Friday, May 18, 2007

Magic Box

box o candyTwo weeks after my birthday, I'm flanked by candy wrappers and a bottomless gift box from the Old Time Candy Company. After eating my way through a layer of Jujubes, Kits, Mallow Cups, and candy bars I avoided as a kid, I feel a skooch unhealthy. Which is why I'm having a Charleston Chew for brunch. A little pick-me-up you understand. (The other day I had a Sky Bar with a side of Sixlets for breakfast—yeah, the diet's coming along fine.)
The magic 60s assortment box has taken on Lost-like overtones—if all there were to eat on the island were Zagnuts and Whoppers.
As with most nostalgic candy, memories shove themselves into your brain with each chomp. Like that time Terry Vilbrandt got an "A" on her science project just for putting some Red Hots in a test tube. C'mon! Or that pink Snaps tasted like soap and the white ones reminded us of Winkie's cage (something to do with living so close to the zoo). And why did we keep eating Caramel Creme Bulls-Eyes when they smacked of art paste?
The elusive Delfa Roll, Razzles, Lik-M-Aid, and both bubble gum and chocolate cigarettes.
(But the Chuckles, Pumpkin Seeds, Charms (both squared and suckered), were there. So were Necco Slap Stix, Black Jack Taffy, Walnettos, real candy cigs, and a cinnamon Hot Dog! two pack.)
Honorable Mention
Brach's jelly nougat
Neopolitan Coconut Sundaefizzies
•Chiclets 2-pack
BB Bats
•Sugar Daddy (not too soft, not too brittle)
Honeycombed Peanuts
Bob's Sweet Stripes
•Butter Rum Life Savers
Atkinson's Peanut Butter Bars and Chick-O-Sticks
Oy, I ate too much. Where is that fizzies packet, the one that looks like a condom?


  1. Old Pezhead9:37 AM

    Fizzie condoms, what will they think of next?

  2. I don't know, latex candy?

  3. I'm still waiting for my candy necklace and Walnettos. Tell me you didn't eat the whole box.

  4. Well my teeth would be if I didn't brush and floss.

  5. The box is almost empty except for the Milk Bottles,Candy Necklace,Charms Squares, pills, and the odd Atomic Fireball and such. Will have to look in there and give an inventory.

  6. I wish I had that many pieces of good candy at my fingertips!

  7. My brother-in-law is a dentist in WI. I bet he will love to see your site! Have a Great Day!

  8. Hi Alyssa, yeah it was pretty cool of my sister, and still have some left over. You know, like wax lips and bottles, and a candy necklace and the like.

  9. Hi Ruby, love your name. Where in WI? I actually haven't been to the dentist for some time, but at least thinking about it. Wasn't there a dentist in WI giving kids cash to turn in their Halloween bags?


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