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MikoEats

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Source for Retro Snacks & Candy! Tue, 08/31/04 8:55 PM (permalink)
WOW! I just found my way to the Vermont Country Store at vermontcountrystore.com . Unbelievable. They specialize in finding sources for products that have been 'retired' in the US, and getting companies to produce small batches for them to retail. I've only been browsing a few minutes and already come across SkyBar, Space Food, Charles Chips, My-T-Fine puddings, Bosco, Eclipse Coffee Syrup, and more. And that's just the food...those of you with 70s nostalgia can pick up a brand new bottle of "Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific", too...
 
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    Tastytoo

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    RE: Source for Retro Snacks & Candy! Tue, 08/31/04 10:41 PM (permalink)
    Try also oldtimecandy.com and hometownfavorites.com
     
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      BigGlenn

      RE: Source for Retro Snacks & Candy! Tue, 08/31/04 10:53 PM (permalink)
      ZOTZ..............I would love to find ZOTZ!. The hard candy with the sour surprise inside! We loved them back in the 70's
       
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        LegalLady

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        • Location: Oshkosh, NE
        RE: Source for Retro Snacks & Candy! Tue, 08/31/04 11:18 PM (permalink)
        Oh wow AnnieOakley, what a web site, so many things I fondly remember, can see I will have to do a little shopping!

        The
        LL
         
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          Tastytoo

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          RE: Source for Retro Snacks & Candy! Tue, 08/31/04 11:19 PM (permalink)
          [url][/url]candydirect.com[url][/url] has ZOTZ.
           
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            emsmom

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            • Location: Gastonia, NC
            RE: Source for Retro Snacks & Candy! Wed, 09/1/04 9:01 AM (permalink)
            I like to order my retro candy and gum from Hometown Favorites because you don't have to order and entire box or case of anything.
            You can order individual pieces and they usually ship within 24 hours of your order.
             
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              IansMom

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              • Location: Louisville, KY
              RE: Source for Retro Snacks & Candy! Wed, 09/1/04 10:02 AM (permalink)
              I have a friend in RI who gets me sky bars from bread and circus..I love my friend :)
               
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                Mariaehlana

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                • Joined: 8/23/2004
                • Location: Manassas, VA
                RE: Source for Retro Snacks & Candy! Wed, 09/1/04 11:20 AM (permalink)
                www.groovycandies.com has retro candy from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
                 
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                  Dude111

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                  RE: Source for Retro Snacks & Candy! Wed, 04/18/07 6:16 AM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by AnnieOakley

                  WOW! I just found my way to the Vermont Country Store at vermontcountrystore.com
                  Oh my......

                  Im finding all kinds of goodies this morning

                  http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=7590&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=38&iSubCat=179&iProductID=7590

                  They say it has the ORIGINAL 1928 FLAVOUR (Thats the gum i used to like in the 80s) that site might be worth looking into more!

                  w0w!!!!!!!!!!
                   
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                    Yankeesfan

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                    • Location: Alexandria, VA
                    RE: Source for Retro Snacks & Candy! Wed, 04/18/07 10:55 AM (permalink)
                    Vermont Country Store catalog is great! I usually try to find something nostalgic from there to send to my family for Christmas (they live near each other and spend Christmas Eve together). This year I'll be sending Wink soda from Hometown Favorites, which someone posted on another thread about discontinued sodas. (Ooops, hope none of them read this!)
                     
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                      Nannie123

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                      • Location: Lebanon, NH
                      RE: Source for Retro Snacks & Candy! Wed, 05/23/07 3:15 PM (permalink)
                      Vermont Country Store is AWESOME!! They now have Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific again! YIPEE!!
                       
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                        beechnut79

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                        • Location: Downers Grove, IL
                        RE: Source for Retro Snacks & Candy! Thu, 05/31/07 11:30 AM (permalink)
                        Another place to consider would be favoritesof.com. I order BUN candy bars from them a lot, and at the same time I have been on a crusade for a little over two years to try and convince more retailers in this area to carry them. I have had some success, but not as much as I would like. I can remember when almost every place that carried candy here in the midwest had them. The goal I am seeking is for a return to the mainstream for what I feel is the best candy out there. Of course, it would be a lot easier if retail weren't so heavily corporate controlled. I actually have a petition on like to suggest ways to break this stranglehold. If anyone out there is interested, I shall supply to the link to access, read and hopefully sign it.
                         
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                          Dude111

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                          RE: Source for Retro Snacks & Candy! Sun, 07/8/07 10:28 AM (permalink)
                          Ill check dat site out also
                           
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                            Michelle_L

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                            Re:Source for Retro Snacks & Candy! Wed, 07/15/09 8:22 AM (permalink)
                            Hi! I know a site too.  I got my retro sweets at http://www.aquarterof.co.uk during my recent trip in UK. It surely creates nostalgic memories whenever I put those retro sweets in my mouth.  What a blast!  My trip could not have been any sweeter.

                             
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                              SassyGritsAL

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                              Re:Source for Retro Snacks & Candy! Fri, 07/17/09 3:55 PM (permalink)
                              I agree that Vermont Country Store is a great site. I love to check out the retro stuff. Their prices are high and w/shipping it is even more. I know that you can get items that you won't find anywhere else though. I have found these items around local stores (especially Big Lots, Dollar General and Everythings A Dollar):

                              Necco Waffers
                              Bit O'Honey
                              Razzles
                              Beeman's Gum
                              Chicklets
                              Sugar Daddy suckers
                              B&M Brown Bread
                              Malt O'Milk mix
                              Jordan Almonds (my favorite)

                              If you have a Fresh Market they also have quite a bit of the imported items.

                               
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                                bartl

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                                Re:Source for Retro Snacks & Candy! Sat, 07/18/09 10:32 AM (permalink)
                                SassyGritsAL

                                Beeman's Gum

                                It's probably been mentioned a few dozen times, but Beeman's, Black Jack and Teaberry are currently available for a limited time; they make a batch every couple of years.


                                 
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                                  BelleReve

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                                  • Location: New Orleans, LA
                                  Re:Source for Retro Snacks & Candy! Fri, 07/31/09 3:55 PM (permalink)
                                  World Market has Clove, Teaberry, and Beeman's gum as well, and I'm pretty sure I saw Teaberry at Dollar Tree.

                                  I get the biggest kick looking at the Vermont Country Store catalog.  At the beginning of summer, I looked high and low for those kitschy 50's plastic pink flamingos for the yard, and lo and behold, I found them in the VCS catalog.   I have one in the backyard not so much for offending my neighbors, but from being ripped off, as a gift shop owner said happened to him.
                                   
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