiming that it was sold throughout Minnesota (I believe through the Pearson Co.) but I haven't had any luck finding it. I can't tell you how much I miss this candy. Can someone please point me in the right direction on if and where I can locate my first true love?

                    Thank you!

                    Brian AKA: Homer

            2. Regal Crown Sour Lemon candies were fabulous too.
              I think they were still sold until about
              five years ago but, alas - no more.

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              1. re: christina z

                What???? This can't be true? No more Regal Crown Sour Cherries?? Are you sure?? I'm getting ready to embark on a "search mission" for this candy? Should I not waste my time? Thanks. Becky

                1. re: Becky

                  i also am desprate to find this candy!i have been looking for many years,as it just disapeared,from my local pharmacy.(so did the pharmacy)it was my most favorite candy ever!i prefer cherry but would love both,PLEASE let me know if you find it!

              2. I posted about these in October, and despite some good leads haven't been able to locate any. I, like Jim (and probably the rest of you), can still taste these. It is my single favorite flavor in the world and it kills me that i can't have them. I've done a LOT of research (though not to much end) and found that while they were discontinued a while ago, some stores had leftover stock that you could occasionally find as recently as 4 years they appear to be long gone everywhere. There HAS to be something we can do about this - the fact that they were available so recently just KILLS me...and yet I can't even find direct contacts for the company or anyone affiliated with it. What to do?


                1. b

                  I have had RCs within the last year -- probly more recently than that. I don't know if they are still made, but i got them and could get them again if only i could remember where i got them! I think it was at the newsstand inside the Herald Square subway station (34 St. & Sixth Ave.) I will send my research team out immediately and report back to yall. Tell your tastebuds to pucker up.

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                  1. re: BridgetJones'Dairy

                    Sorry to report i was recently at the 34 St. newsstand i mentioned and RC is MIA. I bought it somewhere, though. If i could only remember where....

                    1. re: BJD

                      I just wanted to express my appreciation for the way these boards can reach into parts of the memory bank that under different circumstances would have been sealed off decades ago.

                      I mean, Regal Crown Sour Cherry Candy. Not exactly a Candy Hall of Famer. I vaguely remember eating those in the late 60s. If I ever travel back in time, I'll make sure to pick up enough for everyone. :>)

                    2. re: BridgetJones'Dairy

                      Did you remember? Do you have some? Please let me know if you get some...