Brenda wrote:I loved those!
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I don't have any pictures of them, but does everyone remember the Jolly Rancher sticks? Flat, about 3/4 of an inch wide and maybe 4 or 5 inches long? I used to get them at the little store down the street from me (that's no longer there) for a dime. When I played little league baseball, our team was sponsored by that store... Whenever we won a game, the owner would let us come in and get $2 worth of candy. Back then, we could get a whole hell of a lot for $2. I would load up on the Jolly Rancher sticks and the little Goetz's caramel creme candies (they were a nickel apiece).
I'd forgotten about the O'Boisies... Jarts.. I never had a set growing up, but the neighbors did. We used to play the game like L_G_D did until my friend's cousin had to go to the hospital for a punctured foot. The Jarts were strangely missing next time we went to play. So much for survival of the fittest, eh?
And what was the name of that silly clown that you hooked up to the garden hose??? It had the medusa-like hair that whipped around everywhere with the water coming out...
yes. I loved those!
that was back when Now & Laters ruled and Jolly Ranchers were the up and coming candy.
Anyone remember Bonkers!? The candy that bonks you out?
Seems like i can still find Fun Dip if i look for it, but where has Big League Chew gone?
Big League Chew is still around in this area.
How 'bout Boston Baked Beans, Lemonheads, and those sorts. Those were the expensive ones at that little store.. they were a whoppin' $.25 per box.
Lemonheads are still around. They are .99 (theater boxes) at the college store in Brockport.
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not only are lemonheads around, but they, as far as I am concerned, improved on them 100 fold by releasing a new Chewey Lemonhead variety
I just send a variety of those small boxed classic candies to Jung over in China... Boston Baked Beans, Lemonheads, Fireballs, Alexander the Grapes, etc...
Walgreens is a great source for these and other boxed candies, like Mike and Ikes, Good and plenties.
Here's a cool bit of info... Walgreens started as a sweet shop... you know, one of those old time soda fountain, ice cream and homemade candy shops. They stay true to that by dedicating a full isle (both sides) in each store to candy.
Blast from the past! I had one of those and a Speak & Math too. I remember having some sort of special cartridge that went in the Speak & Spell that would have words related to the movie E.T. on it.
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Lol, I had forgotten these...but man I used to love them!
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