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What candy (chocolate) Bars do you still crave?

bigfellow Aug 17, 2009 03:40 PM

Lately I've been craving Cadbury Flake and Bournville bars, as well as Yorkie Bars! I'm going to have to plan a trip to the "Burbs to buy some.

What bars do you crave or miss?

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  1. shanagain RE: bigfellow Aug 17, 2009 04:21 PM

    Twix. Just thinking about them makes me want one really REALLY badly. (My daughter came home with one the other day & shared, before that, I wouldn't have been able to answer this question.)

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      iL Divo RE: shanagain Sep 2, 2010 04:12 PM

      I have a great throwing arm and 50 in my freezer that I save for the grands.
      How far do ya live? hahahh

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        shanagain RE: iL Divo Sep 3, 2010 10:01 AM

        So funny, because I'm staring down a bagful after putting together a care package for my son in college. So far I haven't stolen any. (I did nab a Slim Jim - another odd guilty pleasure of mine.)

    2. kattyeyes RE: bigfellow Aug 17, 2009 05:01 PM

      Mounds. And sadly, because they are available in little candy dishes as my afternoon need for a little bit of chocolate kicks in at work, "the great American chocolate bar" (Hershey's) really does the trick. I also just cut out a coupon to try new Dove bars with creamy peanut butter filling...mmmmmmmmmmm! Anyone tried these yet?

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        Bob W RE: kattyeyes Aug 19, 2009 08:30 AM

        Mounds. Always Mounds. I'd love a Waleeco bar too (same idea) but they aren't made any more. 8<(

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          kubasd RE: Bob W Aug 24, 2009 08:13 PM

          I love mounds and almond joy bars too. I wish Peter Pan would create a hybrid of the two.... coconut, dark chocolate, and almond. Wouldn't that be so good? But I also love heath bars.

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            jdoyle2254 RE: kubasd Aug 26, 2009 07:49 PM

            As a college freshmen I worked at seven-eleven and was therefore privy to all the promotional and "special edition! limited time only!" candies and snacks. My all time favorite was the all to short time we had dark chocolate almond joy. I must've eaten an entire display box by myself. This was a most guilty pleasure for me due to my life long, overt hatred of anything containing flaked coconut. As a little kid I'd decided they must really be cuticles and someone (my sister) was trying to fool me.

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              schrutefarms RE: jdoyle2254 Aug 28, 2009 09:30 PM

              I'm not a huge fan of coconut myself, but for some reason Almond Joys always slip through...I'm surprised the dark chocolate didn't make it.

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                iL Divo RE: schrutefarms Sep 2, 2010 04:20 PM

                I can still find them all over the place, you mean they're hard to come by now? they are the best......

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              iL Divo RE: kubasd Sep 2, 2010 04:14 PM

              love heath and almond joys and skor and synphony toffee.

              there is a recipe on here somewhere for home made almond joys.
              I really must try to make it one day. I can do a 'sorta' version of a heath but that's easy.

              Canada has something like almond joy called bounty I think they're good too

        2. goodhealthgourmet RE: bigfellow Aug 17, 2009 05:10 PM

          the only one i recall craving in recent years is Goldenberg's Peanut Chews because they were mentioned in a thread a few months ago. now that i think about it, even if i did crave one, i can't imagine wanting more than a bite or two - the thought of any more than that sort of sickens me when i think about how cloyingly sweet most of them were. having said that:
          - Toblerone
          - 100 Grand
          - Baby Ruth
          - Whatchamacallit
          - Milky Way Dark
          - Kit Kat
          - Skor or Heath
          - 3 Musketeers
          - Coffee Crisp

          of course now i'm nauseated from thinking about all of them at once!

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            Caitlin McGrath RE: goodhealthgourmet Aug 17, 2009 07:58 PM

            Oh, GHG, I remember our Goldenberg's discussion, and it's sad that even now that I'm on the wrong coast, they just don't exist. One of the last things I did (literally) before moving from NY was buy two bags of the individually wrapped ones (original dark choc., of course), one for the SO and me on the cross-country drive, one to keep "for later."

            Once in a blue moon, I give in to Reese's cups or a Kit Kat, twice in a blue moon, I'll have a York Pppermint Patty or peanut or almond M&M's. This adds up to a couple times a year, as opposed to dark choc. bars which may or may not have other flavors (usually not). When confronted with a vending machine and a need for sustenance, Baby Ruth was always my choice, with its high peanuts-to milk choc. and sweet goop ratio.

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              goodhealthgourmet RE: Caitlin McGrath Aug 17, 2009 08:18 PM

              one day soon after that discussion i spotted the current Just Born version at the checkout stand at Shop Rite, so of course i had to buy a pack out of curiosity. one look at the ingredient list told me i was in for disappointment, but i tried a bite anyway. awful waxy flavor & consistency. ick.

              so sad :(

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                Caitlin McGrath RE: goodhealthgourmet Aug 17, 2009 09:10 PM

                Yep, actually saw them in a video rental place in CA after they went into production, but had already heard, harrumph, ain't the same, so I didn't bother trying. At least if Godenberg's were still around, I could mail order if the hankering got strong enough - but the CA move, Goldenberg's fold were about simultaneous, so they're impossible nostalgia now.

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              iL Divo RE: goodhealthgourmet Sep 2, 2010 04:21 PM

              hey GHG, where do you buy those GPC?

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              Cameraman RE: bigfellow Aug 17, 2009 05:53 PM

              An O'Henry

              1. bermudagourmetgoddess RE: bigfellow Aug 17, 2009 05:58 PM

                I am more of a savory person. I eat chocolate rarely but when I do...

                GooGoo Clusters
                (English) Cadbury's
                Heath bars

                1. Infomaniac RE: bigfellow Aug 17, 2009 06:00 PM

                  Mallo Cups, Zagnut, and Zero Bars

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                    bermudagourmetgoddess RE: Infomaniac Aug 17, 2009 06:35 PM

                    I remember my grandma giving me a dime to go to the 5 and 10 to get us 2 mallo cups and we "sneak them"...she would always say we can't let your mom and dad know! (I was not allowed to eat chocolate)

                    It was our thing...thanks for reminding me of the great memory!

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                      cimui RE: Infomaniac Aug 17, 2009 10:13 PM

                      Aww yeah, Zero Bars! I haven't seen those in ages, but I loved 'em as a kid.

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                        meatn3 RE: Infomaniac Aug 17, 2009 11:51 PM

                        I have always loved Zero bars. They are a little hard to find, but worth the search. The "Y" I went to as a kid had them frozen in the the snack bar. That's what got me hooked on them!

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                          Infomaniac RE: meatn3 Aug 18, 2009 03:45 AM

                          Zero bars frozen is the way I like to eat them as a kid too.

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                            im_nomad RE: meatn3 Aug 22, 2009 03:59 PM

                            I used to love Zero bars, and I don't know if this is just because my tastes have gone more to the savory side since i've been a kid, but to me it tasted like the changed the recipe. Same with Icy Squares and Icy Cups, which are similar tastes.

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                              nofunlatte RE: im_nomad Aug 23, 2009 11:12 AM

                              Are those the same chocolates called "Ice Cubes"? Man, I LOVED those as a kid. Are they still available?

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                                im_nomad RE: nofunlatte Aug 23, 2009 11:37 AM

                                these are icy squares:

                                made by Moritz ?

                                These are the icy cups:

                                Don't know who makes them, I always thought it was the same place. I've seen them in stores around here. As i've never had an "ice cube", i don't know if they're the same sorry.

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                                  Gigi007 RE: im_nomad Aug 23, 2009 11:40 AM

                                  The "icy squares" (the ones in the red and gold package) appear to be the same as "ice cubes"--see my post below). Perhaps they are the same product made by Mortiz and marketed under 2 different names. Appearance very similar. I've only had ice cubes, and have never seen "icy squares."

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                                    nofunlatte RE: im_nomad Aug 23, 2009 04:50 PM

                                    I think the Icy Squares are the same as the Ice Cubes--and Moritz is the company that makes them. I may have to order these!

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                                    Smileelisa RE: nofunlatte Sep 2, 2009 01:50 PM

                                    Mmmmmmmm Ice cubes! Man I love them. We still have them around here in northeastern pa. I remember when they cost a nickel and now I think they are a quarter. Well worth it tho. Now I have to get me some..:)

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                                      iL Divo RE: nofunlatte Sep 2, 2010 04:23 PM

                                      oh those Ice Cubes I got when I was just a young girl, they were mouth meltingly delicious and what 2 cents each

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                                adamshoe RE: bigfellow Aug 17, 2009 06:51 PM

                                Clark Bar!! Sort of like a butterfinger, but BETTERER! Can't find 'em here in Oakland; don't even know if they exist back East either. Like the late, lamented Scooterpies.... adam

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                                  cycloneillini RE: adamshoe Aug 20, 2009 04:34 PM

                                  You're right - I haven't seen a Clark bar for years. Yum.

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                                    iL Divo RE: cycloneillini Sep 2, 2010 04:25 PM

                                    there's a really ancient candy/smoke store in Pittsburg in the center city area I think it's called "the Strip" area.
                                    anyway, they have Clark Bars in there. I noticed them when I was buying my 5 lb'er of GoodNPlenty's

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                                    gsshark RE: adamshoe Aug 27, 2009 12:06 AM

                                    Adam, they're available online: Clark your heart out at this site: http://search.candywarehouse.com/sear...

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                                      beachmouse RE: adamshoe Mar 13, 2010 01:38 PM

                                      I was at a Cost Plus/World Market today and they had Clark Bars, O'Henrys and Chunky chocolate.

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                                      fabian3dg RE: bigfellow Aug 17, 2009 08:40 PM

                                      my favorite is that new twix PB

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                                        taiwanesesmalleats RE: fabian3dg Aug 19, 2009 01:13 PM

                                        I'll second this. Probably my favorite candy in general second only to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups...If they made the PB Twix with dark chocolate, game over.

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                                        Jitterbug RE: bigfellow Aug 17, 2009 09:39 PM

                                        Almond Joy

                                        1. alanbarnes RE: bigfellow Aug 17, 2009 09:56 PM

                                          Admittedly my recent experiences are limited (typically to nibbling on Halloween candy as the neighbor kids pass through), but still, candy bars seem kind of nasty lately. I used to love Mounds bars, but now they just seem sticky. 3 Musketeers? Where's the flavor? Milky Ways are flat. The only things that appeal are chocolate bars with something added - KitKat or Twix with their cookies, Heath or Skor with their toffee, etc.

                                          I'd like to think that my palate has become more sophisticated, but that strikes me as improbable. Are the "fun size" made differently, or have candy bars in general taken a turn for the worse?

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                                            cimui RE: bigfellow Aug 17, 2009 10:18 PM

                                            I haven't had a Cadbury Crunchie bar in a while. I remember really liking those when I lived in London. Remind me to stock up on my next visit.

                                            1. Passadumkeg RE: bigfellow Aug 17, 2009 11:11 PM

                                              Chunky, "What a chunk of chocolate."

                                              Almond Joy, when we go to the movies.

                                              1. ipsedixit RE: bigfellow Aug 17, 2009 11:21 PM



                                                1. Paulustrious RE: bigfellow Aug 18, 2009 07:06 AM

                                                  Cadbury Old Jamaica.

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                                                    bigfellow RE: bigfellow Aug 18, 2009 07:46 AM

                                                    A friend read this thread last night and brought over a couple Cherry Blossoms.

                                                    1. buttertart RE: bigfellow Aug 18, 2009 09:14 AM

                                                      Cadbury's Crunchie, a real Coffee Crisp bar (Rowntree's, in the foil wrap with a sort of tissue-y overwrap, seemed to be more adult than usual choc bars, a bit on the cigarette packaging side - the Nestlé version doesn't have the real taste or shape either), Macintosh Toffee. All favourites of my Canadian girlhood.

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                                                        harrison RE: buttertart Aug 18, 2009 09:53 AM

                                                        summer on the beach = frozen snickers or milky way...or one of each!

                                                      2. c oliver RE: bigfellow Aug 18, 2009 09:53 AM

                                                        The small size Snickers frozen. When we lived in SF, we had trick or treaters but didn't want to deal with the older kids - who could be real jerks at times. So after the little kids had come by early, we'd freeze the remainder of the candy, turn out the lights on the main level of the house and stay in our bedroom on the back of the house. TMI. But the point is that we always had months worth of frozen Snickers which made a nice dessert for us.

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                                                          schrutefarms RE: bigfellow Aug 18, 2009 10:43 AM

                                                          I really don't miss any, since if I am craving one, I have no problem buying and consuming right away. Although Kit Kat came out with a new flavor -coffee- a few years ago, which didn't last long, unfortunitely. I thought it was great.

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                                                            kattyeyes RE: schrutefarms Aug 19, 2009 07:14 PM

                                                            Take it from someone who stored M&Ms too close to the espresso and found a new taste sensation--mocha M&Ms...try storing a Kit Kat or two next to/on top of either your coffee or espresso. Betcha by golly wow, that'll do the trick. ;)

                                                          2. madgreek RE: bigfellow Aug 18, 2009 11:24 AM

                                                            I still crave snickers, I had one last winter, which is kinda when I'm in the mood for them. Classic childhood memories every time I eat one.

                                                            I became a big fan of take two bars, but am now a bigger fan of a rolo topped with a pecan on a square pretzel, cooked in the oven until the rolo just starts to melt, then cooled (or frozen)

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                                                              kattyeyes RE: madgreek Aug 19, 2009 07:16 PM

                                                              Ever try the wrapped cookies with Rolos in the center? You'd love 'em. If you don't know of them and are interested, LMK and I'll post the recipe for you on home cooking...just not tonight. ;)

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                                                                Emme RE: madgreek Mar 13, 2010 07:16 PM

                                                                take two bars? did you mean take FIVE? if not, what exactly are take two bars??

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                                                                Sharuf RE: bigfellow Aug 19, 2009 08:18 AM

                                                                U-NO bars are a soft and unctuous as a candy bar can get. Always loved them, and best when frozen.

                                                                Heath bars are at the opposite end in texture, and I love those too.

                                                                In between, there's Almond Joy, oh boy! Oh boy!

                                                                1. mrbigshotno.1 RE: bigfellow Aug 19, 2009 08:31 AM

                                                                  The old original Mars bar, milk chocolate, they were flatter and wider and had 4 or 5 whole almonds on top, light green wrapper, they haven't been around since the '60's.

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                                                                    emilief RE: bigfellow Aug 19, 2009 09:41 AM

                                                                    Flyer Bars. Haven't seen them in years.

                                                                    1. NellyNel RE: bigfellow Aug 19, 2009 11:45 AM

                                                                      I hardley ever crave sweets, but once in a while I see a Mr. Goodbar sitting there - and I just have to buy it!
                                                                      I am really surprised by it's un-popularity - it's so chock full of peanutty goodness!

                                                                      I also AWLAYS buy Peanut Chews if I see them - they are my all-time favorite - and these days they are so rare to find.

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                                                                        kattyeyes RE: NellyNel Aug 19, 2009 07:19 PM

                                                                        That's so funny--I will always pass up Mr. Goodbar in the standard assortment of Hershey's miniatures. The bag goes like this for me in order of pref:
                                                                        1. THE Hershey bar
                                                                        2. Krackel

                                                                        As to Special Dark and Mr. Goodbar, they can just sit in the dish with their other mini-friends as far as I'm concerned. HA HA HA! Or, alternatively, I'll just save Mr. G. for you, OK? :)

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                                                                          NellyNel RE: kattyeyes Aug 20, 2009 07:12 AM

                                                                          We have totally had this conversation before!!!

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                                                                            kattyeyes RE: NellyNel Aug 20, 2009 04:54 PM

                                                                            That is too funny! I will try to remember you as my friend who's "looking for Mr. Goodbar"...so to speak! HA HA HA! I remember our Ray Liotta conversation about Easter pie even better. ;)

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                                                                            Emme RE: kattyeyes Mar 13, 2010 07:18 PM

                                                                            i agree -- special dark and mr. goodbar can rot in the dish... for me tho, my order is the reverse -- prefer krackel to straight Hershey

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                                                                          Fydeaux RE: bigfellow Aug 19, 2009 01:18 PM

                                                                          Every now & then I get a craving that can only be relieved by MORE COWBELL....(Sorry, wrong website!)....by either a Lion bar or a Double Decker. Discovered them in London about 10 years ago. Fortunately World Market gets them in from time to time.

                                                                          1. Pita_Turner RE: bigfellow Aug 19, 2009 01:39 PM

                                                                            Flake Bars!!!

                                                                            1. CreativeFoodie42 RE: bigfellow Aug 19, 2009 01:54 PM

                                                                              McVitie's Penguin Bars. I loved them when I lived in England for a summer and whenever I see them at a specialty store here, I have to buy them!

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                                                                                NellyNel RE: CreativeFoodie42 Aug 19, 2009 02:01 PM

                                                                                I used to buy Penguin Bars too when I lived in the UK, but i never thought they were special -
                                                                                Until NOW - when I can't get 'em anymore!! Yeah they were good!

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                                                                                  CreativeFoodie42 RE: NellyNel Aug 20, 2009 06:22 AM

                                                                                  There is a specialty shop that sells them for outrageous prices but I can't resist whenever I'm in there!

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                                                                                    schrutefarms RE: NellyNel Aug 20, 2009 01:26 PM

                                                                                    If you happen to be in/near LA, the Canyo country store in Laurel Canyon has a HUGE selection of imported candy-I know I've seen Aero, Flake, and Violet Crumble, and wine gums.

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                                                                                      CreativeFoodie42 RE: schrutefarms Aug 20, 2009 03:31 PM

                                                                                      Aero is another favorite but sadly I'm in Boston :-(

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                                                                                  wineman3 RE: bigfellow Aug 20, 2009 02:22 PM

                                                                                  Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
                                                                                  Almond Joy
                                                                                  ONLY IN THAT ORDER...................

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                                                                                    Gigi007 RE: bigfellow Aug 22, 2009 02:59 PM

                                                                                    Zero bars (the ones from Belgium)
                                                                                    Ice cubes (I think they're German--small square milk chocolates)

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                                                                                      Gigi007 RE: Gigi007 Aug 22, 2009 04:10 PM

                                                                                      Oh no! My curiosity got the better of me, so I googled "ice cubes" and found the little chocolate squares (that are made in Germany!) available for sale in tubs of 120 pieces. Some places actually ship them with an ice pack b/c they are "delicate". I wonder if they still taste the same as they did when I was a kid...

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                                                                                        CookieWeasel RE: Gigi007 Aug 22, 2009 05:23 PM

                                                                                        OOooohhh, they were INCREDIBLE! I seem to remember them costing somewhere between 2-5 cents originally, and then later on, they were a quarter. I hope they haven't tinkered with the original recipe!

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                                                                                          schmoopy RE: Gigi007 Aug 23, 2009 12:02 AM

                                                                                          When I was a kid we'd get the Ice Cubes at a market at Alpine Village in Torrance. They were one of my very favorites... sooo smooth. I can still remember the way the chocolate started to melt as soon as you took a bite, or better yet, just let it sit on your tongue and slowly melt. ;o) I've run across them from time to time in the past few years too in other places. I've tried them and they seemed to be the same smooth, melty consistency and I'm pretty sure the taste is still the same,

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                                                                                            Gigi007 RE: schmoopy Aug 23, 2009 10:13 AM

                                                                                            Thanks, Schmoopy. I always loved ice cubes when I was a kid. Good to know that those creamy chocolate squares are still the same. It seems that a lot of places sell them on the internet, but the issue is getting them to their destination before they melt. One place even sends them with an ice pack in the package!

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                                                                                          nofunlatte RE: Gigi007 Aug 23, 2009 11:14 AM

                                                                                          Wow, I just replied upthread about Ice Cubes. I loved these! My parents always got a few from the local German deli when it was still in business

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                                                                                            Gigi007 RE: nofunlatte Aug 23, 2009 11:36 AM

                                                                                            I loved them too, The bad thing is that I found a ton of places on the web to order them from (apparently they come in big tubs of 120 pieces--that's why it's b-a-a-d!)! I am going to hold off until the weather is a bit cooler though as I don't want to be disappointed by melted "ice cubes". Wish someone sold them locally. They used to have them at a German deli here in DC. I'm going to double check before I order them.

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                                                                                              nofunlatte RE: Gigi007 Aug 23, 2009 04:51 PM

                                                                                              120 pieces? Oh, Gigi007, that is mighty dangerous. I might be ordering them when the weather cools off. What a great gift idea for my siblings, who have fond memories of these. So smooth!

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                                                                                                Gigi007 RE: nofunlatte Aug 23, 2009 05:54 PM

                                                                                                I know. I may keep looking to see if they're available in a smaller quantity. I don't trust myself! And ye, it would make a great gift.

                                                                                        3. im_nomad RE: bigfellow Aug 22, 2009 04:04 PM

                                                                                          mmm I love Flake bars.

                                                                                          I'm not much of a sweets eater, but I will say that any peanut butter cup is not safe in my vicinity.

                                                                                          I also love, and have from time to time, Jacob's Club biscuits / bars...the orange variety. And for some reason, when I read this thread, I started thinking about Big Turk.

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                                                                                            CookieWeasel RE: bigfellow Aug 22, 2009 04:27 PM

                                                                                            Does anybody remember Seven-Up bars? These were chocolate bars with seven different fillings, including cherry cream. They stopped making them decades ago, but I still crave them. How about Ice Cubes, those little squares of cool, creamy milk chocolate in gold foil wrappers with red & white paper bands. They used to sell those from a glass jar on the counter at 7-11... haven't seen them in YEARS! And another one-- Pot of Gold, a round chocolate patty with a coconutty marshmallowy center. I never see those anymore, either. The ones I crave nowadays are Rochers and Lindt truffles. OMG, could eat those by the truckload!

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                                                                                              Gigi007 RE: CookieWeasel Aug 22, 2009 04:42 PM

                                                                                              Re: ice cube chocolate squares, see my post above. They are available from various sources on the net! Just google "ice cubes" chocolate....

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                                                                                                im_nomad RE: CookieWeasel Aug 22, 2009 05:35 PM

                                                                                                re: seven up bars, I remember a bar that was similar to the Cadbury's Rum and Butter bars, but was called treasure chest, or treasure island or something, each square had a different flavor.

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                                                                                                  cycloneillini RE: CookieWeasel Aug 24, 2009 07:17 PM

                                                                                                  Wow, that's a flashback CookieWeasel. I can barely remember Seven-Up Bars, but I do remember them. There are a few stores here and there that specialize in the old "penny candy". I was in one last summer in Port Aransas, TX and noticed they had all my old faves including Ice Cubes. I've seen them in other similar places where at least you don't have to buy 120 at a time (although that wouldn't be all bad).

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                                                                                                    kattyeyes RE: cycloneillini Aug 26, 2009 07:29 PM

                                                                                                    Penny candy could be its own thread (perhaps it has been)...but sadly, not so much in the chocolate category! I really do remember the penny candy aisle, and walking down the hill from our house to Lineberry's (which is now no longer a mom & pop shop) to buy it. Fun!

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                                                                                                      buttertart RE: kattyeyes Aug 27, 2009 06:29 AM

                                                                                                      Oh yeah! My mom used to give me a dime after lunch to buy candy - it went a long way at the variety store with 2 for a penny black balls (licorice hard candies with an anise seed in the centers), ditto sour cherries (like a larger round jellybean), black licorice whips, plugs (about the size of 1/2 a 3x5 file card, 1/8 in thick, ridged), cigars, pipes (get rid of the red candy nonpareils representing the flame first) (the licorice in these last having an unusual sort of dense breadish trexture), red lcorice shoestrings and twizzlers, (all these last maybe 2 for 5 cents), sherbet fountains (fruit-flavored acidic powder in shiny paper bags with old-fashioned printing on them, with a thin hollow licorice stick to suck it up through, Pixy Stix, Lik-m-aids (both also sourish powders in fruit flavors, red anything being the best, followed by grape), flying saucers (rice-paper flying saucer shapes filled with multicolored nonpareils) etc. I would love to have the sherbet fountains again, haven't seen them for ages. And is it any wonder I love ouzo and pastis in these latter days of the law?

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                                                                                                        im_nomad RE: buttertart Aug 28, 2009 04:24 PM

                                                                                                        buttertart, you just named some of the best right there, although I also remember what we called "glass" candy, and the little pastel dots on the paper, whatever they were called. Also the koo-koo strips of candy, and the little chocolate discs covered in multicolored nonpareils..we used to call them "jewel drops" for some reason. Growing up, we had actual candy stores in my home town, little mom and pop places filled with jars and jars of stuff.

                                                                                                        Find a place that has British confectionary (the Pete's nearby me sells this stuff), and you'll find your sherbet dips. I've also seen the flying saucers in the stores all over the place.

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                                                                                                          buttertart RE: im_nomad Aug 30, 2009 07:31 AM

                                                                                                          The candy dots on paper had been a favorite of my mother's girlhood - I was not as fond of them (given the paper that comes off with them when you peel them off). Was the glass candy ribbon-shaped? That was a Christmastime staple at our house. Nonpareils were a more upscale item, available in candy shops like the one at Eaton's department store (they also had candied ginger in chocolate, something I hated as a kid but love now). Another type I did love were jujubes - especially the red and (here we go again) the black ones.

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                                                                                                          schrutefarms RE: buttertart Aug 28, 2009 09:32 PM

                                                                                                          Funny- I, as well, am and always have been a huge licorce fan--and I drink Jagermeister.

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                                                                                                            buttertart RE: schrutefarms Aug 30, 2009 07:31 AM

                                                                                                            I've never tried it, is it licorice-flavored?

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                                                                                                              goodhealthgourmet RE: buttertart Aug 31, 2009 06:46 PM

                                                                                                              Jager tastes like licorice-flavored cough syrup. have you ever had Sambuca? similar, but harsher IIRC (it's been many years, for good reason!)

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                                                                                                                NellyNel RE: goodhealthgourmet Sep 2, 2009 02:01 PM

                                                                                                                Have you also suffered the effects of WAY too much Sambuca?
                                                                                                                I hurt just thinking of it!

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                                                                                                                  goodhealthgourmet RE: NellyNel Sep 2, 2009 05:08 PM

                                                                                                                  the last time i had Sambuca was in 1996. i was out with some girlfriends in Buckhead/Atlanta, and we ended up partying with some of the Atlanta Braves. back in those days, when Javy Lopez and Dave Justice bought you shots, you did 'em, no matter how wasted you already were!


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                                                                                                    mom22tots RE: bigfellow Aug 22, 2009 04:32 PM

                                                                                                    Charleston Chew...preferably vanilla and preferably frozen. YUM!!

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                                                                                                      Gigi007 RE: mom22tots Aug 22, 2009 04:43 PM


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                                                                                                        goodhealthgourmet RE: mom22tots Aug 22, 2009 05:07 PM

                                                                                                        sometimes vanilla, sometimes chocolate...even strawberry on occasion. but NEVER blueberry (ick!). and more often than not, frozen.

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                                                                                                          mom22tots RE: goodhealthgourmet Aug 23, 2009 06:26 AM

                                                                                                          Yes!! Never tried the blueberry...but it does not appeal.

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                                                                                                            Ciao Italia Foodie RE: mom22tots Aug 23, 2009 10:52 AM

                                                                                                            I never even knew about the blueberry?

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                                                                                                              goodhealthgourmet RE: Ciao Italia Foodie Aug 23, 2009 05:34 PM

                                                                                                              total error on my part, i had berry on the brain. i meant Banana, which was introduced sometime in the 80's but discontinued. as much as i love the combination of chocolate & banana, a banana CC was just *wrong* somehow.

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                                                                                                          im_nomad RE: mom22tots Aug 22, 2009 05:35 PM

                                                                                                          used to get one of those every time we went to the movies as kids. and yep, they'd go into the freezer at some point !

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                                                                                                          mom22tots RE: bigfellow Aug 23, 2009 06:27 AM

                                                                                                          And does anyone remember Sky Bars? Haven't had one in years, but they were bars with different sections enclosed in chocolate...marshmallow, peanut butter, caramel and I think fudge. Used to trade pieces with my sister!!

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                                                                                                            CookieWeasel RE: mom22tots Aug 27, 2009 06:00 PM

                                                                                                            That sounds a lot like the Seven-Up bars that I remember!

                                                                                                          2. Paulustrious RE: bigfellow Aug 23, 2009 10:13 AM

                                                                                                            After Eight Mints.
                                                                                                            Cadbury's Milk Tray bars
                                                                                                            Fry's Boys
                                                                                                            Walnut whip

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                                                                                                              Ciao Italia Foodie RE: bigfellow Aug 23, 2009 10:50 AM

                                                                                                              A FROZEN charleston chew

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                                                                                                                HillJ RE: bigfellow Aug 23, 2009 07:40 PM

                                                                                                                Take 5 bars, love the preztel-chocolate combo. Frozen is da bomb.

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                                                                                                                  kattyeyes RE: HillJ Aug 23, 2009 07:49 PM

                                                                                                                  Is that what Take 5 is? If you like that combo, melt some dark Callebaut (or whatever your favorite chocolate is) and dip some Pretzel Thins. Wow-wowee! I already posted this on the Pretzel Crisps thread, but since you brought it up...

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                                                                                                                    HillJ RE: kattyeyes Aug 23, 2009 08:29 PM

                                                                                                                    There's some caramel in their too but it's delicious. I've tried making homemade Take 5's for the family but it's just not the same.

                                                                                                                    Althou I have made a chocolate caramel cheese cake with a crushed pretzel crust and that was sinfully good.

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                                                                                                                      kattyeyes RE: HillJ Aug 24, 2009 02:45 PM

                                                                                                                      Having never had a Take 5, I can't say one way or the other, but try making them with Pretzel Thins. I totally love my chocolate dipped ones and no reason you couldn't add caramel. Yummy!

                                                                                                                      I am filing the crushed pretzel crust idea for a later date. Thank you! :)

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                                                                                                                        HillJ RE: kattyeyes Aug 24, 2009 02:48 PM

                                                                                                                        kattye-my daughter is going to give your suggestion a try on Saturday. We'll let you know.

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                                                                                                                          HillJ RE: kattyeyes Aug 30, 2009 09:50 AM

                                                                                                                          Last night my daughter and a few friends made a Take 5 fondue. Using your idea with Pretzel thins, a pot of dark chocolate and a pot of caramel..then they dipped into crushed peanuts. NOT BAD :)

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                                                                                                                            kattyeyes RE: HillJ Aug 31, 2009 06:43 PM

                                                                                                                            What fun! :)

                                                                                                                  2. Passadumkeg RE: bigfellow Aug 24, 2009 03:10 PM

                                                                                                                    Ms Keg, "Every once in a while, I get a hankering for a Heath Bar".

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                                                                                                                      wineman3 RE: bigfellow Aug 26, 2009 01:42 PM

                                                                                                                      I know this has nothing to do with candy bars but does anyone remember yucatan gum

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                                                                                                                        kattyeyes RE: wineman3 Aug 26, 2009 07:30 PM

                                                                                                                        I don't, but how 'bout Addams Wild Strawberry? I can taste it in my mind. Yummmmmmmmmy! I loved being a kid in the 70s!

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                                                                                                                        Avalondaughter RE: bigfellow Aug 26, 2009 02:29 PM

                                                                                                                        Twix and Reese's PB cups are the ones I'm most likely to pluck off the shelf.

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                                                                                                                          bigfellow RE: bigfellow Aug 26, 2009 03:35 PM

                                                                                                                          I used to take Flake bars and use them to stir my hot chocolate in the winter. They would just melt into the drink....decadence in a cold canadian winter.

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                                                                                                                            KristieB RE: bigfellow Aug 28, 2009 06:48 PM

                                                                                                                            When I was a child in the 70's one of the companies had a wintergreen patty. I think it might have been Pearson's. Just like a peppermint pattie but wintergreen in the center. They were fabulous.

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                                                                                                                              Gigi007 RE: bigfellow Sep 1, 2009 05:38 PM

                                                                                                                              I confess! This thread made me obsessed with Charleston Chews. I could only find the movie boxes of the mini-Charleston Chews (CVS and Giant have them). They're good, but not the same as the regular size ones! Anyone know a place in DC where you can get the regular size ones (Vanilla!)?

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                                                                                                                                kattyeyes RE: Gigi007 Sep 1, 2009 06:04 PM

                                                                                                                                Try posting this query on your local board. I bet alkapal can help you! :)

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                                                                                                                                  Gigi007 RE: kattyeyes Sep 1, 2009 06:18 PM

                                                                                                                                  Thanks, kattyeyes. Alkapal is a great CH.

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                                                                                                                                  goodhealthgourmet RE: Gigi007 Sep 2, 2009 05:10 PM

                                                                                                                                  Gigi, do you have Pathmark in DC? i just saw a big display of the full-size ones at a store here in Jersey the other day...of course it immediately made me think of this thread :)

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                                                                                                                                    Gigi007 RE: goodhealthgourmet Sep 2, 2009 08:01 PM

                                                                                                                                    Unfortunately we don't have Pathmark here, goodhealthgourmet, but maybe I can twist the arm of a friend in Long Island do get me some now that you mention it.

                                                                                                                                    Another confession, I bought a LARGE box of Milk Duds and and another one of MALTED MILK BALLS. So much for dieting...

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                                                                                                                                      goodhealthgourmet RE: Gigi007 Sep 3, 2009 07:40 AM

                                                                                                                                      ok, then do you have A&P? they're now owned by the same company so it could be worth a look...

                                                                                                                                3. DallasDude RE: bigfellow Sep 3, 2009 12:28 AM

                                                                                                                                  Idaho Spud, Texan Bar, and to cover the smell of cigarettes... sen-sen.

                                                                                                                                  1. iL Divo RE: bigfellow Sep 2, 2010 04:11 PM

                                                                                                                                    They were called Hollywood or Hollywoodland candy bars.
                                                                                                                                    Very very dark chocolate coated, a bit bigger or longer and wider than a snickers, a light sticky nouget inside, very simple, but simply delicious.

                                                                                                                                    At Peggy Sue's Diner in Barstow California, they have [anyone remember? > ] "Flicks" from the movies? Foil wrapped in round wrappers little round discs of chocolate...

                                                                                                                                    1. Breadcrumbs RE: bigfellow Sep 3, 2010 10:20 AM



                                                                                                                                      Milky Bar


                                                                                                                                      and of course, I'm always up for a Kit Kat!

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                                                                                                                                        tullius RE: Breadcrumbs Sep 3, 2010 02:52 PM

                                                                                                                                        Pearsons chocolate covered salted nut roll. Hard to find, havent' seen any it in a couple of years. I used to get them at Home Depot or Lowes or Meynards, I forget which.

                                                                                                                                        Also Ice Cubes. They're chocolate with ground hazel nut. They come & go in inpulse item tubs at the counter in convenience stores.

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