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posted by: dark123night (reply)
post date: 09.07.08 (6:54 pm)
reeses peices were awesome. I can still clear out a bag of those in under a minute.
posted by: PirateGirl (reply)
post date: 09.07.08 (7:00 pm)
FUN DIP! my fave!
I liked the candy cigaretts too - but you can't find those anymore.
Lots that I remember and bring back sweet memories :D
"1 -a- 2 -a- 3! - 3 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop!"
Fun post! Thanks OS! :D
posted by: PastorDave (reply)
post date: 09.08.08 (7:03 am)
You've brought back lots of memories!
Remember the candy cigarettes very cheaply made, basically a little fence-row of white and hard sugar candy, painted red at the top?
I give out candy to the kids at church on Sunday, my own little blatant attempt to endear the kids to me with a cheap bribe. I go to a local anf favorite discount store for the candy, called Big Lots. Basically they sell brands that are unpopular and even discontinued. Recently I stocked up on Bottle Caps. The kids really liked them.
Now, if I can just find a truckload of discounted candy cigs, I could really be a hit with the kids at church.
posted by: bawdy (reply)
post date: 09.08.08 (1:13 pm)
Many of those predate the eighties. I used to love Tootsie Rolls and Mojos-which were great because they sold for two for a penny. The grossest was sponge toffee.
posted by: rosietulips (reply)
post date: 09.10.08 (3:12 pm)
I ate a lot of that candy when I was kid! I loved ring pops; I remember wearing mine while I practised my piano (all the while eating it). And in Canada, those "Smarties" are called "Rockets" I think. I only saw those at Hallowe'en. Smarties are chocolate candies here! Those candy cigarettes were so gross, but they were FUN!
posted by: sebastianjoshua (reply)
post date: 09.10.08 (10:22 pm)
when i read your title, i'm wondering how old are u... darn u are 35, same as me lol...
candies... nope too expensive at that time, just a simple home-made :-)
now... nope thanks or the hospital start calling me... lol
posted by: shichigatsu (reply)
post date: 09.11.08 (8:20 am)
Hey OldSchool... Nice Blog! Love the candies... Love you too! :)
posted by: swanktrendz (reply)
post date: 10.18.08 (8:06 am)
This may be the '70s rather than '80s (and Canadian) but we would buy something called Sponge Toffee and was a 3" x 3" block of (sugar)? It's the same stuff you'd find in the center of a Crunchie bar.
posted by: sweettooth (reply)
post date: 12.07.08 (8:47 pm)
i wasn't alive in the 80s but i still love candy buttons!
posted by: sweettooth (reply)
post date: 12.07.08 (8:50 pm)
oh yeah and fun dip!
posted by: cool man (reply)
post date: 04.15.10 (8:14 am)
Google it, you can get candy ciggies for hella cheap. Lolo the kid's lov e ya!
posted by: dori (reply)
post date: 06.25.11 (12:25 am)
too funny...I love it! I am 8 months preggers and let me tell you, what I wouldn't give for a rocket ship sucker...remember those??? 100% pure sugar...bottom was a white wax base, followed by red, yellow and green hard candy (corn syrup tasting). And God help you if it got stuck on your teeth! lol If anyone knows how I could get my hands one one over here in England, please leave a message!!
posted by: lauryn (reply)
post date: 01.25.12 (3:24 pm)
wow my kids think that this stuff was made last year
posted by: bella (reply)
post date: 07.30.12 (7:00 pm)
does anyone remember this candy?
It was in a small cardboard box slightly larger than the dimensions of the candy with monsters (like Frankenstein, Dracula, or the Werewolf) decorating the front and back. The candy itself (pictured below) had a similar taste to candy cigarettes and had a picture of whatever monster was featured on the box stamped on the front in what looked like red ink. The red ink was actually a thin layer of cherry filling that formed the monster’s face and when you ate the candy tabs the cherry filling melted and filled your mouth with a burst of cherry flavor.
posted by: Galley (reply)
post date: 11.04.12 (8:26 am)
My favorite was Purple Cow suckers. Similar to a Black Cow, only grape-flavored.
There was also Flamethrowers, which were cinnamon-flavored candies similar to Sugar Babies.
posted by: Lou (reply)
post date: 12.04.12 (5:49 am)
I'm from England and I'm making a hamper for someone that they want filled with 80's sweets. What can I put in that they still sell now and is not too expensive?
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