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Old 07-08-2006, 03:50 PM   #1
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today at my front porch a friend dropped off a little care package, including a box of cherry fizzies. only now they have a website http://fizzies.com

i thought i remembered it being all sugar but it's just a bunch of vitamin c, some salt & potassium.

we have this new store in town with all the old candies you grew up with but haven't seen in years: fizzies, candy dots, wax lips. a bunch of us went there the other night. very fun. my friend had them order the fizzies which they will now keep in stock.

any others you can think of?
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Old 07-08-2006, 04:01 PM   #2
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Bonomo turkish taffy. Freeze 'em, smack it on the table, and eat the shattered remains.

Pez.

Those long, spaghetti-like cherry "licorice" thingies.

Clove flavored gum.

Charleston Chew (still around?).

Lick'm Aid.

Those flavored straws that you dip in your milk for instant chocolate/strawberry milk.



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Bonomo turkish taffy. Freeze 'em, smack it on the table, and eat the shattered remains.
Pez.
Those long, spaghetti-like cherry "licorice" thingies.
Clove flavored gum.
Charleston Chew (still around?).
Lick'm Aid.
Those flavored straws that you dip in your milk for instant chocolate/strawberry milk.
i used to love charleston chews. haven't thought of those in years. used to eat them frozen. pretty sure i'd crack a tooth on it today.

but clove flavored gum and flavored straws in milk? hmmm, you must be much older than i :P
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Blackjack gum
Mary Janes
Tiny wax bottles with drink inside
The little spot candies lined up on the paper
Candy cigarettes
Fireballs
Pink Junket
Whistle-pops
Clark bars


The straws had a "filament" of flavored stuff, and the milk got it's flavor as you sucked it up the straw.
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Tiny wax bottles with drink inside
Pink Junket
Pink Junket

Oh -- the little wax bottles with disgusting stuff inside: you could chew the bottle like gum, and make molds of your teeth.
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Wow I remember those wax bottles.. or the wax fake teeth and moustashes or lips. I also remember the flavor straws, those were cool, probably be banned today as too dangersous, some kid might suck too hard and swallow the flavor strip LOL
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When I saw the topic of this thread, I was expecting something more metaphorical.
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Junket -- still available.
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Anyone remember lickamaide (sp.?)
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Junket -- still available.
Ohhh yeahh. Rennet's (sp) Junket Custard ring a bell? Man, Al, you must be ancient . At age 57, I really had to stretch for that one.
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we have this new store in town with all the old candies you grew up with but haven't seen in years: fizzies, candy dots, wax lips. a bunch of us went there the other night. very fun. my friend had them order the fizzies which they will now keep in stock.
OK, lg4nb, where is this place? i feel a field trip comin' on! Gonna be in WPB in September.
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lickmaid was my favorite, I think I could use it to diet, if you eat it the way they tell you to, you'd be at it all day! Eventually I would just chew up the candy sticks and then pour down the powder.

Those wax lips were fun. Never liked that dang candy corn, and I remember half my Halloween bag would be filled with that crap!
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Baseball card with bubblegum, or bubblegum with a baseball card. We put the card on our bike tire with a clothes pin.
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Jawbreakers.
Pepsin chicklets.
Fruitana cookies (with raisins).
Celray soda (celery-flavord, a bit like ginger ale, still sold in the northeast, at least).
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Ah yes, Candy...she was definitely sweet...
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Bonomo turkish taffy. Freeze 'em, smack it on the table, and eat the shattered remains.
The Duncan Yo-Yo Man (probably a twenty something dead-beat) used to come to our local penny candy store on Tuesday afternoons for a yo-yo contest. All who participated got a certificate for Bonomo's Turkish Taffy. The winner got a coveted Spanish yo-yo. I still keep a wooden yo-yo around for the occassional "rock-the-baby," and would love to find a Bonomos to freeze. Slow pokes were a good alternative.
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Hmmm

Used to ride our bikes along the country road looking for pop bottles to turn in at the Combination Store for black licorice. Take three strands and weave into 'chawing tobbaco' like the grown-ups. And yes we had cards held by clothes pins for our bikes also.

heh heh heh - that road and associated cow pastures are now burbs and 'small business development' area.
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I remember the candy necklaces, sometimes twisted around a couple of times and worn as a bracelet. You'd just grab the necklace a bite off a piece every so often. Of course, with the sweat and saliva, after a while, your neck was rainbow colored from the dye rubbing off on your skin. :P

That sounds kind of ick....but then again, we were kids that had no fear of germs. Something dropped on the ground was "kissed up to God" (some strange ritual of my youth that seemed to cleanse any and all food/candy that touched the ground) and then popped into our mouth.
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Walnettos and Black Jack gum.* Treats from my grandfather.* *
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