Category Archives: Old Time Candy

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Wax Bottles Candy

 

Remember when you were a kid and you had those cool little wax bottles with juice in them? Of course you do! And did you know that you can still get them? Bet ya’ didn’t! Well, they’ve been around for a while and they are still as much fun as they were back then. Here’s some information about this classic candy treat Continue reading

Herman Herer circa 1912

Turkish Taffy’s Early History

Herman Herer circa 1912

Contrary to popular misinformation Turkish Taffy was not invented by Victor Bonomo (pronounced “Bah nah moe”), but by Herman Herer in New York back in 1912. While making a batch of marshmallow candy for  Herman accidentally added too many egg whites. Instead of throwing the whole mess away, he realized that he may be on to something. After a lot of experimentation and testing, Herman created “Turkish Taffy”.  Unfortunately, no one actually knows why Herman came up with the name or in what manner he sold or marketed Turkish Taffy. Continue reading
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Long Lost Candies: The Marathon Bar

Have you ever wondered what happened to the Marathon caramel chocolate bar? The Mars Candy Company introduced it in 1973 and it was a full eight inches of braided caramel covered in milk chocolate.  It was marketed as “the candy bar you can’t eat quickly” in commercials by some kind of a cowboy guy.  The Marathon Bar came in a bright red wrapper that made it stand out from the other candy bars. There was actually a ruler on the wrapper that showed how long it really was. Continue reading

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Long Lost Delfa Rolls come back to life as Broadway Rolls

 

Blast from the Past? History of Delfa Rolls

Are you young enough to remember the Delfa Rolls, also called Danish Ribbons? They used to be sold by a few convenience stores in the 1960s. They were pretty hard to find because they were imported from overseas. It was a lot of fun eating Delfa Rolls because you could peel off the strips and chew on them, or just pop the entire roll in your mouth and suck on it until it was gone. You got a roll of licorice that you could separate into 4 rolls. Continue reading

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Jordan Almonds – History, Mysteries and Meanings

Have you ever asked yourself, “Why are Jordan Almonds such popular favors for large events like weddings?”, “Why do they use 5 almonds in each favor?”, “Do this have any special significance?”, or “How are Jordan almonds made?” Well, so have we at the Bulkcandy Store. So we did a little looking and here’s what we learned. Continue reading

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Colored Jordan Almonds

It’s been a while since we’ve posted – we’ve had a lot goin on; the Ohio State Fair, the Maryland State Fair and more. We’ve also added an affiliate program (more of that this weekend)  and a bunch of new products. One of my favorites are the individual colored Jordan Almonds. These are a really nice product. They are extra-fine Jordan Almonds available in six different pastel colors, including green, blue and pink and nice assortment. Plus, soon we’ll have real Gold and Silver Jordan Almonds! Continue reading