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Old 08-05-2022, 09:11 PM
 
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I don't consider most of those "food," though they're edible.

I did pick up the mini-Chiclets from time to time.
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Old 08-05-2022, 09:19 PM
 
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I don't consider most of those "food," though they're edible.
I did pick up the mini-Chiclets from time to time.
i agree. the list looked like mostly candy.

Bugles are still on the shelves. i bought some a while ago for nostalgia sake, and they tasted so greasy. still fun to eat. i haven't touched soda pop or candy for decades. when we were kids we would put Bugles on our fingertips and wave them around. we did that with black olives also. i still like olives, and now eat green olives too (but i remove the pimentos and throw them out). i make a vegan pasta sauce (no meat, no cheese) which has black olives and green olives. yummy.
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Old 08-05-2022, 11:51 PM
 
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I'm looking at that list and seeing many of those products in my grocery stores. It's the packaging that has changed.

I miss banana nestles quik - a lot. I miss bonomo's Turkish taffy. (I think somebody bought the name, but the product is NOT the same at all.) The loss of Callard and Bowsers toffee is tragic.

You might try Doscher's French Chews which is similar to Turkish taffy. They are available at Amazon as well as most Cracker Barrel stores.

https://doscherscandies.com/collections/french-chew
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Old 08-06-2022, 10:54 AM
 
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Not sure what's "nostalgic" about a lot of these; guess it depends how old you are?

You can still find of a lot of them in the store today. Or at least at Cracker Barrel...

I DID really like the Tiny Chiclets; it was just the right ratio of gum/candy coating!
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Old 08-06-2022, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Kinder Surprise is still available outside the States. I have totally forgotten about gold nugget gum.
It’s still available in the states too! My daughter just soaked me for a kinder egg at the grocery store in Dallas last week.

This list is odd, as many of these items still exist.

I do miss peanut butter Kudos bars.
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Old 08-06-2022, 11:18 AM
 
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And although you can still find a lot of these on the shelves today, you can find older and more obscure treats online; search under key words such as "old-time candy." You can even browse by decade going back as far as the 20s and 30s (I think Necco wafers, horehound, and root beer barrels are pretty "nostalgic").
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Old 08-06-2022, 11:51 AM
 
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I had forgotten about tiny chiclets. Yea, I liked them.
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Old 08-06-2022, 09:28 PM
 
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Kinder Surprise is still available outside the States. I have totally forgotten about gold nugget gum.
I thought those were always an "outside-the-States" thing and only recently became more commonplace inside.
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Old 08-07-2022, 02:04 PM
 
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I had forgotten about tiny chiclets. Yea, I liked them.
Chiclets are HARD for me to forget. When I was working in Mexico, every trip to the market meant that I was surrounded by dozens of "Chicoleros" - small children trying to sell me a small package of chiclets for a peso.
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Old 08-07-2022, 07:06 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Mike's cheesecake ice cream. I remember it from the 90s selling in pints. Then it disappeared. I know it cut into my Ben and Jerry's and Haagen Dazs buying and have wondered if one of the big players bought the company to make it go away.
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