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    This is a great site where you can browse through candy by the decade of origin. For nostalgia's sake I always like to buy old-time candy. One of my favorite's is Clove gum.

    http://www.oldtimecandy.com/decades.htm

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    Cool site. Some of those things bring back a lot of memories. I remember having wax syrup straws once while on vacation, and my dad was raving about how he had them as a kid and hadn't seen them in years. It will be cool to order a bag and include them with his next birthday present.
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    I didn't realize red vines were from the 50's - cool site thanks

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    They actually have candy cigarettes! I used to get those as a kid.
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    No Abba Zabba
    What's to explain? It's a bunch of people, most of whom you've never met, who are just as likely to be homicidal maniacs as they are to be normal everyday people, with whom you share the minutiae of your everyday life. It's totally normal, and everyone would understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsupial View Post
    No Abba Zabba
    your navigation skills are crap.

    http://www.oldtimecandy.com/1920s.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPiney View Post
    your navigation skills are crap.

    http://www.oldtimecandy.com/1920s.htm
    Just my spelling. I did a search for Abba Zabba and got nothing. But apparently it is Abba-Zaba (only one b on the Zaba) so I missed it.
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    Its funny what passes as "old time candy" these days.

    Hey guys, remember Air Heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Its funny what passes as "old time candy" these days.

    Hey guys, remember Air Heads?
    I think that definitely falls under "Candy you ate as a kid," but thanks anyway for interpreting the website name uber-literally. The url oldtimecandyplussomecandywhichisonlyacoupledecades old.com was probably already taken.
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    I wonder how many of these taste different than what you remember as a kid. My mom used to always talk about cow tales and how great they were. Then a few years ago we bought some and they were absolutely disgusting. Even she thought they were gross.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    I think that definitely falls under "Candy you ate as a kid," but thanks anyway for interpreting the website name uber-literally. The url oldtimecandyplussomecandywhichisonlyacoupledecades old.com was probably already taken.
    "Candy you ate as a kid" is a marketing line. And how else can you interpret "old time candy" than literally? This is supposed to be nostalgic candy, right? We can probably agree on that. The problem is, I'll bet the majority of the candy for sale on that website is still available in stores. Three Musketeers? Seriously?

    I'll admit I don't see Cup o' Gold or Honees around, but Hersey's? Werthers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    "Candy you ate as a kid" is a marketing line. And how else can you interpret "old time candy" than literally? This is supposed to be nostalgic candy, right? We can probably agree on that. The problem is, I'll bet the majority of the candy for sale on that website is still available in stores. Three Musketeers? Seriously?

    I'll admit I don't see Cup o' Gold or Honees around, but Hersey's? Werthers?
    You can still buy jacks, a top and string, or a yo-yo, but that doesn't mean they're not old-time toys or that they lack nostalgia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    You can still buy jacks, a top and string, or a yo-yo, but that doesn't mean they're not old-time toys or that they lack nostalgia.
    Exactly. I'm not buying those on some website and paying for shipping when I can get them at wal-mart for $.33.
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    No PB Max.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cougjunkie View Post
    I wonder how many of these taste different than what you remember as a kid. My mom used to always talk about cow tales and how great they were. Then a few years ago we bought some and they were absolutely disgusting. Even she thought they were gross.
    circus peanuts fall under this category. parents who feed those to their kids should be ashamed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Exactly. I'm not buying those on some website and paying for shipping when I can get them at wal-mart for $.33.
    So is your position that if you can still buy something, it's not old-timey? Or is it that if you can still buy something at the store, it isn't old-timey? Or are you conceding that something can be old-timey but still sold in stores, but that you would be a fool to pay shipping for it when you can get it at the store. Just pinning this down. I'm leaning toward the latter (which is a bit of an about face from your original comment) but I wanted to leave you some outs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    So is your position that if you can still buy something, it's not old-timey? Or is it that if you can still buy something at the store, it isn't old-timey? Or are you conceding that something can be old-timey but still sold in stores, but that you would be a fool to pay shipping for it when you can get it at the store. Just pinning this down. I'm leaning toward the latter (which is a bit of an about face from your original comment) but I wanted to leave you some outs.
    I am adopting none of your statements as my own.

    I will state this: I don't consider candy that is still in mass production and sold in all 50 states in nearly every grocery store and gas station to be "old time candy."
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    Quote Originally Posted by camleish View Post
    circus peanuts fall under this category. parents who feed those to their kids should be ashamed.
    I still buy those.

    I also regularly buy cherry sours, smarties and orange slices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    So is your position that if you can still buy something, it's not old-timey? Or is it that if you can still buy something at the store, it isn't old-timey? Or are you conceding that something can be old-timey but still sold in stores, but that you would be a fool to pay shipping for it when you can get it at the store. Just pinning this down. I'm leaning toward the latter (which is a bit of an about face from your original comment) but I wanted to leave you some outs.
    I think you have to exclude Cracker Barrel from the "sold in stores" classification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    I still buy those.

    I also regularly buy cherry sours, smarties and orange slices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    I still buy those.

    I also regularly buy cherry sours, smarties and orange slices.
    I like cherry sours and orange slices. Circus peanuts were NEVER good. Neither were smarties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marsupial View Post
    I like cherry sours and orange slices. Circus peanuts were NEVER good. Neither were American smarties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Tick View Post
    FIFY
    What's to explain? It's a bunch of people, most of whom you've never met, who are just as likely to be homicidal maniacs as they are to be normal everyday people, with whom you share the minutiae of your everyday life. It's totally normal, and everyone would understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsupial View Post
    In other words, The Tick likes M&Ms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    In other words, The Tick likes M&Ms.

    I hope those don't taste like Sixlets.
    What's to explain? It's a bunch of people, most of whom you've never met, who are just as likely to be homicidal maniacs as they are to be normal everyday people, with whom you share the minutiae of your everyday life. It's totally normal, and everyone would understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsupial View Post
    I hope those don't taste like Sixlets.
    Bad news. They do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    In other words, The Tick likes M&Ms.

    MMMM - Smarties cereal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsupial View Post
    I hope those don't taste like Sixlets.
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    Bad news. They do.
    Mmm. I love the waxy taste of Sixlets. Very nostalgic for me.
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    I love cinnamon bears. You can't find them here, so once in a blue moon when I find myself strolling through the BYU bookstore, I have to buy some. I don't really care for the chocolate covered ones though.
    What's to explain? It's a bunch of people, most of whom you've never met, who are just as likely to be homicidal maniacs as they are to be normal everyday people, with whom you share the minutiae of your everyday life. It's totally normal, and everyone would understand.

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    Also, this thread sucks! Danimal and I are low-carbing it right now and all I can think about is candy I haven't eaten in forever.
    What's to explain? It's a bunch of people, most of whom you've never met, who are just as likely to be homicidal maniacs as they are to be normal everyday people, with whom you share the minutiae of your everyday life. It's totally normal, and everyone would understand.

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