Nostalgic candy

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A link to some history on old time candy, if they are still produced, year invented and who makes them now.

interesting tidbits..
Enjoy

http://www.victoryseeds.com/candystore/history.html

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"SWEET"! That is cool! Saw

"SWEET"!
That is cool! Saw so many "old" ones on there! Thanks for sharing!

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Interesting, Thanx YB

I liked the one for "Rock Candy" whose origin is "the beginning of time"!

In upstate NY I was accustomed to seeing the Lifesaver factory in Canajoharie, and in NE NJ most neighborhoods had not only a corner grocer but a corner candy shop! Handmade chocolates and truffles anyone?

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Wow...

What is the name of the peanutbutter taffies we use to get at holloween?

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Maryjanes?

I think that's what you mean.

See Picture and info at:

http://www.oldtimecandy.com/mary-janes.htm

HISTORY

"Mary Jane is 90 years old and still going strong. In 1914 Charles N. Miller named this bite-size peanut butter and molasses candy for his favorite aunt, Mary Jane. Over the years the company has tried out variations on the basic molasses and peanut-butter flavor, but none could compare to the original Mary Jane."

Considering how long it takes me to remember some things, my brain time-warped right back to the kid years! :)

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This is a cool thread.

The kids still come in with a bunch of Mary Janes each Halloween. I love those and the peanut butter candy that is brittle layers...not sure what they are called.

I think my all time favorite would have to be a good ole' Sugar Daddy. What is your favorite?

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I hate to tell you this but

In the next village to me is a real 'Sweet Shop' where all the sweets are in jars and you just select the ones you want and they egt weighed out and put in a paper bag. There must be at least 500- 1000 different jars on the shelves. Everything from Pontefract Cakes to sea-side rock ( thats where the name of the town is inside the rock), I guess you would call it Nolstalgic Candy I would call it a normal sweet shop.

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There's an old country store

There's an old country store named Mast General located in Boone, NC. Old candy in barrels...I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw Lucky Strike candy cigs. As a kid, how I would pretend to smoke them! They had candy lips, koolaid in those little bottles, mary janes, sugar babies, those sugar coated orange slice thingies, jaw breakers,etc. I let my son grab a bag and fill it full without asking how much per pound. Checkout price= $40. I about fainted! It was good to relive those memories but not that good....lol

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$40 ??? Good grief!

Just how BIG was that bag?????? Guess they aren't meant for eating at that price, but for collecting! So cool to see all the old stuff!
Remember the little rootbeer barrels? The wax mini pop bottles? Black Jack gum? And those three layered candy squares with coconut, I think they were white, pink, and black???

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Oh yeah I remember them..

Oh yeah I remember them.. what was the name of the white pink and black square candy? hmm

And BTW...the bag wasn't that big....lol. And we ate every last piece!

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Yea, it all brings back memories...

I liked those big Charms suckers, those little wax bottles were not really worth the money, very little liquid and yucky tasting wax chewed like Gum... Speaking of Gum, I can still find in a few places Clove Gum.. good stuff...

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