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DWSTXS
03-08-2008, 05:42 AM
Okay AW'ers, I need your help with a candy that we had back in the 60's or 70's

This particular candy was Taffy, and it was a huge flat stick of it about 10-12 inches long and about 5-6 inches wide. It was about 1/16th of an inch thick.

It was packaged in wax paper with a colored stripe down the middle.

Help me out! (Your reward is a log of chick-o-stix) LOL

Unique
03-08-2008, 05:45 AM
Laffy Taffy.
keep the stix.

Please.
Thank you

Williebee
03-08-2008, 05:46 AM
and the Laffy Taffy.

But I do miss Marathon bars (not so much Marathon John, tho)

Appalachian Writer
03-08-2008, 05:55 AM
I concur. Laffy Taffy. Oh, I remember it well! I also remember Marathon bars and Mallow cups and Fizzies! Anyone remember Fizzies?

DWSTXS
03-08-2008, 06:00 AM
I thought it was Laffy Taffy, but I googled it and couldn't come up with a pic, so I thought I'd ask.

Thanks you guys!

BTW - The WORST candy ever, was Bit O Honey. It was like trying to chew a radial tire.

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Laffy Taffy.
keep the stix.

Please.
Thank you
Unique-

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no one likes the Chick-O-Stix

LOL

Unique
03-08-2008, 06:03 AM
no one likes the Chick-O-Stix

I believe that. Come to think of it -

that would explain a lot if the same ones have been on the shelf for 40 years. :D

p.s. you aren't supposed to chew Bit O'Honey - let it melt if you want to keep your teeth. :ROFL:

http://tinyurl.com/277cz9
They changed the package. It didn't used to look like this.

kellytijer
03-08-2008, 06:10 AM
I thought it was Laffy Taffy, but I googled it and couldn't come up with a pic, so I thought I'd ask.

no one likes the Chick-O-Stix

LOL

I love Chick-O-Stix! Had one on my last road trip. My kids eat Laffy Taffy, but it's not as described above. Are y'all sure?

Devil Ledbetter
03-08-2008, 06:12 AM
Charleston Chews were huge, tough, nasty, cheap candybars.

I thought Laffy Taffy was that thicker kind with the sour flavors. ETA: I can picture the kind you described though.

Anyone remember Lollies, those two-tone sour/sweet chalky lollipops? We loved those.

kellytijer
03-08-2008, 06:14 AM
I just did a search, I'm coming up with Koo-Koo bars.

Devil Ledbetter
03-08-2008, 06:15 AM
This looks more like what I remember. (http://www.waynescandy.com/results.asp?rid=136)

http://www.waynescandy.com/images/Products/MVC-018F.JPG

DWSTXS
03-08-2008, 06:20 AM
This looks more like what I remember. (http://www.waynescandy.com/results.asp?rid=136)

http://www.waynescandy.com/images/Products/MVC-018F.JPG


THIS is the one. There's a truck stop in Waco TX that still sells them. The packaging has been changed a little, but that's them.

I tried and tried to get my ex wife to try a Chick-O-Stix and she wouldn't do it. Same thing with those Maple candies (they were shaped like liitle igloos)

Boston Baked Beans were great too!

Devil Ledbetter
03-08-2008, 06:21 AM
THIS is the one. What do I win?

kellytijer
03-08-2008, 06:21 AM
Ooohh, I was about to upload the same pic! Me and the Ledbetter of Devils, man, on the same wave length. :D

DWSTXS
03-08-2008, 06:22 AM
What do I win?


I'll fax you a $20 bill.

Don't spend it all on candy.

Soccer Mom
03-08-2008, 06:23 AM
I was a big fan of the candy necklaces. They tasted like chalk, but were so cool. Edible jewelry. What an awesome thing. Almost as good as chocolate pants.

Devil Ledbetter
03-08-2008, 06:23 AM
I'll fax you a $20 bill.Great! And I'll fax you some flat taffy.

Devil Ledbetter
03-08-2008, 06:24 AM
I was a big fan of the candy necklaces. They tasted like chalk, but were so cool. Edible jewelry. What an awesome thing. Almost as good as chocolate pants.When I was pregnant, I'd have given anything for a candy necklace made out of Tums.

kellytijer
03-08-2008, 06:24 AM
From my research I've found that they were Koo-Koo bars and they've been discontinued. But the candy pictured above is the best match for what Koo-Koo bars used to be.

kellytijer
03-08-2008, 06:25 AM
When I was pregnant, I'd have given anything for a candy necklace made out of Tums.

Good God, me too. I had my husband sneaking them to me when I was in labor.

Soccer Mom
03-08-2008, 06:26 AM
And matching earings and a watchband from Tums too. Ugh.

Devil Ledbetter
03-08-2008, 06:29 AM
And matching earings and a watchband from Tums too. Ugh.
Him: Honey, what's for dinner?

Me: I don't know what you're having, but I'm having a bowl of Tums.

DWSTXS
03-08-2008, 06:32 AM
candy cigarettes.
It's amazing how a candy company gets you to thinking you're cool, by putting a cigarette in your mouth when you're 6 years old. They didn't bother telling us about the cancer-kazoos we'd be talking out of someday.

Soccer Mom
03-08-2008, 06:34 AM
Him: Honey, what's for dinner?

Me: I don't know what you're having, but I'm having a bowl of Tums.

With a side dish of Tums.