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Help me figure out the name of this old time candy?

Asked by JLeslie (60525points) 1 month ago from iPhone

They were individually wrapped and a dark color like chocolate, but I don’t think they were chocolate. Maybe they had some chocolate in them. They were chewy and had pieces of nuts in them. I think the nuts were almonds, but I’m not positive.

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YARNLADY's avatar

Laffy Taffy?

hello321's avatar

Squirrel Nut Zippers?

Jeruba's avatar

Go to the Vermont Country Store website and look at their selection of old-fashioned candies. They have things you haven’t seen in stores in years.

Walnettos? They don’t have those, but it still might be the answer to your question.

Kardamom's avatar

Almond roca?

filmfann's avatar

Can you tell us the shape?

JLeslie's avatar

None of the ones mentioned above, but I am familiar with them all.

It was the same all the way through, not coated in nuts or chocolate.

Taffy is stickier, it wasn’t as sticky as taffy or maryjane that can pull your fillings out.

It wasn’t in vending machines, it was more like a candy dish sweet that was individually wrapped. I think it was wrapped in cellophane, but like a tootsie roll wrapper with the twist at the ends? My memory is a little vague on that part.

I remember it being long and rectangular or cylinder similar to a tootsie or maryjane. I’m not sure.

What I remember most is the dark color and taste.

janbb's avatar

Barton’s almond kisses

Jeruba's avatar

Candy was so great before it was made of plastic and degraded sugar. Oh, for a taste of a real Hershey’s kiss or licorice whip.

And how much you could get for a quarter! My gosh, even for a nickel.

Taste? Make that a bucketful.

Jeruba's avatar

Candy was so great before it was made of plastic and degraded sugar. Oh, for a taste of a real Hershey’s kiss or licorice whip.

And how much you could get for a quarter! My gosh, even for a nickel.

Taste? Make that a bucketful.

JLeslie's avatar

@janbb Maybe?! I can’t find a photo of the candy, just the tin. I might order them to try. The description sounds possible.

janbb's avatar

Pretty sure that’s it from your description. I used to love them. Haven’t seen them around for a while.

JLeslie's avatar

I’m so excited. I found the link below, and it mentioned See’s makes a very similar candy called Almond Royal. I’m going to probably order the Barton’s, because that’s probably what my grandma had at her house, but good to know there might be an alternative sold locally. I don’t buy a lot of candy, but for some reason this came into my head.

Here’s the link https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thekitchn.com/are-bartons-almond-kisses-still-being-made-242867%3famp=1

filmfann's avatar

So, Almond Roca.

JLeslie's avatar

Not Almond Roca. Almond Roca is more like toffee and layered. The candy I am talking about is soft, more like caramel.

The link is directly above on my last post, I think the penguin is right.

janbb's avatar

I didn’t have them as a child but I used to get them around Passover about 20 years ago and loved them. They are delicious.

JLeslie's avatar

@janbb Thank you so much. I will report back when I get them. If I can’t get the Barton’s I will order the See’s. It’s winter so I should be able to order them. Bad to order candy in the summer here unless they do special cold packs.

smudges's avatar

@JLeslie For me, what comes to mind with that description is pecan pralines. Sound familiar?

And @Jeruba Have you checked out the Shelburne Country Store? I’m partial to it because I used to live there and we’d go there for treats. I loved it and have been back as an adult. The wooden floors squeak! Good times…

JLeslie's avatar

Not pecan praline, but pralines certainly are delicious, chocolate praline very delicious too. Those usually aren’t in individual wrappers from what I’ve seen.

I’m pretty positive @janbb has the right candy. Not only does it sound like the right texture and nut, but since it was a Jewish holiday candy in the northeast that also makes it likely. We’ll see though. I’m going to order it or the See’s.

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