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Retro Candy

  1. Jun 15, 2011 #1
    A work mate when on a long lunch and brought back candy from yesteryear. Cool, dude!

    I got Pop Rocks and Fizzies and Bottle Caps.
     
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  3. Jun 15, 2011 #2

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    Malt Balls, a staple of my childhood :smile:.
     
  4. Jun 15, 2011 #3

    Evo

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    I loved Fizzies!! You can still get the chocolate malt balls, I love them. Can you get malted milkshakes anymore? Ice cream shops used to be called "malt shops".
     
  5. Jun 15, 2011 #4
    There are a couple of places near here where you can still get a malted. But where can you get skybars or chuckles?
     
  6. Jun 15, 2011 #5
    Candy Necklaces, Blow Pops, Fun Dip were my favs as a kid.
     
  7. Jun 15, 2011 #6

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  8. Jun 15, 2011 #7

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    Sweet-Tarts were a favorite, as were Mint Julep and Banana Split chews. Once in a while, I'd buy a Hershey's Lunch Bar, because the deposit on soda bottles was 3 cents and that's what the chocolate bar cost. I knew the local grocer very well, and he'd let me buy a soda and a Lunch Bar for 10 cents because I would always return the bottle and put it in the rack. 7 cents for a Coke and 3 cents for a Lunch Bar made for a cheap sugar-high.
     
  9. Jun 15, 2011 #8

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    It will be completely off topic... Is this a correct English phrase? I can guess what you mean, but I miss predicate in the first part (work mate being a subject).

    I already checked that yesteryear doesn't have to mean last year as I thought.

    I am not a grammar police, it is that my English fails me. Sometimes I am sure there is a typo, or a word missing, but sometimes I have no idea what is going on. And many times I was told phrases that looked strange to me were perfectly OK.
     
  10. Jun 15, 2011 #9

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    Aha, Phrak typed "when" and it should be "went". Should I ban him? :biggrin:
     
  11. Jun 15, 2011 #10

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    Did he use a time machine while on his lunch break?
     
  12. Jun 15, 2011 #11

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    Zap... the OP is history... (Evo blows smoke off the Ban gun) The retro candy I remember the most was red string licorice, 1/2 a penny each, candy cigarettes, malted milk balls, (Evo calls them: chocolate malt balls), good and plenty candy, fifty cents would go a long way back then.

    Rhody... o:)
     
  13. Jun 15, 2011 #12

    Borek

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    Ah, obvious now.

    Your call, shouldn't be that difficult :wink:
     
  14. Jun 15, 2011 #13

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    [PLAIN]http://www.oldtimeconfection.com/Gum/Nostalgia%20gum%20prepack.jpg [Broken]
     
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  15. Jun 18, 2011 #14
    That won't be necessary. Simply add three brownie points to my score and banning will be a simple matter of applying administrative controls.
     
  16. Jun 18, 2011 #15

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    Wasn't that a Dr. Suess book?
     
  17. Jun 18, 2011 #16

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    Banned in the US, of course.
     
  18. Jun 18, 2011 #17
    Anyone remember these?

    [PLAIN]http://www.megalink.net/~dale/candycig1.jpg [Broken]

    Our ice-cream man used to stock them, but I would be willing to bet that selling these to children is a big no-no now.
     
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  19. Jun 18, 2011 #18

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    I used to buy a pack of cigs, maybe a cigar or 2, some big lips and fake fingernails, then ride my bike to the park and swing.

    My favorites were the chocolate cigarettes.

    Ooh, this place has an even better selection, it has Jimmy's Sky bar!

    http://www.oldtimecandy.com/candylist.htm [Broken]

    OMG, I can still taste the syrup in these. Poke a hole in the top with a toothpick and bottoms up!

    http://www.oldtimecandy.com/nik-l-nip-sticks.htm [Broken]
     
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  20. Jun 18, 2011 #19
    Care with the Pop Rocks and soda. That's how Mikey exploded, remember?
     
  21. Jun 18, 2011 #20

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    I remember chewing gum packed as cigarettes.
     
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