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Old 12-07-2018, 07:45 AM
 
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To add to the thread, I cannot eat Reese's peanut butter cups anymore. They have become disgusting. So many manufacturers are screwing around with the classics to the point that they aren't even the same product they began with.
I've found that with Hostess Zingers (used to be Dolly Madison Zingers)- they're just not the same. There was a long discussion about how old favorites have changed on another board I'm on and some speculate that it's the elimination of trans-fats. Oh, well- makes it easier to pass them up when I see them in stores.

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Candy Cigarettes. My grandma had these at their house. They were white powdery sugary sticks that came in cigarette boxes that looked like real cigarette boxes and had a red tip (I believe). I liked walking around as a kid on the sidewalk outside of Grandma's with one of those dangling from my mouth. I don't remember seeing them in stores.
There's a candy store in Hermann, MO that carries them. I keep joking about picking some up for my granddaughters.
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:50 AM
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Candy Cigarettes. My grandma had these at their house. They were white powdery sugary sticks that came in cigarette boxes that looked like real cigarette boxes and had a red tip (I believe). I liked walking around as a kid on the sidewalk outside of Grandma's with one of those dangling from my mouth. I don't remember seeing them in stores.
imagine a kid taking candy cigarettes to school today..lol also that waxy candies that had sweet juice inside - I remember some in the shape of a small hand gun....
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:06 AM
 
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There's a candy store in Hermann, MO that carries them. I keep joking about picking some up for my granddaughters.

Our parents did not keep sweets in the house, but grandma was different. You should pick them up for them. They will remember it fondly!
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:07 AM
 
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imagine a kid taking candy cigarettes to school today..lol also that waxy candies that had sweet juice inside - I remember some in the shape of a small hand gun....

I remember the little waxy bottles with juice inside. I hate to see what would happen if kids took the hand gun ones to school let alone the cigarettes! That is hilarious - a handgun!
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:01 PM
 
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You all know about Cracker Barrel, right? They sell old-timey candy! So does Vermont Country Store and several online "nostalgic" candy and snack websites. Check 'em out!
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Candy Cigarettes. My grandma had these at their house. They were white powdery sugary sticks that came in cigarette boxes that looked like real cigarette boxes and had a red tip (I believe). I liked walking around as a kid on the sidewalk outside of Grandma's with one of those dangling from my mouth. I don't remember seeing them in stores.
Our area had them...my brother loved them. I was more fond of wax lips and fingernails even though you couldn't eat them. For candy, I bought Luden's Cherry Cough Drops...and penny candies in fruit flavors.

We also like Zero bars, Mallo cups, Paper straws full of sweet candy powder....my favorite candy flavor was cherry.
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Personally, I'll be glad when this "healthy" dark chocolate craze dies down. It tastes nasty!
Get 77%...I saw that's the one that's beneficial but has least amount of bitter chocolate. Sweeter than say 88%.
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Maybe you're thinking of Walk This Way? Walk On By was by Dionne Warwick.

To add to the thread, I cannot eat Reese's peanut butter cups anymore. They have become disgusting. So many manufacturers are screwing around with the classics to the point that they aren't even the same product they began with. The filling part is like pure sugar, little peanut taste, and the chocolate is like wax and mushy. I remember the firmness of the chocolate in the original Reese's peanut butter cups from a few decades ago.

At least around here, (PNW) you can get Justin's peanut butter (and cashew butter) cups, milk or dark chocolate. Find them in the health food store, or organic aisle. Smaller and more expensive than Reese's, but IMHO quite good.
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Candy Cigarettes. My grandma had these at their house. They were white powdery sugary sticks that came in cigarette boxes that looked like real cigarette boxes and had a red tip (I believe). I liked walking around as a kid on the sidewalk outside of Grandma's with one of those dangling from my mouth. I don't remember seeing them in stores.
I loved them too! My mother used to hate it when I got them, said she didn't want me walking around smoking like a derelict...lol.

Used to love the minty/wintergreen flavor of them. Ironically, just a year or so ago, I bought another "pack" from a vintage candy store. They tasted like I was sucking on a bar of soap....it was sooo bad! Killed my taste for them ever again.

I've had this same experience with a few other snack/candy products I loved at a kid too. I'm not sure if my tastes have changed over 50 years, or if the products have changed, probably a bit of both.
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:11 PM
 
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Agree about the dark chocolate craze; all my PC friends who buy organic, etc., claim to loooooooove it! I finally figured out that they believe milk chocolate to be "sweeter" and therefore appealing to less mature and sophisticated palates (mine). Whereas, in fact, dark chocolate contains plenty of sugar; probably even more than milk since it's needed to cut that nasty bitter taste. Most foods that are found to be "beneficial" are found to be "deleterious" a year later. Food isn't medicine and shouldn't be treated as such. I just eat what tastes good.

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