File under: Nostalgia (if Blogger actually let you do that kind of thing.)
If you don't regularly visit Electronic Ephemera, one of the blogs manned by my internet husband, Richard (with an occasional contribution from me and from Muse, his internet mistress -- it's okay, we have an open relationship), you're missing out on a plethora of interesting stuff.
Not too long ago, Richard posted a link for Candy You Ate as a Kid. How could I resist checking that out?
Holy smoke!!! Candy and chocolate cigarettes and gum cigars!!! I remember them well. And Chocolate Babies (don't ask me what I remember people here in New Orleans calling those), Mallo-Cups, and oh, the gums...Hot Dogs, Gold Mine, Fruit Stripe and my ever favorite, Adams Sour Apple and Sour Cherry. And there were Violets, and all the Ferrara Pan candies (like Atomic Fire Balls). And they even have those cinnamon toothpicks. Wow! And Wax Bottles and Wax Lips! Oh, the memories. Even though I'm not much of a candy eater, I had to place an order for the sake of nostalgia.
Here's what I got:
Just for fun, I knew I had to have the Chocolate Cigarettes. Ummmmm, ummm! Milk chocolate from Holland. Deeeee-licious. (A few bloggers like Schroeder, Maitri, Loki and G-Bitch can attest to that, as we shared a "smoke" on Loki's birthday.) I'm going to buy a couple of cartons next time I order. I was looking for a candy I remember that was in a chocolate cup with a white creamy filling. I tried the Mallo Cup and the Cup-o-Gold and both were a bust. Long after I ordered, though, I found the Valo Milk Cups, so I'll try those in the next order, when the Chocolate Babies come in. And even though I missed those Space Food Sticks in the first round, I'm not sure I want to order them --but they are a big piece of my 1969/1970 food nostalgia.
Check this place out for all your favorites, or better still, get an order together with friends and save on shipping. Nostalgia is good eatin'.
*Initially posted, then removed while under the confused influence of Ambien. Sorry, Richard, for making you think you hallucinated it.
*Do I win some kind of prize for my high ratio of links to words?