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Does anyone remember Ice Cubes?  Little cubes of chocolate wrapped in foil that actually seemed icy cold in you mouth?

OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG, Ice Cubes ! Yes, they were wonderful !! There was a little "5 and Dime/Liquor Store" on my way home from school, and I used to buy Ice Cubes there with my left-over lunch money. They were sooooo good.

And to the poster who was extolling the ribbon Christmas candy, I would add, ALL the old Christmas hard candies that used to be so popular in the late 50's and 60's. The ribbon candy and the cut peppermints with the decorations on the inside (like Christmas trees, wreaths, bells, holly, they were almost like candy canes, but nuggets and multi-color) and ESPECIALLY those filled, thin-shell candies that had jams and chocolate inside with fruit flavors in the shell. Oh, they were good. I look for those Christmas hard candy assortments each year, and I'll be dipped if I can find 'em..........Sure wish I could.........

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Caravello bar. It was white chocolate with some kind of nuts. I LOVE white chocolate.

Susan

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Looking at the sites posted by Toliver, I spied another favourite that I'd forgotten about:

Charlston Chews

I loved the vanilla ones!

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Anyone remember Sixlets? Little chocolate orbs coated in all different colors, that came packaged in a cylindrical plastic packaging. Simple, but I was addicted to them.

Forgot about Sixlets! I think the packaging came in different sizes, but what I remember most are the small cellophane tubes you'd get at Halloween. They held less than a mouthful, so what we'd do is put the whole thing between our teeth and strain out the Sixlets......you know, like whales do with krill!

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Some of the mini-markets around here still carry Ice Cubes. My daughter brought me one a few weeks ago.

Next time you buy gas check it out if you can afford it after buying gas.

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...And umm, ice cubes the little hazelnut chocolates.

and and and....

Well, I was actually the first to mention them on page one but who's counting. :raz:

They were two cents when I was a kid. While candy bars & chips were a nickel. So you could use up any stray pennies with an ice cube. Kept 'em right by the register for just such an emergency.

So I guess that's my two cents...


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You may be able to find some of your favorites:

Home Town Favorites Candy Store

Sweet Nostalgia Candy Store

OMG- Sweet Nostalgia has Space Food Sticks! and Razzles!

I just had to check for the heck of it. What do I do now that I am armed with this information, that is the question....Do I risk ruining my memories of the stuff by finding out that they are, in reality, quite a bit worse than I remember. What a dilemma!

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Anyone remember the candy fizzy tablets you could drop into water.  My brother was crazy about those.  Ne not so much; I hate carbonation.

Oooohhhh-- I loved Fizzies! Like fake fruit-flavored Alka-Seltzers!

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How about Walnettos, great for lasting a long time, and of course, Milk Duds.........

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Milk Duds makes me remember Sugar Babies! Sticky, sticky, sticky! And I loved them :biggrin:

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Our treat would be Sky Bars.

I got the caramel section, my sister the vanilla and my grandfather got the other two.

Fizzies. We just skipped the water and put them on our tongues.

Pixie straws.

Now adays it's Resse's mini peanut butter cups that do it for me.

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Does anyone remember Ice Cubes?  Little cubes of chocolate wrapped in foil that actually seemed icy cold in you mouth?

OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG, Ice Cubes ! Yes, they were wonderful !! There was a little "5 and Dime/Liquor Store" on my way home from school, and I used to buy Ice Cubes there with my left-over lunch money. They were sooooo good.

And to the poster who was extolling the ribbon Christmas candy, I would add, ALL the old Christmas hard candies that used to be so popular in the late 50's and 60's. The ribbon candy and the cut peppermints with the decorations on the inside (like Christmas trees, wreaths, bells, holly, they were almost like candy canes, but nuggets and multi-color) and ESPECIALLY those filled, thin-shell candies that had jams and chocolate inside with fruit flavors in the shell. Oh, they were good. I look for those Christmas hard candy assortments each year, and I'll be dipped if I can find 'em..........Sure wish I could.........

That Christmas candy is now sold under the name "Cut Rock"; I believe it's made by (sp?) Brach's. And you KNOW if they have it commercially, you can find better stuff somewhere else! Try this place: http://www.candy4u.com/chriscutrocc.html

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OK, just a head's up for you, Razzles are EXACTLY THE SAME, and the Space Sticks are as well. The 'good' Space Stick flavors, like caramel and peanut butter, have not been duplicated, so you are stuck with the awful 'chocolate'. I had some imported a few years ago, and I sold every box after the first on ebaY. They're THAT bad. In all my historic gluttony, I actually didn't eat them all.

It still takes 2 or 3 Razzles to make a decent sized wad of gum, there's very little stretch for a bubble, and the texture is still, um, unique.

Thanks for the reply Rebecca- I had it in mind last week when I was at Epcot. One of the gift shops there was selling the Space Food Sticks and I was able to resist the pull of nostalgia; I was torn, true enough, but evenually decided that my money was probably better spent elsewhere. Sometimes it is best not to ruin a fond memory.

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Just can not remember the name, but it was sold as a big single blob with coconut and milk chocolate on the outside, then a cherry filling. I want to think marshmallow entered into the picture, but that is just probably fantasy.

Two of my favorites: Cherry Mash with the vibrant red cherry filling and milk chocolate outside... also, loved cherry lipstick. Individually wrapped in foil except the last 1/2 inch to resemble a lipstick without cap. The chalky lipstick had a unique cherry flavor.

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Pez, saltwater taffy, lemon drops, good n plenty.  When I was young and we lived in Philly you could get Italian Ice and it came with a little wooden spoon (more like a paddle).  I hated the texture of the spoon on my tongue.  The little wax bottles with juice in them was really cool as were the wax lips/vampire fangs.  As I seem to recall they became much less popular with parents when some kids started choking on them.

Tootsie pops, red hots, raisinets

Speaking of wax, I remember a wax harmonica, orange in color if not flavor I do believe.

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Miniature ice cream cones filled with thick honey(I think) and topped with hard maple sugar candy.

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Chocolite Bars!

They were aerated chocolate and so good I can't figure out why you can't get them anymore. I was in Quebec last fall and discovered the "Aero Bar"... I ate a lot of chocolate in Quebec.

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My absolute favorite was Big Cherry. NOT Cherry Mash, which is much easier to find these days - and not nearly as good, IMO. If I'm at a gas station I always check for Big Cherries, and when I find them I buy a dozen or so...

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