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Candy Review: The Choke Cherry Tree

Normally, I’m reticent to eat candy from Mom-and-Pop stores like The Choke Cherry Tree. It’s not that I don’t believe that a small-time company can’t compete with the Teuschers of the world, but it’s very difficult. And how many times have I heard an endearing story about a small business and its great craft to […]

Retro Candy Review: U-No

Retro Candy Review: 5th Avenue

Here we are, with the third in my series of four oddly-named candy bars (that is, the Oh Henry!, Look!, 5th Avenue, and U-No). In 1936 it seemed a great idea to William Luden (of cough-drop fame) to name a food after a street in New York City. Now, sure, linking your candy bar to […]

Retro Candy Review: Look!

Retro Candy Review: Oh Henry!

The other day I was in Manhattan and overheard a beautiful brunette say to her husband, “Oh Henry! Look! It’s 5th Avenue. U-No I’ve always wanted to shop there and eat all four of the candy bars I just inadvertently mentioned!” Okay, so maybe that was a dream I had. Or something. But the point […]