Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Sweets for Old-Timers

Call me a fogey, a fossil, an old-timer, a codger. I admit it. I like some of the old-timey candies. My wife knows that. She got me these candies for my birthday, and I've been packing them around for four months (except the Chick-O-Stick, which I ate immediately), but today stress has made me seek them out, so here they are, out in the open, candies from my youth.
These companies aren't all so backwards they don't have websites, though. Classic Caramel Company, Atkinson Candy, and Annabelle have an online presence. Otherwise, you can go to Old Time Candies or other and find them (including Clove, Teaberry, and Beeman's gum). Annabelle is in Hayward, CA, where my brother lives, so maybe he knows someone who knows someone . . . Posted by Picasa

4 comments:

Dan said...

Big hunk, eh?

Could a spousal compliment be hidden in that particular candy?

J. Blessinger said...

I've always liked Abba Zabba bars. They look awful, but taste very good. But then the Big Hunk won't win any beauty contests either . . .

Matt Paulson said...

Mmmm....candy...heh, It's amazing how candy has changed in the last fifty years. Such products as these just wouldn't excite the modern sugar-powered super kid.

-matt

JN said...

These are ALL about sugar! There's not much else in them, just like today. One thing there isn't is fluff. No "cookie" or "wafer" to bulk up the candy, just a slab of flavored sugar, dude. Maybe with a paper stick in it.