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Subject: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: GUEST,Desert Dancer
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 01:11 AM

My sister and I are trying to remember the name of the candy we used to get in the 1960s: it was a sort of taffy, rolled thin and flat, about 2" x 3". You smacked it with your hand to break it into pieces to eat. Any ideas???

~ Becky temporarily outside Ashland, Oregon


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 01:36 AM

I should know that one, Becky. I remember it, but can't remember the name. I should ask my old dentist, who still calls me "Joey." He made a lot of money on that candy back in the 60's.

This Google Search will take you to all sorts fo nostalgic candy.

-Joey Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: harpgirl
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 01:50 AM

Bonomos turkish taffy!

harpy
(the candy kid)


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: GUEST,peedeecee
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 02:18 AM

Did it come in a plaid package?


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: catspaw49
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 05:10 AM

You nailed it in one Harpster.....or at least that is the first thing that popped into my mind too. Bonomo's.......They even advetized on TV at one point! I loved the stuff.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Jeri
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 07:47 AM

A bit about the candy in Mr Bonomo's obit.

I think the wrapper was a beige-ish yellow, but I could be wrong. I seem to remember the name was printed diagonally. You had to get those buggers cold before you smacked them on a table or something, or they'd just lie there and mock you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Amos
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 09:28 AM

The ad was musical: B-O! N-O! M-O! O! O! O! It's Bonomo's!!

There were imitators but I never fell for 'em. Sad to say I never noticed when Bobnomo's fell off the market.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Maryrrf
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 09:35 AM

Sounds a little bit like a Sugar Daddy? Or was it Sugar Baby???


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Amos
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 09:57 AM

We also applied that technique to Charleston Chews which had been left in the freezer.

Sugar Daddies were a kind of brown long-lasting sucker. Sugar Babies were (IIRC) little chocolate covered chewies,

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: harpgirl
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 10:50 AM

I had a Sugar Daddy last week! I just stuck my elbow on the sucker stick!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: harpgirl
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 10:58 AM

Amos...you forgot CAAAAANNNNDDDDYYY!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Jeri
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 11:10 AM

No chocolate, Amos. They were these little lumps of chewy sweet stuff. I never noticed when Bonomo's disappeared either. I gave them up because they got a little too crunchy and metallic-tasting, what with all the silver stuff stuck in them.

Harpy, you're supposed to throw those things out in a couple of days or so. If you don't, you can end up with a giant dust-bunny-and-bugsickle. Trust me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Once Famous
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 01:25 PM

Very uncanny, as my wife just last week was trying to remember what turned out to be Bonomo's Turkish Taffy. There was a web site about old fashioned candy that helped us remember this stuff. Turns out, it was bought out by Tootise Roll here in Chicago and has not been made since the late '80s. She had such a jones for it!

Charlston Chew is very close and was able to satisfy the crave.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 01:30 PM

www.prep-h.com/candy.html

Get to this site and scroll past the Prep H It is the second item down. Does that ring a bell?


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Amos
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 02:29 PM

Nope.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 02:48 PM

I remember a bar that was a chocolate covered white candy with nuts. We'd do as was described above, break the bar then eat it out of the wrapper piece by piece. It comes up via Google as a Look Bar. If you didn't do that, the chocolate got all over you if you tried to bite through it and struggled with the nougat.

There was another one that I tended to break before eating called a Big Hunk that came in a dark brown wrapper.

Here's a link to the Annabell Candy Company that makes several others I enjoyed as a kid, including Rocky Road and U-no bars.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: GUEST,Allan S.
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 06:42 PM

Go to gumdropgarden.com   They are a store in Cheshire Connecticut that has all the nostalgia candy you could ever want. Toll free number 1-866-272-8542
They ship world wide. They have a candy that is identical to the old Bonomos turkish taffey. Just looking at their list I see Teaberry gum, chicklets gum, Goo Goo cluster, Mallo cup, clark bar, sky bar, zagnut, and zero bar, moon pies, valomilk, candy buttons, pop rocks, Wax fangs, and wax lips, Wonka bar to name a few also Squarel nut zippers.
Their e-bay website shows 327 different items   Dried fruit and nuts.
Low carb atkins bars and sugar-free candy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: GUEST,Allan S
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 06:52 PM

I just called the owner and he has the replacement for Bonomos turkish taffey. It is called DESHERS FRENCH CHEW. Tell him you saw it on mudcat.    enjoy
Allan


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: harpgirl
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 06:55 PM

Bonomo's was really a nougat, according to internet legend. Candymaking is an art I haven't yet mastered...


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Cluin
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 08:06 PM

Sounds similar to a Canadian candy we had in the 60s & 70s. The KooKoo taffy bar (5 cents each, I remember). It was in 3 flavours (Neopolitan), rolled flat and wrapped in wax paper, and pulled out filling faster than a stale Kraft caramel. The only thing better than that was a little white hard taffy called a Mojo (2 for a penny).


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 09:00 PM

Zagnut! Zero! Mmmmmmmmm..... I think Zagnut was like a Clark bar but without the chocolate coating. I wasn't all that crazy about chocolate when I was a kid. Fortunately, I've matured since then.

Oh, and Amos, as I recall, the jingle went:

B-O! N-O! M-O! Bonomo! Oh-Oh-Oh, it's Bonomo's! Can-dy.

But I could be wrong...I often am.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: SINSULL
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 09:00 PM

I had a summer job in the 60s as a receptionist in the Woolworth Building. Joe Bonomo came in weekly to see the candy buyer. I can remember being so impressed at knowing one of the Bonomo's. Vanilla was my favorite flavor. And i do miss it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: harpgirl
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 09:37 PM

Zagnut...the inside of a Butterfingers...


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 09:50 PM

well, I'll cofess I never heard of Bonomo...maybe it didn't get as far as Kansas...

the one I thought of was Bit-O-Honey, several little chewey noughts with waxed paper woven between the pieces to keep them from sticking together. I haven't see one in years! Wonder where these people find them?


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Little Hawk
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 10:04 PM

Sounds very similar to MacIntoshe's Toffee bars which were sold in Canada, but I'm not sure if they were available in the USA. They were in a thin cardboard box about 2" x 3" with a plaid decorative motif...mostly a reddish plaid color. Yes, you could break them when they were cold, but I found it more fun to warm them up some...whereupon they got flexible and a bit stretchy. You would then clamp down on the bar with your teeth and worry off a chunk, like Fido chewing on a bone. You could then chew the stuff for ages. It was the World's longest lasting candy bar to eat...and that's what I really loved about them, aside from the flavour. You simply could not eat those things quickly.

They were very, very chewy. Good exercise for the jaws, but not so good for your teeth, I'm afraid. I gave a hunk of one to my dog once (a dachshund), and he nearly went crazy with it, cos it got stuck in his back teeth. He was chewing on it for a very long time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Bobert
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 11:05 PM

Man, geeze oh, pete...

It was the HEATH BAR!

You knotheads, a danged Heath Bar!..

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 11:18 PM

The family used to stop in at the "Nut Tree" in Vacaville, near Davis, Ca. and get all manner of crystaline sugar... It came in all colors and sizes. Pure sugar really... But what I loved the most, was the peanut brittle. Quite crunchy, it was... but when it warmed up it got kinda stuck between yer toofies... It was great frozen, but impossible to break... which made it last...

Charelston Chew... frozen... and hours of ping-pong with a snorkel ball. Oh man... though you couldn't get me to eat a Charelston Chew these days even if you threatened me with hours of loud "New Country" music, I could still play ping-pong!

Clack ka ka Clack... ka Clack... ka Clack... ka Clack... ka Clack... ka Clack... ka Clack... ka Clack ka Clack... ka Clack... ka Clack... ka Clack... ka Clack... ka Clack... ka Clack... ka Clack... ka.... Woah! Nice one! ...Your serve...
ttr


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Alice
Date: 11 Jul 04 - 11:21 PM

Big Hunk was my favorite candy when I was a kid. You could break it in pieces like you describe. It only cost a nickle back then.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 12 Jul 04 - 01:02 AM

I remember something like Cluin describes. I don't know what it was called, but it was really thin long strips of toffee in a waxed paper wrapper. It looked big and it was inexpensive. Not much to it. I think I remember it being Neopolitan.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 12 Jul 04 - 04:00 AM

Sounds like Bit O' Honey to me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Ellenpoly
Date: 12 Jul 04 - 10:13 AM

This is making me crazy! I know exactly what you're talking about. I remember eating the stuff. And it came in different flavors. I remember that I liked the chocolate, but there were some that were pretty horrific. One was a pink colour and made me gag. Darn! No one has mentioned it yet, I'm pretty sure. It's definitely NOT Bit-o-Honey, but I think it WAS the Bonomo. I just googled it and found this one paragraph;

"In time, three new flavors appeared: chocolate, strawberry and banana. According to Tico Bonomo, the company sold 80 million to 100 million bars a year in the 50's and 60's and employed as many as 350 workers at the Coney Island plant, where it also produced hard candy."

It MUST be this! It was the strawberry I hated, but I remember the banana as being pretty dreadful too.

Thanks for the sensory blast from the past!

..xx..e


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: SINSULL
Date: 12 Jul 04 - 02:29 PM

Around the same time, the Milk Shake bar was popular in NYC. Our local soda shop used to stick a popsicle stick in them and freeze them then sold them as frozen Milk Shakes. Haven't seen those in years.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Once Famous
Date: 12 Jul 04 - 02:41 PM

I remember the Milk Shake bar in chicago. It was not as good as a Milky Way, the chocolate just not as good quality wise.

Milky Ways are still sold frozen in some stores.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 13 Jul 04 - 12:10 AM

ABAZABA



Sincerely,

Gargoyle



A geographic location helps! And does not require a personal-type search for dental records


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: LadyJean
Date: 13 Jul 04 - 12:40 AM

I got to know some Iranian students when I went to Transylvania College. They brought a sweet called gaz (well that's how it's pronounced. I'm not sure what alphabet Iranians use, since they speak Farsi not Arabic.) It tasted a lot like vanilla Turkish taffy. (Bonomo's also made banana and strawberry.)

My family used to get Mullane's Taffy from Cinncinatti every Christmas. It was delicious stuff. I'm not sure if it's still being made.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: GUEST,Frugleskewl13
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 05:31 PM

If you want to get those great candies you once had as a child then go to to www.gumdropgarden.com It's my familys store and we have all your favorate!!!!! just visit the sight and take a walk down memory lane!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 07:25 PM

Bill D.

Bit-O-Honey is still around. I still see the "bars" occasionally, but you're much more likely to find the "barlets" individually wrapped in those "assortment packages" of "soft candies." They usually come in the same package with "Bulls-Eyes" and "Slo-Pokes," The wrapper off the one I'm chawin' on now says they're a Nestlé product.

The Bit-O-Honey bits have changed a bit though. They used to be creamy peanut butter and honey, and they've switched them to a sort of semi-chunky p'butter with little gritty things in them. Judging from the label, the "peanut butter" they use now is actually "almond butter," but the flavor's pretty much the same.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Bill D
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 07:39 PM

*tsk*....nostalgia ain't what it used to be. (I have never seen a Bit-o-Honey here...maybe I oughta come back to Wichita and look...but I'd guess Wichita ain't like I remember either..*grin*)


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Little Hawk
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 08:13 PM

Sounds similar to MacIntosh's Toffee Bars, which came in a plaid package. I think it was only available in Canada, but I'm not sure about that.

When it was cold enough, you could break off sections. It became quite malleable when warmer. If you gave some to the dog he'd get it stuck in his back teeth and go nuts. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: SINSULL
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 08:15 PM

And the AD WITH A "SIXTOPUS" SPOKESMAN RAN:
"bIT-o-hONEY GOES A LONG, LONG WAY.
iF YOU HAVE ONE HEAD, IT LASTS ALL DAY."

dAMN cAPSLOCK!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Bill D
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 08:47 PM

hey, SINSULL..if you have Win XP you can set it to 'beepity' at you when you hit the CAPSLOCK...if no XP, you can have a program called FirstCap that will notify you...and do more besides!.....

but that would ruin your aura, wouldn't it...*grin*


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: robomatic
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 01:05 AM

Ah, the Nut Tree in Vacaville. When I was a kid that was the Ultima Thule of foodie retreats. I may only have been there once but never forgot the little working miniature train that you could ride to the restaurant. Much later, a friend with a pilot's license and I flew in to their little airport and took their little train to their restaurant. I think the restaurant survived but the railroad didn't. Don't know about the airport.

While we're in California, I draw your attention to "It's-Its", the finest chocolate covered ice cream oatmeal cookie sandwich in existence. "It's-Its" can still be found, but their distributorship is almost extinct. I think you have to be in the right part of San Francisco to find them these days. Oddly enough, I found them by the case in the oil fields of Alaska (actually, the cafeterias there). My theory is that some ARCO executive got them on the commissary stock list. I made sure everyone on my crew got one (whether they wanted one or not). If you get the chance, try this delicacy while it's still there to be had. Ain't no other ice-cream cookie that comes close.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Padre
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 01:18 AM

Bill D,

I can get Bit-o-Honey in Clifton Forge and Lexington, VA. Maybe we can work out a trade of some sort.

Padre


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 01:57 AM

Why does "capslock" always provide such a challenge? The "backspace" key is your friend, and/or you can retype if you don't like the look of it once you touch the "capslock" key again.

Bit-o-Honey was the candy-of-last-resort when I was a kid; you only ate it if there was absolutely NOTHING else around to choose from.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 02:00 AM

Gargoyle nabbed it.... ABAZABA
That's the other Taffy we all knew. The one that was like Turkisih taffy.

Still made I believe


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: KT
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 02:07 AM

Ahem, Sins,

"Bit o honey goes a long, long way.
It's the chewy candy that you don't have to chew
Just melt it in your mouth 'til the nuts pop through!"

And Mark Clark, your recollection is very close to mine:

"You spell it -
B-O! N-O! M-O! Bonomo! Oh-Oh-Oh, Bonomo's! Turkish Taffy!!! Caaaan-dy."

Little Hawk, we used to drive over the Peace Bridge several times a year, and always came back with MacIntosh Toffee, which was not available in the states. Had a visit to the Falls last year and last stop before returning home was for MacIntosh Toffee! Just for ol' times' sake!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: open mike
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 01:09 PM

i occasionally see clark's gums--
teaberry, cinnamint,
anyone remember the teaberry shuffle..?
and adams....blackjack,beemans and clove
http://www.oldtimecandy.com/black-jack-beemans-clove-gum.htm


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: SINSULL
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 03:06 PM

wHY SPOIL MY FUN????


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Little Hawk
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 06:23 PM

I knew it! Another thing "Only Available in Canada"!!! MacIntosh's Toffee. Ah, the memories. And you can still get it, I think. It's great stuff. Takes forever to eat the whole bar, so you really get your money's worth (and a sore jaw too, if you eat the whole thing at one sitting). Ask the dog about that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: sue exhull
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 06:35 PM

HI if you look on www.cybercandy.co.uk you may find some of the things there ,lots of nice things :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: KT
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 07:13 PM

Yeah, LH.....only thing about present day Mac Toffee is that it's much harder on the fillings than it used to be......

Anyone remember Violets and CHoward's scented chewing gum?


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 07:38 PM

As I scroll through the pages at the old time candy site, I marvel that some of this stuff is still around.

I was a serious hard candy junky as a child.

Watermelon jolly ranchers...

Lemonheads & Sour Lemons...

Peppermint kisses...

Red hots...

Dum Dum lollipops.

But I haven't seen my biggest fave, Firestix. They were super hot cinammon candy in the shape of a bar, but was hard candy. You lick them to a super sharp point, then stick and poke your siblings with them, just like we did with the candy canes at Xmas time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Little Hawk
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 08:06 PM

Atomic fireballs were another hot item. They were the size and shape of a large marble, dark red, rock hard, and very hot in the outer layers. As you worked your way slowly in toward the center they got less hot. I think they too are still available.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: ev
Date: 19 Dec 04 - 02:19 AM

Chowards Violet Mints & Gum -- you can still get them, there is nothing like them. Addictive.

and I love the Altoids -- they now make Ginger flavored mints -- the Peppermints are great for headaches, and the ginger candy will settle your tummy =)


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Dave'sWife
Date: 19 Dec 04 - 06:08 AM

Altoids of any flavor I find especially useful during Sunday Services. When I see my Husband, Dave, nodding off and about to snore, I pop one in his mouth and suddenly he is wide awake again. Other wives noticed this effective cure for the Nod-off disease and we all now carry a Mini-Tin in our purse or pocket. We have the freshest smelling Service in all of town!

Mind you, many of the husband's nodding off aren't so much bored as they are tired. The frequent Nodders are always the fellows who work in Construction or in Film where they are required to get up before dawn and work well past seven in the evening. Come sunday at 9 Am...they have all they can do to stay awake even when they are on their feet singing hymns! As soon as we sit down and some speaker with a soft voice is talking...Time for the Altoids! Sometimes we just let them sleep. After all, they did get up, shower, shave and put on a tie. That's something.

Currently I am addicted to something called Hint Mints which have an odd, slightly curved tin that fits perfectly in the back pocket of your jeans.

My roommate at University always chewed Teaberry gum. Couldn't stand the stuff myself.

I got addicted to Voilet Crumble bars myself in the early 90's after making friends with an Australian who needed them sent to him by the case on location. Those are horribly sweet chocolate covered honeycomb things...no violet flavor at all. I used to drive all over town to find them so I could pack them off to him. Also in those care packages were Trebor mints and some kind of mint called XXX that came by the roll.

Still, nothing like a good Cadbury Flake bar every now and then.

I used to eat something called Ice Cubs...not Cubes...it was a pun as there was a bear cub on the label. That was in the 70's. That was an especially slippery feeling milk chocolate square that melted in your mouth. Similar flavor to Cadbury, but American.

Dum Dums are still the best lollipop there is next to Tootsie Pops. Dum Dums are actually sensible owing to their smaller size. They are not big enough to tempt you to crack them with your teeth and just large enough to satisfy the urge for a Lollipop.

I used to like Charms Sour pop lollipops as a child.

This will most likely be a silly question for the UKers but...Was there ever really a Coulter's Candy? And if there were, is there still?

That was a song my mother sang to me as a child..

Ally Bally, ally bally me
sitting on your mamma's knee
waiting on a wee penny
for to buy some Coulter's candy

or something like that.

It was on an Irish Rovers record we wore out the grooves of. The album that had Brambleshire Wood on it. (a rather good anti-war song) It might have been Tales To Warm Your Mind.
There were some right odd songs on that album...one about a pig who drowns himself in a bathtub!


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: GUEST,Laurie
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 09:20 AM

Good morning! I'm deperately trying to find out the name of a cookie that existed when I was a child. I believe it was Nabisco, but I can't find anything about it anywhere. It was like two Nilla Wafers (but flat, not rounded tops) with a sort of cream in the center. Any ideas? Thanks so much! It's making my friends and I crazy! Laurie

Please contact me at info@collectingcafe.com

Thanks so much!

Collecting Cafe


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Scoville
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 09:30 AM

That Turkish taffy stuff is addictive--my mother just about went nuts looking for it before I convinced her it had to be available online.

I always liked Dum-Dums because they came in so many flavors, too. The local hardware store used to give each kid either a Dum-Dum or a roll of Smarties. And we used to get Teaberry and Blackjack gum at REI before it went yuppie. Teaberry is pretty easy to find here.

I always like Valomilks. Shaped like a peanut butter cup but with a runny, insanely sticky marshmallow filling. They seem to only sell them in weird places these days.

*****

Okay, Australians--my friend and I are trying to remember the name of a candy bar-like thing she discovered when she was in Melbourne for a study abroad. It was sort of like one of those long, rectangular "honeycomb"-type wafer cookies and had a chocolate coating. I want to say it was called a Tim-Tam, or something to that effect. They were great, but we can't get them in the U.S. and can't find them since we forgot the name. Any help?


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Scoville
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 09:36 AM

Wait, wait--I found them!! I thought I had the name wrong but it came up anyway.

Sometimes I really love the Internet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 09:42 AM

Dum Dums - my favorite was Pineapple-Coconut. They still make it but with artificial flavors. There's no bits of coconut in it. Just had one yesterday.

My favorite was Chuckles. Ate the red one first and the black one last. They still make it but the flavors are not right or maybe I have just grown up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: bobad
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 09:50 AM

Big list of candy bars


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Amos
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 10:02 AM

Wow, that Wikipedia is something!!!!!


Thanks, Bobad.


N, e, s, t, l, e, s!
Nestle's makes the very best!
Chooooo-colate!




A


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: bobad
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 11:19 AM

Do you remember the name of the character who sang the "Chooo...colate" part? CLICK


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 11:51 AM

I have no recollection of ever starting this thread (though I believe I did); it looks like I never came back to it back then, either! I'll have to send the link to my sister. :-)

~ Becky, back in Tucson, 2 years later


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 12:14 PM

Yes - it was the alligator from Kukla Fran and Ollie. Ollie?


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: jeffp
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 12:50 PM

No, it was a dog named Farley.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: bobad
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 01:09 PM

Close....but not quite - check my link.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: jeffp
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 01:48 PM

Farfel! My sister had a stuffed one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 05:47 PM

I believe it was Bill D who asked "where do you find them" with respect to the Bit-O-Honey candies.

I haven't seen the bars (with the several little blocks in them) recently, but the individual bits appear separately wrapped in some mixed candy bags here. I was surprised, however, to see "pure" bags of the individual bits for sale at the "impulse racks" by the cash register at the "craft store," - Hobby Lobby - a couple of weeks ago.

They looked like perhaps 3 (not more than 4) ounce bags, for about a dollar.

With my memory, of course it immediately made me think of this thread. But of course with my memory I forgot about it before I found this thread to make my report.

At any rate, somebody knows where to get them, so looking in the stranger places isn't entirely hopeless.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: number 6
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 05:57 PM

Lemon flavoured Gibralters.

Made by the Ye Olde Pepper Companie Ltd.


biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 28 Oct 06 - 01:45 PM

By the way, my question (the thread starter) was answered on the first try: Bonomo's. I have no recollection of the name (too young at the time, I guess), but the picture looks right.

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 28 Oct 06 - 03:07 PM

Is anyone here old enough to remember Reed's heart-shaped lollypops with the looped, braided handle. The handle was soft and pliable so you couldn't poke out your eye.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: GUEST,sew lady
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 08:57 PM

"Bit-O-Honey goes a long, long way, if you have one head it will last all day." That was the jingle. The wrapper was beige-brown and there were 6 pieces over wrapped and under wrapped.

Bonomo's Turkish Taffy is now a French Chew and can be found in vanilla. These can be purchased at Cracker Barrel Restaurants and General Stores. The restaurants are found mainly in the Eastern half of the USA and always near an interstate exit. If you haven't tried one, do so. Good home cooking with a homey atmosphere. In cold weather the fireplace is going. Real nice gift shop as well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 10:12 PM

Hully Gee! This thread sent me to the leftover Halloween candy! A favorite was the Heath bar and the like, but the best was not American. When I was a child we used to travel to El Paso to shop, and cross the border to Juarez to eat in a cafe that specialized in game birds, a favorite of my father's. There was a store nearby that sold my all time favorite. It was a little round wooden box, about the size of the snuff box, filled with a caramel substance that one ate with a little wooden spoon (provided). The same store had hard, raw brown sugar, sold in slim cones about six inches tall- one could gnaw at the cone for a long time. I have looked for the latter, since the flavor was strong and satisfying. I would like to use it in desserts, and ground to put on cereal, etc.
Sugar sold in Alberta, unfortunately, is sugar beet- cane comes only in little packages in the organic section or in Demerara cubes for tea (by appointment to her majesty), but that Mexican brown sugar was the best.


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Slag
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 11:03 PM

ABAZABA was my first thought. Remember Purple Cow? How about the saltwater taffy made at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk while you waited? Good stuff guys! Remember Leaf candies? They made PayDays in the day, that is before Hersey's bought them out. Now they're not near as good--- too soft and not salty enough. How about Chick-O-Stick? Or the original Butter Balls? Yes, and I loved Adam's gums. I'll take Clove or Licorish over mint any day. Yipes, Stripes! Beechnuts got'em, Yipes Stripes Beechnut Gum! How about Nesbitt's Orange Soda Pop? Anyone getting a little nostalgic?


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 08:03 AM

"the name of a candy bar-like thing she discovered when she was in Melbourne for a study abroad. It was sort of like one of those long, rectangular "honeycomb"-type wafer cookies and had a chocolate coating."

If you really meant TimTams (the wafer cookies things), they used to just come in just one flavour for years, but now in many different flavours, and now even 'specials' are made - the recently released pink coloured and strawberry flavoured ones for 'Breast Cancer Day', for example. There were even 'multi-dipped' versions.

The 'big rush effect' with the originals was to nibble off just enough of the coating at each end (even just a corner) to reach the biscuit, then dip one end in a cup of coffee, and quickly suck up enough coffee to fill the biscuit, then get it all into your mouth before it fell apart...

They now also come in single packs as a candy type thing - but used to originally come only in a apack of a dozen or more.

They had a big advertising campaign used the old joke about the genie with the three wishes - the first wish is for a pack that never runs out - then the next wishes....


However, I first thought you might have been talking about the old Aussie favourite 'Violet Crumble' - now with several other named imitators (including cheapie 'noname' ones), which is a chocolate covered honeycomb bar - mentioned above.

Another old favourite is Musk flavoured Lifesavers. Musk flavour was a big hit in many sweets when I was a kid - most importantly including the famous 'Musk Sticks'...

Mnay old Aussie favourites have been bought by overseas companies who have killed them off, renamed or rebranded the products - the 'Wonka' brand is an unfortunate example, being unfortunately close to the line of one rude Aussie expression... At least they haven't renamed PC wise 'Redskins' as yet...


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: Donuel
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 08:06 AM

It came in a yellow wrapper with red lettering that said

Sugar Daddy


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Subject: RE: BS: Name this candy: US 1960s
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 08:10 AM

Forgot,

there is a much older 'choc wafer biscuit' called KitKat.

Robin

P.S. During EXPO88, we used to be able to get Dark and White Toblerones, in addition to the regular 'milk' kind. They have vanished from Australia - are they still anywhere else?


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