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Remember Those Candies That You Bought As a Kid From The Local Candy Store? Ahhh, Those Wonderful Memories!
Here are some of those famous candies I remember as a little kid. Most of these are still around too. See how many you can remember.
Switzers Black Licorice - This was always a favorite of mine as I do like a good licorice
Good and Plenty - Another favorite licorice
Black Crows - Licorice gum drops in a box and I usually got these when I went to the movies
JuJuBes - Not bad but not a favorite of mine but they did in a pinch when I needed a candy fix
Milk Duds - Always a classic
Gum Balls- Usually got these out of the machine and they were really jaw and tooth breakers
Red Pistachio Nuts - Loved these things out of the penny machine., Remember how they stained your hands red from all that dye on the shells?
Bazooka Bubble Gum (with the waxy paper cartoon) This was a favorite bubble gum of mine
Topps Bubble Gum (with the Baseball Cards) Another favorite bubble gum - I had hundreds of those baseball cards that I wish I still had now. They would be worth a pretty penny
Mary Janes - Always good and were popular handouts on Halloween
Bits O Honey- Great for a nice honey taste
Those colored sugar dots called Candy Buttons on that paper tape - Remember how some of that paper stuck to those dots when you peeled them off and ate them?
Those Halloween Orange Wax Whistles - For the life of me I don't know why I liked these things that you were supposed to chew on after you stopped whistling on them I guess
Those Wax Bottles of colored Sugar Syrups - Still around too
Those super sweet pale orange "peanut shaped" "quasi marshmallow loosies" - I always liked those stupid things too
Mars Bars - Good but not a real favorite of mine
Peter Paul Mounds - A favorite of mine the dark chocoloate covered coconut is great
Almond Joy - Almost like the Mounds but was coconut covered in a milk chocolate and with two big almonds on top
Snickers - Always a favorite to this day. I like to freeze them first
Three Musketeers - Good but not a fave of mine
Jelly Beans - Always a favorite around Easter time and still are
Red Licorice sticks sold as "loosies" - Not a fave of mine as I always wanted only the real black licorice
Clark Bars - Good too
Bubble Gum Cigars - Not a fave but had them now and then
Candy Cigarettes - Don't quite know why I liked these stupid sugary things quite frankly
Chocolate Orange Sticks and Chocolate Raspberry Sticks - These were always fantastic favorites of mine. I may just order up some
Jolly Ranchers - OK but not a fave of mine
Junior Mints - Always liked a box of these to eat at the movies
Spearmint Jelly Leaves (loosies) - Ate 'em when I had to. Not fond of spearmint
Necco Wafers - I sorta liked these things in a strange way but they not the greatest though
Bonomos Turkish Taffy - Always a tooth destroying favorite of mine especially the vanilla. Remember how, especially in cold weather, you had to smack the bar on a hard surface to break it up into smaller bite size edible pieces? You couldn't crack these thing with your teeth when cold because they were hard as a rock and you risked breaking a tooth.
Atomic Fire Balls - Not for me!
Chocolate Gold Coins in a Bag - These were OK but a royal real pain to eat cause you had to take off that gold foil. By the time you got the dang foil off, the chocolate was partially melted and all over your hands and clothes.
Cherry or Orange Slices (loosies) - These were a favorite that I just might order soon too
Fizzies Drink Tablets - Tried these a couple times. Not the greatest. They were like fruit flavored Alka Seltzers.
Pez with their dispensers - This was really sort of a fad thing that I did a few times. The dispenser was neat but the candies themselves basically sucked.
RockyRoad Bars -Good in a pinch
Tootsie Rolls - Always pretty good and was another very popular candy especially given out at Halloween trick or treat time
Root Beer Barrels - These were pretty good too I was always a root beer fan
Saf -T -Pops - Nah! Not really. I was never a fan of any kind of lollipop. Didn't much like Tootsie Pops either
Marshmallow Ice Cream Cones - These things were sort of freaky to eat and they were like air filled foam basically
Jaw Breakers - Not my thing but did them every now and then. Was fun getting them out of the penny gum ball machine though. Remember those?
M&Ms - Always a classic and a favorite of mine to this day
BlackJack Chewing Gum - My favorite chewing gum. You could always play a gag on folks by putting the black gum over your front teeth to make it look like they were all knocked out. Actually all your teeth probably rotted out early after eating all these candies and stuff anyway! LOL
Teaberry Chewing Gum - My next favorite chewing gum
Beer Nuts - Eat 'em if you got 'em I always said. Pretty good too
Candy Korn - Always at Easter time and Halloween
Ludens Cough Drops - Ate these a lot too - cough, cough! I liked the Smith Brothers black licorice cough drops even better.
Caramels - Good, but remember how they used to glue your jaw together until you could get them to soften up a bit in your mouth?
Reeses - Good in a pinch for me
Hershey Bars - Always great and the dark chocolate is always fantastic in my book to this day
Butter Fingers - Popular for me receiving these around Halloween.They were another popular candy to hand out to us when trick or treating
Animal Crackers - These were good and that circus animal box with the sting was pretty cool
Rock Candy - Nah! Not really for me. Much better if you took the clear rock candy crystals and let them dissolve in a bottle of rye whiskey along with some fruit slices and let it sit for a couple of weeks. (Note; I DID NOT DO THIS AS A KID!) LOL
Anise Pieces - Again, anything that was licorice for me was a favorite
Many Candies Were Sold "Loosie" As Penny Candies.
As I was researching for this article hub, I discovered to my delightful amazement that most of all the candies in the preceding list are STILL AROUND and can be ordered and purchased online. Just follow the links found in here or do a GOOGLE SEARCH and they will lead you back to your childhood candy favorites regardless of what decade you want to regress to. AWESOME AND FUN!! Should bring back those tasty memories that killed our teeth early too!
Given the fact that we now are supposed to "eat healthy" it may not be a good idea to have the grandkids around while you shop for your favorites for I am sure they will haunt you to get some and be able to sample what they missed back in our days.
There are several terrific great links when I Googled the search term "penny candies" and the search returned with a complete listing of suppliers and their candy inventories and prices. You are as close to your childhood sweets as you are to your computer keyboard and the deliveryman when they bring them right to your door. No more having to go down and hang out with the gang at the local candy store like we had to do back in the day!
No wonder looking back on my childhood candy consumption I think I had ADHD from overdosing on all that sugary stuff, not to mention the havoc it wreaked on my teeth too. REALLY!!!
I don't know if it holds medically true that all that candy consumption makes a kid hyperactive BUT, I certainly was when I was that age. My family always kept telling me to "simmer down" and that I "had ants in my pants"!! I truly believe, looking back, that I was constantly "freaked out" on all that candy that I ate. LOL
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this nostalgic trip down candy "memory lane" and l betcha you are gonna probably order some too just to see if that stuff tastes as good as you remember it.
Let me know too!
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Here Are Some Rally Weird, Wild and Truly Wacky Candies That I Just Discovered! How would you like to try these "modern" candies? LOL
I have found these really goofy, nutty, and crazy contemporary candies on the web to intrigue you and treat and tingle your taste buds. I am sure that, unless they are noted as being sugar free that they will rot your teeth out just as fast as the candies from our past eras.
Find them and give them a try.
I think your kids, grandkids, and great grandkids will think they are "cool" and a real "hoot"!! You just might even enjoy them too! Ya never know. LOL
A lot of these would be GREAT FOR HALLOWEEN TREATS!!
Bloody Eye Brain Soup Kit
Making Your Own Candy blood Vial
Giant Gummy Rats
Worms & Dirt
Body Part Gummy Lollipops
crunchy candy brain cells, and chewy candy neurons
Worm Poo Vials
Uncle Urnie's Candy Ashes Remains
Zombie Heart with Zombie Blood
Giant Gummy Snakes with crunchy candy pebbles
Pink Eye Pus
Formula Pee, Asparagus Pee, and Formula Poo
Gummy Unicorn Poop
Blood Sucking Sour Candy Blood Vial
Candy Flowers are a tasty candy powder made with real edible flowers
Sparkling Vegetable Soup
Creature Candy Blood; Troll Blood, Zombie Blood, Demon Blood, Vampire Blood, and Goblin Blood
Louisiana candies; Louisiana Hot Cherry Pepper Powder Candy, Louisiana Cajun Candy Nuggets, Louisiana Cajun Candy Powder, and Louisiana Liquid Hot Sour Cherry Pepper Candy.
Goth Balls; have a soft chewy jelly bean center
Chocolate Mustache Pops
Chocolate Bacon Surprise
Custom Labeled Candy Boogers - (Just name your favorite animal booger)
Rainbow Unicorn Boogers
Green Apple Zombie Boogers
Big Chocolate Brains; are 5.5 oz and are available in a variety of colors and flavors
Chocolate Brain Pops
Chocolate Gummy Body Parts Meat; includes one chocolate gummy brain, one chocolate gummy heart, and one chocolate gummy ear
Undead Candy Fingers
Candy Mushroom Bags
Pickles and cream mustaches
Candy Pink Poops & Candy Brown Poops
Candy Plasma Kit; A nice mix . Includes red blood cells, white blood cells, and plasma
Crime Scene Candy Kit - t includes a shrunk wrapped package of Candy Blood, Candy Urine, and Candy Saliva
Big Blood Sample Vial
Zombie Poop & Unicorn Poop Specimen Cups
Candy Human Organ for transplants - available in hearts and brains