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by Jessica Devine » Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:06 am

A friend of mine is opening a restaurant in the next few months and wants to sell old fashioned candy that would appeal to kids. The only candy I can think of that I really liked were the different flavored peppermint sticks that my parents used to buy me from Cracker Barrel. Anyone else have any ideas?
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by Doogy R » Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:24 am

I don't know where to get it, but this link brings back TONS of memories for me.

http://www.colddeadfish.net/restrevs/fa ... 41203.html
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by Dan Thomas » Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:28 am

You must go to Schimpff's Confectionary on Spring St. in downtown Jeffersonville. They are World-Famous for their Red-Hots which(if your there at the right time)are made right in front of you using vintage equipment. Heck, you should go there just to see the place, it's the real deal, not someones idea of what old-fashioned should be. It's like a step back in time. They even serve lunch and have a soda fountian!
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by Doogy R » Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:30 am

Dan Thomas wrote:You must go to Schimpff's Confectionary on Spring St. in downtown Jeffersonville. They are World-Famous for their Red-Hots which(if your there at the right time)are made right in front of you using vintage equipment. Heck, you should go there just to see the place, it's the real deal, not someones idea of what old-fashioned should be. It's like a step back in time. They even serve lunch and have a soda fountian!
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Good call Dan. Here's the link.

http://www.schimpffs.com/
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Re: Old fashioned candy.

by Jessica Devine » Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:35 am

Doogy R wrote:I don't know where to get it, but this link brings back TONS of memories for me.

http://www.colddeadfish.net/restrevs/fa ... 41203.html


This reminds me of that place that used to be on the second floor of Oxmoor next to the movie theater. They had the long Pixie stick/straws. I loved those!
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Re: Old fashioned candy.

by Doogy R » Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:48 am

Jessica Hardison wrote:
Doogy R wrote:I don't know where to get it, but this link brings back TONS of memories for me.

http://www.colddeadfish.net/restrevs/fa ... 41203.html


This reminds me of that place that used to be on the second floor of Oxmoor next to the movie theater. They had the long Pixie stick/straws. I loved those!


It reminds you of the place at Oxmoor, because that is the place that was at Oxmoor. I sure do miss Farrell's. :(
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Re: Old fashioned candy.

by Bill Veneman » Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:00 pm

Doogy R wrote:
Jessica Hardison wrote:
Doogy R wrote:I don't know where to get it, but this link brings back TONS of memories for me.

http://www.colddeadfish.net/restrevs/fa ... 41203.html


This reminds me of that place that used to be on the second floor of Oxmoor next to the movie theater. They had the long Pixie stick/straws. I loved those!


It reminds you of the place at Oxmoor, because that is the place that was at Oxmoor. I sure do miss Farrell's. :(


Lordy does that bring back memories.......Many a Friday/Saturday night were spent by me and my crew on the mezinniene of Oxmoor, first at Ferralls, then the arcade on the other side. And who could forget a Zoo......had many a brain freeze there!!!!!! :roll:
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by Mike Hardin » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:42 pm

Yeah, the Zoo itself was a letdown after the presentation though. For those that haven't experienced it - it was brought out by a "marching band" of employees and was a very big deal.
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by Jessica Devine » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:49 pm

Do any of you all remember specific types of candy that you enjoyed or maybe that your kids like now?
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by Ashley D » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:37 pm

When I was little we used to go to a penny candy store in Watermill, NY.

When you walked in you were overwhelmed with the smell of swedish fish, sugar, lollipops, and all kinds of yummy goodness.

It would be so cool to recreate that old fashioned feeling. One thing that made it memorable was that all of the candy was in quart size glass jars, so kids could reach their little hands in there and pick their treats.

If you want to grab the interest of children, appeal to their senses. Don't just sell the candy sticks, sell the great big round rainbow lollipops and long strings of red licorice.

Last time I was in Cinci, I went in to an old fashioned candy shop. He could go check it out. I think they had their candy in big open barrels all over the shop. It was really cute.
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by Pam G » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:49 pm

Do any of you all remember specific types of candy that you enjoyed or maybe that your kids like now?


My son loves anything sour. The more sour the better. But I loved jaw breakers. And boston beans, burnt peanuts, oh and dots.
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Candies I enjoyed as a child.

by Doogy R » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:57 pm

Jessica Hardison wrote:Do any of you all remember specific types of candy that you enjoyed or maybe that your kids like now?


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They quit making them over 30 years ago. It was the BEST candy bar EVER. 7 different compartments in 1 bar filled with 7 different goodies. They were cherry, coconut, caramel, fudge, jelly, maple, and Brazil nut. Yummo.
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by Paul Pfister » Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:40 pm

Jeessica

I'd like to invite you or your friend out to Nuts n Stuff at 4017 Preston Hwy. We have a fairly wide variety of "old fashion" candies displayed in glass jars for your consideration.

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by Leah S » Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:56 pm

Hey I LOVED 7-up bars. My family ran a little country store in Centerfield for years when I was growing up. I can still remember a 3 cent candy bar. It was smaller than most, but kids loved it. Damn, I'm old . . .

And I will second Paul's invitation to Nuts N Stuff. They have a nice assortment of old fashioned candies, coffee, teas, and spices.
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by Lois Mauk » Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:46 pm

Ditto what Paul said. I was hurriedly scrolling to the bottom to reply and suggest that you visit Nuts N Stuff to see their "old-fashioned candy" selection when I saw Paul's posting.

Schimpf's is a local treasure for sure! I still have my mother's Red Hots recipe that allegedly came from Schimpf's decades ago. We made them every winter.

I just found my childhood candy favorite -- "Chicken Bones":

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Over the years different candies have been referred to as "Chicken Bones," but for many of our customers there is only one that can live up to their candy counter memories and we had it specially made for them in Colorado. One bite of this crisp candy with its sweet butterscotch shell rolled in coconut and robust peanut butter filling and it's easy to see why there's just no substitute for the original Chicken Bones.
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Butterscotch shell rolled in coconut
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http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/jump.jsp?itemID=31952&itemType=PRODUCT&searchid=inceptor

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