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Whatever Happened to Cinnamon Disk Candy?

gyp7318 Apr 11, 2007 10:00 PM

Remember the cinnamon flavored hard disk candies? I have not seen them in the supermarket/Target in FOREVER. I've been looking for about a year and to no avail. I remember Brach used to make them along w/store brand knockoffs. Are they being phased out? I am in the South (North Carolina and Alabama).

Thanks in advance!

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  1. ccbweb RE: gyp7318 Apr 11, 2007 11:23 PM

    That's a great question, I'd totally forgotten they existed until I read your post. I used to always get half cinnamon and half butterscotch from the Brach's Pic-a-mix in the People's Drug after church.

    They're still available some places (including this website, from which I've never ordered anything, but just looked at it to confirm the things still exist: http://www.candyfavorites.com/Brachs-...


    I'll have to keep an eye out when I'm in stores that might have them.

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      gyp7318 RE: ccbweb Apr 12, 2007 06:22 AM

      I found that online store as well on a google search as well. I may have to resort to ordering online if I can't find it in person. I think that store has a bad link or something b/c I couldn't find it once I got to their site. I found another place where I can purchase 7 lbs of it. While I looooove this candy, it's just me in my household and I can't imagine how long it will take me to go through that much candy. :)

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        liu RE: gyp7318 Apr 12, 2007 09:48 AM

        I had been purchasing them for years (great for the car for staying awake on our Southern California freeways!), and then my sources (Ralph's Supermarket, drugstores) dried up. I contacted Brach's, and they did not seem to think there was a problem. However, they also changed their wrapper and with that change, I think their flavor changed as well; the candies do not seem to be so bold and clean in cinnamon flavor. Brach's assured me that nothing changed with their change of wrap.

        The last time I purchased them, months ago, they were plentiful at Albertson's supermarket, but when I returned for more, there are no more. Please post if anyone finds them.

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          gyp7318 RE: liu Apr 12, 2007 12:32 PM

          Good to hear that Brach's isn't discontinuing them. I don't remember if they taste differently now than they did before. What I do know is that I really do NOT like the cheaper, generic so to speak versions of the candy. The taste is more sugary and not give that spicy, cinnamon bite that Brach's does.

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            liu RE: gyp7318 Apr 12, 2007 12:44 PM

            Agreed! I only like the Brach's version.

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        gyp7318 RE: ccbweb Apr 13, 2007 04:20 AM

        I went to my local grocery store (Harris Teeter) in Durham NC last night and found cinnamon disks in the Brach's pic-a-mix section as well. Just ;like you, I got half cinnamon and half butterscotch. I was so excited when I saw it that I almost screamed!

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        chocolatetartguy RE: gyp7318 Apr 12, 2007 10:26 AM

        I know that there is still something similar available. They stock a flavorful, slightly hot cinnamon disk candy at Miette Confiserie in San Francisco. They also have lava balls, which I haven't yet tried. They might do mail order.

        1. sheilal RE: gyp7318 Apr 13, 2007 06:48 AM

          I bought some at my local Walmart here in Bham just last week. I keep them in a candy dish at the office. I always get lots of coworkers stopping by after lunch for one. I'm also an atomic fireball nut! Love that burn . . .

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            gyp7318 RE: sheilal Apr 13, 2007 07:01 AM

            Which Wal Mart? I haven't shopped there forever and usually don't like to but I would DEFINITELY make a trip there if they have it. Is it Brach's?

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              sheilal RE: gyp7318 Apr 13, 2007 07:21 AM

              Definitely Brach's, but they do carry some other brand on occasion. They also stock those puffy soft (not chewy) peppermints. The Walmart I frequent is in Trussville.

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                gyp7318 RE: sheilal Apr 13, 2007 07:45 AM

                That Wal Mart is not too terribly far of a drive for me. I'll check it out. Thanks!

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              chocolatetartguy RE: sheilal Apr 13, 2007 11:39 AM

              Got to watch those atomic fireballs. I once was eating so many a day, that I partially burned out my tastebuds.

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              mangado RE: gyp7318 May 28, 2008 07:23 AM

              I live in Florida, but I can only find them at Winn Dixie. No where else, every other place are imitations and donot taste like the real deal!

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                jcattles RE: gyp7318 Aug 26, 2008 08:52 AM

                I have found them at our local Walmart and Dollar Tree. They're not Brach's, but they still taste good. Let me know and I'll be happy to send you a few bags.

                1. tatamagouche RE: gyp7318 Aug 26, 2008 09:45 AM

                  FWIW, I've never had trouble getting Brach's, from CA to IA to MA to CO.

                  Funny how many of us favor the cinnamon & the butterscotch & speak of them in the same breath. I wonder what that's about.

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                    jiggylou RE: gyp7318 Feb 9, 2010 10:42 PM

                    @gyp7318 If there is a Family Dollar Store or a DollarGeneral Store in yur area, you can find cinnamon discs at those places. I buy them all the time. Good Luck!

                    1. liu RE: gyp7318 Feb 10, 2010 07:19 AM

                      Almost three years later, I continue to check the shelves of Walmart, the local markets and the drugstores, but I have not seen the Brach's bag anywhere for at least the past year.
                      If anyone finds them, specifically in Southern California, please post.

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                        ZiggyWiggy RE: gyp7318 Mar 12, 2010 08:50 AM

                        Has anyone heard of Hostess brand Cinamon disks? It has been a long time since I had a Brach brand so I do not know if there is a difference. Thanks all for the ideas on where to find them.

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                          liu RE: ZiggyWiggy Mar 12, 2010 07:10 PM

                          ZiggyWiggy -- Hostess brand?
                          Where are you located?
                          I am on the West Coast and some brands are locale specific. I have not seen these.

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                          jchurnick RE: gyp7318 Jul 1, 2010 09:18 AM

                          www.qcandy.com has cinnamon disks and also has something called a Spi-C-Mint which is half cinnamon & half mint

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                            smalls RE: gyp7318 Jul 3, 2014 04:11 PM

                            I have bought Brachs Cinnamon Disks for years and they were getting harder and harder to find, but they are not the same either. Brachs has changed the formula and to me they taste horrible. It is like a sugarless cinnamon. I ordered them from Candy Factory (as I have done for years) and the disks I received this time were not the original flavorful hard candy that they used to be. Sending them back. I like cinnamon, but not a mouthful of it! The new ones are much lighter in color.

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