Who remembers slo-pokes

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Who remembers slo-pokes - Sat, 09/13/08 12:18 AM
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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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RE: Who remembers slo-pokes - Sat, 09/13/08 12:49 AM
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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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RE: Who remembers slo-pokes - Sat, 09/13/08 4:57 PM
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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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RE: Who remembers slo-pokes - Sat, 09/13/08 5:00 PM
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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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RE: Who remembers slo-pokes - Sat, 09/13/08 5:56 PM
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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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RE: Who remembers slo-pokes - Sat, 09/13/08 5:58 PM
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LOL !

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

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

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

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RE: Who remembers slo-pokes - Tue, 09/16/08 9:19 PM
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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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RE: Who remembers slo-pokes - Tue, 09/16/08 9:25 PM
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RE: Who remembers slo-pokes - Wed, 09/24/08 3:36 PM
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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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RE: Who remembers slo-pokes - Wed, 09/24/08 3:41 PM
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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 !