I use to love those candy lipsticks that were covered with gold foil that were a funny red color and kind of soft(not the ones available today). I found out that they are discontinued. I also loved Astro Pops and I think they are discontinued too. I would take an Astro Pop to the movies and it would last me through the whole show.
Though not technically a candy I absolutely love cin. candy apples. Can’t wait until cool weather so I can get my fill of these.
And by the way-i do not really like chocolate-I love sour candy…[xx(]
Nothing worse then candy corn ! [xx(]
i love peanut M&Ms and i have to tell you the story…When i was a young woman and had the horrible monthly curse, my Dad always gave me a hot water bottle for my abdomen and a bag of peanut M&Ms….never failed, but no words exchanged.Just thought he was being a nice guy….I never knew the connection of my Mom craving chocolate and he assuming I did-i liked salty!!!Nevertheless, when my Father went to the Mayo clinic to have his lung cancer further investigated, at the airport i slipped a bag of peanut M&Ms in his pocket..he looked at me quite funny, and then his face softened and he said "Thanks, Goofy"(my nickname forever)He survived the lung cancer, by the way….[:)]
I’m a candyholic. I liked/like any candy (including Necco Wafers) except these:
Walnettos, or any candy with walnuts
Sour cherry Jolly Rancher
Hershey chocolate (I’m a chocolate snob who can’t abide Hershey chocolate. It smells like baby sick to me)
That nasty dill pickle flavored hard candy sucker from the mid sixties. I just had to try it….
But my all time favorite candies that I still buy almost every time I head to the store: Lemon drops and root beer barrels.
hmm…I wonder if it’s all the food coloring in those bright easter eggs that gives them that bitter aftertaste??
Anyway, as far as candy I that really sticks out in my mind from when I was little:
I remember marvelling at the changing colors and layers of a jawbreaker; a necklace you could EAT, bead by bead; the way cotton candy just MELTS in your mouth (when we were lucky enough to get it!); milk duds (they really DO look remarkably like deer droppings – my dad was a bit of a jokester); and MACKINTOSH’s toffee (gotta remember that red and plaid box)! Oh yes, and jelly beans and candy canes, of course! and Oh Henry! and Eat-More candy bars.
I also remember Mom’s yummy homemade peppermint patties…MMM!
LOL on the horrid oblong, way too crispy/sugary Easter eggs!
They WERE nasty.
Loved and still love:
Heath Bars (not Skors)
Mary Janes and those black or orange wax-wrapped Halloween candies, mixed together, yum! If black and orange candies unavailable, Bit ‘o Honeys are good alternative
Symphony Bar (WOWZAH, but only the ones w/almonds!)
The now defunct Caravelle Bar (sob)
Nestle Crunch Bar
Russell Stover choco bunnies (heads bitten first)
Brach’s Mellocreme pumpkins (can we say "Halloweenishere??!")
Junque I loved as a kid:
Candy buttons on paper (which look like LSD candy)
MILK SHAKE Bars (oh my!)
Those banana-flavored taffy lollipops
Candy I can’t abide:
Root beer barrels
Yah forgot about Bullseyes! Those little caramel pieces with a mint center. Used to get them at the local school store in Chicago for 2 for a penny!
Things I detested as a kid–
Chocolate with fruit, molasses, nuts or especially peanut butter in the mix, such as:
any Halloween taffy wrapped in orange or black
Things I loved as a kid–
Nestle Triple Decker Bar (white, milk, AND semisweet cocolate in a single bar!)
Loved Necco Wafers and Banana Bikes. Also Snickers, Payday and Zero candy bars.
Hated anything coconut or licorice.
Oh the memories!! I remember vanilla and banana flavored taffy as being something I could live on. Three musketeers yes, and anyone remember milkshake bars? chocolate nougat in white chocolate coating. and yes, any candy bar frozen, especially in the summer.
mallow cups are awesome. and heath bars.
the only candy I really remember hating was good and plenty.
I was not a picky child.[;)]
My ex-husband and my son love them, could live off them. [xx(] They aren’t so crazy about the chocolate though.
Favorite was frozen Charleston Chew bars ! The Marathon bars (frozen) were good also.
Neccos seem to be universally dispised (at least according to this forum). Obviously some people do enjoy them or they wouldn’t still be in business. Anyone…?
Hollywood and Milkshake bars were 3� when all the others were 5�.
Someone mentioned the Seven-Up bar which was like buying a miniature connected box of assorted chocolates.
Nobody has mentioned Pez?!??!?
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