10 Candies That You Forgot Still Exist (Part 2)

Just when you thought that we’d shown you
all the candy you wouldn’t believe was still around from the days of your youth, we’re
back with part two of our forgotten candy series, and you won’t believe what candies
we found out are still available. So don’t put that hover board away just yet, because
we’ve got one more trip back in time. Let’s unwrap 10 candies that you forgot still existed
part 2. Big League Chew When you were a kid, perhaps the baseball
pitchers of the era were your heroes. Names like Jack Morris, Nolan Ryan, Dwight Gooden,
Rob Nelson, Roger Clemens and many more come to mind. And perhaps it wasn’t just the
way they got the old baseball from hand to mitt that got you interested and watching
their every move. Maybe it was the way they stood at the mound, the way they carried themselves,
and of course, the way they chewed tobacco. It’s true, baseball players back in the
day chewed tobacco and they were pretty famous for doing so, or rather we should say infamous,
as over the years, the practice has rather fallen out of favor. But regardless, back
when you were a little kid, even the chewing of tobacco was something you wanted to emulate,
but there was no way your parents would let you chew authentic tobacco, now was there?
We hope not! But there was a solution, and apparently there still is, should you want
to hit the field in your suit and tie at lunch and throw a bunch of fast balls at the diamond
in the park by your office. Big League Chew was indeed invented by a ball player: Portland
Mavericks pitcher, Rob Nelson to be exact. He and Jim Bouton pitched the idea to Wrigley
and well, it was a home run almost instantly, many seeming to want to emulate the tobacco
chewing baseball players of the seventies and early eighties. Bit-O-Honey This one here goes all the way back to 1924
and many have enjoyed its simplicity since then. It was pretty low in saturated fats
and wasn’t the worst candy for you, despite its overall sweetness. Of course back in the
day, people weren’t all that worried about fat grams and calorie counts—not like today
that is. But the taste won out, and it was all due to the all-natural sweetener known
as honey. These days, it’s stressed that we support our local honey distributors, as
bees are sadly becoming an endangered species and the possible consequences of that are
detrimental to our planet as a whole, as bees pollinate our earth and their existence is
crucial, no matter how many times they give us a bad sting or two along the way. But
products like this in the marketplace are a great way to ensure their longevity, and
we hope for resurgence in sales for this brand in particular, as it is still available to
purchase. Also in this candy were bits of almonds thrown into the honey/taffy mix, and
those flavors blended quite nicely. Over the long years since its inception, the candy
has gone from the larger bar format to individually wrapped bite-size pieces. It has been owned
by many companies over the long years, but these days, Pearson’s Candy Company is their
fabricator and distributor, so go out and find them and chew away as you watch some
honeybees do their thing in the park. Just don’t get too close. Sixlets Candy coated chocolates are big business in
the world of snacks and candy. But overall, the winners in this category are undoubtedly,
M&Ms and of course Smarties in the UK and Canada. But before their massive success,
there were other similar brands on the market and this brand in particular was quite popular
as well. Sixlets were created in 1960, which doesn’t make them as old as some other brand
names in the field of bringing candy-covered chocolates to the masses, but it does bring
them in at a peak time when candies and chocolate had a great presence in popular culture and
in society as a whole. Of course chocolate and candy were always pretty big crowd pleasers,
but perhaps not to the degree that they were in the mid to late portion of the 20th century
and of course today. They were first brought to the market by Leaf Foods and their name
was always a source of question, but many believe that the name came from the way they
were dispensed to early consumers … six for a penny. These days, and as of 2003, SweetWorks
Confections LLC makes and distributes this brand of candy and believe it or not, the
very first “six pack” was introduced in 2017. But we highly doubt that they’ll be
available for purchase for a penny! Boston Baked Beans And when it comes to candy coated treats,
it hasn’t always been chocolate at the center of all that sweet candy coating. Of course
not, as nuts were in fact available in the very same format, and actually still are.
Of course The Ferrero Group who have the rights and own Boston Baked Beans aren’t the only
ones to have thought of mixing candy and nuts over the long years that these types of treats
have been in existence, as many small mom and pop places actually do this themselves
as well, and in many flavor combinations, some even going the savory route–and those
too are quite delicious. But as far as the sweet treats available at your local corner
store, Ferrerro seems to pretty much dominate the field, as they have their well-knowledged
sweet-making hands in quite a few of the products you’re likely to see. Their first candied
treat was in the form of candied almond, and to them, as well as many other Italians, it
was known as “Confetti.” These are quite the popular party favor handed out to guests
at Italian weddings. All in all the history of this company is enough to several videos,
so we can’t go into it here, but along the way, they created some of the most impactful
candied treats and chocolates the world has ever seen. The company changed hands a few
times and their products have seen many different packagings, but all you need to know is that
you can still find these Boston Baked Beans (among so many other products), and at the
end of the day that’s a good thing, now isn’t it? The Bun Bar Whoa! Now there’s a name from your childhood
if there ever was one, huh? The Bun Bar was first introduced in the 1920s. They eventually
developed three distinct flavors which included vanilla, maple, and of course caramel. What’s
interesting about these is that they aren’t bars at all, but are actually spherical and
are shaped like cookies for all intents and purposes. They’re topped with nuts and have
been a favored treat for many consumers for the long years they’ve existed. What’s
interesting about these treats here and so many others on this list is that they seem
to disappear from the public eye, despite still being available to one and all, making
the average consumer think that they’ve fallen off the face of the planet. But alas,
they haven’t and are quite readily available if you happen to have a craving for one of
these good old boys. In 2015 the caramel flavor was changed to “sea salt caramel,”
which has been a trend in treats as of late. Turkish Taffy This tasty treat was first created by Herman
Herer in 1912, which makes this particular candy treat over 100 years old! Now that’s
a long tenure indeed. After creating the candy, Mr. Herer sold the rights to Schwarz & Sons
of New Jersey and ultimately, the rights were sold to Victor Bonomo in 1936. He was the
owner of the Bonomo Company, located on Coney Island, and he had been making and selling
salt water taffy and hard candy since 1897. Although Turkish Taffy wasn’t really salt
water, as it consisted of nougat primarily, it still adopted the name because of what
the Bonomo Company already sold to the masses in the area. What’s really interesting
here is the etymology of the name, as it comes from Herman Herer’s lineage. He was actually
of Jewish/Turkish descent, so hence the name: Turkish Taffy. Over the years, the way this
was sold changed, and drastically so. Back in the early days, it was sheeted, and broken
off piece by piece with a hammer, thus sold by the pound to clients that passed by the
shop. But it later was individually wrapped, yet the sheet style was still used, only in
bite-size pieces for the clientele to enjoy. It is unbelievable that this candy is still available,
but over the long years it has developed into an institution all its own, and no matter
how small, a piece of history it still remains. Bonomo is still the owner, and this treat
is available in an astonishing 6 different flavors, which now include: Wild Cherry, Banana,
and of course Vanilla. Now and Later Who knew that you’d be enjoying this brand
long after the “now” of your youth? Here is yet another brand of candy that is offered
by the Ferrera Candy Company, and although there isn’t an ounce of chocolate in sight,
that didn’t stop this candy from getting quite popular since its inception in 1962.
It was developed in Brooklyn, New York by the Phoenix Candy Company. The name comes
from the simple concept that the consumer would “like some of the candy now and want
some more of it later.” Quite a basis for a name, isn’t it? It just makes sense, like
how Lays Potato Chips challenges its consumers by stating: “Bet ya can’t eat just one.” Of
course these days the candy isn’t as popular and you may have forgotten that they do exist
still, but that’s only because Starburst Candies have saturated the market and they
are quite similar in theme and in their physical form. But those of you who definitely taste
a difference should be happy to know that these are still out there, and you could always
go for some now, or heck … maybe even later. Albert’s Fruit Chews Probably, as we look back at all this candy,
the thing that astonishes us most is not the fact that a lot of these brands are still
around, but maybe it’s at how much the prices for this stuff has gradually changed over
the years. And perhaps it’s this fact that also has us fondly remembering the days of
our youth that are long behind us. Back in the day, these candies were available for
a penny a piece, and who couldn’t afford to lose a penny or two sometimes? Besides,
pennies always turned up on the sidewalk every now and again – shining in the bright midday
sun, they were always easy to spot. Other than the low price, there was nothing particularly
special about Albert’s Fruit Chews. They were like a lot of other brands back then,
yet they too were quite popular and yes, they too can still be found, only you can’t nab
them for a penny apiece anymore. But as you walk away from the corner store with a few
of these in your bag or your pocket, maybe they too will transport you to simpler times. Necco Wafers This candy has quite the storied past, and
although it currently doesn’t exist any longer, have no fear, because it’s coming
back, and sooner than you think. Not all were fans of this particular candy, and we
can more than understand why. Essentially these looked like some form of medication,
the name stamped or rather imprinted into the candies themselves. They weren’t at
all flashy or had anything special to offer except for their taste, which was pretty interesting
to say the least. Still, there are many that could have taken or parted with this brand,
but it did have its fans, as can be proven by the 17.3 million dollars that Round Hill
Investments paid to buy the rights in 2018. Plans to re-launch the candy then fell through
however, but The Sprangler Candy Company purchased the rights to that company and have announced
that a brand new batch of these will be hitting stores as early as November of 2019. Now that’s
great news to anyone who was ever a fan of these. These candies were simply made with
a base of sugar, gelatin and corn syrup, with a bit of coloring thrown in. Flavors consisted
of: lemon, orange, chocolate, but most peculiar were cinnamon, clove, and wintergreen. Now
we’re as excited to see these candies in stores again as much as the next person, but
please, can anyone explain clove flavored candy? The 100 Grand Bar “What if I told you I could slap 100 Grand
into the palm of your hand as if it was nothing at all? Would you believe me?” A common
joke made back in the day, and although it wasn’t 100 Grand in bills that exchanged
hands in those days, the recipient was just as happy to receive a candy bar instead. Or
maybe for the most part that was. The 100 Grand Bar was born in 1964 and the name carried
it to some decent level of popularity, but many have criticized its overall taste, which
can definitely attest for its lack of popularity in the current market. The candy bar contained
and still contains, chocolate, caramel and crisped rice pieces. It is still available
for those of you that were fans of this particular brand. But for those of you that are planning
to look for a bar or two, be prepared to hit the treadmill, as it definitely packs a high
caloric punch … a whopping 201 calories per bar. This is why the slogan became “That’s
Rich,” alluding to the high calorie content. And you may be surprised to know who currently
makes, packages, and sells this particular candy bar. If you guessed Ferrero, you get
a hundred Grand … in the form of a candy bar that is. Take another bite out of one of our other
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