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What is your favorite hard to find candy?

rthorn46 Mar 16, 2009 07:19 PM

I'm talking about the candy that you love but cannot find anywhere. But when you do find it you buy it no matter where you are. It could be a candy from another country that you can't find in yours or just a candy that you don't see too often. For me its definitely trying to find Cadbury Yowie's. (Pretty hard in the Bay Area)

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    sisterfunkhaus Dec 27, 2013 01:15 PM

    The candy I mentioned was called space food sticks.

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      sisterfunkhaus Dec 27, 2013 12:46 PM

      I used to eat these long chewy round chocolate sticks when I was a kid. They look somewhat in shape like a Cow's Tail. They were found in the snack section in the 70's and possibly 1980's. I don't remember what they were called.

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        bugablue13 Sep 3, 2013 08:27 AM

        SO HAPPY I stumbled onto a stand at Quakertown farmer's market (PA) that had a TON of retro candy. I stocked up on:

        Tootsie Pop Drops
        Sky Bars
        All banana runts
        All strawberry Mentos
        Bottle caps

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        1. re: bugablue13
          gaffk Sep 3, 2013 08:42 AM

          If you're in that area, stop by Skip's Candy Corner in Peddler's Village. Their downstairs is devoted to vintage candy.

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          burgeoningfoodie Oct 23, 2012 09:43 AM

          It shouldn't be that hard to find but here in NC. I can't seem to find those maple leaf sucking candies of amber color and maple syrup flavor.

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            jbsiegel Oct 23, 2012 11:48 AM


            Try that!

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            cantbeatgoodfood Oct 21, 2012 10:42 PM

            i dont think you can find the caravelle bar anymore they sold in the late 60's i believe & into the 70's,do they still make razzles,?? fizzles?? does anyone remember devil shake?? a chocolate drink similar to yoo hoo [but it was just as good]

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              BuildingMyBento Oct 21, 2012 04:05 PM

              If I'm not in Europe (and maybe Canada), kit-kat peanut butter. It used to be Crunchie (before I started to see it in the states and Hong Kong), and then I noticed Flake (again, more common in the US), but the dag on pb kit-kat is elusive. OR, from way back when, the Rainforest Crunch Bar.

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                bannarak10 Oct 21, 2012 03:43 PM

                Ah and one more...something called a Chickostick. Yummers.

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                1. re: bannarak10
                  Steve Green Oct 22, 2012 05:06 PM

                  Chick-O-Sticks from the source, if you can handle a couple dozen. Free shipping.

                  They're good, but I prefer their Peanut Butter Bars.

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                    bannarak10 Oct 24, 2012 04:54 AM

                    Ah great. I'll give buying them direct a try. Ah, Peanut Butter Bars. I had forgotten what they looked like until you directed me to the company website. White with brown stripes. Yes, now I remember them. Thanks!

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                      bannarak10 Oct 24, 2012 04:55 AM

                      Which made me think of an Abba Zabba by Annebelle Candy company. Loved those.

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                        Steve Green Oct 24, 2012 09:45 PM

                        You do know that Abba-Zaba still exists, right?

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                          John E. Oct 25, 2012 01:29 PM

                          The American Dental Association would be devastated if Abba Zabba taffy were to be discontinued.

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                            bannarak10 Oct 25, 2012 01:46 PM

                            Hi Steve and John, yeah I had to look it up on the internet to find out that the Abba-Zabba still exists. I might just have to order a few of those as well, and pull gently on the taffy so that I don't lose any dental work.

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                              John E. Oct 25, 2012 07:36 PM

                              I have both apple and peanut butter Abba-Zabbas in the freezer. The thing is, I did not grow up with them so I really don't have any nostalgia about them. Fortunately for me, my favorite candy bar from childhood is still made (although not available to me locally in the Twin Cities) the Twin Bing.


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                                Tripeler Oct 26, 2012 01:09 AM

                                I love the original Abba-Zabba bars, but they invariably pull out my dental inlays. So unless I can get them really warm and soft, I will avoid eating them.

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                                  bannarak10 Oct 29, 2012 06:07 PM

                                  Apple Abba-Zabbas? Hmm, that does sound good. And a Twin Bing. That doesn't look bad either.

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                      bannarak10 Oct 21, 2012 03:41 PM

                      Pixisticks, Likumade (sp?) and something at the Sear's candy counter called chocolate covered honeycomb. I think Cadbury's makes a similar thing to honeycomb called a Violet Crumble. Yum, not easy to find here in New Haven, but sometimes pick one up at the candy store at Dallas/FTWorth airport.

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                        tracylee Oct 22, 2012 04:55 PM

                        I see Violet Crumble bars at World Market, but had no idea what was in them until you mentioned it and I looked them up. I wasn't sure what violets would taste like in a candy bar! Now I get it.

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                          Tripeler Oct 24, 2012 12:19 AM

                          Violet Crumble is certainly one of my favorite candy bars. However, one with violet flavor? That would be really weird, but I would definitely try it!

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                        aynrandgirl Oct 19, 2012 05:23 AM

                        I loved the Reese's Whipps, but I can't seem to find it anymore. Was it discontinued?

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                          Clams047 Jul 4, 2012 09:31 AM

                          Without a doubt, my two most favorite candies are Squirrel Nut Caramels (as opposed to the zippers) and Walnettos. Both are available in bulk via internet, but are difficult to find elsewhere. Goldenberg's peanut Chews are my third most favorite candy, but I've been able to find them locally in recent years.

                          1. Marusik Jul 3, 2012 04:46 PM

                            Mars with no nuts in the States! Freely sold in Canada and Europe, though. Walmart occasionally has Mars with almonds.

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                              John E. Jul 3, 2012 10:10 PM

                              A Mars bar with no nuts in the U.S. is a Milky Way.

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                                Blush Jul 4, 2012 09:09 AM

                                And both Mars (for the Canadian market) and Milky Way (for the US market) are made in a plant just north of Toronto.

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                                  John E. Jul 4, 2012 07:52 PM

                                  The U.S. Mars bar is different from the Canadian and U.K. versions. It was discontinued for a while but was reintroduced. It has pieces of almond in the nougat.

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                                    Blush Jul 5, 2012 08:57 AM

                                    Yes, I know. That is why I always avoided Mars when I was traveling in the US as a kid. Nuts do not belong in a chocolate bar as far as I'm concerned.

                                    What I'm saying is, the Canadian Mars/US Milky Way that are essentially the same bar (nougat, caramel, covered in chocolate) are both made in the same plant in Canada. The US bars get Milky Way wrappers and are shipped to the US. The Canadian bars get the black and red Mars wrappers and are distributed within Canada.

                                    PS, when they discontinued Mars in the US they just rebranded it "Snickers with Almonds".

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                                  Marusik Oct 10, 2012 09:28 AM

                                  Really? I guess I have to taste me some Milky Way again. I have always avoided it, because of the caramel (European version doesn't have any caramel). Thank you!!!

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                                Shrinksjp Jun 2, 2012 07:51 PM

                                Michigan Mints..hard clear squares tinged in blue. Have not seen these for years.

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                                  Kate is always hungry Sep 24, 2013 11:27 PM

                                  I posted about Michigan Mints in this thread years ago! Where do you remember buying them? My mom introduced me to them in the late 60s and I don't remember them past the 70s. I've given up trying to find them. I checked Economy Candy and Old Time Candy with no luck! :( My only hope is to try to recreate them myself.

                                  Stay tuned for further developments.

                                2. Tripeler Jun 2, 2012 07:44 PM

                                  I love the KITS caramels in peanut butter flavor. There were four wrapped caramels to a package that sold for a penny in the early 60s. They also had strawberry, chocolate and banana. But the peanut butter had little chunks of roasted peanuts in them. Totally great.

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                                    Steve Green Jun 16, 2012 06:13 AM

                                    Still around (although 3 lbs might be a bit excessive):

                                    "Mary Janes" are an acceptable substitute and are comparatively easy to find (in bags at Walgreens, IIRC). Softer, too, like the original KITS.

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                                      Tripeler Jun 18, 2012 01:13 AM

                                      Steve, Thanks for the link. I had no idea that KITS were still available, though I probably never ate a total of three pounds of them during my childhood. The Mary Janes are very close, but the flavor is not quite the same. Thank you again!

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                                    Puffin3 Mar 10, 2012 06:40 AM

                                    'Yellowman' toffee
                                    Anyone know where to buy those red licorice whistles? They were about a foot long and 3/4 dia. Popular in the early sixties. They actually 'whistled'.

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                                      cantbeatgoodfood Mar 9, 2012 11:50 AM

                                      For me i would love to find the caravelle bar,believe it was sold in the late 1960's-1970's,also alberts ice cubes,and the reggie bar i thought they were all great back then.The caravelle bar i believe was a peter paul brand candy.

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                                        MsMaryMc Mar 9, 2012 08:56 PM

                                        You're in luck with the Ice Cubes, at least!


                                        But this vendor also has a list of discontinued candies...and alas, the Caravelle and the Reggie Bar are gone for good!

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                                          jbsiegel Mar 12, 2012 05:46 PM

                                          The Vermont Country Store also sells the Ice Cubs online. I've bought them there - yummy! My local convenience stores often have them as well (in those candy bins by the register).

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                                            cantbeatgoodfood Mar 12, 2012 05:59 PM

                                            Thanks for letting me know,was able to buy them from a local food warehouse back in the '90's,sold in a large german beer stein,the double size ones,think back then it cost 26.00? for 50 pcs??? Remember back in the 1960's/1970's priced between 2-5 cents per cube lol !!

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                                              jbsiegel Mar 14, 2012 06:32 AM

                                              I also remember they used to have two sizes. I think the ones they sell now are the "bigger" size...

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                                          howard16 Jan 9, 2012 04:50 PM

                                          One of my favorite memories of Christmas was the hard Christmas Candies at Woolworth's. They are the best candies I can remember.

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                                            burgeoningfoodie Nov 9, 2011 09:12 AM

                                            Can anyone recommend where I can find sugar coated strawberry flavored marshmallows as seen in the attached photo. They were all over Spain and Europe but not in the States...

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                                              HillJ Nov 9, 2011 09:24 AM

                                              I have ordered from this company and they aren't as refined in appearance as you experienced in Spain but I thought it might be a starting point.

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                                                burgeoningfoodie Nov 9, 2011 01:17 PM

                                                Thanks but I can make home made marshmallows but these are somewhere between home made and Peeps :-)

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                                              Cakegirl Nov 4, 2011 04:41 AM

                                              Bubble gum gummy bears...I used to get them in the 1980's and 1990's but have not been able to locate them ANYWHERE, including on the web. Any ideas???

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                                                LeoLioness Nov 3, 2011 10:50 AM

                                                I once had an Orange Coffee Crisp candy bar in either England or Canada (can't remember which).

                                                It was a limited flavor and I've never seen it again in these countries. I can get regular Coffee Crisp at my neighborhood convenience store but not the orange version. I've asked Irish friends to look for it for me, but either they a.) don't understand how badly I want this candy and don't keep an eagle eye on the candy aisle when they are out shopping or b.) it was so limited that I had the only one.

                                                Sometimes I wonder if I didn't dream this candy bar up.

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                                                  TheDewster Nov 3, 2011 12:37 PM

                                                  No they have them in Canada saw them at the candy factory on hwy 11, dark chocolate, caramel and mocha. Might be seasonal as well.

                                                2. alkapal Oct 31, 2011 12:39 PM

                                                  has anyone seen nutrageous "fun size" for halloween in the northern virginia area? these things are the best ratio of choc to filling. so hard to find. what is with this?

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                                                    helou Oct 31, 2011 12:26 PM

                                                    Mallo Cups. About the size of Reese's peanut Butter Cups, chocolate with a white cream center, and something, maybe it's a little bit of shredded coconut mixed into the chocolate on top. They sold it in the vending machines in my elementary school about 50 (50!) years ago. Every once in a very great while I'll see them somewhere. I never pass a candy vending machine without a quick once-over to see if they've got them.

                                                    Also, I love love love cow tails. A long string of caramel tubing with a sort of creme in the center. The also sell the same item in a package (Goetze's Caramel Creams) which is pretty much the same thing, but slices of the "cow tail." I don't know if it's seasonal or what, but every now and again they magically appear and the next time i go shopping they're gone.

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                                                      John E. Oct 31, 2011 08:49 PM

                                                      I just saw a big bag of Mallo Cups today. It was at a big fleet farm store that has a huge candy area that is increases in size for Halloween, Christmas, and Easter. I don't recall eating them as a kid. Now you have me intrigued enough to buy some for deer season. I'm sure the kids (ages 16 to 26) will avoid them just because they won't be familiar with them.

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                                                        AmyH Nov 1, 2011 04:42 AM

                                                        I don't know where you live but if you have the store "Christmas Tree Shoppes" in your area, they sell Cow Tails in vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. They also sell Caramel Creams. They seem to sell them year-round.

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                                                          jbsiegel Nov 1, 2011 06:00 AM

                                                          Our local pharmacy has the box of Cow Tales by the register year-round. We actually gave them out for Halloween this year. You can order them from http://www.goetzecandy.com/

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                                                          AnnaBaptist Jun 16, 2011 01:34 PM

                                                          I am probably repeating someone here, as I could not make it through the entire thread, but Brach's hard cinnamon candies. Right now, you can only get them in this assortment bag of other Brach's candies, none of which I particularly like. I have been on the Brach's and amazon.com's list to be notified of when it will come out for a year and a half now. Sigh.

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                                                            John E. Jun 16, 2011 05:26 PM

                                                            Did you try this site?


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                                                              AnnaBaptist Jun 16, 2011 06:26 PM

                                                              Oh, my word. Bless your heart. Thank you so much! I just love this website.

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                                                                greeneyedgirly Jun 16, 2011 09:07 PM

                                                                I think this site might have them a bit cheaper and when I placed an order there I was able to find a code online to get free shipping:


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                                                                  buttertart Jun 17, 2011 05:47 AM

                                                                  They have my favorite of all time - http://www.oldtimecandy.com/cherry-so...

                                                                  I love those things. Now if I could only find licorice plugs (flat pieces of black licorice, about 4" x 1 1/2" x 1/8" thick, with a slightly ridged top that felt nice on your upper lip)...

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                                                            klyeoh Jun 15, 2011 04:18 AM

                                                            Niederegger Lubeck's chocolate-covered marzipans from Germany.

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                                                              TheDewster Jun 15, 2011 05:27 AM

                                                              Zentis chocolate-covered marzipans from Germany.

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                                                                buttertart Jun 15, 2011 06:12 AM

                                                                Niederegger tends to be a little seasonal fall/winter (that's when the bulk of the imports come in, I used to work for the company that handled the transport and Customs work) but the Amish Markets and a number of Korean produce markets in NYC usually have it.
                                                                I'm not familiar with Zentis.

                                                              2. greeneyedgirly Jun 14, 2011 05:49 PM

                                                                As a kid (late 80's), I lived on the East Coast and my mom would get these round puffed spearmint candies. They were white with stripes on the sides and had an airy texture...like divinity. I live on the West Coast now and can't seem to find them, doesn't help that I don't remember the name either, lol.

                                                                Does anyone know the candy I'm talking about?

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                                                                  buttertart Jun 14, 2011 05:55 PM

                                                                  King Leo peppermints? http://www.candy.com/King-Leo-Pepperm...

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                                                                    greeneyedgirly Jun 14, 2011 06:13 PM

                                                                    I could be wrong, but I don't think so? From what I recall it was spearmint flavor and it looks like King Leo has other kinds, just not spearmint. Thanks though :)

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                                                                      buttertart Jun 15, 2011 06:09 AM

                                                                      Hmm...haven't seen those. Obviously you'd know if they were out there, or on Amazon!

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                                                                        greeneyedgirly Jun 15, 2011 01:07 PM

                                                                        Haha! It's true :D

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                                                                        greeneyedgirly Jun 15, 2011 08:32 PM

                                                                        Thanks to another thread and poster here, I think I may know the name now...Whitman's Air Bons

                                                                  2. Godslamb May 1, 2011 10:34 AM

                                                                    When I was a child (a long while ago) in Manitoba Canada, we used to buy a bar called Wig-Wag. It was a very thick chewy caramel in a braid type shape covered with milk chocolate. When you bit into it, the chocolate crumbled all over you, but it was sooo good!
                                                                    I live in Canada still, but I found a site in the States that actually sold them!! But! They only cost maybe $6.00 for two of them, but the shipping cost almost $20.00!! Sad me. :(

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                                                                      Booklegger451 Oct 29, 2012 04:59 PM

                                                                      Check out the Cadbury Curly Wurly bar... might even be available in Canada.

                                                                    2. viperlush Feb 1, 2011 01:55 PM

                                                                      Humbugs. I want humbugs.

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                                                                        buttertart Feb 2, 2011 08:29 AM

                                                                        Those were great. My great-aunt used to sit me up on a table in the kitchen and give me humbugs out of her apron pocket whan I was little to keep me somewhere she could keep an eye on.

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                                                                          TheDewster Feb 2, 2011 09:52 AM

                                                                          Chicken bones like a humbug only straight with a chocolate center.

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                                                                            buttertart Feb 2, 2011 12:28 PM

                                                                            Why do they have to put chocolate in everything? That just isn't right.

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                                                                            viperlush Feb 2, 2011 10:36 AM

                                                                            Around the holidays my mom likes to have a bag of "just in case" gifts. One year she had a tin of humbugs from Harrods in the bag. She (I) was fortunate that she didn't need them that year because I would carefully unwrap the package to get out a piece, and then re-wrap it.

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                                                                              flavrmeistr Feb 2, 2011 12:12 PM

                                                                              Such restraint! I'd have crawled under the porch and eaten the whole tin.

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                                                                                buttertart Feb 2, 2011 12:29 PM

                                                                                I can just see that. The idea of humbugs coming from Harrods is a bit amazing, they were among the humblest of candies.

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                                                                                  viperlush Feb 2, 2011 12:37 PM

                                                                                  It was something like this:


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                                                                                    buttertart Feb 2, 2011 12:52 PM


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                                                                                      jmreese May 1, 2011 12:33 AM

                                                                                      Cinnamon Toothpicks. (okay, maybe not really candy) I finally found some that have that strong cinnamon bite like the old days. thay are called Taste T Picks now. http://www.candycrate.com/cintoot1.html

                                                                          3. playfulotter Feb 1, 2011 11:55 AM

                                                                            I know they don't make these any more as I have researched it and they are not really candy.... but as a child I used to love Pine Bros. chewy honey cough drops.

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                                                                              gaffk Feb 1, 2011 12:52 PM

                                                                              I loved those chewy Pine Bros cherry cough drops as well as the honey. Truthfully, they were more candy than cough drop. They did nothing to help a cough; but they were sweet, chewy and downright tasty.

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                                                                                onceadaylily Feb 1, 2011 03:36 PM

                                                                                Cherry Sucrets were my secret addiction. I used to fake a sore throat every time I went to my grandmother's. Whenever she left the living room, I'd sneak a couple, just to tide me over.

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                                                                                  gaffk Feb 1, 2011 03:44 PM

                                                                                  Oooh, Cherry Sucrets (in a tin, IIRC). Also tasty. I don't recall, but I must have faked a lot of coughs in my childhood.

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                                                                                    buttertart Feb 2, 2011 08:30 AM

                                                                                    My mom's constant refrain: "They're NOT!!! candy". Yeah right.

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                                                                                  greeneyedgirly Jun 15, 2011 02:47 AM

                                                                                  Found 'em!:


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                                                                                    gaffk Jun 15, 2011 04:47 PM

                                                                                    Just how much old time candy do you eat\order ;)?

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                                                                                      greeneyedgirly Jun 15, 2011 08:28 PM

                                                                                      Heehee! You should see my pantry!...j/k!...haven't ever had Pine Bros. cough drops before, just thought I'd help out :) I know how it is to have a hankerin' for a certain candy and not know where to get it.

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                                                                                  aggiecat Dec 23, 2010 10:00 AM

                                                                                  Big Hunk Candy Bars. I can still find them on occasion, but it's getting harder and harder. I just love the satisfying whacking of the bar prior to eating it. I don't like the plastic wrapper as well but at least less of the wrapper says stuck to the nougat.

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                                                                                    tracylee Dec 23, 2010 11:21 AM

                                                                                    I see Big Hunks in the grocery store and corner convenience store all the time here in Oregon. I guess maybe I should stock up for those occasional cravings?

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                                                                                      greeneyedgirly Jun 15, 2011 02:41 AM

                                                                                      Big Hunk:


                                                                                      Check Amazon too...gotta compare the prices with shipping

                                                                                    2. alkapal Dec 22, 2010 05:00 AM

                                                                                      where oh where are the nutrageous bars!!!!????

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                                                                                        buttertart Dec 22, 2010 05:21 AM

                                                                                        You are so right, that was one righteous chocolate bar.

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                                                                                          alkapal Dec 23, 2010 04:14 AM

                                                                                          oh no, is it now in the past tense???!!!


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                                                                                            buttertart Dec 23, 2010 09:08 AM

                                                                                            Haven't seen it in a while, have you? Keeping an eye out.

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                                                                                              greeneyedgirly Jun 15, 2011 02:38 AM

                                                                                              Yep...on this site:


                                                                                              It's a fave of mine! There's loads of hard to find candy there :)

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                                                                                        fantasyjoker Dec 21, 2010 07:30 PM

                                                                                        Peanut Chews. I love them. I also LOVED Milky Way Lite, but they stopped making them.

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                                                                                          stilldontknow Dec 22, 2010 04:23 AM

                                                                                          Texan Bars! Big in the UK in the 70's. Chocolate covered chew bar that was quite hard when cold. Nestle rereleased it for a few months back in 2005 but now it's impossible to find.

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                                                                                            somervilleoldtimer Dec 22, 2010 06:19 PM

                                                                                            I used to know the Peanut Chews heir. And by the way, happy new year to you, buttertart, and all good chowhounders.

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                                                                                              buttertart Dec 23, 2010 09:19 AM

                                                                                              Same to you and to all fellow travellers on the CH trail!
                                                                                              By the way there's a novel about a woman who marries into an old-timey candy company that's worth a read (odd but quite good): http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/63...

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                                                                                                somervilleoldtimer Nov 2, 2011 04:27 PM

                                                                                                Almost a year later, thanks for the recommendation! I will read it.

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                                                                                                  buttertart Nov 3, 2011 10:23 AM

                                                                                                  You will enjoy it. It's even set in Massachussetts, if I recall correctly.

                                                                                          2. buttertart Dec 20, 2010 12:34 PM

                                                                                            I was reminded of a childhood favorite by a mention of them being used in experimental cuisine in France by David Lebovitz (an essay in "A Moveable Feast", a Lonely Planet anthology that's worth checking out) - apparently a popular sweet with the kiddies in France: strawberry marshmallows, the kind with the red crisp granular sugar coating flavored with "strawberry". Those were fun to eat - and I haven't seen them in years.

                                                                                            1. AmyH Nov 16, 2010 12:00 PM

                                                                                              I really like the hard honey candies with the liquid honey center. I have no idea what they're called but they might have a bee on the little wrapper. There was a bulk candy store here (in upstate NY) that had them but it closed, and I got some last year in a store in Gettysburg PA.

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                                                                                                ZenSojourner Nov 16, 2010 12:08 PM



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                                                                                                  AmyH Nov 16, 2010 05:05 PM

                                                                                                  Thanks! I think we may have had those at some point, but I think our favorites might be these: http://www.amazon.com/Arcor-Honey-Fil...
                                                                                                  Maybe I'll buy both for a holiday gift for my husband. Then I'll get to have some, too!

                                                                                                  Edit: Oh my! They're 3.69 for the bag but 8.99 for shipping! And the honey queen bees are 4.49 plus 9.65 shipping! Maybe not...

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                                                                                                    ZenSojourner Nov 16, 2010 05:51 PM

                                                                                                    Ouch! Isn't that the way it always seems to be?

                                                                                                    Double ouch!

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                                                                                                      alkapal Nov 16, 2010 09:17 PM

                                                                                                      buy a case.

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                                                                                                        ZenSojourner Nov 16, 2010 11:23 PM

                                                                                                        Your dentist will thank you! LOL!

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                                                                                                          AmyH Nov 17, 2010 05:45 AM

                                                                                                          But then they wouldn't have the "hard to find" factor which makes them extra special and tasty. I'll just have to work harder to find someplace local that sells them.

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                                                                                                          greeneyedgirly Jun 15, 2011 02:33 AM

                                                                                                          These are great and have a better price, too. I also found a free shipping code online when I placed an order:


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                                                                                                      burgeoningfoodie Nov 15, 2010 10:13 AM

                                                                                                      Well I live in the South and so this is harder for me to find on a regular basis than it is for some of you in the North East and Canada, but I really have come to like the hard maple syrup candies. The one I'm thinking of in particular comes shaped like a maple leaf and is amber and translucent in color. They are about 1/4 1/2 an inch thick and no bigger than say a Worther's Original.

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                                                                                                        cheesepleese Nov 14, 2010 02:02 PM

                                                                                                        They're around, last time I bought a case of them on amazon--Lifesavers widberry mix.

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                                                                                                          alkapal Nov 15, 2010 08:34 AM

                                                                                                          i love the gummi savers berries mix. http://www.acehardwareoutlet.com/prod... (holy smokes, ace hardware is selling gummi savers nowadays?).

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                                                                                                            onceadaylily Nov 15, 2010 09:42 AM

                                                                                                            I used to work down the block from an Ace Hardware, and they saved our butts more than a few times (like when the handle of our grater snapped off, or the crock pot died). I loved their kitchen section, and that I could duck in there after work and pick up some cheesecloth, light bulbs, dish soap, and, yes, candy. If only they carried milk and eggs . . .

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                                                                                                          calliope_nh Nov 14, 2010 08:51 AM

                                                                                                          I really love the Nestle Aero bars and Cadbury Flake. I see them at Highland Games here in New England, but otherwise only in Canada and the UK where they are everywhere. Here in the US I like Hersey's Marshmallow ____. They might be egg, heart or tree shaped and are seasonal. The chocolate is yummy and not waxy like on some marshmallow candies and the marshmallow is firm and tasty. The combo is perfect.

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                                                                                                            DarkRose Nov 14, 2010 01:51 PM

                                                                                                            If you have a World Market anywhere nearby, they usually have Flake in their candy section, and sometimes Aero as well. I'm a huge fan of the Cadbury Crunchie Bars and always stock up when I go.


                                                                                                            Ok, well, my New Hampshireite partner just told me there are no World Markets in NH... so, sorry that's not of much help :-p

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                                                                                                              burgeoningfoodie Nov 15, 2010 10:11 AM

                                                                                                              Whole Foods also carries some Cadbury and Nestle Euro imports.

                                                                                                          2. alkapal Nov 14, 2010 04:11 AM

                                                                                                            why are nutrageous so hard to find? esp. fun -size? is there some nutrageous rationing program that i don't know?

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                                                                                                              buttertart Nov 16, 2010 05:52 AM

                                                                                                              Fun-size candy bars really are funner than the big ones, aren't they. More chocolate to filling ratio maybe.

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                                                                                                                alkapal Nov 16, 2010 09:15 PM

                                                                                                                absolutely! the correct ratio is so crucial.

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                                                                                                                greeneyedgirly Jun 15, 2011 02:29 AM

                                                                                                                Regular size Nutrageous:


                                                                                                                Amazon probably has them too, just gotta compare pricing.

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                                                                                                                hymncat Nov 13, 2010 06:47 PM

                                                                                                                De Beukalaer (sp?) dark chocolate-hazelnut wafer bars - think KitKat for grownups. Used to get them all the time in Rochester in the 60's, but haven't seen them in years. Also, there is an Italian coffee hard candy which shows up sometimes at those seminars held in hotels, but I can't find anything with near as clean a coffee flavor. (Maybe if i could find Hopjes again...)

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                                                                                                                  somervilleoldtimer Nov 2, 2011 04:25 PM

                                                                                                                  Trader Joe's has a pretty good hard coffee candy. Give it a whirl. (I know that TJ's will repackage manufacturer's goods; I used to live around the corner from an upscale pasta sauce maker that would sometimes have pallets of "Trader Joe's"-labelled jars waiting outside the factory for pickup.

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                                                                                                                    alkapal Nov 11, 2011 04:01 AM

                                                                                                                    oh oldtimer, you cannot tease us like that!!!!

                                                                                                                2. sgogo Sep 17, 2010 10:09 AM

                                                                                                                  Cherry Blossoms, I think from Lowrey's?? Like a giant chocolate covered cherry, with coconut-studded chocolate. Love.
                                                                                                                  Also - I used to get something called PB Maxx when we went to the states. It was a square of chocolate covered peanut butter, with little crispies. Haven't seen this in a loooong time, not sure if they still make them.

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                                                                                                                    TheDewster Sep 23, 2010 12:53 PM

                                                                                                                    yep available at the Candy Factory near Weber's on the 400 just north of Orillia they also have Cherry Blossoms

                                                                                                                  2. jerosoma Sep 17, 2010 05:25 AM

                                                                                                                    Chewy Black currant pastilles. Used to buy them in Chinatown in NYC years ago, more recently at St. Lawrence Market in Toronto, but never anywhere else, and can't find them online.

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                                                                                                                      buttertart Sep 17, 2010 07:09 AM

                                                                                                                      Forgot about those, I'll keep an eye out.

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                                                                                                                      forgottenexpat Sep 13, 2010 12:39 PM

                                                                                                                      Lik-m-aid :)

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                                                                                                                        LEsherick2007 Sep 16, 2010 11:53 PM

                                                                                                                        Oh Lik-m-aid I love just taking the stick doing one lick dipping it in the powder then just eating the stick. I liked the stick a lot better than the powder. But I love the straws that have powder in it. I grab those first at a parade. I used to be able to go to a local Fruit/Vegetable Market in town, use what ever change I had and get a white paper bag full of these soft melt in your mouth peppermint sticks. I can sometimes find them bagged in plastic at the drugstore but for some reason its not the same. I have heard so much good things about Cadbury's bars that are over in the UK but not here,or not in my small town anyway. When I find them I love the caramel filled kisses they make now. And every fall this time if I can find a bag of the little orange pumpkins like what is in the harvest mix that has candy corn in it. Candy corn is good but my favorite is the pumpkins.

                                                                                                                      2. HillJ Sep 11, 2010 10:41 AM

                                                                                                                        Chunky! When did this one become hard to find? Drat!

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                                                                                                                          somervilleoldtimer Dec 21, 2010 07:28 PM

                                                                                                                          There's a wonderful 24-hour store near me that sells Chunkies as well as Bit-o-Honey, two favorites from my childhood. Why was that Chunky so good?!

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                                                                                                                            alkapal Dec 22, 2010 04:59 AM

                                                                                                                            fruits and nuts!

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                                                                                                                              buttertart Dec 22, 2010 05:20 AM

                                                                                                                              "O-o-open wide for Chunky!" Ad on Cleveland oe Erie TV (on cable in my childhood) that made me want those so...bad. Always had to get some when we went to the States.

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                                                                                                                                somervilleoldtimer Nov 2, 2011 04:23 PM

                                                                                                                                Agreed! I think they contained raising and cashews; could that be possible? And the chocolate was kind of dark and rather sweet, and very melty. Mmm.

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                                                                                                                                  alkapal Nov 11, 2011 04:00 AM

                                                                                                                                  raisins and …you might be right -- cashews. not sure, but i'd like to have one now.

                                                                                                                                  cadbury's still does the large fruit and nut candy bar, and they are often on sale around the holidays.

                                                                                                                                  i made a mistake and bought two bags of the snack-size paydays after halloween. suffice it to say, the diet has stalled. dang, i love those little things!

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                                                                                                                                    The Professor Jan 10, 2012 11:41 AM

                                                                                                                                    Chunky _definitely_ had cashews in them years ago. The changeover to peanuts (and less nuts and raisins in general) when Nestle toook over the brand was really disappointing.

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                                                                                                                              greeneyedgirly Jun 15, 2011 02:25 AM



                                                                                                                            3. buttertart Sep 10, 2010 01:40 PM

                                                                                                                              For fans of the Fizzie (and you know who you are), try Skittles Fizzl'd Fruit - a Fizzies party in your mouth, without the sensation of your head being fizzed off your neck. Citric acid and sodium bicarbonate do the trick. They also have the advantage in coming in "red" flavors, berry punch, melon berry, strawberry, and wild cherry, none of those nasty citrus ones (the lime Skittle being a particular abomination).

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                                                                                                                                bushwickgirl Nov 14, 2010 04:51 AM

                                                                                                                                "your head being fizzed off your neck" Can you guarantee that the Fizzl'd Fruit won't, because you know I have fear of Fizzies!

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                                                                                                                                BlfoQueen Aug 31, 2010 03:58 PM

                                                                                                                                Bonkers! The 80's candy with the wacky commercials. Mambos are close, but not the same. Every now and then something smells like fake strawberry like Bonkers did, and I am always disappointed.

                                                                                                                                1. ZenSojourner Aug 27, 2010 09:48 PM

                                                                                                                                  I just had to ask - does anybody else who's old enough to remember miss the candy counters they used to have at the five and dime or the drug store? Back when you were also likely to find a lunch counter at at least one of those places as well.

                                                                                                                                  For a penny or two or three you could get a small amount of candy, sometimes not as much as a "whole" candy bar, but somehow more satisfying for seeing it behind the glass counter in heaps and piles of all different kinds. Actually a whole candy bar seems like too much to me these days, and that's almost the only way you can get candy anymore, except for some hard candies which you have to buy by the pound and the really expensive stuff . . . .

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                                                                                                                                    burgeoningfoodie Aug 31, 2010 07:41 AM

                                                                                                                                    We have a few of those around.. except one which was recently an old fashioned soda shop stopped doing that and now just sells candy, penny candy, and things like old fashioned coke signs. Although we do have an old fashioned soda shop not far from here in NC called S&T Soda Shoppe.

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                                                                                                                                      buttertart Aug 31, 2010 08:34 AM

                                                                                                                                      Oh absolutely, I loved those. I used to get a dime every day after lunch to buy candy on my way back to school. The variety store en route had a nice selection. The "department store" (in miniature) on the way up to the cottage did too. And Eaton's had an excellent candy counter with posher sweets that my mom could never resist buying on her way out of the store (especially after I pestered her).

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                                                                                                                                        somervilleoldtimer Nov 2, 2011 04:22 PM

                                                                                                                                        I remember being able to buy a single stick of gum, for a penny.

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                                                                                                                                          buttertart Nov 3, 2011 10:22 AM

                                                                                                                                          Yup! The kiddie "loosie".

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                                                                                                                                        John E. Aug 31, 2010 10:29 AM

                                                                                                                                        When I was a kid there was a little store about a mile down our street and we used to bike to it every day in the summer just to buy candy. There was an older lady at the counter who didn't speak much English, only German (she was the owner's mother). She sure had a lot of patience with all of the snotty kids that went in there. As we got older (ages 8 and up) we'd ride our bikes all over town, unsupervised. Times sure have changed.

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                                                                                                                                        burgeoningfoodie Aug 26, 2010 10:04 AM

                                                                                                                                        I miss the Hershey Bar None candy bar. It is not made any longer so I know better than to look for it. Can't recall much other candies.

                                                                                                                                        1. ZenSojourner Aug 25, 2010 05:24 PM

                                                                                                                                          I used to get individually wrapped butter creams at the 5 & 10c store. I don't remember a brand on them and can't find anything remotely like them on a google search. They were little disks of buttercream filled chocolates, kind of like a York Peppermint patty only smaller, individually wrapped in foil. I haven't seen them for years. I think they went the way of the Woolworth's.

                                                                                                                                          Chocolate drops have also become the next thing to impossible to find. I can usually only find them around xmas, and they're not very good quality then. Another thing I used to be able to get at the five and dime.

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                                                                                                                                            buttertart Aug 26, 2010 06:21 AM

                                                                                                                                            Those chocolate drops (the swirly ones, right?) were good. Neilson's used to put them out in Canada.
                                                                                                                                            Re wrapped buttercreams: have you tried a Russian store? They import a lot of different chocolate cream candies - each one is about the size of two regular US chocolates. Some are quite good. http://www.russiantable.com/store/dep... How could anyone resist a Red October brand candy?
                                                                                                                                            All kidding aside, the best dark chocolate I've had recently was a 72% imported from Russia. Very complex.

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                                                                                                                                              ZenSojourner Aug 26, 2010 09:48 AM

                                                                                                                                              I haven't tried that, I've never actually heard of a "russian store" before. I actually don't have much of a sweet tooth - thank heavens - but I do get a hankering for these once in awhile. I'll resort to even the crappy chocolate drops around christmas time, but I do miss the better stuff.

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                                                                                                                                                buttertart Aug 26, 2010 09:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                We lived in Brooklyn for 20 years and there are a whole bunch of Russian people and stores there.

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                                                                                                                                            yumms Aug 25, 2010 02:40 PM

                                                                                                                                            The best was Adams sour cherry ,or sour orange,or amazing sour grape.Each candy wrapped individually in waxed papaer,about 10 to the package,looked like a lifesaver pack,but way fatter.There has never been a better sour candy since.

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                                                                                                                                              buttertart Aug 26, 2010 06:22 AM

                                                                                                                                              Have you tried the ones sold in round metal boxes, imported from the UK, each piece dusted in confectioner's sugar inside? Very nice, not quite like the Adams or Royal ones but still very nice.

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                                                                                                                                                Steve Green Aug 26, 2010 06:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                I remember Regal Crown sour candies exactly matching that description, but don't recall Adams at all. I really miss those Regal Crowns -- lemon and cherry were my favorites. If I could have any long-gone candies back, it would be those, and the Callard & Bowser butterscotch and licorice candies.

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                                                                                                                                                Ryanpow Aug 19, 2010 11:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                What about Cows? the caramels with a disc of chocolate in them, use to get them from costco but i cant ever find them anymore...

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                                                                                                                                                  greeneyedgirly Jun 15, 2011 02:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                  Cow Tales:


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                                                                                                                                                    jbsiegel Jun 15, 2011 04:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                    I order Cow Tales directly from the manufacturer (http://www.goetzecandy.com/) every year to give out for Halloween. Did you know they come in both chocolate and vanilla? The vanilla are WAY better!

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                                                                                                                                                    kemi5 Aug 19, 2010 10:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                    Chicko Sticks, and Peanutbutter Logs.

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                                                                                                                                                      blacvulture Aug 19, 2010 05:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                      Violet Crumble

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                                                                                                                                                        Tripeler Aug 26, 2010 05:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                        Now THIS is a work of candy!! Violet Crumble is delicious, and unlike any other candy I have had.

                                                                                                                                                      2. John E. Aug 18, 2010 12:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                        Mars has started to make the American version of the Mars bar again. It's not the same shape as it used to be, it's now shaped like a Milky Way or Snickers.

                                                                                                                                                        Fizzies are also available. You can order them from Amazon and other websites. Just google for it.

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                                                                                                                                                          J.e.m. Aug 18, 2010 09:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                          Coffee Crisp. I haven't found it lately.
                                                                                                                                                          I also liked Coffee Twix- that was a limited run, I think. Wish they'd bring that back!
                                                                                                                                                          Sponge candy, from a candy shop, is great to buy when you find it. Really good.
                                                                                                                                                          Another thing I liked but can't find any more is Gator Gum! Very sour and good.
                                                                                                                                                          Those maple syrup suckers from the fair. I'd buy those if I ever saw them again. I like the maple syrup leaf candies, too. Someone gave me some straight from Vermont, and those were very good and fresh.
                                                                                                                                                          I buy lemon or cinnamon honey sticks when I see them.

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                                                                                                                                                            Chris VR Aug 18, 2010 02:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                            I saw Twix Java at the Sweets and Snacks Expo in May, and it's listed on their website so maybe that means they'll be around again soon.

                                                                                                                                                            In the meantime: http://www.amazon.com/Twix-Java-box-2...

                                                                                                                                                          2. buttertart Jul 21, 2010 06:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                            All of the discussion of NECCO products and the Peanut Chews of yore put me in mind of a book I read last spring (and may have mentioned before), True Confections by Katharine Weber, a fictional deposition by a woman who married into a family-owned candy business with dodgy consequences. Amusing reading for a summer's day.

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                                                                                                                                                              petitgateau Aug 7, 2010 06:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                              I really miss Russell Stover's Mint Dreams...mint flavored very light marshmallow in milk chocolate. Sigh

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                                                                                                                                                                kattyeyes Aug 7, 2010 06:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                But wait...lookie here:

                                                                                                                                                                I used to like them, too, when I was a kiddo. ;)

                                                                                                                                                            2. MSK Jul 18, 2010 08:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                              I was visiting family on LI, NY and went to an insane candy shop in Roosevelt Field Mall. Truly insane.....in addition to an overwhelming inventory, they had party rooms, fondue tables, ice cream, bakery items and who knows what. The place was jammed with overloaded kids. I do not know if it is a chain.

                                                                                                                                                              I asked to see goldbergs peanut chews (to which I had posted on earlier on this thread) and unfortunately, after searching the "Chews" section, the Chocolate section and then eventually the "Nostalgia" section (which was located right after the Willy Wonka Wall), my Goldberg's were declared out of stock.

                                                                                                                                                              I did see almost every other item on this thread however.

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                                                                                                                                                                bushwickgirl Jul 18, 2010 09:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                My local bodega carries the Chews, but sadly they are not the product I knew as a kid.

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                                                                                                                                                                  Caitlin McGrath Jul 20, 2010 09:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  Yeah, Goldenberg's stopped existing about 5 years ago, and the Just Born version started. Sad.

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                                                                                                                                                                    bushwickgirl Jul 21, 2010 04:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    Very sad.

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                                                                                                                                                                  greeneyedgirly Jun 15, 2011 02:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  Goldenberg's Peanut Chews:


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                                                                                                                                                                  euphoricly23 Jul 17, 2010 12:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  oh yes, btw, check out www.groovycandies.com or www.rememberwhencandy.com just to name a couple sites.

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                                                                                                                                                                    euphoricly23 Jul 17, 2010 12:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    Haha my top three "hard" to find candies are definately surprisingly candy cigarettes, the blue (perhaps tropical) Starburst, and Mary Janes!

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                                                                                                                                                                      Nolen82 Jul 16, 2010 04:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      Okay. Everyone, i need your help. As a child, my father would bring home this most delicious candy i have ever had the pleasure to eat. Well, about 20 years ago we moved from the location in which a business colleague would give my father a box of this candy about every six months or so. We can not remember the name of the candy and have searched for this heavenly goodness now for 20 yrs and have been unsuccessful. Now, i am going to give the best description that my memory can come up with. Remember, at this time i was only 8 years old and am now 28. This may be tough..... It was a medium sized box. Inside this box had the best caramels, butterscotch, or black licourice squares. Depending on which box you had. The box was very fancy in appearance to an 8 year old. These things were one of the best parts of my childhood. I hope this is enough info for someone to know what it is that i am searching for. Please HELP!!!!!!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                        buttertart Jul 18, 2010 08:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        How big is medium? The butterscotch, caramel, and licorice thing sounds like Callard and Bowser's which is discussed above and is sadly defunct - but the packages were smallish.

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                                                                                                                                                                          Steve Green Jul 18, 2010 11:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          I have a vague memory of a C&B assortment in a larger package, but I could be wrong.

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                                                                                                                                                                            buttertart Jul 18, 2010 04:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            I don't, really, just the packets.

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                                                                                                                                                                            Nolen82 Jul 19, 2010 09:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            I believe that this is the candy that i was looking for. Too bad it is no longer in production :( Now i need to find me a great replacement.... Ant suggestions!?!

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                                                                                                                                                                              buttertart Jul 19, 2010 09:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              There's a good bit about C&B above on this thread, some licorice toffee was recommended as similar, but I think you have to order it from the UK.

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                                                                                                                                                                                somervilleoldtimer Aug 9, 2010 07:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                There's a site, www.licoricelovers.com , that may have what you need

                                                                                                                                                                        2. tzakiel Jul 15, 2010 09:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          Perugina makes a chocolates sampler (not Baci) box with a lot of varieties... saw it once at Costco and never again... suppose you could order it online if you want to pay.

                                                                                                                                                                          I also treasured my Apollo bars (from the TV show LOST) which I got at an official LOST event. Unfortunately I ate them... wish I had saved them.

                                                                                                                                                                          1. weewah Jul 14, 2010 06:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            There was a candy in Saudi Arabia in the '70's that I never knew the name of. It was a kind of white nougat filled with pistachios and it was SO GOOD! It was not turkish delight or havla / halwa... was very creamy and maybe a little like taffy, but not much.

                                                                                                                                                                            I really miss the discontinued Rosebud Mints from Russell Stovers

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                                                                                                                                                                              MysticYoYo Jul 15, 2010 05:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              Sour lemon drops. I mean really SOUR and really LEMONY. Not those myriad yellow candies that taste sweet and have a vaguely artificial lemon flavor.

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                                                                                                                                                                                anonymouse1935 Jul 15, 2010 05:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                MysticYoYo, I just ordered for a second time the Napoleon Lemon Sours, discovered here.

                                                                                                                                                                                They are outstanding.

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                                                                                                                                                                                Chris VR Jul 15, 2010 05:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                Is it Gaz nougat? http://fardcompany.com/index_files/Pa...

                                                                                                                                                                                I've seen that in Middle Estern groceries in my area.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  alkapal Jul 15, 2010 09:00 AM


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                                                                                                                                                                                    Kholvaitar Sep 2, 2013 07:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    On my to do list-- try Gaz nougat.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    mymomisthebestcook Jul 15, 2010 09:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    I dont know the name of this candy, but we have some at home. My mom eats them all the time, and its always present at weddings

                                                                                                                                                                                  3. alkapal Jul 12, 2010 04:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    i love those little "peanut butter bars" like rather flat oblongs, with a beige color, and darker skinny stripes, and sort of layered inside. they were crunchy, and sold individually wrapped in plastic. (not the little chick-o-stix type of thing). similar to this, but the stripes were on the candy, not the wrapper: http://www.candy.com/assets/images/at...

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                                                                                                                                                                                      buttertart Jul 13, 2010 05:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      Hmm, never had those (Crispy Crunch - Canadian - and Butterfinger lover that I am). Southern thang dear alka?
                                                                                                                                                                                      (heheheh evil grin)

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                                                                                                                                                                                        alkapal Jul 13, 2010 06:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        homemade butterfingers. bloody hell, you ARE evil!

                                                                                                                                                                                        and yes, the peanut butter bars are i think a southern thing. they are small -- like 1 1/2 " long.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          buttertart Jul 13, 2010 06:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          (Snickers - me, not the choc bar)
                                                                                                                                                                                          The candy company that put Crispy Crunches out before they sold to the monster, Nielson, made an extremely good milk chocolate bar too.
                                                                                                                                                                                          I'll have a look for the pbbs when down that way.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        rockycat Jul 20, 2010 08:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        I want to say they're called Squirrel something or other, but not Squirrel Nut Zippers. Those are something else. Does that seem right?

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                                                                                                                                                                                          bushwickgirl Jul 21, 2010 04:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          I believe alkapal is indeed talking about Squirrel Nut Zippers, which are individual vanilla, caramel and a somewhat crunchy peanut taffy layers in a yellow wrapper with a red stripe, here's a link:


                                                                                                                                                                                          Or she may be talking about Mary Jane Bars, a chewy chocolate taffy with a crunchy peanut butter center, in a yellow wrapper with a red stripe, although I have to say I don't remember Mary Jane bars having a chocolate flavor, but it's been many years since I've had one. See the link:


                                                                                                                                                                                          The candy's size, flavor and wrapper are somewhat similar.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            rockycat Jul 21, 2010 06:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            I'm not sure. I know those Atkinson's candies in the picture and they're not at all like Squirrel Nut Zippers or Mary Janes (which I absolutely love, also). Both of those are chewy candies. The other is a bit sticky but almost crunchy and it impacts in your teeth rather than sticking to them. But hey, it's all peanut butter so it's all good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              alkapal Jul 23, 2010 05:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                              not squirrel nut zippers, and not mary janes.....

                                                                                                                                                                                              now i have to find the proper name.

                                                                                                                                                                                              edit: they're -- wait for it -- "peanut butter bars." http://www.oldtimecandy.com/peanut-bu...

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                                                                                                                                                                                          toodie jane Aug 11, 2010 10:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          wasn't there something in the 50's named dog bones/chicken bones or something similar? Crunchy, flakey, peanut-butter flavored. Sort of flat and bone shaped.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Another thing I haven't seen in an age: Sugar Daddy flat pops.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Steve Green Aug 13, 2010 07:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            I vaguely remember some Chicken Bone thing. Of course there's Atkinson's Chick-o-Stick. Still around:

                                                                                                                                                                                            I used to like their cello-wrapped Peco Brittle squares, which was peanut brittle, but with strips of coconut.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              bushwickgirl Aug 20, 2010 03:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                              Yes, those Sugar Daddy pops lasted all day. I saw Sugar Babies at the movie theater candy concession recently, and was surprised that they are still around. Chewy caramelly goodness, quite capable of removing fillings and caps.

                                                                                                                                                                                              I don't remember any bone shaped peanut butter candy from the 50's, but I do like Chick-o-Stick, readily available in NY and much better than Butterfinger.

                                                                                                                                                                                          2. buttertart Jul 7, 2010 10:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            I'm on the lookout for good licorice snaps - they look a bit like collapsed 1/2 inch sections of collapsed pastel hula hoops, have a distinctively bouncy/resistant chew, and a great black licorice flavor. Had some from a candy outlet (what a wonderful pair of words to put together) near ORD that were great, some prebagged ones that weren't so (grocery store in Iowa), don't think I've seen them in NYC.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              flavrmeistr Jul 6, 2010 10:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                              Crown Sour Cherry and Sour Grape. Any of the Callard and Bowser toffees, particular the licorice. Haven't seen either of these in years.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                buttertart Jul 6, 2010 10:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                All things of the past, apparently. I forgot about the sour grape ones, they were quite exciting to eat.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  mamachef Jul 6, 2010 11:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hey: Hometownstore.com has Callard and Bowser Toffees...don't know if the postage and handling would be prohibitive, but they got 'em!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    buttertart Jul 6, 2010 12:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hometownstore.com when I open it doesn't have anything to do with candy as far as I can see?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      tracylee Jul 6, 2010 12:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      I just tried hometowncandy.com and got the correct link.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        buttertart Jul 6, 2010 12:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Good site, but no Callard and Bowser's to be found on it as far as I can see.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          tracylee Jul 6, 2010 01:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ack, sorry, I didn't look for that. In my search I did come across Oatfield Licorice, which claims to be very close: http://www.licoriceinternational.com/...

                                                                                                                                                                                                2. mamachef Jul 5, 2010 05:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Walnetto Bars and Frango Mints and chocolate covered Cream-candy. However!! I know a link that is one step closer to bringing us all to candy nirvana: Hometownstore.com. Anything you want, unless it's just completely unavailable.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Island Jul 13, 2010 06:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Frango mints! Did you have to remind me? Mmmmm. The texture remind me of melt in your mouth chocolate candy my mom loved from the candy counter of a local dept store in the 1970's. It was fudge, but was called "cold fudge". Anyone ever heard of that or know why it was so named?

                                                                                                                                                                                                    i like licorice toffee too and butter rum chewy toffee. Any source for the latter?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Babyducks Jun 28, 2010 04:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    In the 70's I used to love these imported from England chewy butterscotch or toffee candies. They came in a box of 10 or 12, they were individually wrapped in foil. I've searched and can only come up with Walkers and that isn't it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      buttertart Jun 28, 2010 04:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Callard and Bowsers, I believe?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Babyducks Jun 28, 2010 05:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        That's it! Thank you so much. My husband and I have been racking our brains and could only come up with that it started with the letter C. You're a doll.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Steve Green Jun 28, 2010 08:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I loved those. They came in sort of a cigarette pack-shaped container. The butterscotch ones were regular hard candy, but there were several chewy toffees, including (IIRC) caramel, chocolate and licorice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Amazing that they just died out --I always thought they were pretty popular. They even had John Cleese doing their commercials for a while. Werther's butterscotch isn't even close.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            buttertart Jun 29, 2010 06:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            It seems even in the UK it's no longer produced! What a drag, I loved the licorice toffee and the hard butterscotch (much! better than Werther's, definitely). The cigarette pack-ish package was very appealing to me as a kid and wannabe adult.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              buttertart Jun 30, 2010 04:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I posted on the UK board to see if anybody knew what had happened. Apparently the company had been acquired by Suchard who subsequently decided not to continue selling in the UK. Too bad!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              buttertart Jun 29, 2010 06:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              To Babyducks: My pleasure. I pretty much lived on candy for the first 10 years of my life so have a pretty good handle on the names of things!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              alkapal Jul 12, 2010 04:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              my dad adored callard and bowsers' butterscotch. i loved it, too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                buttertart Jul 13, 2010 05:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                It was a nice "travel candy" because of its packaging, wasn't it. The licorice toffee was my favorite. Hope you had a chance to try it, fellow REAL licorice lover!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  alkapal Jul 13, 2010 06:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  yes, i loved callard and bowser licorice toffee, too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  i'm even a sucker for licorice jelly beans in the easter candy basket.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    toodie jane Aug 11, 2010 10:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Callard & Bowser Licorice Toffee in the "flip-top box". Ahhhhhhh, now that was mouth-watering candy. Long's carried it for many years. Now there isn't even a Long's anymore. Hideous CVS!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      buttertart Aug 11, 2010 10:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Not made any more for the North American market. The flip-top box was fun, seemed a bit cigarrette packagey-naughty to me as a kid.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Island Jun 27, 2010 07:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Someone in this thread posted the link to oldtimecandy.com. Thank you!
                                                                                                                                                                                                              As I was reading this i was hoping someone would mention one I loved, but couldn't remember the name. Scanning the list of candy by decade there it was, Swedish Fish! Every now and then I see red fish as part of a mix in a bin store, but they're not the same. So now I know what it's called and where to get it online. Anyone ever see Swedish Fish in stores?

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I still love black licorice flavor and remember penny candy shaped like tobacco pipes. They were so good. Ever see those? My sister is always on the hunt for Mary Janes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Reading that list was a blast from the past. Fruit stripe gum, coconut watermellon slices, anise bears, licorice and chocolate babies, mallo cups, pixie stix!
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Remember wax moustaches and those little 6 packs of wax soda bottles filled with colored liquid made of God knows what? Probably carcinogenic!
                                                                                                                                                                                                              I remember hard thick lolipops that were shaped like hockey pucks with a stick stuck in on a slant. teaberry was a favorite flavor as was the cinnamon that was a tongue burner. Took forever to eat those.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I miss Gertrude Hawks candy. Local chocolate Co I grew up with in PA that my parents filled our Easter baskets with every year. Whenever I'm back visiting I pick up tubs of peanut butter smidgens, Sweetie Pies, and other favorites at an outlet store for a fraction of what it costs online. Good thing I don't get there that often! Ahh wave of nostalgia.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Caitlin McGrath Jun 27, 2010 07:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                I like Swedish Fish, too. I see them sometimes in candy stores - the multicolored ones with the proper SF flavor and texture, not fish-shaped gummies.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TheDewster Jun 28, 2010 11:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cadbury Flakes ohh the quality of that chocolate? There was a coated Flake called a Galaxy Ripple great stuff. Crystalized Pineapple haven't seen that since the 70's. Crystalized ginger is still used in baking.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    buttertart Jun 28, 2010 11:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You can buy dried/crystalized pineapple in Chinese stores in the candy aisle, usually in small clear cellophane-plastic bags in bins (this is in the NY area at least). It's not as sugary as the candied stuff used to be but tasty nonetheless.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TheDewster Jun 28, 2010 01:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Its candied glass-like chards I'm looking for saw a box in the Harry Potter movie the Half-Blood Prince Tom Riddle gives it to the new professor in the flash back scene. It may still exist in Britain I'll keep looking.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        buttertart Jun 28, 2010 01:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My mom used to put it in her Christmas cake - try the baking products aisle of your supermarket?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chris VR Jul 5, 2010 12:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I see red swedish fish in bags in drugstores (CVS, Walgreens) and at Costco, both in individual bags and in large boxes, which seem to be the best/freshest ones. I love them and now the kids do too, although they call them "Sweetie Fish".

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Island Jul 13, 2010 06:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    OMG Costco size "Sweetie" Fish would be deadly. I haven't seen them at mine and i better not look for them since I'd probably keep eating them until they were extinct.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  somervilleoldtimer Jun 26, 2010 03:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Can we please go back to the chocolate Bit O' Honey that someone mentioned above? We never found out whether it's chocolate-covered or chocolate-flavored, or what? Inquiring minds . . .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    alkapal Jul 12, 2010 04:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    i think it was chocolate covered, which chocolate cracked as soon as you bit it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      stilldontknow Dec 22, 2010 03:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pick them up in the UK. Bounty is one of the nations top selling sweets. Brilliant if you put them in the fridge for a while then bite the chocoalte off.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        alkapal Dec 22, 2010 04:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "bounty" is like the "mounds" in the u.s. (love coconut!).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        somervilleoldtimer was talking about bit o' honey.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        hey somervilleoldtimer (hate to abbreviate that one!):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ""Bit-O-Honeys were first introduced in 1924 by Chicago’s Schutter-Johnson Company and were acquired, in 1984, by the Nestle Company who continues to produce them today. They are the sole survivor of the Bit-O family, which at one time also included Bit-O-Choc, Bit-O-Coconut, Bit-O-Licorice, and Bit-O-Peanut Butter. (Who knew?) This honey-flavored taffy embedded with almond bits (a candy twin of Necco’s Mary Jane) is not easy to find these days, but the shiny, almond-flecked, café-au-lait-colored treat comes in two forms: a full-size bar and bite-size pieces."""" http://candyaddict.com/blog/2008/04/2...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        somervilleoldtimer Nov 2, 2011 04:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Alkapal, now you've reminded me of Black Cows, which were the chocolate-covered versions of (I can't remember the name -- a large caramel rectangle on a stick, without chocolate.) When the Wizard of Oz would be on TV once a year (thus teaching us the virtue of patience, unlike today's children) we would be allowed to go around the corner and buy either a Black Cow, or a ???. The Black Cow was smaller but had the virtue of chocolate; the sister candy was larger.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          John E. Nov 2, 2011 09:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A Black Cow was a chocolate-covered Slow Poke. I checked just to be sure and discovered that both are being made again, albeit without the stick.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            jbsiegel Nov 3, 2011 05:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Just saw these in our local pharmacy. I don't remember it from years back, though. I didn't buy any....maybe I should go back and buy a couple.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            alkapal Nov 11, 2011 03:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            black cows, slow-poke, and …was there a chocolate covered charleston chew?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              jbsiegel Nov 11, 2011 04:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I think they made Charleston Chews in vanilla, chocolate and strawberry when I was a kid. They were the best frozen and then banged on the counter to break them into pieces. Now, I can still find chocolate and vanilla, but I'm not sure about strawberry.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                John E. Nov 11, 2011 10:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I see Charleston Chews all the time. Pretty cheap candy, just marshmallow covered in a chocolate-like substance.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        gfr1111 Jun 23, 2010 02:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bounty candy bars, dark chocolate covering sweet, moist, shredded coconut, lasted about five years in the United States, at least, where I grew up. They were much better than the Peter Paul version (called "Mounds" if they had amonds on the top, but I have forgotten the non-almond version's name). Bounty had much thicker choclate and, as a result, keep the coconut much moister.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I looked for them for years (pre-internet) and finally gave up and forgot about them. Then, two years ago, I went on vacation to Germany for the first time. Bounty, both the milk and dark chocolate versions, could be found in any German gas station! They're still as good as I remember.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MsMaryMc Jun 23, 2010 07:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The one with the almond was Almond Joy.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Caitlin McGrath Jun 23, 2010 07:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mounds is the Bounty (non) equivalent, Almond Joy is the one with almonds, and milk chocolate. You may remember the commercial jingle: "Sometimes you feel like a nut; sometimes you don't. Almond Joy's got nuts; Mounds don't."

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              kattyeyes Jun 23, 2010 08:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "Mounds got deep, dark chocolate and creamy coconut, oooooh!"

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Island Jun 27, 2010 07:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Love Mounds, then discovered Bounty bars in Aruba a few years ago. So good. Brought back a bunch last time there.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Island
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  kattyeyes Jun 27, 2010 08:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It is just as well they're not readily available (Bounty bars)...they go down far too easy!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    stuck in Hartford County Jun 30, 2010 03:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oh yes they are! Just check out the Jamaican isle in the Hartford Stop & Shop. Not that I've ever bought one...OK, I have. I LOVE all the chocolate/coconut confections in that isle!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      kattyeyes Jul 5, 2010 07:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      You are the devil on my shoulder, stuck in Hartford County! ;) Thank you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cuccubear Jun 24, 2010 09:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Now that really takes me back... Thank God for YouTube! :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Blush Jun 24, 2010 01:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                You can find Bounty in any Canadian gas station, too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  onceadaylily Jun 24, 2010 03:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I can get them here in the chicago burbs, but *only* in the ethnic markets.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    greeneyedgirly Jun 15, 2011 02:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bounty bars on Amazon:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Has anyone tried Oskri's milk chocolate coconut bar? Sooo good. They're organic and made without the nasty high fructose corn syrup like Almond Joy. Oskri makes lots of good treats. Tons of great Oskri stuff on Amazon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Steve Green Jun 21, 2010 03:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    --Banana Kits; also peanut butter ones
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    --BB Bats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    --Regular Mountain bars, although they're not what they used to be. And the cherry version is just nasty.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    --Niederegger marzipan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Since some hounds are pining for those candies no longer available anywhere, here's my list of those:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    --Vernell's Butter Mints
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    --Annabelle's Full of Almonds -- the original in the foil wrapper, not the icky 70's remake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    --Regal Crown Sours -- any flavors, but cherry was my favorite
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    --Callard & Bowser butterscotch, licorice toffee, and most anything else they made (didn't like the treacle though -- it tasted like burnt sugar)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      bushwickgirl Jun 21, 2010 10:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Regal Crown Sours, very, very good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      --Banana Kits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      --BB Bats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      --Regular Mountain bars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      --Niederegger marzipan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      --Annabelle's Full of Almonds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I don't remember any of these. Maybe not available on the East coast? I feel so deprived...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        buttertart Jun 22, 2010 06:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Niederegger marzipan (chocolate-covered and in flavors) is available mainly seasonally (Christmas) in German/other specialty stores and some of the Korean veggie markets (I last saw it in the Nature Land on Flatbush nr GAPlaza).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          buttertart Jun 22, 2010 06:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PS I notice it in particular because a company I used to work for handled the transportation from Germany.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Steve Green Jun 22, 2010 09:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cost Plus/World Market used to have Niederegger marzipan during holiday season; not sure if they still do.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            As for some of the others not available on the East coast -- don't feel too bad. Lots of the old-time candy is/was regional; we never had Goldenbergers Peanut Chew, for example. BB Bats and Kits were obscure penny-candy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              toodie jane Aug 11, 2010 10:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              yes, still available at Costco, some small bars year-round. They also carry lots of hard licorice shapes (cats, pipes, etc)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FrankD Jun 22, 2010 10:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          BB Bats were available in Canada, and were very popular with kids because they only cost 2 cents each. You and your friends would scour fields for empty pop bottles, because they had a 2 cent deposit, and turn them in for BB Bats.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Simpler times...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            buttertart Jun 22, 2010 10:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            What were they like? I don't remember them and I was mad for penny candy (SW Ontario division). We must be the same age, I remember the 2 cent deposit...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              FrankD Jun 24, 2010 05:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              They were small blocks on sticks - about 2.5 x 1 x 1/4 inch (that's strictly from memory) - like a long, rectangular lollypop, but these were a kind of weird caramel/chocolate/toffee melange. They lasted a long time - you could just lick them, and then when you've softened it, you could bite off a chunk and chew it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              And, because they were so cheap, I'm sure, I agree with Chris VR - you got a ton of them on Hallowe'en.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                buttertart Jun 25, 2010 05:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I don't remember them at all and they sound right up my street, maybe they didn't hit London, Ont? Hmm. Speaking of toffee, how about a Mackintosh's toffee bar wrapped in wax paper in a slab-shaped thin box? Now that was a candy bar. Had one fairly recently and it wasn't quite as I remembered it. Seems to me candy packaging was more appealing before the advent of the metallized plastic sleeve. More naughty/forbidden/ cigarette package-y...Coffee Crisps as they were for example. OK taking my old-fogey hat off now...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Blush Jun 25, 2010 12:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mackintosh toffee is still my uncle's favourite. He's from Rodney, ON. As a kid, I never understood why, when he took me for a "chocolate bar run" he'd often end up with something non-chocolate for himself. I always chose a Kitkat, Aero or Coffee Crisp. When Coffee Crisp had the papery wrapper, was it folded like a present on the ends, or am I out to lunch on that one?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    buttertart Jun 25, 2010 12:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yes it was. "Makes a nice, light snack!"

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chris VR Jun 22, 2010 10:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            BB Bats were definitely on the East Coast. I just Googled them and I totally remember getting them in my trick or treat bag when I was a kid on Long Island.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              bushwickgirl Jun 22, 2010 12:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I'm not from LI, grew up in New England. Never saw BB Bats in the belfry, that I can recall.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Edit: Ok, just googled, taffy on a stick, yes I do indeed remember them, but don't know if I ever actually ate one. Seems like they've been around for over a century, and the manufacturer was located in Binghamton, NY.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                JohnE O Jun 22, 2010 12:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I grew up near Philly and we had them all the time. Chocolate was the best, strawberry was okay, but the banana ones were b.b.bad.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  bushwickgirl Jun 22, 2010 01:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cool; in my defense, I wasn't much of a taffy eater, maybe just the Bonomo taffy of the 60's, and the salt water stuff from Atlantic City that my parents got every year. Guess the Bats one just got away from me.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Steve Green Jun 22, 2010 04:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Chocolate was the best, strawberry was okay, but the banana ones were b.b.bad."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Reverse that for me --
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    #1: banana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    #2: vanilla
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    #3 strawberry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    #4: chocolate (hated those!)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Same order of preference applied to Turkish Taffy. Glad to hear that's about to come back. French Chews, though OK, weren't even close. I consider banana to be a superior artificial flavor -- love that isoamyl acetate! The artificial strawberry that was around when I was a kid was great too, but they phased it out in the late 60's. Probably carcinogenic or something.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      JohnE O Jun 23, 2010 09:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      You and I need to share a bag and we'd both be happy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Island Jun 27, 2010 06:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        banana was my favorite.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  somervilleoldtimer Aug 9, 2010 07:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  You just reminded me of Reeds Life Savers -- delicious butter rum, root beer, cinnamon flavors. Each candy was wrapped in crinkly cellophane.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Steve Green Aug 10, 2010 08:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I _think_ you can still get those, at least the Butter Rum ones. Larger cylinder, not individually wrapped, and (of course) not as good as I remember.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (added later)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wait, maybe those are the Life Savers Butter Rum I've seen recently. ISTR in the 60's Life Savers had both Butter Rum (striped package?) and Butterscotch (tartan pattern on the package). Anyone remember those countertop displays with all their flavors?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    But yeah, I do remember the Reed's and that cellophane. Didn't care for that root beer flavor though.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      alkapal Aug 19, 2010 05:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      butter rum life savers! those were my favorites....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kate is always hungry Sep 21, 2010 03:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I remember Reeds candy rolls that were similar to LifeSavers. They also made a sucker/lollipop. They were a little larger than a regular sucker and looked like a piece of stained glass. Beautiful. It was my favorite red sucker. Haven't seen Reeds in years.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MsMaryMc Jun 22, 2010 12:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mountain Bars are pretty easy to find in the Pacific Northwest. Brown & Haley in Tacoma makes them, and also Almond Roca. Ever tried the peanut butter Mountain Bars? They're GOOOOOD!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      They sell their candies online at the usual retail markup, but if you're ever in the Seattle/Tacoma area, the Brown & Haley factory outlet stores are an outrageous deal. They sell their "boo boos" (less-than-prefect-looking) candy for a fraction of the regular price.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        buttertart Jun 22, 2010 12:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bulk Roca...oh my god...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Steve Green Jun 22, 2010 04:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I am _so_ there, next time I'm in the area with a car........

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        kattyeyes Jun 23, 2010 08:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Holy smokes, Steve, you just took me down the penny candy aisle at Lineberry's!!! Banana Kits! And strawberry...I don't remember peanut butter...they came in little packages of four or so squares.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        BB Bats! I had totally forgotten about these!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I LOVE Niederegger marzipan and know where you can order it if you can't find it where you are. I'm in CT and can buy it at Sundial Gardens in Higganum. Here is their site...they stock it around Christmastime and like a moth to the flame, I go!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          somervilleoldtimer Aug 9, 2010 07:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Another source for Niederegger marzipan is Cardullo's, www.cardullos.com .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ramenfreak May 11, 2010 10:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I remember when you could find Ice Cubes chocolates at nearly every convenience store counter. Why are these so hard to find nowadays?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        These things are so smooth and creamy!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          jbsiegel Jun 10, 2010 10:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I LOVE those things!!! You can order them many places online. Our local Quick Chek (NJ) also sells them.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          paigeallia Apr 23, 2010 12:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Does anyone know where I could possibly find "sour liquid candy melt down made by the sour tooth candy company covina. ca 91724?" It comes in a tube and I haven't been able to find it in YEARS! I would appreciate any and all help!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tinkerszs Apr 13, 2010 05:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mars bars. I just found out that Snickers Almond is the same thing, but it doesn't taste the same. I also loved the taffy that came in the long bars in bright colors.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Perilagu Khan Apr 14, 2010 07:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              There's a place in my city called The Arrogant Texan which has that kind of taffy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. buttertart Apr 10, 2010 07:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              For those of you who were Fizzies fanciers, you know who you are and you liked to lick them before putting them in the water now didn't you, Kool-Aid has just come out with "Fun Fizz" in punch, grape, and lemonade flavors. Flavor technology having come a very long way indeed since the heyday of the Fizzie, these may be even tastier (I haven't tried them yet). The ingredients show citric acid as a main component, the fizzmaker in these.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                bushwickgirl Apr 14, 2010 09:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yes, I was (a Fizzie fancier) and was actually brave enough, on a dare when I was10, to let the whole Fizzie dissolve in my mouth, even though I feared death would occur at any moment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I think I'll skip the Fun Fizz.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  buttertart Apr 15, 2010 06:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  You too, huh? I thought I was the only one to do that and live to tell the tale.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    somervilleoldtimer Nov 2, 2011 04:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I detect a common thread! I used to do it too, with the root beer Fizzies, and would do more than one, and end up with a stomach full of gas!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      buttertart Nov 3, 2011 10:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We must be sisters separated at birth. I was wondering where you were these days, oldtimer!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        John E. Nov 9, 2011 05:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I don't know if you are aware of it, but Fizzies are available:


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          buttertart Nov 10, 2011 04:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fun! Thank you. The ad hits me where I live.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            John E. Nov 10, 2011 05:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            What I miss are Fizzers. I looked for them before Halloween and all I could find were Smarties which aren't as good. (Not to be confused with the Canadian and European Smarties which are a knock-off of M & Ms).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                HarryFromMarydelDE Apr 9, 2010 02:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Razzles. I don't think they have existed for about 30 years so maybe no one else remembers them. Also Chick-O-Sticks, which have recently become hard to find except in miniature size. Since a lot of people don't know what Chick-O-Sticks are when I talk about them; they are like Butterfingers without the tedious necessity of biting the chocolate off and spitting it out, which is wasteful and somewhat disturbs non-chocolate hating friends when they see you do it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                -Harry from Marydel, DE

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JohnE O Apr 10, 2010 06:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Not only are Razzles still around, they come in 3 types: original, sour and tropical:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chick O Sticks are also around in the long form.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    buttertart Apr 10, 2010 07:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You can also make the oxymoronic "soft peanut brittle" and have a whole pan of it to enjoy. Recipes aplenty on the web and the topic was discussed on Home Cooking here.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    greeneyedgirly Jun 15, 2011 01:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I've seen both the Razzles and the big Chick-O-Stick at several Walgreens.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jemon Apr 8, 2010 08:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Someone brought them up eariler...Happy Hippos from Italy are the best thing EVER.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Perilagu Khan Apr 8, 2010 07:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aero Bars. Only place I can find 'em is World Market. And now they've got a mint Aero Bar that is rapturously good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      One candy from childhood that I've not been able to find since the 70s is Zots. Anybody remember those things? They were a hard candy filled with some strange substance that fizzed like mad once it came into contact with your spit. Loved 'em.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      And candy cigarettes, too, although I'm sure if anybody tried to manufacture those today they'd be sentenced to the gulag.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        buttertart Apr 8, 2010 08:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gulag indeed, or the death of a thousand cuts, or drawing and quartering. The candy in the white sugar with "lit tip" cigarettes (apart from the wintergreen flavor which I didn't like) had the oddest texture that made them worthwhile eating despite their taste, kind of like chewing your dissolving teeth. The only thing with similar mouthfeel I've found lately is bubblegum Smarties - and you have the added bonus of gum after you've demolished the candy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Perilagu Khan Apr 8, 2010 09:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The texture was great. I'd always assumed the strange chewiness resulted from a certain staleness, but maybe not. Anyway, I wish I could go down to the 7-11 and snag a carton. **sigh**

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            buttertart Apr 8, 2010 09:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Give those Smarties a whirl, you will probably like them. Staleness is a virtue in a lot of sugar confectionery as far as I'm concerned.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Perilagu Khan Apr 8, 2010 11:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Another candy that had a similar texture to the cigs was those little Valentines Day hearts with the silly messages on them. Remember those?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                buttertart Apr 8, 2010 12:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                But of course. Made by the New England Candy Co., makers of the much less exciting but eponymous NECCO wafers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Oh ho ho...http://www.oldtimecandy.com/candy-cig...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Everything old is new again, or at least Googleable.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Perilagu Khan Apr 8, 2010 01:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yep. And there are a couple of sites that peddle the much desiderated Zots as well. I'm tempted to buy a couple of cases of the watermelon flavored types. It has literally been more than three decades since I popped one of those pyroclastic pastilles in my mouth.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            stuck in Hartford County Apr 17, 2010 09:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            They sell these at Dylan's Candy Bar downstairs all the way forward (in what is probably the "retro" candy area). They also sell them at The Cracker Barrel restaurant (or maybe just the one we went to?)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Definitely NOT a politically correct candy choice, but a funny throwback to my childhood. My kids had no interest in them and I ended up giving the leftovers to our dog (who loved them, but then again she eats dog food...)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The other" not PC" candy of my childhood were those little crunchy hard balls that were inside the injection needle in every kids play doctoring kit. Do you remember these? There was this huge plastic "shot" thing that was filled with small colorful candy balls. They were very tasty!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              buttertart Apr 17, 2010 04:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oh yes, I do, now that you mention it - and that from the days when the doctor kits were for boys and the nurse ones for girls. Can still taste them!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            JohnE O Apr 8, 2010 11:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Zots are still around. I can get them at the expanded candy section of our local store. In fact, they have the candy cigarettes in the adjacent aisle.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Perilagu Khan Apr 8, 2010 11:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              If I didn't know any better, I'd think I'd somehow conjured you up from 1977.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              What's the name of the store, if you don't mind me asking?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                JohnE O Apr 8, 2010 02:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jungle Jim's in Fairfield, Ohio. But lucky for you I just checked and Amazon has Zots:


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              dinaofdoom Apr 8, 2010 09:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              i loved zots. i believe the weird fizziness is from a citric acid-based powder in the middle that reacts with saliva.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (yeah, that sounds totally appetizing...)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              i was also big into candy cigarettes as a kid.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the hard candy version were kinda boring--
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the bubble gum ones were good.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              you could blow into so the puffs of starch would stream out like smoke.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              soooooooo un-pc.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                greedygirl Apr 10, 2010 08:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Aeros are great - especially the mint ones. They're doing small snack-size bars here in the UK now which are perfect for that relatively guilt-free chocolate hit.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cuccubear Apr 13, 2010 10:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Here's a link for Zotz. I loved them too. Always felt like my teeth were dissolving.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    kattyeyes Apr 13, 2010 02:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oh, holy cow, I do remember those (conceptually), but Zots isn't ringing a bell. Maybe we just called them Fizz?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It was the same decade that brought us Pop Rocks after all. I still remember going to the movies with my friend and her little brother...he threw his Pop Rocks in the water fountain, and as we left, we could hear the fountain sizzling. :) Goofy. Fizz was good shizz, tho'.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      jeanmarieok Apr 17, 2010 04:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      My Kroger (Richmond, VA) has Aero bars in the foreign foods section.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        stuck in Hartford County Apr 20, 2010 04:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Super Stop & Shop (Hartford, CT) has them in the foreign foods section, also.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dylan's Candy Bar didn't have my favorite cherry coke sour gummies Easter w/e. Bummer!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TheDewster Jun 25, 2010 12:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        there is alos a dark chocolate and a caramel chocolate aero available

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          greeneyedgirly Jun 15, 2011 01:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I've seen the Aero bar on Amazon. The Zotz and candy cigarettes are on this site-and probably Amazon too...you'll have to compare prices...


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Cherylptw Mar 10, 2010 07:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Don't know how I missed this post before now; my favorite candy bar...Zero...I had it about a year ago after about 10 years. I don't know why it's not more widely sold (at least here in NC). Other candies I'd like to have is squirrel nut zippers, kits taffy candy, and chiclets gum

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            raleighboy Apr 7, 2010 09:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Really? I see them quite regularly in Raleigh.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TheDewster Jun 25, 2010 12:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Do a search and order them online they are available in silver foil (milk) and gold foil (dark) chocolate but the smooth filling does not have the cool chemical that made the chocolate cool but not minty.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                somervilleoldtimer Aug 9, 2010 07:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Squirrel Nut Zippers used to be made around the corner from me in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The factory would sell big bags of rejects. Now the factory is a community garden, not a bad thing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  greeneyedgirly Jun 15, 2011 01:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Every single one of those candies are here:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Also, look around online for a free shipping code...I found one when I placed an order.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  babbabooey Mar 5, 2010 08:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  it's not quite candy, but i always thought they were as a kid...Smith Brothers cough drops..they were chewy, almost gummy, a little tougher though. came in cherry, honey and i think licorice. please help me find.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    dinaofdoom Mar 5, 2010 08:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    oh my goodness, i loved the honey ones so much.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the licorice ones were my second favorite.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      alkapal Mar 7, 2010 02:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      y'all remember horehound cough drops? was that luden's?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      horehound (named for horus, supposedly) is in the mint family, and recognized for respiratory ailments. http://health.learninginfo.org/herbs/horehound.htm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      i remember i liked it as a stick candy. http://www.foodservicedirect.com/prod...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        stuck in Hartford County Mar 7, 2010 10:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oh yuck! Are you remembering those brown/amber colored Ludens? They were VILE!!! Sheeesh, the cherry ones were soooo good, though. I also can't take the taste of those Ricola cough drops. I know lots of people who buy the cherry Ludens as sucking candy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I can't find Brach's jelly rings. I loved those things. Stop and Shop has a fake kind (w/a purple flavor) but they're not as good as the original. Bummer!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          dinaofdoom Mar 8, 2010 08:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          hahaha yes, i totally liked those horehound luden's as well as the ricola and the swedish fisherman drops (or whatever they were called).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          i hate chocolate, so i think i have a different "sweet" palate, which includes the funkier sasparilla/horehound/licorice/herbal stuff.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            stuck in Hartford County Mar 9, 2010 12:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Interesting. I hate chocolate too. I like black licorice and sasparilla but not the herby stuff. You might be on to something...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          buttertart Mar 7, 2010 03:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My mother used to love horehound - it reminded her of her childhood. Used to be available in sort of lumps (I think they took a piece of hardening sugar candy and stretched it out and then cut it into pillow-shaped pieces). Interesting about the respiratory ailment thing, she was asthmatic - but I don't remember her adducing that as a reason to eat the candy. (I can still taste it, was too strong/bitter for me.)Remember humbugs? Or is that a Canadian/British thing? Similar to the horehound pieces but milder in flavor and striped. My great-aunt used to sit me up on her kitchen work table and ply me with these out of her apron pockets to keep me in sight when she was watching me.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          somervilleoldtimer Jun 26, 2010 03:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Licorice Smith Brothers! They were the best! Are they still made?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Island Jun 27, 2010 06:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Loved those licorice SB's too! Ate em like candy. Are they still made?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              alkapal Jul 12, 2010 04:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              i've seen smith brothers recently i think. http://www.google.com/search?client=s...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          kattyeyes Mar 9, 2010 02:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yup, I loved the wild cherry ones...and the gumminess to boot. Can't say they were super throat-soothing as some of the nastier ones are, but they do taste like candy, I agree!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Checky, checky! It comes in a "warm apple pie" flavor? Gee, maybe I don't feel so good and need to look for these myself. ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          More in the "cough drops as candy" category:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          These are Ludens. I see Ludens are available at Walgreens. Check your local drugstore. Cheracol was pretty delicious, too (and with codeine, no less)! ;) Member?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            alkapal Mar 9, 2010 08:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            know any cheracoholics?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            i love cherry cough drops! does luden's have the cherriest?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              kattyeyes Mar 10, 2010 03:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Not sure if Luden's are the cherriest. Hall's Breezers--Cool Berry--are mighty tasty, too. You know sometimes you really need a cough drop and can't bear the thought of something mentholated? These do the trick really nicely.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I want to see the cherry cough drop taste test results in one of those Chow boxes on the side panels of the boards!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                alkapal Mar 10, 2010 04:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                >>>I want to see the cherry cough drop taste test results in one of those Chow boxes on the side panels of the boards!<<<

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                oh, that might be useful. so...don't hold your breath (tee hee).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                on topic:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                at easter, other than the reese's eggs, i love the brach's malted milk fiesta eggs. not the leaf brand ones made by whopper -- they taste fake-chocolately.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            greeneyedgirly Jun 15, 2011 01:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Over a year too late, but here ya go:


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Parrotgal Mar 4, 2010 11:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I was ecstatic when Mars brought back Forever Yours as Milky Way Dark and then Milky Way Midnight, but they're a bit hard to find.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I can only buy Coffe Crisp bars in Canada, so any time someone goes I give them the assignment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            And I haven't seen Charms hard candies and suckers in decades.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chris VR Mar 5, 2010 12:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Charms are sold on hometownfavorites.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. soypower Mar 3, 2010 01:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Shockers (formerly Shocktarts) seem to be harder to find these days, so after I located them in theater size boxes at Target, I've been picking up a few at a time.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                greeneyedgirly Jun 15, 2011 01:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Similar to Shocktarts (I think they may be made by the same company?), original Spree is nowhere to be found here on the West Coast. I see the chewy Spree all the time, but it's just not the same! Luckily, I did find some on Amazon (of course).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. stuck in Hartford County Mar 3, 2010 06:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                gummy cherry coke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                those tri-flavored coconut cubes (plain/chocolate/strawberry)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                lime coconut patties
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                grape bubble gum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                rock candy crystals (the box)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                large chewy sweet tarts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                pink grapefruit chupa chups (lollipop)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Luckily, I can take he train into the City from Connecticut every once in a while to Dylans Candy Bar for some of these. Others I have to go to Cracker Barrel for (Yee-Haw!).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  alkapal Mar 5, 2010 07:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  just saw some of those lovely coconut "neapolitans" candy on a brach's bulk candy display down at sweet bay grocery in florida. http://www.amazon.com/Brachs-Neopolit...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    stuck in Hartford County Mar 5, 2010 10:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I know-I used to buy them when they sold them in those plastic bulk bins in the "Brach" (sic?) section of our grocery. But now they don't have them! Maybe I'll go visit my parents in Naples, FL, and see it FL just is luckier than CT!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      alkapal Mar 5, 2010 02:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      well, they were in a n. ft. myers sweet bay.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  almond3xtract Sep 8, 2009 06:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Necco Candy Raisins. They JUST stopped making 'em...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  And I used to the love old black licorice pipes. Mmmm.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    imnokid Feb 13, 2010 07:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Remember the shorter, flat, and fat chocolate licorice?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I also dug spearment penny licorice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    And what ever happened to Collard & Bowsers black licorice toffee?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I LOVED that in it's silver box.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      somervilleoldtimer Aug 9, 2010 06:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yes! Callard and Bowsers! It was the best.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pamelado Aug 8, 2010 10:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      almond3xtract: WHAT!??! (by the way, I take it you know where the bubbler is :) )
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I was reading this thread and was going to reply "candy raisins", when i read your reply! I have not had them in 10 yrs - the last time I saw them was when I was back in Milwaukee and went to summerfest. I of course bought a huge badg on my way out to take back to NC and share with my family. Truth be told, I am not a non-chocolate candy eater but I will eat these and Swedish Fish (very similar, don't you think?)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thunderduck Jun 10, 2009 12:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ritter Sport yoghurt bar.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jeff_the_Kid Jun 10, 2009 08:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Regal Crown Sour Cherry flavor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. iluvcookies Jun 8, 2009 09:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Haven't seen this mentioned here but it's been mentioned on the Manhattan board a few times...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Located on Rivington st on the lower east side of NYC... not sure where everyone is located but they do ship and have a really nice selection of hard to find candies, novelty items etc. They carry Jordan Almonds and Chuckles, chick-o-stick, C Howard's Violet candy and gum, some UK Cadbury items, Valomilk... it's a really cool place!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bob W Mar 3, 2010 11:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Economy Candy is outstanding. Whenever I visit NYC I get down there and fill up a bag. Sometimes I'll try a candy just based on how interesting the wrapper looks. Valomilk was in that category!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Tacopedia Jun 8, 2009 08:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Turkish delights, without a doubt.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            They were brought once to me by my father and I cannot find them anywhere. Just once I got something alike, but not quite as delightful... :(

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              alkapal Jun 9, 2009 04:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              tacopedia, if you're feeling handy, here's a recipe: http://mideastfood.about.com/od/dessertssweetspastries/r/turkishdelight.htm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and here's a mail order source (but i've not tried them): http://www.turkish-delight.com/v2/index.php the prices don't seem unreasonable.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              here's a thread on turkish delight, with plenty of links: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/354916

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                tracylee Jun 22, 2010 05:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Have you tried Applets & Cotlets, made in Washington State? It seems like they ship everywhere, but I may be wrong. On a factory tour, they told us that they started with a Turkish Delight recipe. They've got tons of flavors now.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. The Professor Jun 5, 2009 12:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                HOPJES coffee candy was always a favorite. They were (and apparently still are) made in Holland and used to be pretty easy to find but I haven't seen them lately.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  chocolateninja Jun 5, 2009 11:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mmmm...I love Hopjes. I get my fix from my local Cost Plus World Market. If you have one of them near you, check out their candy aisles.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  maple99 Jun 5, 2009 12:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sponge toffee. A staple candy of the 1970's southern Ontario hockey arena snack bar. I do not see this any more. It is the inside of the Crunchie bar that is readily available in Canada, but I love a nice pure hunk of the toffee w/o any chocolate on it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Looks pretty easy to make (recipes on web, basically cook sugar then throw baking soda in it) so I might do that but I'm not sure I really want that much on hand!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    pinkprimp Jun 7, 2009 10:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I see this all the time at Bulk Barn! Also, have you tried the seafoam at Rocky Mountain (locations at Vaughan Mills, FCP, Eaton Centre, etc.)?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      maple99 Jun 10, 2009 12:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      thanks for the info, I do not frequent any of those places, but now that I know I may stop by

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      buttertart Jun 8, 2009 06:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I am right there with you on this one. I remember my dad buying it in logs about 1/2 the size of a loaf of bread. Bliss. The only place I've ever seen it in the States is covered with chocolate - and that's fairly rare as well.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        BlfoQueen Aug 31, 2010 03:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I'm a little late on this, but try Watson's sponge candy. It's from the same part of the world (Kenmore, NY) and it is SO GOOD. We order every Christmas after moving to Texas. http://www.watsonschocolates.com/ Seafoam is too dense and a Crunchie bar is sort of too brittle if you ask me. I just re-read and see you do not like the chocolate part... Well i usually eat that off first then have my chunk of sponge!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        modthyrth May 11, 2009 07:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pulparindo--a sweet, tart, spicy Mexican candy. I haven't eaten them in years, however, because I can't find any information more recent than the bans on the candy due to high lead content. Even before the lead ban (issued by CA, not the FDA), they were hard to find. Oh so yummy, though--might be worth killing a few brain cells. ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kate is always hungry May 14, 2009 03:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          That sounds like the tamarind candy I see around southern California. I've had it from a stand in Olvera Street. Good stuff.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TampaAurora Jun 4, 2009 06:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            If that is it, I've seen it in Mexican groceries around the Tampa Bay area in Florida as well.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              modthyrth Jun 5, 2009 12:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yes, it is a tamarind based candy. I can occasionally find it in S. California or here in AZ, but I haven't bought it because of the lead content. It wasn't officially recalled or banned, but warnings were put out by the state of CA that the lead content is dangerously high, and I haven't been able to find anything saying that the situation was rectified, so I've been abstaining. So sad. I'd order a bulk package online if I could read any sort of reassuring report!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. al b. darned May 10, 2009 11:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Powers Fruit Slices, now called Boston Fruit Slices. Shaped like slices of fruit with a chewy "rind" on them, available in variety of artificial fruit flavors. They even come chocolate dipped if you can find them..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            somervilleoldtimer Jun 26, 2010 03:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            They're still around. One of our local stores even had the rejects in bags from the factory in Lynn, Mass., I think. Some slices were very thin, some are very thick etc. Tasty and fun.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            KristieB May 10, 2009 07:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            An excellent hard candy from Japan. The only time I ordered it I was caught up in credit card fraud and have been afraid to order it from that company again. But oh it was such good candy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Morganna Apr 15, 2009 05:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Salted nut rolls. I think they were Pearson's. There are a few like that out there, but they just aren't the same as the ones I remember from my childhood. I loved the combination of salty-sweet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Though looking at their site, they still have them. Maybe I can order some. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                quick.to.chuckle Mar 7, 2010 03:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                hahaha My dad eats at least one of those a week. We have them all over here in the Midwest. Ahh...yum...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TheDewster Jun 25, 2010 12:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Oh yeah saltier than nutragious perfect bars with great white nougat I buy them at the candy factory on Hwy 11 just south of webers on my way to huntsville ontario great call Morganna!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  himbeer Apr 14, 2009 11:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I used to eat a German candy called Softi. Soft chewy fruit-flavored sticks. I once asked a friend going to Germany to bring me back some, but she couldn't find it. Ironically I found it in a local five and dime.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. c oliver Apr 14, 2009 04:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Some might not call this a candy but I'm addicted to Altoid's mango and tangerine sours. They're only medium hard to find (well, the tangerines anyway) but I try to buy several tins at once. I've seen them at online sites so can turn there if I need to.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      adrienne156 Apr 15, 2009 09:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm not sure what part of NorCal you're in, but I'm pretty sure I've seen them consistently at Trader Joe's in the East Bay.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        c oliver Apr 15, 2009 09:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We're up at Tahoe and I haven't seen them recently in Reno. WalMart used to have. No to Safeway, maybe a yes at Raleys. The search is half the fun :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      adrienne156 Apr 14, 2009 01:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sixlets. Especially the tiny ones. I've seen the larger variety, but it's just not the same...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. cuccubear Apr 14, 2009 08:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Come to think of it, I haven't seen Jordan Almonds anywhere since 1984 (when I last remember spotting them at the movie theatre.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          alkapal Apr 14, 2009 08:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          i had them at my wedding in 1994 -- but they were from lebanon.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            cuccubear Apr 14, 2009 09:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Are we talking about the same thing? Pastel, candy-coated almonds that came in a long, thin cardboard box.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lebanese almonds hunh? Wikipedia has the US as the top global producer...how did the Lebanese almonds differ in flavor?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A co-worker has relatives in Iran, when they made a recent visit they brought fresh pistachios and they had a stronger flavor than the ones from the supermarkets.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              alkapal Apr 14, 2009 09:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              those almonds are famous in the mid-east, syria, lebanon, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              in fact, my almonds may've come from damascus (my former law partner's family friends). they were dee-licious!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the shell is thin and crisp, not hard and tooth-breaking, the nut is naturally sweet.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cuccubear Apr 14, 2009 09:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I always thought it was just a movie thing. Wow...who knew? :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Alicat24 Apr 14, 2009 09:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I found Jordan Almonds available here!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Amazing the forgotten candies I'm seeing by searching for old fashioned and retro candy. I'd completely forgotten about Burnt Peanuts and Boston Baked Beans!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                alkapal Apr 14, 2009 09:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                i can get large bags of boston baked beans (dangerous!) from the harris teeter candy zone (regular aisles.) i think they're the ferrara pan brand, too (like the little boxes). http://www.ferrarapan.com/html/beans....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cuccubear Apr 14, 2009 09:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thanks Alicat24, I just might have to get me some of those with the silver coating!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    alkapal Apr 14, 2009 09:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    then if one breaks your tooth, it'll look like you've gotten a "fancy" hip-hop tooth cap. smile, cuccu!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cuccubear Apr 14, 2009 01:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Eat enough/break enough and I'll look like "Jaws" from the James Bond movies. :-(B)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        alkapal Apr 15, 2009 05:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        i know what ya mean! http://www.blogcdn.com/www.tmz.com/me...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        maybe you could spit silver dragees.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        seiously, though, the "jordan almonds" from damascus are renowned in the mid-east, and are (i believe) the standard for the world. try a mid-east shop next time you come over to arlington or fairfax area. i'll keep an eye out.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                pikawicca Apr 14, 2009 09:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I ordered some a couple of weeks ago from Williams Sonoma. They were in pastel colors for Easter.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sly72 Mar 3, 2010 05:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jordon Almonds are pretty easy to find in the "Bulk Foods" Dept. at most Grocery stores....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    dinaofdoom Mar 5, 2010 08:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    or weddings. haha

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Clams047 Jul 4, 2012 09:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jorden almonds are also plentiful at any iparty store (or anywhere they have wedding items).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I am craving a delicious rhubarb/caramel brittle, once bought in Iceland and never found again. Perhaps there is a similar product here?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LAWoman Apr 13, 2009 03:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Marshmallow gummy bears. I used to eat them in college and have not been able to find them since.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Clark Bar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. PegS Apr 13, 2009 03:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Milo "energy" bars. Discovered them in Hong Kong but they're not available in the U.S. unless I try to ship them from some Aussie stores. I've heard, though, that they have a new formulation that is a pale imitation of the original. That makes me very sad because it means I'll *never* be able to get the original taste ever again!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Paulustrious Apr 13, 2009 02:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I miss the old UK sweet shops, where along the wall would be these glass containers, each with a different candy. Pineapple chunks, peanut brittle, sour apples, the lemon ones with sherbet inside, Everton mints, licquorice and lime toffees, blackcurrant and licquorice, bull's eyes - somtimes hundreds of types that lead to the downfall of British Teeth.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I could kill for some lime toffee now. And maybe a sherbet fountain.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              stilldontknow Dec 22, 2010 03:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Still many wee sweet shops and cafes in Glasgow that sell all the old favourites out of jars. Kola Cubes, Pineapple Chunks, Pear Drops, Soor Plooms, Midget Gems, Floral Drops. But sadly there are a lot fewer than there was when I was a kid.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Alicat24 Apr 12, 2009 08:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I'm a long-time lurker and this thread inspired me to finally join and post. Hi everyone! I don't have much hope that this Canadian gum still exists but it's my reason for posting. I started vacationing at Pinery Provencial Park in Ontario near Grand Bend when I was a little kid (1970's and I still do). There was a little store named "Variety" between the park and town that sold penny candy (sadly they are long gone).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I used to buy individually wrapped squares of gum (like Bazooka) that came in different colored wrappers (green, pink, yellow, orange, etc). I think it all tasted the same, regardless the color, but I have never tasted anything like it since the last time I got them (maybe the early 80's?). Does anyone know this gum, the name and if it's still available?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I have three others that I find almost impossible to get anywhere, one's my Grandmother used to have.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The first is a soft gumdrop that is either raspberry or blackberry flavored and coated with those same colored, round, hard "sprinkles". Usually Gramma had a mix of both.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The second is a hard candy that was raspberry, red, disk shaped with raised "bumps" on either side and had a miniscule soft raspberry filling.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The third (I don't think I can describe this correctly!) is a rectangular, white, thin tube of hard candy that has a peanut butter filling. It was very brittle and didn't have much peanut butter at all.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Anyone who knows any of these I've described and can point me to a source, I bow before you!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                alkapal Apr 12, 2009 10:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                no need to bow, just order these gumdrops: http://www.candywarehouse.com/berryje...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Alicat24 Apr 13, 2009 12:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Okay, no bowing, but a hearty THANK YOU!! That's them exactly! My sister and I will be so happy to have them again. I used the term "gumdrop" because that was all I could think of, didn't know that's what they're actually called. I also didn't know they're made by Jelly Belly. Thanks again!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MiriamOttawa Aug 31, 2009 11:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gimbals rasberies and blackberries.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I never knew Jelly Belly also made these.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The grocery stores in Canada sell the Gimbals berries and their jelly beans are also very good!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Caitlin McGrath Apr 13, 2009 03:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  You can get the raspberry hard candies from a number of sellers, for instance:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Or Google filled raspberry candy. I've always liked those.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Alicat24 Apr 13, 2009 07:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Holy cr*p, you guys are awesome. Why I lurked instead of joining for so long I don't know! Thanks so much Caitlin, those are the EXACT hard raspberry candies!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You and alkapal found two of mine so quickly I feel stupid for not just plugging things into Google and seeing what came up. I've even perused Vermont Country Stores site but didn't see these. I'm off to google peanut butter hard candies.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      alkapal Apr 14, 2009 01:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      alicat, i'm happy to oblige. remember the "yellow pages" where your fingers did the walking? wow, just think how far we've come!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "...and knowledge will be increased."

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MsMaryMc Apr 14, 2009 01:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    > The third (I don't think I can describe this correctly!) is a rectangular, white, thin tube of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    > hard candy that has a peanut butter filling. It was very brittle and didn't have much
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    > peanut butter at all.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tom's Peanut Butter Logs? They used to come in penny-candy size pieces and larger, the size of a candy bar. My grandfather had a little gas station and store in rural Alabama when I was a kid, and he sold them there. I Googled the name just now, and I found a lot of links to sites with descriptions and even pictures, but none of them were selling them--what a tease! But I think that's what you're describing--or else it's something very similar.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      alkapal Apr 14, 2009 01:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      i love peanut butter logs!!!! they have caramel brown stripes on their cream-colored surface. there was also a different one with coconut-kinda coating. reminds me of chick-o-stix.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Alicat24 Apr 14, 2009 09:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MsMaryMc: No, they weren't Tom's unless they came in much smaller pieces. These were about and inch and a half long and maybe just a bit over 1/4" wide. You can get Tom's online. I can't for the life of me remember what search terms I used last night but I definately saw them for sale, keep looking!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        alkapal: I found chick-o-sticks here (and Jordan almonds, I'll post it down below also).


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      buttertart Apr 14, 2009 09:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wow, never thought I'd see the Pinery mentioned here - my family had a cottage in Port Franks down the Ausable river from there from the 60's to the mid-90s. I used to buy penny candy on my way up there in the 5 and dime in Thedford...my favorite (and seldom seen since) the hard sugar coated chewy jelly inside sour cherry ones about the size and shape of the end of a finger. Like a jelly bean on steroids.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ramenfreak May 11, 2010 09:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I know the peanut candy you're talking about! I remember when the local supermarket would have a bin of all sorts of bulk candy near the produce department (if memory serves me correctly, this was also back when you could buy dried beans by the pound in the produce section as well - how I loved to run my hands through the bins of beans when I was a kid!).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I found a candy almost identical to the wafer thin hard handy with just a little bit of peanut butter inside, once, at Munchie's Paradise in Chinatown (NYC) and I haven't found it there since.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I did find a couple of close ones here:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        One of my favorite candies, which has been discontinued by See's Candies, is the Peanut Butter lollipop. I've written to them twice, begging for them to make these little nuggets of heaven again. I think more people need to get proactive about it though.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DarkRose Apr 10, 2009 08:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fazer's Dumle Soft Toffees and their Fazermints. Fell in love with them on a trip to Finland years ago. Had a friend in Sweden send me a nice big bag of a mix of the two a few years back, but I've since fallen out of contact with her, more' the pity

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It used to be that I could find the Fazermints here now and then, but then they disappeared. Never have found a logal source for the Dumles though.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          kattyeyes Apr 10, 2009 09:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oooh, it's been a long time, but I used to love Fazermints! Talk about sweet memories. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DarkRose Apr 10, 2009 01:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Soo good :) I hate the grainy texture of the mint filling in, say, peppermint patties. That's part of what made the Fazer Mints so appealing - nice, creamy, liquid center. Good, strong mint flavor, good dark chocolate... my mouth is watering just thinking of them.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TheSwedishFish Apr 8, 2010 08:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dumle - I love! Thanks for reminding me. Love the soft, goey texture. When I lived in Sweden you could get them in other flavours too like apple and liquorice. I do prefer the original though.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You can buy them online you know :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              rizzo0904 Apr 10, 2009 06:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Russell Stover Rosebud Mints

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              And I 5th the Peanut Chews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. bkhuna Apr 9, 2009 08:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Meiji chocolate covered almonds.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PegS Apr 13, 2009 03:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Love these. They're available at all the Asian markets I frequent, thank God. There's really nothing like them when it comes to choc-covered almonds.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Steve Apr 9, 2009 06:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hard to find, but Kinder Bueno bars are fabulous.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    alixium Apr 13, 2009 07:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    odd, they are plentiful here in Canada (every corner store has them).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and yes, they are fabulous.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    critter101 Apr 9, 2009 04:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Paper thin ribbon candy - the kind sold only at Christmas. A few years ago, I was able to find some ribbon candy - it was being sold in December at Michael's Craft Stores, but it was thick, not at all the type I remember from my childhood.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      pcdarnell Apr 14, 2009 09:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I loved the paper thin ribbon candy! My grandmother used to have it at her house and I remember that it was very thin and delicate, glass-like. The colors were beautiful, and I loved staring in the box of the stuff. That was probably 40 years ago, though.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I have seen ribbon candy from time to time over the years, but it is the thick stuff, which completely defeats the point. My grandmother lived in Portsmouth, NH. Was it a regional thing?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        kattyeyes Apr 14, 2009 04:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I actually tried to look this up for you (critter101) last week, and now that there are two of you looking for it, I'll tell you what I know.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thompson Candy in Meriden, CT sold it for years (so maybe it IS regional, pcdarnell, I couldn't tell ya for sure). Looking at their website, seems they are all about chocolate now. But if you're missing the stuff badly enough, you may want to send an inquiry and let them know you're after some ribbon candy. It's good stuff!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          bushwickgirl Apr 14, 2010 09:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thompson's most likely makes the peppermint flavored red white and green ribbon candy version around the holidays, least that's what I remember about them.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          critter101 Jun 4, 2009 08:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I'm originally from Boston, so maybe it's an East Coast thing. And I'm talking about 50 to 60 years ago. But it was was delicious, and beautiful to look at. Hard to compete with a taste memory.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            kattyeyes Jun 5, 2009 10:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Did you try calling Thompson Candy? If they still make it, this could seriously make your day.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              critter101 Jun 6, 2009 05:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thanks for the lead...plan to call them on Monday.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                kattyeyes Jun 6, 2009 08:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I do hope they still make it and you can get some! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. mamaciita Apr 9, 2009 02:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jelly Bellies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I know, they're EVERYWHERE, but I rarely find a vendor with a good selection of my favorites.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I recently stumbled upon (what must be ancient, but absolutely edible) jalapeno Jelly Bellies, and I'm hoarding them.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mjhals Apr 14, 2009 09:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mamacita- I feel your pain, and you're right, they seem to be everyhwere, but they're not. Always missing some flavors in the assortment. And if you're like me, you must have all three of "your" flavors (green apple, red apple, and very cherry for me), because they must be eaten in the right ratio to one another. Oh, and they have to be fresh, not stale. Yup, I have a problem. Luckily, problem solved by their website (jellybelly.com). Only problem is, have to buy fairly large amounts (which isn't really a problem for me...)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          RGC1982 Apr 3, 2009 12:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chuckles. These are not easy to find anymore.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bit o' Honey too, but my dental restorations don't really need these.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            cycloneillini Apr 11, 2009 07:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I haven't seen Chuckles in years. I'm sure they were bought out by one of the big candy companies who maybe eventually did away with them. Back in the 80's I toured the Chuckles factory in Danville, IL. It was a little privately owned company back then and pretty much all they made was Chuckles and jelly beans.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chris VR Apr 11, 2009 07:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Made by Nabisco now, but still available, according to http://www.hometownfavorites.com/prod...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              jbsiegel Apr 13, 2009 09:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Funny...I just bought 2 packs of Chuckles last Friday at Harmon Discount Cosmetics for my kids' Easter baskets. They didn't know what they were!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              brendastarlet Mar 18, 2009 01:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Marks & Spencer Wine Gums. No other brand will do (I've tried them all). I stagger through the "Simply Food" aisles with 10 bags in a basket and get the strangest looks from the clerks. I also love Smarties, but have been able to find them recently where I live.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fran0219 Mar 18, 2009 01:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I would love to find Richardson's chocolate covered after dinner mint. I used to buy them in BJ's, but they no longer carry them. Anyone have any ideas where I can get them?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  lisamp29 Apr 3, 2009 12:00 PM <