Description of a Candy - can you help?

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John In Seattle
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2007/03/23 20:32:37 (permalink)

Description of a Candy - can you help?

When I was a kid in the ‘70s, my dad used to buy bags of candy at the candy counter at either Montgomery Wards - or it may have been Sears. I really miss those candy and nut counters.

Anyway, I have yet to figure out what this candy was called and if they are still made.

I will describe: They were white, spheres about the diameter of a half dollar with a delicate light coating of crispy crystallized sugar – and the inside was a white cream about the consistency of fudge with a light vanilla flavor and in the center was – if I recall correctly – a pecan in the middle. They were SO good. I could even try to make them from scratch if I even knew what they were called. Perhaps it was a divinity.

If anyone recalls what these were called, and if they are still made, I would be really grateful.

Thanks




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    jinjo76
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    RE: Description of a Candy - can you help? 2007/03/23 20:42:01 (permalink)
    This looks close...

    http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=33753&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=38&iSubCat=179&iProductID=33753

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    RE: Description of a Candy - can you help? 2007/03/23 20:48:19 (permalink)
    John, I think you're on the right track with Divinity. I found the following through a websearch; it's called "classic Southern Divinity," and as you can see from the photo, it looks almost exactly as you described:

    http://www.savannahcandy.com/pages/divinity_candy

    And you can order them from that page! So hope this helps.
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    RE: Description of a Candy - can you help? 2007/03/23 20:57:47 (permalink)
    I will have some please!!!!
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    RE: Description of a Candy - can you help? 2007/03/23 21:05:59 (permalink)
    Wow, that was fast! Thanks, you guys.

    The ones that Jonathan linked to are the ones!

    I will have to order some ASAP. I have looked for these for years on other forums to no avail. I guess they are an old school candy that was kind of forgotten.

    THANK YOU!

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    RE: Description of a Candy - can you help? 2007/03/26 05:09:38 (permalink)
    They sell them locally in Nashville at the Apple Barn

    http://www.applebarncidermill.com/
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    RE: Description of a Candy - can you help? 2007/03/28 07:23:17 (permalink)
    I vote for Priester's Pecans!!!

    http://www.priesters.com/shop/dispProductDetail.cfm?Product_ID=80

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    RE: Description of a Candy - can you help? 2007/09/26 14:28:13 (permalink)
    I want you to know I found it. Sears sold chocolate candies in the 70's. The particular candy I was searching for was a chocolate covered orange flavored jel. My husbands said his grandmother bought these chocolate covered gummy worms there. I finally found them and more at "The Souths finest chocolate factory" in Knoxville TN. He said they taste just like the ones his grandmother bought him. They have all kinds of wonderful chocolate. Here is the address and link:

    South's Finest Chocolate Factory
    1060 Worlds Fair Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37916
    (865) 522-2049
    http://www.chocolatelovers.com/
    Good luck, hope this helps you find what you were looking for!

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    RE: Description of a Candy - can you help? 2007/09/27 12:44:21 (permalink)
    John in Seattle, I grew up in Seattle too and one of my favorite memories is all the different stores with candy/nut counters. It seems like every other store downtown had one. J.C. Penney, Kress, Woolworths. Matter of fact, I still have dreams about candy counters in downtown stores only in my dreams, I put candy counters EVRYWHERE!
    The Bon (now Macys), Nordstroms, etc. ;-)
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