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Sponge Candy

Meowzerz Feb 3, 2013 09:37 PM

Does anyone else love sponge candy? I wonder how many people have even heard of it! In Western New York it is quite prevalent and adored. I've enjoyed it all my life. I see that other regions call it "sponge toffee" and "honeycomb toffee" (Sounds weird to me, lol.) Please state your approximate location in your reply and what name you call sponge candy.

PS- Makes a great Valentine's Day chocolate ;)

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  1. ipsedixit RE: Meowzerz Feb 3, 2013 09:40 PM

    Sea foam (SoCal)

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      Meowzerz RE: ipsedixit Feb 3, 2013 09:48 PM

      So funny to me! Just wondering, yours is covered in chocolate too, right? Sponge candy is always covered in milk, dark, or orange chocolate up here.

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        ipsedixit RE: Meowzerz Feb 3, 2013 09:58 PM

        Chocolate or white chocolate.

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        MsMaryMc RE: ipsedixit Feb 4, 2013 11:28 PM

        I've lived mostly on the west coast (California and Washington) and I've always heard it called sea foam or honeycomb. It's generally covered in chocolate in these parts.

        Sorry, but "sponge candy" doesn't even sound appealing, and I love the stuff!

      3. gaffk RE: Meowzerz Feb 4, 2013 09:21 AM

        Molasses sponge here in Philadelphia. But I've only seen milk and dark chocolate.

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          pinehurst RE: gaffk Feb 4, 2013 12:53 PM

          And here on the NH border it's molasses sponge too but I've never seen it with chocolate, only nekkid! I'm intrigued w/ the chocolate though!

          Used to be a staple holiday candy way back in my way back machine.

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            gaffk RE: pinehurst Feb 4, 2013 01:03 PM

            Odd, I've never seen it without the chocolate. But I'd be willing to try it.

            Full confession: I have an assortment from the local chocolate store, and after seeing this thread, I had to sneak a dark chocolate molasses sponge.

        2. stecworld RE: Meowzerz Feb 4, 2013 09:24 AM

          Honeycomb here in SE Michigan. And I love, love, love the stuff!

          1. Frosty Melon RE: Meowzerz Feb 4, 2013 09:54 AM

            In Northern Michigan I grew up seeing/buying it in candy shops labeled "Sea Foam". Odd since there's no sea anywhere nearby.

            It's sold (randomly here in San Francisco) as a candy bar at corner markets and such under the name Violet Crumble.

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              Meowzerz RE: Frosty Melon Feb 4, 2013 06:47 PM

              I gotta try that!

            2. Sra. Swanky RE: Meowzerz Feb 4, 2013 10:02 AM

              Just north of NYC. I always called in sponge candy. No one around me has heard of it except for people from the area who went to school in Buffalo or Rochester, NY like i did! How I miss it! We used to go to Mike's or Condrell's in Buffalo for our sponge candy fix.

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                Meowzerz RE: Sra. Swanky Feb 4, 2013 06:45 PM

                I'm from Rochester too :-) I'm glad I'm learning the names that other regions use for sponge candy so if there is a sponge candy emergency while traveling, I'll know what to ask for. lol

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                HillJ RE: Meowzerz Feb 4, 2013 10:04 AM


                Absolutely! Then we just chocolate dip em!

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                  Meowzerz RE: HillJ Feb 4, 2013 06:46 PM

                  Awesome link! THanks

                2. grayelf RE: Meowzerz Feb 4, 2013 06:49 PM

                  Known as sponge toffee here in BC, Canada. Sold as a Crunchie bar enrobed in milk chocolate also (domestic version, not the one imported from England). Loved it when I was a kid but find it a bit too sweet now. Also have to be more mindful of potential filling damage now!

                  1. meatn3 RE: Meowzerz Feb 5, 2013 08:04 AM

                    I had it as a child. My Father was from St. Louis and would bring it back from his trips to that area. ISTR he called it honeycomb.

                    It didn't thrill me as a kid. I'd be interested in revisiting it as an adult!

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