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retro foods

phelana May 19, 2011 11:21 AM

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. mamachef RE: phelana May 19, 2011 05:02 PM

    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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      Isolda RE: mamachef May 19, 2011 06:04 PM

      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!

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        jlhinwa RE: mamachef May 19, 2011 09:23 PM

        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. ipsedixit RE: phelana May 19, 2011 05:12 PM

        Continuing the confections theme ... Bit O Honey.

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          mamachef RE: ipsedixit May 19, 2011 06:01 PM

          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.

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            ipsedixit RE: mamachef May 19, 2011 08:07 PM

            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. iluvcookies RE: phelana May 19, 2011 08:14 PM

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

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            ferret RE: iluvcookies May 19, 2011 09:17 PM

            One-stop shopping for all of teh above:


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