RE: Who remembers slo-pokes
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.