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Forgotten candy bars, e.g., Caramello


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#31 kayb

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 05:09 PM

Zagnuts. You see them occasionally, but not often. Paydays. It's my bar of choice. And, oh yes, Sugar Babies! I LOVE Sugar Babies! In the movie-box size!
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#32 janeer

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 07:49 PM

Skybar. Clark Bar. Original Chunky. Payday. Nibs, Chuckles, Rollos,jujubes, and a multicolored, chewy cand, sort of fish-shaped but not fish, in a yellow box--can't remember the name.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 08:39 AM

...I am also in what I guess is the minority of candy eaters that can't stand the Cadbury chocolate recipe. In general I have no idea why so many connoisseurs prefer the British mass-market candies (or the ones made elsewhere under license, such as Cadbury items being made by Hershey in the US) to the American ones. I find the British mass-market chocolate to be inferior -- not that either is particularly good as chocolate goes.


Amen! I can't stand the cadbury chocolate. We lived in India for a few years, so naturally Cadbury was the only stuff regularly available. You could get some imported Hershey's or Godiva or Lindt on occasion, but it was rare and expensive.

Not to mention that many of our close friends are Aussies so they think I'm blaspheming all things good and holy when I talk bad about Cadbury...
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#34 Mjx

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 05:45 AM

Fat Guy just reminded me of the Charleston Chew: I think the last time I had one I was maybe ten years old. Do they still make them?


They must still be making them, because I saw some just a week or so ago, in J.D. Redhouse, in Willits, CA.

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#35 natasha1270

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:31 AM

I have been known to pick up a Whatchamacallit or Skor bar when I see them on special at the checkout. Yum!
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 04:34 PM

I have been known to pick up a Whatchamacallit or Skor bar when I see them on special at the checkout. Yum!



a friend of mine would make a "coffee cake" for us whenever we went camping using either Skor or Heath bars as the topping....

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 02:01 PM

At our little town's carnival yesterday there was a big military display and they had a couple glass cases filled with boxes of old candy bars. The one that caught my eye was called Chicken Dinner. Anybody remember that? And what could it have tasted like? No wonder they don't sell those anymore with that name!!
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#38 baroness

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 03:31 PM

HERE is some info on Chicken Dinner candy bars. Those Chicken Trucks may have inspired the Weinermobile! :laugh:

#39 ruthcooks

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 03:11 PM

Does anyone remember the Seven Up Bar?

From candyaddict.com:

"Discontinued sometime in the 70’s, the Seven Up bar began its seven-sectioned life in the 1930s, before the 7-Up Bottling Company began making its soft drink. Eventually the 7-Up company bought the bar and retired it, so they had the exclusive use of the name whichever way it was spelled: Seven Up or 7-Up. None of that mattered a whit to me, as I was only interested in one thing: those seven sections of chocolate-covered different candy centers, meaning I was getting seven big pieces of candy in one regular-sized bar. Quite a bargain to me back then for my hard-saved pennies and nickels (shoot, I’d pay just about anything for one today)!


The Seven Up bar itself consisted of seven separated, filled sections connected by an outer chocolate shell. The shell was real milk chocolate, a bit thick on the edges, but thinner over the fillings, and had a good snap to it if bitten, and a smooth melt if left upon your tongue. The seven fillings were: Orange Jelly, Maple, Caramel, Brazil Nut, Fudge, Coconut, and Cherry; each was so distinct and different that no two bites were remotely alike. I loved the Seven Up bar for that reason especially, and, too, both the chocolate and the candy centers were really, really good."

The Orange Jelly section was my favorite and I always saved it for last.
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#40 merstar

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:47 PM

Well not a candy bar but a hard candy - Regal Crown Sours - cherry and lemon. Discontinued. Nothing has come close for me. Anybody find a replacement? I can clearly imagine the taste and it has been at least 15 or more years since I had one.


Ooh, those cherry ones were the best!
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:55 PM

I used to love Goldenberg's Peanut Chews way way back. When I tried them again several years ago, they didn't seem as good. I don't know if they changed the formula or if it's my changed tastebuds. I'm into really high quality chocolate now, so that could be the reason. Hard to tell whether it's my personal taste that's changed or the actual product.

I also used to love Almond Joys.

Edited by merstar, 10 October 2011 - 05:55 PM.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:18 PM

I also used to love Almond Joys.


Me too, along with Mounds. Unfortunately either they've changed or I've changed.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 02:36 PM

I used to love Goldenberg's Peanut Chews way way back. When I tried them again several years ago, they didn't seem as good. I don't know if they changed the formula or if it's my changed tastebuds. I'm into really high quality chocolate now, so that could be the reason. Hard to tell whether it's my personal taste that's changed or the actual product.


I loved these growing up, and still do. However I'm wondering -- did you get the Original version (with dark chocolate, in a red wrappre) or the new(ish) introduction, the milk-chocolate version in a blue wrapper. The milk chocolate one totally misses the mark to me... I find the dark chocolate one still pretty darn good - better than most dark chocolate in commercial candy bars, but obviously no Valhrona / El Rey, etc etc

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:51 PM

I love Nut Goodies, but they are only sold in Minnesota. I couldnt even find them in the neighboring state of Wisconsin.

#45 merstar

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 03:46 PM


I used to love Goldenberg's Peanut Chews way way back. When I tried them again several years ago, they didn't seem as good. I don't know if they changed the formula or if it's my changed tastebuds. I'm into really high quality chocolate now, so that could be the reason. Hard to tell whether it's my personal taste that's changed or the actual product.


I loved these growing up, and still do. However I'm wondering -- did you get the Original version (with dark chocolate, in a red wrappre) or the new(ish) introduction, the milk-chocolate version in a blue wrapper. The milk chocolate one totally misses the mark to me... I find the dark chocolate one still pretty darn good - better than most dark chocolate in commercial candy bars, but obviously no Valhrona / El Rey, etc etc


I think they were the original/dark.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:34 AM

I ate a whole roll of Rollos for dessert tonight, just as good as I remembered!

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:46 AM

Wegmans has a fabulous Old(e) Tyme candy selection

I have ICE CUBES in my freezer, the Chocolate Hazelnut ICE CUBES, I got them on Amazon.
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