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Old 01-06-2009, 06:25 PM   #1
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OK, the election is over, many of our portfolios are down precipitously and we've snarled through the initial bailouts.

Every Christmas, DW, a 4th grade teacher, gets loads of candy from her kids and noshing on the candy got me to thinking about my favorite candies when I was a kid.

As a kid, my neighbor was a drunk avid beer drinker and he'd give us neighborhood kids his empty bottles to trade in for the 2 cent deposit if we'd haul them to the store. Being a little corner store, they had a huge selection of penny candy behind the counter and we'd attempt to maximize the candy we got for our bottle money by buying all different kinds.

My favorites were the filling pullers like Mary Janes and Nut Chews, although I remember liking the rolls of black licorice and individually packaged malted milk balls.

Anybody else out there with a sweet tooth for those classic candies?
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Brown licorice or green leaves
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Ice Cubes (ultra whipped milk chocolate with gold foil wrap)
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the Big Time candy bar was my fave......
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Sweet Tarts at one point, but best association was Saturday nights with the family sharing the Sunday paper and a bowl of raisins, peanuts, and chocolate chips mixed together.
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and you can't bring candy to the Forum unless there is enough for everyone.
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Don't know if you guys remember this one but I really like Lick-a-maid, almost forgot about it.
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Sugar daddies, turkish taffy, or candy cigarettes, but don't let mom see.

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Peanut butter cups. To this day still my favorite.
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Charleston Chew

or Bonomo's Turkish Taffy, preferably frozen and ready to be smashed into bite-sized pieces.
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Also loved B-O-N-O-M-O, oh, oh, oh, Bonomo Turkish Taffy, and Necco Wafers. And the occasional Sugar Daddy.
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Irish Candy / Irish Sweets

Of the above list, Fry's Chocolate Cream bar.

Hadji Bey's Turkish Delight, sadly no longer available

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and for that international touch, Toblerone

Toblerone

Did I mention that I like chocolate?
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Coconut or cinnamon, depending on the day:

Mounds, Chick-O-Stik, Atomic Fire Balls, Hot Tamales
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Oh I forgot lemon heads!
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3 Musketeers bar. Then wash in down with a cold Grapette. Yummy.
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