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Simply Red
07-31-2008, 09:38 PM
First in with the Giant Jumbo Willie Wonka twin jaw-breakers(Watermelon) set, Fun-dip and Astro-pops.

Please, yours?

FAX
07-31-2008, 09:44 PM
Life Savers. Little candy circles in magnificent flavors from throughout the known world including pineapple and something green.

Life Savers kicks Jolly Ranchers' candy ass. Jolly Rancher ain't so damn jolly when Life Savers comes to town. Word.

FAX

Deberg_1990
07-31-2008, 09:46 PM
How about candy cigarettes??

DJJasonp
07-31-2008, 09:48 PM
Love ju jubes (sp?)

rock candy

gobstoppers

chocolate paydays (80's...came back briefly recently)

atomic fire balls

gblowfish
07-31-2008, 09:48 PM
Switzer's black and red licorice.
Valomilk
Cherry Mash
Hollywood Bar
Milkshake Bar
Zero Bar
Nut Goodie
Goo Goo Cluster
Slo Poke
Sugar Babies

FAX
07-31-2008, 09:49 PM
Life Savers kicks candy cigarettes' candy ass, too. Life Savers puts candy cigarettes in a choke hold and gives him a noogie that burns so bad candy cigarettes' eyes water.

FAX

Simply Red
07-31-2008, 09:49 PM
Ice-Cubes

Deberg_1990
07-31-2008, 09:50 PM
Pop Rocks!

POND_OF_RED
07-31-2008, 09:50 PM
http://el-oso.net/blog/uploads/mary-jane.jpg

DJJasonp
07-31-2008, 09:50 PM
Ice-Cubes

that reminds me....

ghetto dessert....pour kool-aid into ice-trays....put the toothpick in the middle....instant popsicles!

Bill Parcells
07-31-2008, 09:50 PM
Refrigerated Charleston chews, and frozen snicker bars.

FAX
07-31-2008, 09:51 PM
Life Savers kicks all their asses. Life Savers drowns Sugar Babies in the tub and shoves gobstoppers' into a pile of stale dog poop.

FAX

FAX
07-31-2008, 09:53 PM
Life Savers grabs Charleston Chews by the nose, slaps Charleston Chews up side the head a few times, and kicks Charleston Chews right in the nuts.

FAX

Simply Red
07-31-2008, 09:53 PM
that reminds me....

ghetto dessert....pour kool-aid into ice-trays....put the toothpick in the middle....instant popsicles!

I first learned of that on a tip on tv as a child inbetween cartoons one Saturday morning.

*coughs*, *exhales*

FAX
07-31-2008, 09:54 PM
Life Savers stomps on Atomic Fire Balls' friggin' head and yanks Atomic Fire Balls' friggin' teeth out through Atomic Fire Balls' friggin' ass.

FAX

Bill Parcells
07-31-2008, 09:59 PM
Life Savers stomps on Atomic Fire Balls' friggin' head and yanks Atomic Fire Balls' friggin' teeth out through Atomic Fire Balls' friggin' ass.

FAX

What about milk duds? or a quart of whoppers?

AZORChiefFan
07-31-2008, 09:59 PM
I first learned of that on a tip on tv as a child inbetween cartoons one Saturday morning.

*coughs*, *exhales*
Sunshine on a Stick

that fool also had another snack - Wagon wheels which were ritz crackers and some cheese. My mom always had those square assed saltines so I never got to make me any.

AZORChiefFan
07-31-2008, 10:00 PM
Marathon Bars - caramel and chocolate it was like eating chocolate dipped caramel lattice!

Pitt Gorilla
07-31-2008, 10:00 PM
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:3Xft3xUyMwYXnM:http://www.tqnyc.org/NYC074098/us%2520gobstopper.jpghttp://www.victoryseeds.com/candystore/images/jollyrancher_cherry.jpghttp://theimaginaryworld.com/tostem03.jpg

AZORChiefFan
07-31-2008, 10:04 PM
Squarepops,

Cherry mash.

Weird packaged gum - Waffle gum in a little plastic case even had some 'maple syrup' to pour over your gum waffle. mmmmmmm

Razzles First it's a candy, then it's a gum!

Joie
07-31-2008, 10:07 PM
Sixlets and Chic-o-stick

FAX
07-31-2008, 10:08 PM
What about milk duds? or a quart of whoppers?

Life Savers got no problem with Milk Duds. Life Savers and Milk Duds used to run together back in the hood. Of course, that was before Milk Duds went sissy and started hanging out with Sweet Tarts. But Life Savers kicks Whoppers ass on weekends and gives Whoppers' girlfriend what she wants right in front of Whoppers just for the fun of it. Whoppers is lucky Life Savers doesn't just slap a cap in Whoppers' ass pop.

FAX

Friendo
07-31-2008, 10:10 PM
Fizzies

http://www.fizzies.com/

Joie
07-31-2008, 10:10 PM
Life Savers got no problem with Milk Duds. Life Savers and Milk Duds used to run together back in the hood. Of course, that was before Milk Duds went sissy and started hanging out with Sweet Tarts. But Life Savers kicks Whoppers ass on weekends and gives Whoppers' girlfriend what she wants right in front of Whoppers just for the fun of it. Whoppers is lucky Life Savers doesn't just slap a cap in Whoppers' ass pop.

FAX

I thought Life Savers was the chick...you know, with the hole and all.

Mosbonian
07-31-2008, 10:12 PM
Valomilk
Cherry Mash
Banana Beich
Chic-O-Stix
Lemon Drops
Red Hots

mmaddog
*******

"Bob" Dobbs
07-31-2008, 10:16 PM
I saw Good 'N' Plentys at a convenience store the other day. Haven't seen those since like 1970. I miss Chik-lets.

RJ
07-31-2008, 10:20 PM
Chiclets

Atomic Fireballs

Bazooka Joe

Those little candies stuck on paper

That powder candy in the straws

Those wax coke bottles with the sweet stuff inside

FAX
07-31-2008, 10:20 PM
I thought Life Savers was the chick...you know, with the hole and all.

Life Savers was a chick at one time. But Life Savers was never really comfortable in that role and always felt ... different somehow. So Life Savers had a sex change operation without anesthesia. Then Life Savers killed the doctor with his own scalpel, blew up the clinic, beat some juice, did some tippin', and threw Chick-O-Stick off a bridge.

FAX

Bill Parcells
07-31-2008, 10:22 PM
What about candy corn? does it digest like real corn? I swear I eat the corn when it's in my mouth, but when it's in the toilet bowl it looks pristine.

Simply Red
07-31-2008, 10:24 PM
Dynamints

POND_OF_RED
07-31-2008, 10:24 PM
candy necklaces used to get me so much ass back in elementary school

Simply Red
07-31-2008, 10:25 PM
skor

"Bob" Dobbs
07-31-2008, 10:26 PM
candy necklaces used to get me so much ass back in elementary schoolYou weren't a teacher or anything were you? ;)

Friendo
07-31-2008, 10:26 PM
What about candy corn? does it digest like real corn? I swear I eat the corn when it's in my mouth, but when it's in the toilet bowl it looks pristine.

too much information

Simply Red
07-31-2008, 10:26 PM
I saw Good 'N' Plentys at a convenience store the other day. Haven't seen those since like 1970. I miss Chik-lets.

I find them in six packs at The Dollar Tree.

Pestilence
07-31-2008, 10:29 PM
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:3Xft3xUyMwYXnM:http://www.tqnyc.org/NYC074098/us%2520gobstopper.jpghttp://www.victoryseeds.com/candystore/images/jollyrancher_cherry.jpghttp://theimaginaryworld.com/tostem03.jpg

:rockon::thumb:

Nzoner
07-31-2008, 10:30 PM
That powder candy in the straws



Pixie Sticks,the small ones or you could get that giant mother and be on a sugar high for a week.

Also

Sweet Tarts

And them damn lifesavers couldn't hold the jock of the BLOW POP

http://www.oldtimecandy.com/images/candypix-pages/blow-pops_small.jpg

"Bob" Dobbs
07-31-2008, 10:31 PM
For a while when I was a kid, we lived in southern NJ & went to Atlantic City every summer. Salt Water Taffy bought on the boardwalk is the greatest candy ever.

Skip Towne
07-31-2008, 10:35 PM
Mounds bars, Zero bars, Snickers bars

"Bob" Dobbs
07-31-2008, 10:37 PM
I always liked those Brachs butterscotch hard candies.

Joie
07-31-2008, 10:37 PM
Mounds bars, Zero bars, Snickers bars

If we're talking chocolate....3 Musketeers and Milky Way (before the dumbasses added extra caramel)

Simply Red
07-31-2008, 10:37 PM
Squarepops,

Cherry mash.

Weird packaged gum - Waffle gum in a little plastic case even had some 'maple syrup' to pour over your gum waffle. mmmmmmm

Razzles First it's a candy, then it's a gum!

Razzles rule!

Cherry mash? no thanks.

Fishpicker
07-31-2008, 10:38 PM
marzepam

Nzoner
07-31-2008, 10:40 PM
Cherry mash? no thanks.

My great grandfather worked at Chase Candy right here in St Joe making those and numerous other candies

Joie
07-31-2008, 10:41 PM
I loved getting baseball cards...although the gum was always nasty.

"Bob" Dobbs
07-31-2008, 10:42 PM
Do Cracker Jacks count as "candy"?

Simply Red
07-31-2008, 10:42 PM
My great grandfather worked at Chase Candy right here in St Joe making those and numerous other candies

I remember them next to bit of honey.

"Bob" Dobbs
07-31-2008, 10:43 PM
dammit. c r a c k e r jacks.

RJ
07-31-2008, 10:43 PM
Pixie Sticks,the small ones or you could get that giant mother and be on a sugar high for a week.

Also

Sweet Tarts

And them damn lifesavers couldn't hold the jock of the BLOW POP

http://www.oldtimecandy.com/images/candypix-pages/blow-pops_small.jpg



Pixie Sticks....thank you.

Mecca
07-31-2008, 10:45 PM
When I was a kid I snorted a pixie stick, don't ever do that.

Pestilence
07-31-2008, 10:47 PM
When I was a kid I snorted a pixie stick, don't ever do that.

I know how that feels.

FAX
07-31-2008, 11:26 PM
Do "The Man" Jacks count as "candy"?

ROFL

FAX

JuicesFlowing
08-01-2008, 01:28 AM
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:3Xft3xUyMwYXnM:http://www.tqnyc.org/NYC074098/us%2520gobstopper.jpghttp://www.victoryseeds.com/candystore/images/jollyrancher_cherry.jpghttp://theimaginaryworld.com/tostem03.jpg

Bottle Caps! I love em! Well done Pitt!

TinyEvel
08-01-2008, 02:23 AM
MARATHON BAR. was a foot long, had a ruler printed on the back of the wrapper. Was a braided caramel with chocolate coating. I even remember the commercial "MArathon John" Kind of a John Wayne ripoff guy. "Nobody can eat a marathon faster than him." and in a quick draw style ate a candy bar longer, or shorter, or something like that.

Guru
08-01-2008, 03:02 AM
Marathon Bar

POND_OF_RED
08-01-2008, 03:13 AM
http://static.flickr.com/55/109057909_5f7915e016_o.jpg

Ari Chi3fs
08-01-2008, 03:31 AM
Fruit Punch Jolly Ranchers.

SBK
08-01-2008, 08:15 AM
I'm going with Slo Poke, Bit O Honey and Jolly Ranchers.

We used to visit my aunt in Denver every summer and we'd drive by the Jolly Rancher plant. You could smell what flavor they were making that day.....

Dartgod
08-01-2008, 08:32 AM
Necco wafers (except the licorice flavor, bleeech!)
https://ssl9.chi.us.securedata.net/theheadnut.com/merchantmanager/images/uploads/neccowafers.jpg

Circus Peanuts
http://bp2.blogger.com/_xfjGIb6tpAA/RiVA9ynQVPI/AAAAAAAAAZ0/c6mGTvjr9ag/s1600-h/circuspees.jpg

Banana Kits
http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/oryans_2014_2876357

B-B-Bats
http://www.nostalgiccandy.com/ProductImages/bbats2.jpg

Gold Mine Gum
http://www.nostalgiccandy.com/ProductImages/gold_mine2.jpg

Hot Dog Bubble Gum
http://www.nostalgiccandy.com/ProductImages/hotdog_gum2.jpg

Neapolitan Coconut Slices
http://www.nostalgiccandy.com/ProductImages/neapolitan_coconut2.jpg

SBK
08-01-2008, 08:37 AM
Hot Dog gum is the bomb.

Baby Lee
08-01-2008, 08:49 AM
http://el-oso.net/blog/uploads/mary-jane.jpg

Mary Jane burnt down the barn one day, and her mother said "Mary Jane! You're in big trouble when your father gets home!"

And Mary Jane laughed and laughed, because she knew her father was in that barn.

Wile_E_Coyote
08-01-2008, 08:54 AM
Now this is old school, a bottle of sarsparilla &

Baby Lee
08-01-2008, 08:55 AM
Sunshine on a Stick

that fool also had another snack - Wagon wheels which were ritz "The Man"s and some cheese. My mom always had those square assed saltines so I never got to make me any.

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Brianfo
08-01-2008, 08:57 AM
Hot Tamales
Bit O Honey
Snickers

Simply Red
08-01-2008, 09:18 AM
Necco wafers (except the licorice flavor, bleeech!)
https://ssl9.chi.us.securedata.net/theheadnut.com/merchantmanager/images/uploads/neccowafers.jpg

Circus Peanuts
http://bp2.blogger.com/_xfjGIb6tpAA/RiVA9ynQVPI/AAAAAAAAAZ0/c6mGTvjr9ag/s1600-h/circuspees.jpg

Banana Kits
http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/oryans_2014_2876357

B-B-Bats
http://www.nostalgiccandy.com/ProductImages/bbats2.jpg

Gold Mine Gum
http://www.nostalgiccandy.com/ProductImages/gold_mine2.jpg

Hot Dog Bubble Gum
http://www.nostalgiccandy.com/ProductImages/hotdog_gum2.jpg

Neapolitan Coconut Slices
http://www.nostalgiccandy.com/ProductImages/neapolitan_coconut2.jpg


Hot Dog gum. Oh yes... Neapolitan Coconut Slices, Thanks, but; no thanks.

ChiefsOne
08-01-2008, 09:22 AM
Clark candy bar

BigRedChief
08-01-2008, 09:24 AM
Chic -o - Sticks.

Theres a JOPO blog on "pixifood"(a term made up by JOPO used to describe food that was great as a kid but horrible as an adult)
http://joeposnanski.com/JoeBlog/2008/07/29/pixifoods-part-i/

Pixifood (PIKZ-ee-food), noun: Any food substance that is highly pleasant to the taste as a child and tastes shockingly unpleasant once you become an adult.
Baseball Card Gum
As a child it tastes like: Bubble blowing magic.
As an adult it tastes like: Sugared sandpaper.
Tidbits: A few years ago, Topps released a retro set of baseball cards — I believe it was based on the 1952 set. Anyway, it included the gum. I was SO excited. I immediately went to eBay and spent WAY too much on a box of those cards. I got it, and I chewed the gum and … I expect to get the feeling in my jaw back no later than September 2013. More to the point, the inside of my mouth got so raw, you could strike a match against it. What do they put in that stuff? Roofing shingles? I think part of the problem is that they started putting the gum in little plastic packets, presumably so they would not get stale and ruin the back of baseball cards like the old days. But maybe that’s how they lost the magic. As a kid it was great because, really, as far as taste went, you never know where the gum ended and the baseball cards began.
Beanie Weenies
As a child it tastes like: Smoky, beanie, weenie jubilation.
As an adult it tastes like: Cat food with an Italian twist.
Tidbits: The easiest lunch ever invented; you could throw throw a solid Beanie Weenie lunch together in seconds, and as a child you could get 45% of your daily of sugar and 48 mg of salt in one sitting. Plus, while it was true that it offered 0% Vitamin A, 0% Vitamin C and 42 grams of carbs, it did give you 20% of your daily recommended allowance of iron. Nutritious! Needless to say, it now tastes like warm shoes, which might be why the canny Van Camp’s folks created a barbecued variety.
Entry inspired by Dan.
Candy Cigarettes
As a child it tastes like: Sugary danger.
As an adult it tastes like: School chalk.
Tidbits: Ah, memories of standing outside on the front lawn with my old man, admiring the world, him smoking his Kents, me puffing on a candy cigarette, both of us breathing in that Cleveland air that was killing us, yes, memories. How in the hell did anyone think it would be a good idea to give kids candy cigarettes as some sort of simulation of the real thing? What a great idea. Why not just give us all a little heavenly heroin to shoot up? Maybe some lemon drop Jack Daniels to pound with our Pringles,
Jessica memory: This candy was definitely contraband in my house, and when we occasionally got a pack in our Halloween loot, my mother was appalled that some adult in our neighborhood was actually promoting smoking to America’s Youth. Since we did not waste, we were allowed to consume them, but we were absolutely not to act like we were smoking them as we did.
Entry inspired by Jessica
Cotton Candy
As a child it tastes like: You know, cotton candy.
As an adult it tastes like: Cotton root canals.
Tidbits: My own kids have had a surprisingly mixed reaction to cotton candy. Elizabeth, the 6-year old loves it. Margo is sort of a Cotton Candy Carrie Nation, she hates the stuff, so for Elizabeth every bite (available only because Elizabeth’s father believes in the rights of every child to have cotton candy) every bite is like a little bit of forbidden fruit. The funny thing is that the 3-year-old, Katie, cannot stand the stuff. She seems to already have taken on her mother’s personal. “This is bad for you,” she says, and she refuses to touch it.
Dinty Moore Beef Stew.
As a child it tastes like: The absolute best camping food available.
As an adult it tastes like: Dog Food
Tidbits: From the official literature — “When hungers comes a callin’, send it on its way with Dinty Moore Stew. Every can is loaded with hearty chunks of meat and vegetables, all covered in thick, lip-smacking gravy. Just one bowlful will send hunger running for cover. Simply heat and eat for a meal that works as hard as you do.”
Now, I think it’s possible that the Dinty Moore people are overselling their product here. But every company has the right and responsibility to do that. Lip-smacking gravy, indeed. My big problem is the last sentence: Simply heat and eat for a meal that works as hard as you do. I think this misidentifies the audience — it’s assuming that Dinty Moore is in the hard metal lunch boxes of those people working on construction sites and climbing telephone poles. But seriously, has NOT on a camping trip ever eaten Dinty Moore stew? It’s for kids, really, and really don’t work very hard. I’ve been trying to get my 3-year-old to get a job for two of those years, and she keeps refusing.
Entry inspired by Jack
Fig Newtons
As a child it tastes like: Fruit and cake and deliciousness.
As an adult it tastes like: Fruit chunks wrapped in death.
Tidbits: Gary Gulman classic line on Fig Newtons: “For a while there, figs only, which is, you know, a bold move dedicating your entire product line to the fig, of all fruits. The fig. What the hell is a fig? I’ve never seen one outside a Newton in my whole life.”
Brian memory: I can’t remember the last time I had them, but I remember loving them when I was a kid. Apparently my father bought a box recently, so I had a few. I immediately regretted my decision.
Entry inspired by Brian
Fluff
As a child it tastes like: Marshmallow goodness.
As an adult it tastes like: Glue.
Tidbits: I can remember a time when Fluff — like Wacky Packies, the game 7-5-3-1, and sneaking up on people and rubber-banding a hard piece of folded paper into their backsides — was the official stupid fad of my 5th grade class. I’m not sure who thought marshmallow would taste better when spread out on in a sandwich, but I can remember thinks that someone should have made some sort of sandwich spread out of Smarties.
FunDip
As a child it tastes like: a multi-flavored lollipop.
As an adult it tastes like: Cavity filling.
Tidbits: What you do is you dip your edible “Lik-a-Stix” into different flavors of “FunDip” and … do you ever wonder if the people at The Willy Wonka Candy Company were just playing an extravagant gag on America.**
*Like the song YMCA. I mean, obviously this has been mentioned a few times by now, but it is a song about how much fun it is to stay at the YMCA. There’s really nothing too tactful about the song. It includes the lyrics: “Young man … I’m sure you will find many ways to have a good time,” and “You get get yourself cleaned, you can have a good meal, you can do whatever you feel.” And yet if you were driving by a Christian Coalition Rally and you booed “YMCA” out of your car window, you can bet some people would do the dance.
Evan memory: It was the one candy that even as I child I understood was rotting my teeth even as I switched from cherry to apple to grape. But the best part was to get a few friends to all buy them and you could trade sugar packets if you didn’t like one. Looking back, I’m shocked they were marketed by Willy Wonka and not Skoal or Copenhagen. The name gives it away, it really was “dip” for kids. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to find out those packets were positively correlated with cancer in rats.
Entry inspired by Evan
Hungry Man (Turkey TV Dinner)

As a child it taste like: A feast for kings.
As an adult it tastes like: Leftovers from a distant past.
Tidbits: This is a very fancy Web site (http://www.hungry-man.com/). The turkey dinner has an odd promise: “Savor mostly white meat …” Why mostly? Why won’t they give you all white meat? Is it because some people like turkey dark meat? Well, if that’s true, why stick it in their face that they won’t get much dark meat in this family feast?
David memory: Maybe it was the name ‘Hungry Man’ which when you are 10 years old seems pretty awe inspiring. Maybe it was the fact that it had so many courses. Maybe it was the fun in trying to keep all of the other food out of the dessert until the very end. … And I am willing to admit that it was a big ego boost for a 10 year old kid that he would be able to finish a whole Hungry Man dinner by himself. Now fast forward to a month agao…I was shopping at one of the fine Hong Kong supermarkets and there it was. I quickly slipped one into our shopping cart and prayed that sometime soon my wife would have a girl’s night out or something that would let me eat at home by myself. And then it happened a couple weeks ago and the dinner was awful. I was absolutely floored.
Entry inspired by David
Kentucky Fried Chicken
As a child it tastes like: Picnics in the park.
As an adult it tastes like: Salt.
Tidbits: We still have not come to a consensus on whether Kentucky Fried Chicken just doesn’t taste as good when you’re an adult or if Kentucky Fried Chicken has simply gone down in quality. I suspect it’s a little bit of both. Then there was the ill-advised decision to start calling themselves “KFC.” I suspect that this was a marketing decision based on the sound premise that you really don’t want the word “FRIED” in your name when people tend to replace that word in their minds with “coronary.” But I still think it was a mistake: It’s not like now people see KFC and think, “Oh, a little chicken, that would be perfect for my diet.” Instead, it seems people think, “Oh, KFC — I remember when they were Kentucky Friend Chicken and made tasty food.”
Necco Wafers
As a child it tastes like: Sugar-dusted yumminess.
As an adult it tastes like: Sidewalk chalk.
Tidbits: As Scott points out, this is probably the most versatile pixiefood of the bunch. Came in flavory goodness ranging from fruity (lemon, orange, lime) to spicy (cinnamon, clove, licorice) to minty (wintergreen) to savory (chocolate). Candy Cigarettes taste more like blackboard chalk, the kind at school, while Necco Wafers are more like sidewalk chalk, the kinds kids use to make hopscotch boards on my driveway. That’s the beauty of being a kid … you can differentiate between the different flavors of chalk. M&M’s tasted different based on the color. Its a shame that as we get older we lose the highly-refined tastes we had as children.
Scott memory: The indescructible Necco Wafers are the oldest continuously produced candies in the U.S. since 1847. Apparently the original batch is still in distribution. As kids these seemed like the closest thing to money we’d ever get. The coin-sized wafers were not only edible, they were useful as chips during poker or as replacements for missing game pieces. But that sugary dusting was partcularly satisfying to a kid. We didn’t really know about drugs like cocaine, but snorting this was our only vice before licking off the dust then crunching into the wafers.
Entry inspired by Scott
Pink Snowballs
As a child tastes like: Coconut cream filled pink cakes.
As an adult tastes like: Triple bypass surgery.
Tidbits: I remember working with an older guy in Augusta who loved Pink Snowballs. He would get one out of the vending machine every single day. I was 24 then, and already the concept seemed entirely disgusting. I think that Pink Snowballs were my first pixiefood, the first food that I devoured as a child that I thought, “OK, I’ve outgrown that.”
Pop Tarts
As a child tastes like: Flavor-filled pastry with delightful crunchy coating.
As an adult tastes like: Manilla folkders injected with jelly.
Tidbits: There are mixed feelings about whether Pop Tarts are really pixiefoods. I guess it depends on the flavor, whether or not it is toasted, what your circumstance happens to be. A few weeks ago, I got back to my hotel, and I was absolutely starving, and it was too late to get any sort of actual food. In the hotel store, I saw Pop Tarts. So I bought a pack, ate them, found them to be quite fulfilling and tolerable. I woke up the next morning feeling as if an alien was going to emerge from my stomach, and i have not recovered since.
Spaghetti-O’s
As a Kid: Well, kids love the taste (and Moms love the nutrition!)
As an adult: Plastic and ketchup.
Tidbits: “Helping kids grow strong and healthy is a full-time job. Why not let SpaghettiOs brand pasta give you a hand? Each delicious serving of these tender little O’s provides a serving of vegetables (Editor’s note: What vegetables?), a serving of grains AND at least SIX essential vitamins and minerals!”
OK, beyond the obvious vegetables question, I have another one: What do they mean AT LEAST six essential vitamins and minerals. Might there be more? Have those just not been discovered yet? Are scientist working in the SpaghettiO labs non-stop and occasionally shouting out, “WAIT, I found one! Oh, no, sorry, that was some lint from my pocket. Damn. False alarm.” Or does it depend on what you consider to be essential? Like do these have Calcite in them, but many Moms don’t feel that’s essential?
Entry inspired by Jason.
Tang
As a child it tastes like: Fruity drink goodness.
As an adult it tastes like: Laundry detergent
Tidbits: It amazes me now, looking back, that the real hook for Tang was that astronauts drank it. Wow, we really thought astronauts were superheroes back then. I don’t get the sense it is like that anymore. In some ways, I think NASA might be a PixiProgram, one that as a kid seems like the coolest thing ever and as an adult seems like a questionable use of taxpayer funds.

SBK
08-01-2008, 09:25 AM
Your mom/redrum69

Demonpenz
08-01-2008, 10:42 AM
Is there anything more old school than worthers orginal. Every grandpa ever had a bucket full of those and for a nickle he would give you exactly 3 and a quarter after you gone done mowing the yard. I remember one time I went over to Pappy Mcgee's place to mow the yard. Now Pappy wasn't all there by this time and he had been known to shake yard sticks at the mailfolk and such. I asked him if I could rake his leaves. He caughed and breathed through his trachia tube and said. Only if you can also change the TV to Judge Whopner. So with DUM DUM DUM I grabbed a pair of pliers and changed the channel (the knob has been warn out after he pushed his son into the TV on the famed 78 arbor day) I would be damned if old man Mcgee legged tripped me with a rake. I Was little tiffed, but I recon it was all in fun as he gave some worthers orginals. Mcgee didn't live to see the winter, but I will always have the scare to remember him from

JuicesFlowing
11-05-2008, 08:03 PM
Sweet Tarts.

Adept Havelock
11-05-2008, 08:11 PM
Reception Sticks.

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Adept Havelock
11-05-2008, 08:12 PM
Horehound Candy.

Simply Red
11-05-2008, 10:31 PM
Horehound Candy.

:clap:

Reerun_KC
11-05-2008, 10:39 PM
SAlt water taffy anyone?

http://www.douglasscandies.com/shop/images/products/taffy-lg-assortment.jpg

Reerun_KC
11-05-2008, 10:40 PM
http://www.thecandybaron.com/pics/2195.jpg

Simply Red
12-07-2009, 08:56 PM
When I was a kid I snorted a pixie stick, don't ever do that.

stay laced.

Lumpy
12-07-2009, 08:58 PM
Tearjerkers... do they still make those? There was a place in Towne East, (Wichita), called Mr Bulky's that sold them in bulk, (hence the name). In the early 90's it was a 'big deal' to carry a bag of tearjerkers around... if u didn't, u were a commie.

Simply Red
12-08-2009, 07:28 AM
Tearjerkers... do they still make those? There was a place in Towne East, (Wichita), called Mr Bulky's that sold them in bulk, (hence the name). In the early 90's it was a 'big deal' to carry a bag of tearjerkers around... if u didn't, u were a commie.


yes, I think they do still make them.

Saulbadguy
12-08-2009, 07:34 AM
James Salt Water Taffy from Atlantic City.

El Jefe
12-08-2009, 07:43 AM
To this day my favorite candy is a good Chic-O-Stick, loved those things since I was a kid. Other good ones:
1. Bazooka Joe
2. Big league Chew
3. Gobstoppers
4. Mike n Ike
5. Boston bakes Beans
6. Lemon Heads
7. Good N Plenty

El Jefe
12-08-2009, 07:44 AM
skor

I just bought one of those for my girl the other day, she loves those things. Skor and Heath Bars arent my favorite, but they're ok.

El Jefe
12-08-2009, 07:50 AM
What about milk duds? or a quart of whoppers?

Ohh yeah, I like both of those, but I can't eat mild duds anymore they pull my fillings out.

El Jefe
12-08-2009, 07:59 AM
Tearjerkers... do they still make those? There was a place in Towne East, (Wichita), called Mr Bulky's that sold them in bulk, (hence the name). In the early 90's it was a 'big deal' to carry a bag of tearjerkers around... if u didn't, u were a commie.

Wow I used to love TearJerkers, that brings back some memories..Also I remember when "Warheads" were big when I was in elementary school. Hard candy on the outside, gooey sour liquid on the inside.

Frosty
12-08-2009, 08:17 AM
Zotz



http://www.oldtimecandy.com/images/candypix-pages/zotz3_250.jpg

MOhillbilly
12-08-2009, 08:25 AM
coffee candy, grandma & grandpa always kept a stash of candy in the car for the boys. Id kill a cousin for touchin my coffee candy!

PhillyChiefFan
12-08-2009, 08:37 AM
Bonkers

Simply Red
12-08-2009, 09:11 AM
Bonkers

i remember the name, but can't place them.

Delano
12-08-2009, 09:52 AM
I always liked getting a package of Mamba at the skating rink, but seriously guise, three god damned wrappers must be removed before your first piece of lemon flavored goodness. I mean c'mon man, I've got couples skate comin' up; I don't have time to make a pile of candy wrappers.
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Delano
12-08-2009, 09:55 AM
Tearjerkers... do they still make those? There was a place in Towne East, (Wichita), called Mr Bulky's that sold them in bulk, (hence the name). In the early 90's it was a 'big deal' to carry a bag of tearjerkers around... if u didn't, u were a commie.

Awesome. I loved those stores. What about the huge jawbreaker that had a tearjerker in the middle? Mmmm.
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Lumpy
12-08-2009, 09:57 AM
Awesome. I loved those stores. What about the huge jawbreaker that had a tearjerker in the middle? Mmmm.
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I remember those. :D

Flashback time...
Want to trade "Garbage Pail Kid" cards w/ me? I made u a friendship bracelet. ROFL

Delano
12-08-2009, 10:01 AM
I remember those. :D

Flashback time...
Want to trade "Garbage Pail Kid" cards w/ me? I made u a friendship bracelet. ROFL

Thanks, but right now I'm in the middle of an intense game of Pogs. My new slammer f'n owns.
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CoMoChief
12-08-2009, 10:32 AM
Fun Dip

Big League Chew

Bazooka Joe's Bubble Gum

Karmel/Kruch/Almond bars that sold for $1 from just about everybody's kid who was in Little League Baseball or Boy Scouts at one point.

Ring Pop or Push Pops

Pop Rocks candy (they pop in your mouth)

CoMoChief
12-08-2009, 10:33 AM
Thanks, but right now I'm in the middle of an intense game of Pogs. My new slammer f'n owns.
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They outlawed Pogs at our school.....said it was a form of gambling. We still did it anyways beause we were fucking badasses.

Simply Red
12-08-2009, 11:06 AM
popeye pouched gum, it was green like spinach.

Extra Point
12-08-2009, 11:16 AM
Valomilk with pecans would be killer. A new flavor for the old school cups.

Simply Red
12-08-2009, 11:18 AM
Valomilk with pecans would be killer. A new flavor for the old school cups.

?

Boise_Chief
12-08-2009, 11:20 AM
Since when has candy bars been worth their weight in gold. I stopped in a gas station last week and thought i'll just grab a candy bar. $1.29 for a fuggin candy bar!

Simply Red
12-08-2009, 11:32 AM
Since when has candy bars been worth their weight in gold. I stopped in a gas station last week and thought i'll just grab a candy bar. $1.29 for a fuggin candy bar!

ridiculous. And our grandparents claim they had it rough. These times are parrallel w/ those times. Only we have gas hikes w/o salary adjustments. it's really silly, actually.

El Jefe
12-08-2009, 12:00 PM
I remember those. :D

Flashback time...
Want to trade "Garbage Pail Kid" cards w/ me? I made u a friendship bracelet. ROFL

Wow I had a bunch of those cards lol, but that was a little before my time.

El Jefe
12-08-2009, 12:03 PM
Thanks, but right now I'm in the middle of an intense game of Pogs. My new slammer f'n owns.
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This thread is AWESOME. Pogs was the crap in school, I remember when I got a new slammer that had an imprint for my finger. I used to carry my pog portable pad (suitable to play anywhere), two slammers, and a few tubes full of pogs. I used to play for KEEPS, that's how we did it where I was from. I remember the day I lost my Emmitt Smith Pog and nearly cried on the bus ride home. I wasn't on my game that day.

MOhillbilly
12-08-2009, 12:04 PM
Wow I had a bunch of those cards lol, but that was a little before my time.

went to a private school in downtown spfld and would use the bus to catch a ride north. There was a little junk shop on the square that sold cards and little airplane gliders,rattle snake eggs, ect and id save my lunch money to buy garbage pail kids....circa 1984-85. My parents hated em.:)

El Jefe
12-08-2009, 12:05 PM
Valomilk with pecans would be killer. A new flavor for the old school cups.

:Lin:

El Jefe
12-08-2009, 12:06 PM
Heh

Lumpy
12-08-2009, 12:10 PM
Wow I had a bunch of those cards lol, but that was a little before my time.

I think my brother still has all of my cards.

Simply Red
12-08-2009, 12:53 PM
I think my brother still has all of my cards.

whatta JERK he must be!

Lumpy
12-08-2009, 12:59 PM
whatta JERK he must be!

Nah, I was ok w/ him taking posession of my collection. It was only fair b/c I stole the money from him to buy the damn things. :evil: