Who remembers slo-pokes

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MTFoodie
Junior Burger
2008/09/13 00:18:31
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?
ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: Who remembers slo-pokes 2008/09/13 00:49:25
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!!!
MTFoodie
Junior Burger
RE: Who remembers slo-pokes 2008/09/13 16:57:16
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
iqdiva
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Who remembers slo-pokes 2008/09/13 17:00:47
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 !
ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: Who remembers slo-pokes 2008/09/13 17:56:53
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...
iqdiva
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Who remembers slo-pokes 2008/09/13 17:58:30
LOL !
Sonny Funzio
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Who remembers slo-pokes 2008/09/15 13:27:10
I coulda sworn I saw slow-pokes for sale in the candy tent at a local festival recently.
susanll
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Who remembers slo-pokes 2008/09/15 13:29:08
I liked Black Cows better.
iqdiva
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Who remembers slo-pokes 2008/09/15 13:34:12
Miss Susan Sugar Daddies,Sugar Babies ,and BB Bats too !
MTFoodie
Junior Burger
RE: Who remembers slo-pokes 2008/09/16 21:19:21
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
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3263/2863534563_29ce1a5d81.jpg[/img]
sorry for the bit of my mouse in the pic *L*
MTFoodie
Junior Burger
RE: Who remembers slo-pokes 2008/09/16 21:25:14



DavidEMartin
Cheeseburger
RE: Who remembers slo-pokes 2008/09/24 15:36:25
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.
iqdiva
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Who remembers slo-pokes 2008/09/24 15:41:04
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 !