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Name That Candy: Chocolate-Covered, Cherry-Topped, Coconut Bar.

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There must be something about this time of year that makes people nostalgic. One of our readers, Valerie, is dreaming of a favorite candy bar that she used to LOVE as a child!

It was coconut, similar to a Mounds bar texture, but had a layer of cherry across the top. If you bit into it, the cherry did not leak out – it was soft but not liquid with a consistency of jelly/jello. The whole thing was then covered in a thin layer of chocolate. I used to buy 4 of them for a dollar as often as I possibly could.

I bought them in Alameda, California, possibly in a Safeway store on “Bay Farm Island” (Zip 94502) sometime between 1980-1985. They were individually-wrapped bars and packaged in shiny, brown foil wrappers with red writing. They were very flat, 6 inch long, candy bars and were not even half an inch tall.

I don’t know what it is, but it sounds delicious! Can anyone help her remember the name of this candy?

Easter Candy Review: Mounds Egg and Almond Joy Egg

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Almond Joy Egg

When I bought the Almond Joy Egg and Mounds Egg on sale at Walgreens, I was not only excited to pay only fifty cents apiece, but I was thrilled to find classic candy turned into an Easter treat. I held high expectations for both, since I’m a sucker for the heavily sweetened coconut that fills both Mounds and Almond Joy. Almond Joy is my favorite of the two, and I generally shy away from buying the bars because I usually want to eat them until I feel sick. Needless to say, I hurried through dinner, ready to taste coconutty goodness in holiday form.

I chose the Almond Joy Egg first. When I unwrapped it, I was disappointed to see that there was clearly only one almond in the egg, while two are pictured on the package. I also thought it was rather odd that the 1.1oz egg was really shaped like half an egg, or an egg with a flat side. Nevertheless, I bit into the Almond Joy with optimism that it would be great candy.

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