When I was a lad, there were a few concession counter items that were my favorites:
Jujubees:[ul]This hard gelatin candy was long lasting and that gave it high marks to begin with. A variety of flavors was just icing on the cake.[/ul]Jujyfruits:[ul]The original Gummi Bears of their time. I especially liked these because they had licorice flavored pieces. However, this was negatively offset by the presence of mint ones.[/ul]Charms:[ul]Another hard candy that had staying power. Again, an assortment of flavors helped the small package size a lot.[/ul]Milk Duds:[ul]Chocolate and caramel. What’s not to like about good old Milk Muds? Well, besides the fact that the chocolate was made with 40W motor oil.[/ul]Necco Wafers:[ul]Sheer quantity overcame any aversion to such weirdness as the “chocolate” flavored pieces. Any pack of candy containing dozens of pieces made for theater going fun.[/ul]Sugar Babies:[ul]These dentist pleasing pseudo-caramel candy drops made for a sore jaw after eating an entire bag. It’s hard to imagine anything better for keeping a kid quiet during a movie.[/ul]
I also seem to recall a large nubble surfaced lollipop made by Charms as well. Anyone else remember these? I made one of them last all the way through a first run screening of “Ben Hur.*” So, what were your favorite movie candies when you were a kid? Or, right now, for that matter.
- Because I ate the stick too.