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mayor al

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Mary Jane Taffy Wed, 12/19/12 6:43 PM (permalink)
Recently we found some of this candy..individual wrapped squares in a cello-bag, at our local Dollar Store.  Molasses and Peanut Butter Taffy Called  "MARY JANE". I love the old-fashioned Molasses sweetening !
 
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    billyboy

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    Re:Mary Jane Taffy Wed, 12/19/12 9:49 PM (permalink)
    LOVE Mary Janes!!! My grandfather used to "hide" them (like I wasn't going to find them!). The office I've been working in lately keeps a bowl of them nearby. And Economy Candy in NYC sells thm the pound.
     
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      ChrisOC

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      Re:Mary Jane Taffy Thu, 12/20/12 12:22 AM (permalink)
      I used to love Mary Janes but now they would pull the filling out of my teeth.
      Tough getting old.
       
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        ann peeples

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        Re:Mary Jane Taffy Thu, 12/20/12 8:12 PM (permalink)
        Love MaryJanes!
         
         
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          Lindalou21

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          Re:Mary Jane Taffy Wed, 01/9/13 2:07 PM (permalink)
          I wish I could find some MaryJanes haven't seen any in a long time!
           
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            Twinwillow

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            Re:Mary Jane Taffy Wed, 01/9/13 4:40 PM (permalink)
            Lindalou21


            I wish I could find some MaryJanes haven't seen any in a long time!

             
            Ask, and ye shall receive......
            http://www.oldtimecandy.c...rch.y=13&search=GO
             
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              mjambro

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              Re:Mary Jane Taffy Wed, 01/9/13 6:11 PM (permalink)
              No doubt, NECCO makes the best candies (other than the high quality lines at Sees, etc).  Unfortunately, they can be hard to find since Hershey & Mars tend to monopolize all the candy selection at Grocers, drug stores, etc.
               
              My favorites include Mary Janes, Squirrel Nut caramels (not so much the zippers), their chocolate wafers (single & mixed chocolate four packs), especially their coconut Clarks bars (not so much their regular Clarks, although they are OK) and an occasional Sky Bar.
               
              I tend to find them at the discount department stores (Dollar Stores, Five Below, Benny's, etc) and some candy stores that carry the so-called "penny" or loose candies.
               
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                Foodbme

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                Re:Mary Jane Taffy Thu, 01/10/13 1:18 AM (permalink)
                Got some Mary Janes and Necco Wafers in my Christmas Stocking this year!!I Must have been a good boy!!
                 
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                  Treetop Tom

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                  Re:Mary Jane Taffy Thu, 01/10/13 9:30 AM (permalink)
                  mjambro


                  No doubt, NECCO makes the best candies (other than the high quality lines at Sees, etc).  Unfortunately, they can be hard to find since Hershey & Mars tend to monopolize all the candy selection at Grocers, drug stores, etc.

                  My favorites include Mary Janes, Squirrel Nut caramels (not so much the zippers), their chocolate wafers (single & mixed chocolate four packs), especially their coconut Clarks bars (not so much their regular Clarks, although they are OK) and an occasional Sky Bar.

                  I tend to find them at the discount department stores (Dollar Stores, Five Below, Benny's, etc) and some candy stores that carry the so-called "penny" or loose candies.

                  I agree - Necco is single-handedly keeping some of the classic candies alive.  Their only failure I have found so far are the 4 limited edition flavors in "Mary Jane Wicked Mix" (Peanut Butter & Jelly, Peanut Butter & Banana, Smores and Peanut Butter & Vanilla) that comes out at Halloween.  They were dreadful.  I love the Clark Bar Wicked Mix, though (3 flavors, classic milk chocolate, dark chocolate and coconut).
                   
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                    Lindalou21

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                    Re:Mary Jane Taffy Thu, 01/10/13 12:26 PM (permalink)
                    Thank you so very much  that's Awesome I will definitely have to order me some! I agree as well that Necco does have some of the best candies and they are getting harder to find in store :(  
                     
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                      bartl

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                      Re:Mary Jane Taffy Thu, 01/10/13 3:24 PM (permalink)
                      mjambro
                      No doubt, NECCO makes the best candies (other than the high quality lines at Sees, etc).

                         Are you including NECCO wafers in that one? See's on the other hand, I've been very disappointed with. My wife and I ordered a box of chocolates a couple of years back, and they were mostly stale.
                       
                      Bart
                       
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                        mjambro

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                        Re:Mary Jane Taffy Thu, 01/10/13 5:10 PM (permalink)
                        bartl


                        mjambro
                        No doubt, NECCO makes the best candies (other than the high quality lines at Sees, etc).

                          Are you including NECCO wafers in that one? See's on the other hand, I've been very disappointed with. My wife and I ordered a box of chocolates a couple of years back, and they were mostly stale.

                        Bart

                         
                        Haven't had that problem with the wafers, but several years ago, I did pick up some zippers at a Mast General Store in Banner Elk that were obviously several years old (like rocks).
                         
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                          FriedClamFanatic

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                          Re:Mary Jane Taffy Thu, 01/10/13 5:35 PM (permalink)
                          There are several sites for old time penny candy (but no longer a penny!)  When we had 50 ppl here for a pre-Wedding outdoor dinner, I ordered a whole array, including Mary Janes, and just put bowls out everywhere.  The "older generation" waxed nostalgic......the youngest generation just though it was kewl  (we also had candy lego blocks) and probably OD'd on sugar to their parents disgust.  The "medium generation" just kept asking about what all this stuff was....but they ate a bunch and all was gone.
                           
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                            jman

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                            Re:Mary Jane Taffy Thu, 01/10/13 5:35 PM (permalink)
                            I've always preferred these over Mary Janes.
                             
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                              Lindalou21

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                              Re:Mary Jane Taffy Fri, 01/11/13 11:32 AM (permalink)
                              Well I'm only 24 so to be 25 so I'm not sure what generation I would be considered but I have known about Mary Jane's since I was a kid even my kids have been introduced to Mary Jane's!
                               
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