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Jun 25, 2006 06:08 PM

Goldenberg's Peanut Chews...original recipe or not?

This East Coast candy (can it be found in the S.F. Bay area?) has been bought by another company...have they changed that wonderful chewiness/crunchiness... coated with real dark chocolate???...if it remains the same, and I can't find it locally, I'll have to order in bulk online...but ONLY if it is.. as it used to be...

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  1. I'm not sure where I remember reading it, but yes they have changed the recipe. And even if the company claims they didn't the taste definitely isn't the same. They were once my favorite candy. Now they taste like chemically enrobed stale peanuts covered in corn syrup.

    Nationally, they go by Chew-ettes, in case you are looking in your area. There are two versions -- regular and milk chocolate.

    1. I'm not surprised to hear they changed the recipe, they really don't taste the same anymore.

      1. I thought they just changed the name for national sales, and locally Chew-Ets are milk chocolate in a red wrapper while the traditional Goldenberg's are dark chocolate in a dark brown wrapper. I am near Philly though, so maybe in other areas they are all Chew-Ets.

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        1. re: leash

          That might be so, leash, but did they change the recipe? I am in the SF Bay Area to answer Derek's question and they were available for a limited time at my local Hollywood Video, all called by the new name. I think the dark chocolate were in a red wrapper. I pointed them out to my SO, but we weren't in a candy-buying state of mind, and next time I was there, I looked around, meaning to try them and compare, they weren't there. Goldenberg's were a delightful, heretofore unbenknknownst to us (east coast) candy discovery we made while living in NY - unlike the weird one (Choward's violet gum) or the sad one (you can't get Red Vines in NY), and I read on the NY board that they'd been bought up by Just Born (the Peeps people) before we switched coasts again. We snatched up a couple bagfuls of individually wrapped chews right before driving out of the city, one for the road, and one for nostalgia, and I'm sad we won't even be able to mail order them any more and get the same thing.