80's Candy

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2006/03/27 19:43:18 (permalink)

80's Candy

Does anyone remember the 80's candy Bonkers?? They were squares with a different color in the middle.. Kinda like the now and later candy? Man I miss the 80s
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    roossy90
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    RE: 80's Candy 2006/03/27 20:41:46 (permalink)
    http://www.candydirect.com/search.php?keywords=bonkers
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    RE: 80's Candy 2006/03/28 02:10:54 (permalink)
    I always preferred Starbursts.

    But they had some fun commercials:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=1AcT68GAPDE

    You can watch it there at YouTube (there are a couple of other ones as well).
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    RE: 80's Candy 2006/03/28 11:45:15 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by cybele

    I always preferred Starbursts.

    But they had some fun commercials:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=1AcT68GAPDE

    You can watch it there at YouTube (there are a couple of other ones as well).


    I do remember that commercial. Man, that was a bad marketing idea. The candy "Bonks you out."
    I too preferred Starburst. Orange was my favorite flavor.

    on the topic of 80's candy, I remember when Hersey's Whatchamacallit hit the market (either late 70's or early 80's). I had one a few years ago, and they've added caramel. But, that didn't change the candy bar's taste all that much. As soon as I bit into it, I thought, "yup, this is the taste I recall."

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    RE: 80's Candy 2006/03/28 23:04:39 (permalink)
    The best candy bar that came out in the eighties was Bar None.

    It was crispy wafers with chocolate cream covered in chocolate and crushed peanuts.

    They reformatted it into two sticks similar to the Reese's sticks and added caramel and then stopped making them.
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    RE: 80's Candy 2006/03/28 23:25:41 (permalink)
    My favorite was the Summit bar. I believe it also came in two pieces. I've tried to find it again, but apparently it's just not available. As I recall, it consisted of wafers and chocolate, it was chocolate covered and, I believe, it had little bits of something on top - finely chopped peanuts, maybe.
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    RE: 80's Candy 2006/03/30 20:58:50 (permalink)
    I can't believe you brought those up. I had forgotten all about them until now. I used to really like them especially the grape ones. Does anyone remember the gum called Tidal Wave. It was really sweet with syrup in the middle, but they had some good flavors.
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    RE: 80's Candy 2006/04/06 10:01:08 (permalink)
    I miss Bottle Caps and Laffy Taffy. I think both of those were still available in the 80's. Also, that Garbage Can candy that came in the little plastic garbage can.

    Andrea
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    RE: 80's Candy 2006/04/07 17:17:23 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by stephiegirl

    I can't believe you brought those up. I had forgotten all about them until now. I used to really like them especially the grape ones. Does anyone remember the gum called Tidal Wave. It was really sweet with syrup in the middle, but they had some good flavors.

    Freshen Up Gum had a syrup center

    I always dug Now n' Laters.
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    RE: 80's Candy 2006/04/07 17:47:49 (permalink)
    i'm not sure of the time frame of this one but Astro Pops were fun.
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    RE: 80's Candy 2006/04/12 23:42:45 (permalink)
    This was much earlier, but i really loved the Marathon candy bar--caramel and chocolate--very long and gooey. Loved Freshen Up gun as well--they even had a bubble gum one I think. Oh many sad hours spent in the dentists chair!
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    RE: 80's Candy 2006/04/14 20:37:56 (permalink)
    I loved "Walnut Crush", guess tha may have been a '60's candy bar.
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    RE: 80's Candy 2006/04/14 21:30:42 (permalink)
    I remember the Freshen up gum as well, but Tidal Wave gum was different and were bigger pieces than the other kind. I can't believe someone brought up the Marathon Bar. I couldn't remember the name of it but I remember it like it was yesterday and it was really from the late 70's early 80's. Didn't it look like a long braid and was in a red package?
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    RE: 80's Candy 2006/04/14 21:55:09 (permalink)
    If you like marathon bar, you will like Curly Wurly's they are just like a marathon bar and are still made. You will need to find them at a cany importer though as they are from Europe. I have purchased them online several times.
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    RE: 80's Candy 2006/04/15 13:21:31 (permalink)
    I have some old photos up on my site of the Marathon (and the history of the bar):

    http://www.typetive.com/candyblog/item/i_miss_marathon/

    Yes! Sodacans, the Curly Wurly is a wonderful substitute for the Marathon, right down to the shape! The Curly Wurly is made by Cadbury in the UK. I've seen them at Cost Plus World Market and British food shops, but you can get them online at places like oldtimecandy.com.

    http://oldtimecandy.com/curly-wurly.htm

    Bottlecaps are still around and are made by Wonka/Nestle. You can get them on the internet but I've found them at quite a few shops, you just have to look. I wish they still made Wacky Wafers though. Banana were my favorite, but Runts pretty much have the same flavors, just different shapes.
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    RE: 80's Candy 2006/04/24 23:54:20 (permalink)
    stephie--yes marathon was a briad on a red package--I can't believe they quit making it-- you'd think the dentists of America could have subsidized the manufacturing for a while at least with my cavities
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    RE: 80's Candy 2006/05/17 23:10:18 (permalink)
    I loved Tidal Wave Gum... And, I preferred Bonkers over Starburst...Don't really know why...

    And, like Andrea said... The garbage pail candy was classic...
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    RE: 80's Candy 2006/08/31 15:13:14 (permalink)
    I've seen Freshen Up gum at a few "mom and pop" convenience stores. Wonder how old the packs are......there most definitely was a bubble gum flavor (my favorite).

    Also what about Pacers--they came out the same time as Starburst (probably the late '70s) and were mint-flavored chews, I'm guessing similar to Mentos.
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    RE: 80's Candy 2006/08/31 16:16:26 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by AndreaB

    I miss Bottle Caps and Laffy Taffy. I think both of those were still available in the 80's. Also, that Garbage Can candy that came in the little plastic garbage can.

    Andrea

    Laffy Taffy is available here by the plenty. My ex-mother-in-law buys it for her son at Sams, the economy size!
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    RE: 80's Candy 2006/08/31 16:18:10 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Rusty246

    quote:
    Originally posted by AndreaB

    I miss Bottle Caps and Laffy Taffy. I think both of those were still available in the 80's. Also, that Garbage Can candy that came in the little plastic garbage can.

    Andrea

    Laffy Taffy is available here by the plenty. My ex-mother-in-law buys it for her son at Sams, the economy size!


    Speaking of "plenty", is "Good and Plenty" licorice still around? I despised it although I though the box was pretty, Mom loved it. There was also a "Good and Fruity" right?
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    RE: 80's Candy 2006/08/31 16:27:35 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by jvsmom

    My favorite was the Summit bar. I believe it also came in two pieces. I've tried to find it again, but apparently it's just not available. As I recall, it consisted of wafers and chocolate, it was chocolate covered and, I believe, it had little bits of something on top - finely chopped peanuts, maybe.


    You remember Summit correctly. It came out at the same time as Twix in the late 70's. Seems like I liked Summit more than Twix
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    RE: 80's Candy 2006/08/31 16:57:58 (permalink)
    I also remember an "ice cream gum," that had a clown on the package:
    Vanilla, chocolate and strawberry

    Probably mid '70s.
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    RE: 80's Candy 2006/09/01 17:27:07 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Rusty246
    Speaking of "plenty", is "Good and Plenty" licorice still around? I despised it although I though the box was pretty, Mom loved it. There was also a "Good and Fruity" right?

    Good and Plenty is definitely still around. They're made by Hershey's now.

    But Good and Fruity are long gone.
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    RE: 80's Candy 2008/08/21 20:25:06 (permalink)
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    But Good and Fruity are long gone.


    They are baaaaaaaack .. but changed recipe :~(
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    RE: 80's Candy 2008/08/24 01:31:14 (permalink)
    $100,000 bar

    Gatorgum by Gatorade
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    RE: 80's Candy 2008/09/05 11:28:23 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by jvsmom

    My favorite was the Summit bar. I believe it also came in two pieces. I've tried to find it again, but apparently it's just not available. As I recall, it consisted of wafers and chocolate, it was chocolate covered and, I believe, it had little bits of something on top - finely chopped peanuts, maybe.


    I remember the TV commercial for this one. It showed a kid at his desk, obviously studying, and saying, "Homework, homework, give me a break." He was then offered a Summit bar.
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    RE: 80's Candy 2008/09/05 11:29:33 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by CCinNJ

    $100,000 bar

    Gatorgum by Gatorade


    Gatorgum was definitely an 80's concoction. But I remember $100,000 Bars being around before that, in the 70's.
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