"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-12-2011, 03:27 AM   #1
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 28
Remember this candy?

There is a candy I use to buy as a kid in the 50's. I can't remember whether it was a penny or 2 for a penny. I have described it to several people who were kids during the penny candy era, but all of them have said they have never seen or heard of this candy. It was a sticky candy that came in a tiny metal cup that looked like one of those paper muffin cups with the ruffled edges. It came with a tiny metal spoon, and was in a wrapper. Does anyone know what I am talking about, and do you know the name of the candy?

__________________

__________________
Raindance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2011, 07:42 AM   #2
Master Chef
 
DaveSoMD's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,038
Have you tried looking here The Penny Candy Store - Fresh Old Fashioned Candy - Swedish Fish, Wafers, Sour Patch, Fruit Slices & Licorice

or here

http://www.oldtimecandy.com/

to see if you can find it?
__________________

__________________
Quoth the chicken, "Fry some more."
AB - Good Eats: Fry Hard II
DaveSoMD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2011, 07:54 AM   #3
Master Chef
 
luckytrim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: southeastern pa.
Posts: 7,347
I remember them ! They were a fudgy candy. I cut my tongue with that spoon the first time I had it. They were called "Something" Cups....can't remember...they came in chocolate, pink, and white..........and I think they were 2 cents...........
__________________
Walk with the person who's searching for truth........ run from the person who says they've found it !
luckytrim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2011, 11:00 AM   #4
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 28
Wow, it's so good to know someone else remembers them. The only ones I saw in this area were white, or I guess clear candy. And thank you, DaveSoMD for the links, it will be fun searching those sites.
__________________
Raindance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2011, 12:21 PM   #5
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 28
Doubt if I am supposed to double-post here, but I agree with luckytrim that the candy had cup in the name, so I went to the websites that DaveSoMD suggested and did a search. They didn't come up, but I'm not surprised because of the container and spoon being made of metal, no longer cost effective.

Looking at all of the old fashioned candy was like a stroll down memory lane.
__________________
Raindance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2011, 12:36 PM   #6
Master Chef
 
luckytrim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: southeastern pa.
Posts: 7,347
I know........
I spent a half-hour trying to chase the stuff down..... no luck !
__________________
Walk with the person who's searching for truth........ run from the person who says they've found it !
luckytrim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 09:40 AM   #7
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 264
Does anyone remember Squirrel candies? I see some imitation Squirrels at candy stores. They are not the same. (I had read that the Squirrel Nut Zippers the band had bought them out.) They used to be so good. Maryjanes, I didnt care for.
__________________
LAJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 09:42 AM   #8
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 264
What about Icecube candies. i still buy those but hard to find. They are still made in Germany and melt in your mouth. Used to be 2 cents. Now, 50 cents a piece. I buy them at a candy store in a hospital in Detroit, at times. And, at a gas station at times. They used to be wrapped in blue metallic paper now they are gold metallic. Very high quality German chocolate. I dont share those..ha ha
__________________
LAJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 09:50 AM   #9
Master Chef
 
luckytrim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: southeastern pa.
Posts: 7,347
Both of the above mentioned are to be easily found on-line.......
Just google 'em !
__________________

__________________
Walk with the person who's searching for truth........ run from the person who says they've found it !
luckytrim is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.