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Name That Easter Candy: Naked jellybeans, German taffy, and squished Kisses

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Name That Candy

Every week we do a Name That Candy post where we post descriptions of long-lost candy sent in by readers and you get to see if you can help figure out what candy it is.

This one comes from a reader named Rachel:

They were these jelly beans that lacked the outer coating that a jelly bean usually has (imagine just the soft, squishy sticky inner “jelly” part). They came in a mixed bag of flavors. I used to buy them in semi-large quantities (they were pretty small individually, smaller than tic tacs, for example) in blue metallic foil packages like you usually find gummy bears. This was around Forest Hills, NYC (Queens) at convience stores like Walgreens and Duane Reade around 1998/1999

This one is from Sharon:

The lost candy I am loking for came from Germany, but I got it through German club in St. Louis Mo in the early 80′s. It was a white taffy, individually wrapped, slight longer and thinner than an individual size Laffy Taffy. I don’t remember the outer packaging, but it did have an inner wrapper with writing or art. It was a king of fruity flavor, although not as strong or identifiable as American taffy. The insert had colored ink, kind of like temporary tattoos but I don’t think that’s what they were.

And a final one from Christina (this one I know!):

WHERE/WHEN: I distinctly remember eating this candy while going to the movie theater. I lived in Honolulu, Hawaii at the time, during the early 1980s.

TYPE/DESCRIPTION: Chocolate candy, similar in shape as a Hershey Kiss, and the diameter of the bottom is about the size of a quarter or slightly bigger, and it seemed like someone put their finger on the tip of a Hershey Kiss and squished it down a little bit, so it was a little flatter, and from top to bottom was slightly more than one-half inch.

PACKAGING: A tube that was about 7 inches long and about one and one-half inch round. The outside of the tube was sort of like foil and I believe it came in two different colors, one green and one red (maybe two different flavors??). The inside of the tube looked like the inside of a paper towel/toilet paper roll. I believe there may have been anywhere from 6 to 10 pieces per package.

Finally one I know! That has to be Flicks candy! If you know what the other candies could be, let us know in a comment below! If you have a long-lost candy you can’t remember, describe it in an email and I’ll post it here for all to read.

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9 Responses to “Name That Easter Candy: Naked jellybeans, German taffy, and squished Kisses”

  1. 1
    Abby says:

    Flicks are available at World Market!

  2. 2
    jenny says:

    Are the naked jellybeans “JuJuBees”?

  3. 3
    jake says:

    I also remember getting that taffy from a German Club in Louisville, Kentucky as a child. I wish I could find it now.

  4. 4
    rachel says:

    not jujubees, much smaller, the size of tictacsish

  5. 5
    tracey says:

    I also have been trying to remember the taffy, I use to buy it at Mr. Dunderbaks.

  6. 6
    Kate says:

    Sharon:
    Your lost candy is Hitschler Softi Chew.

  7. 7
    Chris says:

    You say the candy that Christana was describibg is called “Flicks” – but it sounds like “Rolo’s” to me.

  8. 8
    Nichole says:

    No it sounds like Flicks more than rolos

  9. 9
    Tom says:

    Here is the answer to Sharon’s inquiry about german taffy from the 1980s:

    http://www.tomgross.com/GermanTaffy.htm

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