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Walked into Bass River Mercantile in Yarmouth, MA and found Bonomo's Turkish Taffy, Beeman's gum and assorted items from my childhood. What retro foods do you find now and love?

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  1. Every now and again I stumble over Teaberry gum, and it's Oh Happy Day when I do. I've bought entire cases and hoarded it. Tip: old gum is not necessarily good gum.

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    1. re: mamachef

      I love BlackJack gum. The flavor only lasts about 15 seconds, and then it leaves a wicked nasty taste in your mouth, but it is delicious while it lasts!

      1. re: mamachef

        Oh my gosh! I love Teaberry gum! Oh happy day, indeed. I haven't seen it in ages...I need to keep a sharper eye out.

      2. Continuing the confections theme ... Bit O Honey.

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        1. re: ipsedixit

          I've always loved Bit O Honey, and so did mom. Guess what inevitably disappeared from my Hallowee'en stash? Oh well, at least she left the kitkats and mini bindles of pop rocks alone.

          1. re: mamachef

            I used to stuff like four or five of them in my mouth at one time. It was a-w-e-s-o-m-e.

        2. Valomilk... Economy Candy in NYC has these and I absolutely love them.

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