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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Candy Memories

Happy Wednesday All,

Recently I had Nerds (the candy) again. I haven't had those things in years. I can't eat too many of them now, but I remember now how good they are. Definitely a trip down memory lane.

I remember walking into the CVS when I lived in New Jersey (this was many moons ago). We'd walk from our house downtown. The CVS had lime green carpet and bright fluorescent lights. I always felt like I had just woken up and someone turned on a light and shined it in my eyes when I walked into that store.

What triggers memories for you? What candy takes you back to your childhood? Is the candy still available in stores? (For the record, you get Nerds at different stores--they were at my grocery store).

Have A Whimsical Wednesday!

12 comments:

William Simon said...

Royal Crown Sour Cherry! They ceased production back in the 1970's, but before that, those things were almost a food group for me!

TessStJohn said...

Well, I ate tons of candy as a kid...but the one with a memory is PopRocks...I can remember that first one popping off my tongue after my first softball game.

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow...I forgot about Royal Crown Sour Cherry!
My brother handed me a pack of Goldberg's Chocolate Chews; THAT brought back memories! I ate so many candy 'Boston Baked Beans' when I was very small,I can't bear to smell them any more. There used to be Bonomo's "Turkish"Taffy; Laffy Taffy has NOTHING on it...but they don't make that any more , either. What I remember most about candy when this old (57) gal was a kid was how cheap it was!
Stay cool,People, wherever you are.
Tonette

Bethany said...

William,

Maybe they'll bring them back...you never know. Thanks for dropping by :-)

Bethany said...

Tess,

I think they still make Pop Rocks. I haven't had them, though. Sounds like good memories! Thanks for dropping by :-)

Bethany said...

Tonette,

I've never had the Boston Baked Beans--but I'm pretty sure I've heard of them. Never had the Turkish Taffy, but I've had Laffy Taffy--not a big fan of it. Thanks for dropping by :-)

Bethany said...

Loretta was having trouble posting on here so she asked me to post her comment:

"I'm going waaaaaay back. My father used to love Chunky's. They were big squares of chocolate, with raisins and nuts inside. I sat in the rocker and ate them along with him. Sometimes, when I need a little comfort, I'll eat a piece of chocolate, and have a few raisins and nuts with it. Haven't seen a Chunky in years."

Bethany said...

Loretta,

I've seen Ice Cream Bars called "Chunky", but I've never had them and I haven't had the candy, either. Thanks for dropping by :-) I'm sorry Blogger was giving you trouble again :-(

Anonymous said...

Chunkys are around...I usually see them when I am traveling...in 'quick stops' (gas stations).Pop Rocks are available off and on, I think...they try to keep interest up that way.I don't like Laffy Taffy either,Bethany...the Turkish Taffy was smooth, with rich vanilla and gentle strawberry or chocolate.It was creamy...oooh!
Tonette

Bethany said...

Tonette,

Creamy I like. My mother got me to try the Lindt Extra Creamy chocolate on Wednesday afternoon...ooohhh it was good :-)

Bethany said...

That should read: Some creamy things I like.

Candy Store said...

Dum Dum Pops are very much a nostalgic candy, we hear all the time about how people have their 'favorite' that they always reach in for. Personally, I go cream soda.