Sears candy counter - malted milk balls

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2006/05/26 17:15:51 (permalink)

Sears candy counter - malted milk balls

Heres another thing I remember from the 70's was Sears candy counter. I used to absolutely LOVE their malted milk balls. They were the best.
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    Tony Bad
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    RE: Sears candy counter - malted milk balls 2006/05/26 17:32:26 (permalink)
    We used to get chocolate covered raisins. Odd you wrote this, as my sister and I were just talking about the same thing a couple of days ago!
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    RE: Sears candy counter - malted milk balls 2006/05/26 17:34:44 (permalink)
    We used to go to Sears once a year to visit Santa, and their candy counter! Our favorite was the orange slices.
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    RE: Sears candy counter - malted milk balls 2006/05/26 22:00:43 (permalink)
    How about the fragrance when you walked in the door...sausage pizza!
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    RE: Sears candy counter - malted milk balls 2006/05/27 07:32:32 (permalink)
    My mom always used to get me the warm cashews and the swedish fish, which were wonderfully gummy and not the stale dried out ones you tend to find today.

    Andrea
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    RE: Sears candy counter - malted milk balls 2006/05/27 09:13:57 (permalink)
    The aroma was sooo good! I really liked the chocalate covered raspberry jelly sticks. Still a favorite that I occassionaly find.
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    RE: Sears candy counter - malted milk balls 2006/05/27 09:31:34 (permalink)
    That's a blast! I didn't like "melted moth balls" but for some reason the ones at Sears were great. And you've made me remember the smell of those warm nuts.

    But sausage pizza? Even Sears wouldn't have attempted to try to sell pizza in Rhode Island. Now the Ann & Hope snack bar, that was the definitive cheap and greasy cheese slice.
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    RE: Sears candy counter - malted milk balls 2006/05/30 11:49:17 (permalink)
    sorry you missed that, Ashphalt.
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    RE: Sears candy counter - malted milk balls 2006/05/31 12:08:48 (permalink)
    My favorite was the chocolate stars. I remember to this day I walked into a Sears and wanted some choc. stars but had no money. I looked down and there was a quarter on the floor. I picked it up and bought a quarters worth of choco. stars (I got 1/4 lb. for a quarter). One of the best days of my life.
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    RE: Sears candy counter - malted milk balls 2006/05/31 12:49:35 (permalink)
    I remember the fresh, warm cashews and the old fashioned mechanical scale. We used to be dragged along whnever my dad needed a new tool for the latest project he was working on. The cashews were an enticement to join him.
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    RE: Sears candy counter - malted milk balls 2006/06/03 08:57:25 (permalink)
    I don't remember the candy. I do recall the nuts and the soft pretzels. I loved those. And sometimes we would eat at the Sears restaurant. At that time I liked the food but doubt if served the same today that I would.
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    RE: Sears candy counter - malted milk balls 2006/06/26 01:21:58 (permalink)
    I work at a Sears. It's appalling and depressing how few product lines are carried by a formerly full-service department store. No candy counter, no lunch counter, no record department, no book department, no furniture department, no lamp department, no luggage department. The clothing department is 6 months off the current customer needs! You can't buy swimwear right now but Christmas toys are starting to show up!! And Corporate wonders why they're losing customers.......

    But back to happier days-- my Mom was a Starlights Mints addict. I developed a knack for locating the candy counter in any given department store, so I could swiftly return with with a pound bag of the peppermints.

    Seems to me that Brach's was the primary supplier for candy.

    Damn, now I have a craving for hot salty cashews......
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    RE: Sears candy counter - malted milk balls 2006/06/26 02:47:37 (permalink)
    My mother took me to Sears as well. Lots of memories...
    'seafoam' which I though the oddest creation and huge
    waffle stamped cookies with vanilla filling which were
    sooo good! Even if they DID make me sick!

    A Christmas tradition was to stop off at Sears and buy a
    big bag of brightly colored candy-in ribbons; miniature
    decorations with filling and other unusual shapes and sizes.

    Sears was also where I first got to sample real Swiss chocolate
    (which I didn't like). I used to feel sorry for the Swiss kids.
    As far as I was concerned, 'real' chocolate meant Hershey's.
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    RE: Sears candy counter - malted milk balls 2006/06/26 04:51:43 (permalink)
    My mom had a part-time job at the Sears store in St. Louis, and if she got off early enough she would bring home carmel corn and cheese popcorn. My brother and I were in the store several years ago, and while coming down the escalator, we both swore we could smell the popcorn and nuts, although they were long gone!
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    RE: Sears candy counter - malted milk balls 2006/06/26 06:15:29 (permalink)
    Was seafoam the chocolate covered big pieces of sugar sponge? We called that sponge candy. My mother's addiction.
    And dad could NOT leave Sears without the box O popcorn, which we kids would share with him.
    I also remember the hot dogs on the rotating grill, and the tables where you could stand and eat. That was the first place I ever saw without chairs. It really struck me as odd.
    And the smell of the hot assorted nuts would make your kness weak.
    wow, it's been so long! makes ya feel, well, not young!
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    RE: Sears candy counter - malted milk balls 2006/06/26 20:42:46 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by linus

    Was seafoam the chocolate covered big pieces of sugar sponge?

    I'm thinking seafoam is kind of a lightly-fruit-flavored meringue. The chocolate-covered sponge candy is called...... dang.... something with "heaven" or "angel" in the name........

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    RE: Sears candy counter - malted milk balls 2006/10/07 21:22:02 (permalink)
    My Mom worked for Sears in the Hardware Dept. for 30 yrs. I remember her bringing home a 2 lb.box of chocolates every Christmas. She would use the box for cards,and stationary until next Christmas.I also remember the popcorn and the nuts...sigh.
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    RE: Sears candy counter - malted milk balls 2006/10/08 13:51:39 (permalink)
    DavidEMartin, it's "angel food." I have a recipe for it, too, found it on the 'net. Used to be able to get it in Wal-Mart, some Michigan candy company made it.
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    RE: Sears candy counter - malted milk balls 2006/10/08 14:26:39 (permalink)
    Ahhh, the smell of those cashews , and the other stuff! Someone should bring back this idea, maybe in the malls?.

    I worked for Sears for a while as a kid. They would put me in the candy counter sometimes, neat, but I always spent more than I made that day on stuff to take home.
    Joe
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    RE: Sears candy counter - malted milk balls 2006/10/09 10:59:19 (permalink)
    Ahh, Sears. Many fond memories of going to the Union City NJ store (on the bus--we had no car). We used to get lunch at the counter (burgers), look through all the goodies at the candy stand. Good times on a Saturday.
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    RE: Sears candy counter - malted milk balls 2006/10/09 11:09:35 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by PapaJoe8

    Ahhh, the smell of those cashews , and the other stuff! Someone should bring back this idea, maybe in the malls?.

    I worked for Sears for a while as a kid. They would put me in the candy counter sometimes, neat, but I always spent more than I made that day on stuff to take home.
    Joe


    Ah. The memories! The aroma! Good Times!!!
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    RE: Sears candy counter - malted milk balls 2006/10/25 20:37:23 (permalink)
    I also remember the white butter batter fruitcakes. Anybody know where they've gone? Or have they just disappeared forever?
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