Believe it or not, I get 2 to 3 emails per week asking if I know what some long-lost candy from someone’s childhood is. Previously, I had been answering the ones I knew and posting a few of the ones I didn’t. From now on, I will collect all of these emails each week and post them on Monday in one “Name That Candy” post. So here are two from last week:
Samantha M. writes:
I’m seventeen. I remember a candy I used to eat when I was about eight or nine. I can’t remember what the package was made out of, but the candy itself was on a little thin cardboard thing. The candy was sort of gummy, and was made in a cool design that you could pull off the cardboard thing almost like long, string stickers. I don’t remember the colors, but for some reason I think each one may have been multicolored, and I think at least one kind of them was blue and red.
I live in Minnesota, but I’m quite sure that it wasn’t only a local candy. I think they tasted sort of like gushers, but I’m not sure. The most similar thing I can find to this product is a fruit-roll-up, but the candy I’m talking about is thicker and, for lack of a better word, drier. It wasn’t rolled up, just on a little thin piece of rectangular cardboard with the long sides folded up, then packaged.
Anyone recognize that candy? I sure don’t.
Here’s the other – GT writes:
Back in the later part of the 60s here in Central Indiana, I used to get these licorice tubes that came in a little box about 4″ by 2″. The box was red, blue and black I believe and had a picture of an X-15 rocket on the front. Any idea what these were? Thanks for any help!
I have no clue on that one – I have never liked licorice, so never paid attention to it.
Can anyone help these two Candy Addicts? If you know what either of these candies is, leave a comment and let them and us know!