I have read the blogs on the ben hur candy, and I miss them as much as anyone.
I am orig. from Buffalo, and I heard the recipe came from the native Americans near Rochester, NY.
They were sold in bulk at many stores in the Buffalo area, and I always
had a bag of them near me.
I also emailed the Farleys & Sathers and told them they must release the recipe
or sell the candy.
One possible lead to the secret ingredient is that I purchased a cigar called Acid Kuba Kuba, and the scent of the cigar band
is exactly like a ben hur.
I wonder if the ingredients are such (tobacco) that they can't release the recipe?
If your are near a cigar store, go in and smell the wrapper on an acid Kuba Kuba cigar.
Meantime good luck.
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