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Retro Candy Flashback: Slo Poke Caramel Suckers

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Slo Poke Caramel Suckers

Before it became a Pokemon character, Slo Poke was a caramel sucker produced by the Gilliam Candy Company. Now, it is a true sucker, as opposed to a lollipop (though they are interchangeable words in our diction, they are not necessarily the same thing).

Originally manufactured by the Holloway Company in 1926, these eventually were appropriated by Gilliam. I can’t really say when since it appears the Gilliam Company is retro in its own right, i.e., there’s no website to speak of and very little information about this mysterious company exists.

Despite its maker’s unknown status, these are pretty well-remembered by those who lived during the “nostalgic age” of candy. I had heard about them from my father, but seemed to be unsuccessful in ever finding one until I spotted them this last week at Central Market for thirty cents.

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