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Flavor straws----seriously.

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Anyone out there know if this product is still marketed? My kids say I'm making it up-even if there extinct anyone know who made them --maybe I could find an old ad.

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  1. I'm not aware of Flavor Straws being marketed anymore, but it's easy to prove to your kids that they existed. How about showing them a commercial for them? See the link below.

    Link: http://www.tvparty.com/fall64.html

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    1. re: Dave Feldman
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      Goldielocks372

      If it's an actual straw you made out of candy, you can get them at 7-11. Twizlers makes them and they come with Slurpees.

    2. Do you mean Pixie Sticks?
      The Paper straws filled with fruit flavored sugar?

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      1. re: Sarah

        nope-these straws came in a box at the grocery store you sipped your milk through the straw and something inside the straw gave the milk a too sweet too faint chocolate "overtone" they were awful! pixie stix were preceded by good old likemade flavored sugar in an envelope

        1. re: marty b

          Wasn't it "lik-maid"??

          1. re: LisaM

            if it was i was too young at the time to get the double entendre

            1. re: marty b

              I was too young too! But I swear to God, that was it. It's funny, as I was writing my post the other day, I also thought -- for the first time -- of the possible lewd connotation of such a name.

              Ah, the innocence of youth!

              1. re: LisaM

                I have a great memory for useless information: it was "Lik-em-ade".

                1. re: Sheena

                  lol you guys. I checked with a nostalgic candy website and found Fun-Dip by Wonka and they state it is the same as Lik-m-aid

                  1. re: Val

                    Actually you're all wrong.

                    Flavor straws came in two flavors, strawberry and chocolate.

                    They were a soda straw (the kind with the flexible section so you could bend them without kinking) with a flavored insert inside. When you sucked milk through them, it flavored it (either strawberry or chocolate).

                    Lick em aid were just staws filled with sour powdered candy (although we used to drink soda pop through them).

                    1. re: Max

                      Does anyone still make them?????

                      Looking for Nostalgia

                      1. re: Pegi

                        I've been searching & cannot find a company that is making those beloved paper & wax flavored chocolate & strawberry bendy straws. The big treat was to chew on them after drinking your milk...nothing quite as satisfying as chewing on a soggy, choco flavored, wet straw!!Yum the days! Where are these straws???

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                          Sissy Sproles

                          What were they called?

                        2. re: Pegi

                          I've been searching & cannot find a company that is making those beloved paper & wax flavored chocolate & strawberry bendy straws. The big treat was to chew on them after drinking your milk...nothing quite as satisfying as chewing on a soggy, choco flavored, wet straw!!Yum the days! Where are these straws???

                          1. re: Pegi

                            I just did a search on flavored straws and found a company making a high tech version of the old flavored straws. They are lining the inside of the straw with flavored beads that burst when the milk comes thru. They are test marketing them to see if kids will drink more milk that way. It's funny because it seems it's some kind of new concept!!! LOL

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                              Nostalgic Too

                              I have for years tried to find these or anyone else who remembered them! It seems to have been a regional thing, because we had them in the early 1950's in the Bergen/Passaic County, New Jersey, area; and I have only ever found others who remembered them who also lived in that area at the same time. No one from other parts of the country seems to have heard of them. I just loved the chocolate ones!!

                              1. re: Nostalgic Too

                                They were also in other areas of the country. Wyoming for example.

                                1. re: Nostalgic Too

                                  No, they were not just in the NJ area, I had them in New Orleans. My brother and I would NOT drink white milk, so my Mom gave us the straws to take to school to put in our milk, worked like a charm. I wonder what was in those straws? I actually loved both chocolate and strawberry. When we moved to FL in 1961, they were not in the stores there, so I had to drink plain milk at school, bummer..

                                2. re: Falina

                                  Who's marketing them? I'd love to know

                              2. re: Max

                                We had a trivia question at work on this and I found your page here.

                                As I remember them they did come in a box and they were chocolate and strawberry, and they had a "barber shop" like stripe on the straw to indicate flavor. Brown for chocolate or Red for starwberry. I think Nestle's Quick was one of the creators of this product.

                                Does any body remember the brand name from the late '50's, early '60's

                                1. re: Rich

                                  Wow - I used to love those straws. They were paper with the stripes. Haven't got a clue who made them, but googled them and came up with the article linked below. Everything comes back!

                                  Link: http://www.dairyfoods.com/CDA/Article...

                                  1. re: Rich

                                    I actually have a box of Flav-R-Straws, chocolate flavored, that I purchased on ebay a few years back. They were made by Frontier Foods back in 1956.I loved them, wish they would make them again...:)

                              3. re: Sheena

                                No, they weren't like licka made. They came in strawberry and chocolate (for sure), and they had a long strip of choc. or strawberry through it (the strip looked like a flat long stip about 1/4" wide, and a bit shorter than the straw). The straws were white and I don't think they had a light stipe on them, I'm not sure. I loved them. My mom did too, because they didn't leave anything in the bottom of the glass! I would really love to find them. If anyone does, please let me know.

                    2. You can find more info if you do a search for FLAV-R STRAWS

                      1. I remember them from the 1950s and early sixties. As I recall, it was a challenge to get the maximum flavor out of them. You had to let the straw steep in the milk for about 3-4 minutes and then start sipping. The problem was that the flavor strip was made of paper and it became a soggy mess if you dawdled too long. Ah memories!! :) The only place I can think of that might have them is the "Vermont (something?) Catalog", the one that has all the old-style candies and cookies in the back.

                        1. Sorry for the late response, but I just saw this discussion.

                          Flavor Straws were great! My mom put a chocolate one in my lunchbox every day (in the 50's). I seem to remember that they had the powder in one of those accordian type bends toward the top of the straw. The trick to Flavor Straws was to BLOW the powder into the milk and then stir. That way you pretty much got the same thing as milk with Nestle's Quick (or Nesquick as they are calling it now).

                          1. I remember them. My mom bought the strawberry. I can still remember the taste as the milk passed through the straw, that faint strawberry flavor. Haven't seen them in years.

                            1. In reference to the flavor straws..I actually have an original box of Flav-R-Straws that I purchased on ebay a few years back. They were made by Frontier foods,1956, in Mount Vernon N Y. Came in chocolate and strawberry flavors and the flavor was inside the straw.Had a unique flavor all its own.Wish they made them again. Hope this helps! Janette

                              1. I Definitely saw something like this at Economy Candy on Rivington St., in the LES.
                                I would call them

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                                1. re: sdambr

                                  I realize this post is old, but I recently saw these at my local supermarket.
                                  http://www.amazon.com/Official-Got-Mi...

                                2. All roads and trips to the dentist lead to and emanate from > Economy Candy on the Lower East Side on Manhattan. If it's cavity producing and turbo sugar rush providing you'll find it there.

                                  ab

                                  1. Here is a photo I found.