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Old 01-07-2009, 08:05 PM   #61
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On my first trip away from home (6th grade) i got one of those ridiculous jaw breakers that are the size of your palm...gross! I think I kept it for a while and really tried to eat the whole thing...I also tried to eat a whole pack of gum tape and gagged (my bff and i made a bet)...
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:13 PM   #62
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Abba-Zaba bars--but I haven't seen them since I moved from California.

Also, anything that was good "bang for the buck" at the 7-11. Usually some sort of giant wad of cheap gum for 15 cents. Even as a tyke I was a value investor.

Special treat: Dad would bring home a box of Sees milk patties. They didn't last long in our house. (Now Berkshire Hathaway owns Sees Candies. They are still my favorite high-end candy)
Ya my FIL always has a big box of those Sees suckers. Good stuff.
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Ahhh - my Mom's favorite as well - they were a staple Christmas present for many years to her.

Cup O' Gold is the fav for my gal... and earlier UNO bars and Dr. Pepper in the nickle glass bottles.
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Laffy Taffy. Still love the stuff.

Jawbreakers. My current fave are Gobstoppers.

Also, black licorice wheels

Cinnamon bears. Yum!
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Bit O' Honey and Lick M' Aid for me too.

Two candies I loved but can't eat any more:

My best friend and I convinced my mom to buy us a giant tub of gummy bears from Costco/Price Club when I was 11 years old. We ate the entire thing over a weekend, and were so sick by the end of the weekend. I still can't handle the smell of them.

I then switched to sour gummy bears and at one point ate so many the sour crystals had cut my tongue up so much I was bleeding. Can't eat those anymore, either.
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Definitely number one was Canada mints (the pink ones - wintergreen flavor, I think). Actually - is my favorite still today.

Then there were Necco wafers (they even had that pink Canada mint flavor as one of the wafers too ... yum!).

Oh, and Laffy Taffy. Still good today.

Great. Now I have an urge for pink Canada mints...!

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Huh. Did the quick Internet search thingy to make sure I had the name correct. Turns out Necco makes Canada mints. Who knew?! And yes, they're wintergreen.
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No offense to you Necco lovers..but ugh! That was one candy I could not get into!
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No offense to you Necco lovers..but ugh! That was one candy I could not get into!
If you made your sister eat the black ones and the white ones, the rest were pretty good. And you could pretend they were communion wafers, too. Once in a while they would sell all-chocolate packages.

Here's one for you lemonhead lovers:
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Ok it's international time for Cadbury Flake Chocolate. Dang near as good as sex!
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No offense to you Necco lovers..but ugh! That was one candy I could not get into!
Ditto!!!
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If you made your sister eat the black ones and the white ones, the rest were pretty good. And you could pretend they were communion wafers, too. Once in a while they would sell all-chocolate packages.

Here's one for you lemonhead lovers:

Thanks for reminding me , We always played communion with Necco wafers .
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Sweet-Tarts are always in my candy stash. I have a soft-side '6-pack cooler' that I pack with candy and other snacks, that I take on trips. That saves me from buying sandy and snacks along the way when we stop for gas or restroom breaks. I don't snack much, but a sour gummi or sweet-tart once in a while, or a Hershey mini, curbs my munchies enough that when we do stop, I can keep my focus and not go on a munchie shopping binge.
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Ok it's international time for Cadbury Flake Chocolate. Dang near as good as sex!
Ooooohhhh, I'll have to get some of that!
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Anyone else remember the "Book of Life Savers", a bunch of different flavored rolls in a carrying case? I haven't thought of those in a long time. I and my siblings used to get them for Christmas presents sometimes, and there were almost always chocolate coins in our stockings. <nostalgia>
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Anyone else remember the "Book of Life Savers", a bunch of different flavored rolls in a carrying case? I haven't thought of those in a long time. I and my siblings used to get them for Christmas presents sometimes, and there were almost always chocolate coins in our stockings. <nostalgia>
Yes.

Probably why I have a mouth full of metal.
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Thanks for reminding me , We always played communion with Necco wafers .
Invention & Technology magazine profiled the NECCO company a few years back. Pretty interesting history. At the time, some of the wafer machines had been going for about 100 years. They re-tool each year to make the valentines hearts ( Sweethearts Conversation Hearts).

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Necco Wafers are a candy wafer made by the United States-based company Necco, short for the New England Confectionery Company. Necco started making candy wafers in 1847 and introduced the "Necco Wafers" brand in 1912.


Necco rolls contain eight flavors and colors: lemon (yellow), orange (orange), lime (green), clove (purple), cinnamon (white), wintergreen (pink), licorice (black), and chocolate (brown). Entire rolls of chocolate wafers are also available in certain locations.


In the 1930’s, Admiral Byrd took 2˝ tons of Necco Wafers to the South Pole, practically a pound a week for each of his men during their two-year stay in the Antarctic.[1]



The American Government requisitioned a major portion of the production of Necco Wafers during World War II. The candy does not melt and is practically indestructible during transit, making it ideal for shipping overseas to the troops.


Necco wafers are often used as stand-ins for communion wafers by children who are practicing for the Eucharist.
I kinda like them. BlackJack gum is a good nostalgia 'candy' for me.

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...I kinda like them. BlackJack gum is a good nostalgia 'candy' for me.

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And Teaberry and Beamans and Clove gum - give a stick of Clove gum and tear the end off with the C - dats what my honey used to do.
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