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* Nostalgic Candy

Posted on July 15th, 2013 · American Desserts Fast Food Music/Events/Other

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* Nostalgic Candy

I don’t know about you guys…but every so often Jeff Eats likes “to go back” to a more innocent time…for me that’s the 1950’s—mom, dad, brother Andy and our 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment- 6M at 811 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn, New York 11218—(718) GE 8-7625.

Now- you and I both know that there is no such thing as a time-machine.

Jeff Eats’ way of going back—

I go to the computer and type in www.blaircandy.com and order 4 boxes of 24 count 1.5oz bars of Bonomo Turkish Taffy at 24 bucks a box —1 box of vanilla, 1 box of chocolate, 1 box of strawberry and 1 box of Banana (my favorite)—wait 3-4 days, get the package in the mail- and then precede to smack the bars down and crack the taffy up.

You’d be very surprised how effective this Bonomo Therapy is…

For you guys who don’t know what the hell I’m talking about…GOOGLE-BING or whatever you use!

If you got a second, tell sentimental old Jeff Eats about the candy of your “past.”

39 Comments to “* Nostalgic Candy”

  1. HGB says...

    jeff, Goobers, Raisenettes, Black Jack Gum, Button Candy, Nestle Crunch Bar,

  2. Jon G says...

    I don’t know if you remember the little chocolate cubes wrapped in thin foil called Ice. They sold them right by the cash register at the corner lunchenette or candy store. They cost 5 cents and melted in your mouth right away…..so good!

  3. Lou Strauss says...

    Jeff, check http://www.candycrate.com that’s the site I use for my retro candy.
    Your http://www.blaircandy.com is good but I think this site of mine is better.
    Remember licorice black pipes? Those were my favorite. Also loved Sugar Daddies.

  4. Ken Gold says...

    Chuckles!
    Loved those guys.

  5. Sandy Gold says...

    Jeff,
    I was just thinking. In 1964 I took typing at PS 217 in Brooklyn. Who would have ever thunk that today we would be “typing” on phones and Ipads and computers.
    Like you I loved Bonomo but remember that they cost 5 cents back in the 50s.

  6. larhof says...

    You can just go to To the Moon 2205 Wilton Drive – Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305. They have all flavors of Bonomo and every other kind of old-time candy you can remember and lots of other stuff. A fun place to explore!

    • Michael Zahn says...

      Take a look! Jeff’s already got a writeup on To the Moon.

  7. larhof says...

    Here’s the website: http://www.tothemoonmarketplace.com/index.html

  8. DandyDanCohen says...

    5 cents Hershey chocolate bar with nuts.
    Nibs Black Licorce.

  9. Lonny V says...

    To this very day my favorite candy from my youth which like you was in the 50s is plain M & M’s candy.

  10. carl furillo says...

    candy cigarettes and bubble gum cigars.

  11. Linda K says...

    Mary Janes and Boston Baked Beans.
    Also use to love Chuckles.

  12. Vic G says...

    Nestle Crunch Bar, Sugar Daddy, Goobers,

  13. FLOPPYJOECARSON says...

    Butterscotch flavored LIFE SAVERS.

  14. Tom Kennedy says...

    c howard’s scented gum.
    mary jane.
    jujuyfruits
    neeco chocolate candy wafers.
    root beer barrels.
    pez.

  15. Mick says...

    Chick-A-Stick, Goldrush, Now N Later’s, Astro Pops, bubble gum cigars, Cany cigaretts, Clove Gum, Mary Janes, Spree, Sugar Daddy’s, Sugar Babies, Zots etc etc etc…….G-d forbid I eat sugar now!!

  16. Jim C says...

    Pop Rocks were my favorite. Ate them as a kid in the 70’s.

  17. robertw says...

    Lou-Candy Crate also sells their product on Amazon. On occassion they have huge discounts on the retro candy crates. Very unique and cool. Sometimes you wonder why some candies were discontinued. I think it comes down to the current distribution methods make it hard for the niche stuff.

    Remember- Sen Sen (tastes like soap), Charms, Jolly Rancher Sticks, Jolly Ranchers, neeco wafers (I think those go back to tun of the century), Chuckles,Piixie Stix, Sweet Tarts, Pop Rocks, Bubble Yum, Fruit Stripes Gum, Astro Pops, Black Jack Gum, Bottle caps, marathon bar, fun dip, push pops, gold mine (nuggets) gum, Zotz, Razzles, Freshen-Up Gum,

    Jon G I remember those chocolate things. They were called ICE cubes. They had a cool sensation when you ate them.

    • Jon G says...

      Yes that’s them, a hundred thousand dollar bar, the wax bottles with the liquid inside, the wax Teeth, the long sticks filled with different flavors that you would put on the freezer and make ices,.all day suckers, tootsie rolls and tootsie roll pops.

      • robertw says...

        The wax bottles! thats another good one.

  18. Peter Rosen says...

    Smith Bros Cherry Cough Drops

    • robertw says...

      Also Pine Brothers drops. A company now makes Pine Honey and Cherry but they are not eactly the same as I remember. Smith Bros also made a licorice one? I gotta go to that place in Wilton manors. When I went to Australia the hot candy bar there is called Cherry Ripe. People love those things.

  19. Al W says...

    You guys remember the soda machines in the movie theaters?

    • Goldie says...

      What the hell does a soda machine got to do with candy?

      • Al W says...

        nothing!

  20. gary says...

    Canada Pink Wintergreen Mints….

  21. gary says...

    My Grandma’s candy dish in her Brooklyn Apt.
    Crystal Mint Sucking Candy
    Joyva Sesame Crunch Candy

  22. CHARLES says...

    Remember the penny vending machines in the subway stations –
    You could get Hershey Chocolate Bars –
    Best were the penny gum machines – The subway smelled from Juicy Fruit -

  23. Ed F. says...

    Pack of 5 baseball cards and a piece of chewing gum all for 5 cents. Loved the smell of the gum on the cards.

  24. GOGOLOU says...

    Nestle Crunch.

  25. Mr. Candyland says...

    Chocolate Bonomo Turkish Taffy
    Raisenettes
    Sugar Babies
    Chuckles
    Goobers

  26. R Flaum says...

    Nonpareils.

    • robertw says...

      Nonpareils- I love those also. White caps!

  27. SteveHoffman says...

    Nestlé Crunch Bar.

  28. Sid L. Turner says...

    Raisenettes.
    I also loved Bonomo’s Turkish Taffee. Now, at my age, with my current choppers. Eating that stuff is out of the question.

  29. ArnieC says...

    candy buttons.

  30. XERMAN says...

    jeff, use to love Bonomo’s TT. Can’t even think about eating that now with all of the implants in my mouth. Too bad.

  31. sugar daddy my all time favorite.

  32. Darren Harding says...

    Love Bonomos! I too, get mine from http://www.blaircandy.com they seem to have the best selection of the old time nostalgic candy and the price ain’t bad either!

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