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A bit of Fun - Remembering your favorite candy

For me it was about what I could buy for 10 cents or a quarter. Some of my favorites were:
sponge toffee, wig wag, fun dip, those straws filled with tangy powder, bubble gum cigarettes wrapped in flour that you could puff and it looked like smoke.

What's your story?


Cindy Beitinger

27th April 2013


I liked bit-o-honey. You could get ten pieces for a dime. The pieces were about 1/2 wide and 1 1/2 inch long. I don't think they make them anymore. Also liked the little caramels you could get a pack of 4 for a penny. They came in walnut, banana, chocolate and lemon. I didn't care for the lemons and a friend didn't like the banana so I traded him.


Don Yarber

27th April 2013


Your candies are before my time i think but I love going into the old fashioned candy stores. It always brings back great memories for me. Thank you for sharing Don. I love caramels but I have only ever had the traditional kind, not the flavored varieties.


Cindy Beitinger

27th April 2013


I love caramels too. :)


Asma Ahsan

28th April 2013


I loved those soft chewy mint leaves. I still do, anything with mint.

We used to buy those little sugared round/heart-shaped sweets with 'I love you' or other writings on them. Forget what they cost.

I hardly eat sweets now, but I usually carry a jelly bean or an emergency sweet with me, just in case I need it.


Davide Castel

28th April 2013


Weren't they called sweet tarts?


Cindy Beitinger

28th April 2013


They still are called sweet tarts! :)

I've never been much a candy person. My mom would yell at me for just stashing bags and bags of candy in my drawers and never eating it. But I loved those Baby bottle pops!


Daniela Bustamante

28th April 2013


You sound like my daughter. She loves going door to door at Halloween but she doesn't eat the candy.

Do you mean "Bottle Caps"?


Cindy Beitinger

28th April 2013


Me too! Haha! I get candy in whatever opportunity I get but yet again it stays there. Once you walk in my room, I have mugs filled with candy in a shelf and you knows who eats them? My bestfriend and when there's no more she let me know lol.

No... They're lie rally like tiny baby bottles. The nipples part is hard candy and then you unscrew it and dip it in the powder that's under. Kinda weird once I explain it.


Daniela Bustamante

28th April 2013


Oh my. Look at all those typos! Sorry working from an iPhone here. Literally (lie rally)


Daniela Bustamante

28th April 2013


Your description just makes me laugh! I'm laughing out loud right now. I understand what you're saying. I've never seen those but I used to buy this yellow package that had a stick of black licorice coming out of the top of it. You would lick the licorice and then dip it back into the powder inside the yellow package. It sounds kind of similar to that?


Cindy Beitinger

28th April 2013


Your description just makes me laugh! I'm laughing out loud right now. I understand what you're saying. I've never seen those but I used to buy this yellow package that had a stick of black licorice coming out of the top of it. You would lick the licorice and then dip it back into the powder inside the yellow package. It sounds kind of similar to that?


Cindy Beitinger

28th April 2013


Lol sorry that's the best I could do! You should look it up. It does sound similar... Hmmm. Well anyways I get I can say those were my favorite. I'm a chocolate girl! I LOVE CHOCOLATE!!


Daniela Bustamante

28th April 2013


Me too but I prefer desserts to candy. Brownies, chocolate sauce on ice cream. All of the bad stuff!!!


Cindy Beitinger

28th April 2013


Oh those are good too!!! You know what I'm really into right now? Frozen yogurt! I go every weekend and take someone new with me. Hurry and come visit me Cindy so I can take you :)


Daniela Bustamante

28th April 2013


Do you buy the type where you add the frozen fruit or are they already flavored? It's a much healthier choice too!


Cindy Beitinger

28th April 2013


Well see the place I go to, they have different flavored yogurts and then they have fruit and all these other goodies you can add. It's delicious!!! Today I went to a place different than my usual and I hated it. So expensive and the girls were so rude! Never again!


Daniela Bustamante

28th April 2013


Where in California are you? My parents stay in Palm Springs each winter for about 3-4 months.


Cindy Beitinger

28th April 2013


Southern. Close to Palm Springs. About an hour away. I'm in San Bernardino... Not sure if you've heard of it.


Daniela Bustamante

28th April 2013


I certainly have heard of it. I have visited San Diego, L.A. and San Francisco. I loved San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Solvang.


Cindy Beitinger

28th April 2013


San Diego is beautiful! I haven't gone anywhere north yet but I want to soon! I really need to get out if California.. More like out of the US! I was born in LA but some parts are just not good to be in.


Daniela Bustamante

28th April 2013


Yes, some parts are pretty scary actually but I guess that is true of any large city. You should try to travel and see the world as much as you can. Until you see the world, your perspective is so limited. I've had the pleasure of travelling quite a bit. It's amazing to be immersed in a different culture.


Cindy Beitinger

28th April 2013


mmmmmmmm, sweets! Denists base most of their cariers round them, if it weren't for our sugar filled treats we would not need false teeth.

I had an odd taste for sweets insomuch as most of the lollies I liked no one else seemed too fussed about, while the one everyone else raved on about, such as Liquorish all-sorts, bubble gum, jelly beans and even candy floss, didn't particually interest me.

However I enjoyed all day suckers, winegums, jet planes, cocolate fish, smarties and packaged sweets like pebbles, smarties and even Jaffers to a slight extent. When I was growing up a 20 cent mixture was quite a sight to behold as most sweets were only one or two cents each, the more sort after ones being about 5 cents, wine gums were two for one cent and increased to one for one cent and eventually retailed at one for two cents, etc.

Yeah, I know, there's bound to be comments following my previous paragraph detailing how "In my day you could go to the movies, buy the shop out, put a deposit on a two story house and still have change for 20 cents. Sort of like the Monty Python skit with the yorkshiremen trying to out do each other with how badly off they were in the old days
"I had to get up half and hour before I went to bed, drink freezing cold cup of Sulphuric Acid, pay the miller in order to go to work..." Anyway that was what they charged back then.


Leslie Blackwell

30th April 2013


What is a Jaffer?


Cindy Beitinger

29th April 2013


Jaffas are...red thin candy coated, round with chocolate inside, similar to smarties.
Well that's what we get here in Australia.


Davide Castel

30th April 2013


Oh. I see.


Cindy Beitinger

30th April 2013


There used to be an advert with a jingle that went something like the following

"When you eat your smarties do you eat the red ones last, do you chew them very slowly or suck them very fast,(not sure of the next line), but when you eat your smarties do you eat the red ones last?

Bit of useless information I suppose


Leslie Blackwell

30th April 2013


Yes, I remember the jingle very clearly but I have never heard of a "Jaffa or Jaffer"


Cindy Beitinger

30th April 2013


I like this discussion. It's informative. :)


Asma Ahsan

30th April 2013


I am not a big candy eater, but I do like Snickers bars and anything that is dark chocolate. I have recently discovered dark chocolate Raisinettes, and they are delicious!
Also Bassett's Allsorts are so good. I polished off the last bag I had a couple of months ago that was a gift from the UK, and I cannot find them here. Well, not at the ordinary places I shop. Normally I say "yuck" to licorice, but those allsorts are different, with eclectic flavors and textures.
Jaffas sound good!


Warren Gates

7th May 2013


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