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 Who remembers slo-pokes

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MTFoodie

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Who remembers slo-pokes Sat, 09/13/08 12:18 AM (permalink)
One of my favorite candies growing up were slo-pokes? They were a carmel candy with the stick and could be eaten like a sucker. I'd love to find them again and I thought I heard someone had bought out the company who made them and were going to start selling them again. Has anyone else heard this?
 
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    ann peeples

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    RE: Who remembers slo-pokes Sat, 09/13/08 12:49 AM (permalink)
    I loved slo-pokes!!!My biggest memory was having lost a tooth to one as a kid, and I have had a crown on said tooth for 38 years.I would still have one if they are made again!!!
     
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      MTFoodie

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      RE: Who remembers slo-pokes Sat, 09/13/08 4:57 PM (permalink)
      I've found small ones in the candy stores that you can just pop in your mouth and then also a small one on a stick think dumb dumb sucker kind of thing
       
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        iqdiva

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        RE: Who remembers slo-pokes Sat, 09/13/08 5:00 PM (permalink)
        Miss Anne I too lost a baby tooth on a slo-poke as a little girl . The tooth fairy ( my Mama ) gave me a whole quarter for that little tooth !
         
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          ann peeples

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          RE: Who remembers slo-pokes Sat, 09/13/08 5:56 PM (permalink)
          My tooth fairy gave me not only a quarter, but a gold tooth! I have told my husband to yank it out of my mouth when I die...
           
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            iqdiva

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            RE: Who remembers slo-pokes Sat, 09/13/08 5:58 PM (permalink)
            LOL !
             
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              Sonny Funzio

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              RE: Who remembers slo-pokes Mon, 09/15/08 1:27 PM (permalink)
              I coulda sworn I saw slow-pokes for sale in the candy tent at a local festival recently.
               
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                susanll

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                RE: Who remembers slo-pokes Mon, 09/15/08 1:29 PM (permalink)
                I liked Black Cows better.
                 
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                  iqdiva

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                  RE: Who remembers slo-pokes Mon, 09/15/08 1:34 PM (permalink)
                  Miss Susan Sugar Daddies,Sugar Babies ,and BB Bats too !
                   
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                    MTFoodie

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                    RE: Who remembers slo-pokes Tue, 09/16/08 9:19 PM (permalink)
                    On Saturday I went to the candy store on a whim and picked up what I could find for slowpokes as well as picking up some other candy *L* I was sad that they didn't have baby sized gummy bears
                    Any how here are the pics of the slopokes I found

                    sorry for the bit of my mouse in the pic *L*
                     
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                      MTFoodie

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                      RE: Who remembers slo-pokes Tue, 09/16/08 9:25 PM (permalink)



                       
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                        DavidEMartin

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                        RE: Who remembers slo-pokes Wed, 09/24/08 3:36 PM (permalink)
                        Slo-Pokes, Sugar Babies, Black Cows, and Milk Duds were all part of a unique candy line based on caramel rather than the nougat that dominates the market. Sugar Babies were small ovoids of caramel. Milk Duds were Sugar Babies with a soft chocolate coating. Slo-Pokes were a bar of caramel on a stick. Black Cows were Slo-Pokes with a soft chocolate coating.
                        My kiddy preference was (1) Milk Duds, then (2) Black Cow. Black Cows were especially good for a movie matinee because you could NOT eat the thing quickly. A Black Cow was pretty much guaranteed to require half a movie to finish off.
                        If they weren't available (or because it these were all that was left in my Halloween trove, I'd eat Slo-Pokes. Never really cared for Sugar Babies.....

                        I don't recall who made them but a similar fave of mine were small pea-sized balls of vanilla taffy with a choclate glaze. The box was rectangular in front but trapezoidal on the side! These appeared in the 1966-1967 era.
                         
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                          iqdiva

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                          RE: Who remembers slo-pokes Wed, 09/24/08 3:41 PM (permalink)
                          David ... When my husband & I were dating we couldn't go to the movie theater with out bags of sugar babies or milk duds ... Loved them !
                           
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