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Old People Candy

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posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 04:04 AM
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a reply to: Disenchanted1

Snaps have indeed been discontinued by the American Licorice Company. Relatively recently as a matter of fact. There are, however, alternatives that I'm happy to say are almost identical to the original


Although they can be a bit pricey.

Exhibit B:

If anyone needs help locating hard to find candy, just ask. I'm actually on mailing lists for sites that carry obscure candies haha
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posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 06:48 AM
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My Dad remembers candy stores, coming home from with a paper bag filled with a pound of candy.

"Penny a pound".

The store had jars lined up, you could reach in and grab a handful of this and then that and oh, those... and walk out with a pound of your favorites for a whole penny.

As far as what I recall, the candy bars backwhen I was a kid had real chocolate, were huge, cost a quarter.

Hersheys, Three Musketeer, Milky Way Bar...

They still make them but they are smaller, cost more than a dollar, are filled with fodder.

Can't eat them anymore anyway.



posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 07:11 AM
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too bad you guys dont live close to BA Sweetie like me.

you can get any kind of old school candy whenever you want.

i love old people candy and they have it all

i go out there just to get specific things




posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 07:15 AM
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i might just take a ride out there today.

if i do i will get some pictures so you can all see the awesomness



posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 07:29 AM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

My favs: good & plenty, bit-o-honey



posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 07:30 AM
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a reply to: KansasGirl

FUN DIP!



posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 08:10 AM
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My great grandpa alway had bowls of those pink round candies. Like chalky pepto bismol tablets!
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posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 08:20 AM
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Pink Canada mints. (wintergreen)
They also came in white (peppermint) and green (spearmint).
Old Time Candy Co.
Oh, now that I see them at the link above....
Candy Buttons, that came stuck to a sheet of paper.... but they sucked. Barely sweet and utterly tasteless.
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posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 08:23 AM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

I want to thank-you for this trip down memory lane.I even have
one of those old-fashioned candy dishes in my living-room.It is
kept filled with miniature candy bars.
During Easter season,I buy Brach's jelly beans and separate the
black ones for my husband.Halloween,I buy candy corn from same
company as jelly beans.Christmas season,I can't find that old fashion
hard candy mix anymore.I have seen it for sale in this one catalog,
it is very pricey though.



posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 08:37 AM
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a reply to: mamabeth

I believe that Brachs has the best candy corn.

Speaking of Easter candy, I used to get Ferrara Pan chocolate covered eggs for Easter as a child. There were coconut, creme and fruit. They came in a box ehat had a cellophane window in the front so you could see the egg inside. They used to be 3-4 inches long, but I think that they are smaller now.
The fruit ones sucked imo.



posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 08:55 AM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha



I live in LA, and on the drive to Vegas there is a place on the side of the road off of Pear Blossom High Way, near the state line, and they have ALL Of the old candies, and yes they even still had candy ciggies, of coarse the last time I stopped there was 3 years ago. Going to Vegas in the next month or two. I will totally stop and pick up some candy that we don't see around in the mainstream anymore. Takes some pics and post em here on ATS. Beemans Gum and clove gum they also have.





posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 08:55 AM
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a reply to: butcherguy

I don't buy candy corn or jelly beans from any other company.
I can eat some candy corn and they don't seem to make my
sugar spike much.
I remember those eggs as well and my parents would buy them
for us at Easter.I didn't care much for the peanut butter ones,
I didn't like the taste.I got spoiled by the Reeces brand eggs
and couldn't tolerate any other.



posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 08:57 AM
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a reply to: kurthall

I have seen some of these old candies at the Cracker Barrel.



posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 09:04 AM
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a reply to: mamabeth



OMG, your right, I forgot about that place. One just opened not too far from me the news here KTLA had a whole report on it live from the new location. I have not been to one, since I moved from the Chicago area 10 years ago. Other than the one I just told you about I have not seen one here.





posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 09:09 AM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

Still around. All of them mentioned. There are now candy stores, and Mr. Bulkys that sell all still.. Original packaging, companies etc. Penny candies too..

All of them.. everyone mentioned in this thread and more. Tell me one...and I'll guarantee you I can get it in 1 hr.

Speciality candy stores, and Mr. Bulky type mix and match Penny candies from the good old days.. I can still buy.

*I will provide store names and phone # for anyone wanting the candies from their childhoods...
*These will be in Michigan...



posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 09:11 AM
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originally posted by: KTemplar
a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

My favs: good & plenty, bit-o-honey



Still made and easy to find.



posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 09:12 AM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears
too bad you guys dont live close to BA Sweetie like me.

you can get any kind of old school candy whenever you want.

i love old people candy and they have it all

i go out there just to get specific things



I can buy all the old favs.. All of them... As well in Michigan in specialty candy old stores.



posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 09:14 AM
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originally posted by: Athetos
Avid slip and slide user!


a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha
I also miss 1cent candies like fuzzy peaches,cherry blasters,Swedish fish&berries.


Still around....



posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 09:15 AM
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I've mentioned it before, but during WW2 they candied carrots.

The kids ate them up... they tried a social experiment to see how a modern community could survive on the rations they had at the time, and the kids absolutely HATED them.

But as for old people candy, I really would prefer a sweeter candy. Old people just taste like potatoes...




posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 09:20 AM
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*CANDIES ARE STILL AVAILABLE!

So many named thru-out this thread are still found in old time candy stores. They can be found.

I've seen everyone in this thread I'm sure in the last 6 months. If the old company doesn't still make them.. Other companies still do in original pkg. and formulas.



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