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candy-licious.

Candy, candy, candy, candy! Seriously, is there anything better? I’m giving that a big NO! But the crazy thing is, there are always new candies being invented. Remember when an M&M was just an M&M? And then slowly, more and more types were introduced. Now there are things like Coconut M&Ms.

But some candies just bring me back. I recently visited my fave childhood candy store at Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, Maine, and it had me remembering allll the candy of my childhood. First of all, I was allowed to eat candy cigarettes. Which is weird. Because my parents didn’t smoke and were totally anti-smoking. The candy ciggs definitely didn’t encourage me to smoke, but I highly doubt I’d let my kids have these. Remember?

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Without a doubt, Lotsa Fizz was one of my very favorite candies. They were seemingly regular candies until you bit into them and fizz filled your mouth (there’s got to be a TWSS in there somewhere). I was obsessed.

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Big League Chew was another candy/gum that I probably shouldn’t have been allowed to have. Not that it gave me a chewing tobacco habit or anything like that. But still. It just doesn’t seem right. Come to think of it, I don’t think I even KNEW what chewing tobacco was. Yet there I saw on the bench during my softball games at the age of 9 chewing Big League Chew. Classy little lady I was.

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I don’t know why Push Pops were so awesome, but they were.

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Oh hey, let’s eat sugar out of a packet with… a stick made from more sugar! That won’t make kids majorly hyper (or give them diabetes) will it?? OK, Fun Dip.

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Candy dots. Basically like eating paper. What was even the point of eating a little tiny candy and getting a mouthful of paper? Weird.

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And that’s really only the start of the crazy 80s candy. There’s also Pop Rocks, Sixlets, Ring Pops, Bubble Tape, the list goes on. OK, so candy is still pretty ridiculous today with things like Nerds Rope (which is SO SO good).

Also? I’m likely going to be a horrible mother someday who won’t allow her children access to anything that could create bad habits, or candy that will make them overly-hyper.

Plus, I’ll probably just be hoarding all the candy for myself. Duh.

4 Responses to “candy-licious.”

  1. Susan Says:

    Wow, I had totally forgot about candy cigarettes. How were they okay?

  2. rebeccaj Says:

    um, i contemplate buying candy cigarettes in the gelato place every time i go there because i think it’s hilarious. (and by hilarious, i mean awful.)
    i still don’t get the candy dots. it was IMPOSSIBLE to not eat the paper!

  3. Corinne Says:

    wow candy cigs! i def smoked those babies as a kid:) those would not fly today. did you see them at your fav candy store in maine!?

  4. Donna Says:

    Just stumbled on your blog by chance and I couldn’t pass up the chance to recommend the book “Candy and Me” after reading this post. The author has an entire lifetime of memories wrapped around each of her favorite candies – it’s an awesome book!

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