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Name That Candy Vol. 2

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Name That Candy

Last time I tried this, I called it “Stump The Candy Addict”, but a better name should have been “Stump The Candy Addict Readers”, since it was a reader that came up with the answer (good job, Sparkina!). So, from now on, these segments will be called Name That Candy. If I can’t name it, I’ll present it to you, the reader (so far I’m 0 for 2).

Today’s was sent to me by a new reader named George (who also happens to be an excellent illustrator with a website at http://www.georgecoghill.com). Here is George’s description – can you Name That Candy?

It was clear-wrapped, was rectangular in shape and layered with multi-colors – kinda looked like a small stack of thin Starbursts. It had weird colors – brown, yellow, light blue, orange, white etc. and I don’t think the colors reflected the taste. It was a soft candy – you could easily bite into it.

I bugged him for a few more details and got more from him:

  • Time frame? early 70′s to mid-80′s, although that was just the timeframe I remember the candy from :)
  • Pack/bag/individual? I can’t recall, sorry. Individually wrapped though.
  • Same colors always? I think so, but not necessarily in the same order (but might have been)

The only thing I could think of (and it doesn’t quite fit the description) was Brach’s Neopolitan Coconuts, but he said that wasn’t it.

OK, readers, it’s in your hands. Anyone remember this candy? Leave a comment with ideas. (If you have any candies you can’t remember, email me.)

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8 Responses to “Name That Candy Vol. 2”

  1. 1
    Robyn says:

    Does anyone know what this candy is yet? It has been driving me nuts!

    REPONSE: No word yet. Do you recognize it, Robyn?
    –Brian

  2. 2
    Robyn says:

    I don’t. That is why it is driving me nuts! I also at first thought it was the coconut candy.

  3. 3
    jane says:

    http://www.bulkcandystore.com/product.asp?itemID=807

    Almost sounds like necco wafers?

    RESPONSE: Yeah – I mentioned that too but Neccos aren’t rectangular – they’re round.
    –Brian

  4. 4
    Ben says:

    Where in the country were these found? Regional candymakers were still going, if not going strong, in the late 70′s. It sounds like a taffy… add multiple colors of candy to the last couple of stretch rotations, and you have instant layered soft candy.

    RESPONSE: Great question – I’ll ask him where (geographically) this was.
    –Brian

  5. 5
    George says:

    The Necco wafers is a good call – similar color scheme, but the candy was rectangluar & thicker (as well as chewy). Also, I don’t believe it was meant to be separate pieces – I think you were expected to bite into all layers. It was wrapped similar to Brach’s caramels and similar candies.

    Oh – I grew up in NE Ohio, so that would be the geographic area.

  6. 6
    DAVID KLEIN says:

    I used to sell these> they were made in South Africa and imported by broadway confections in the yeAr 1978. They were odd colors layer upon layer almost like licorice allsorts but with a fruity taste. The company which made them was TURNWRIGHT CONFECTIONS THEY were wrapped in a clear cello

  7. 7
    LeeAnne says:

    Hello! I’m here through my friend Robyn’s food blog….SO GLAD I found your site! I’m currently studying in China and am craving a certain type of Easter candy: the logo, I believe, is a bunny head, and they used to make these foil-covered chocolate disks (thicker than a chocolate coin, and the surface of the top was speckled with a pattern of tiny indented dots), some with a layer of peanut butter in the middle, and some with crunchy Krackle-like bits. The last time I had one was when I was in middle school, but they should still be fairly widely available….just can’t remember the name for the life of me. :(
    Help? :)

  8. 8
    trish says:

    That candy that was described above, could it be salt water taffy?

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