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    What's a candy or bar that you used to eat as a kid, that you ate later as an adult?

    ... and was it as good as your remember from when you were a kid?

    I just polished off a Cherry Blossom. Sorry to my American friends, but it's only available in Canada. Pity.

    Tasted way better when I was a kid. Checking out the ingredients on the side of the box, I should be dead in a couple of hours.


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    Those things tasted bad when I was a kid.

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    Even as a kid I liked dark chocolate so milk chocolate candy never had that much appeal... Mackintosh toffee has been a favourite ever since my grandmother got me hooked on it and although not "candy"... Cheezies are still the best snack in the known universe.

    Neither of these are available in the U.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Even as a kid I liked dark chocolate so milk chocolate candy never had that much appeal... Mackintosh toffee has been a favourite ever since my grandmother got me hooked on it and although not "candy"... Cheezies are still the best snack in the known universe.
    That's a given. I have a bag in the cupboard Once again, only available in Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    That's a given. I have a bag in the cupboard Once again, only available in Canada.
    I took half a dozen large bags down to Portland with me on a visit (and will bring more) and felt like a drug dealer... people lost their minds when they discovered the cheddar goodness that is the Hawkin's Cheezie.

    On a carb reduced diet I have to limit my intake of such things but the benefit of the diet is that I have far fewer cravings for things like this and when I do have a little it's like doing cheezy crack.

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    I went back to Poland, my home country, after some nine years and, of course, had to re-try so much polish stuff I missed

    Polish Pierniczki Alpejsie - more dry than I remember, disappointing
    Wedel Milk Cholocate - still the best milk chocolate in the world, om non nom
    Chalwa Krolweska - never liked it as a kid, but when I tried it again, it was surirpisingly really yummy
    Prince Polo - a kind of a standard chocolate wafer candybar, but still tastes yummy

    Sweets aside tho, NOTHING beats the shear yumminess that is the typical polish breakfast / supper of a basket of fresh breads, platter of various cheeses, and a selection of hams / sausages, with obligatory malosolny pickle:



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    OMG that looks good. I married into a Ukrainian family. The foods look very similar to Polish food. The Christmas and Easter meals are to die for.

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    Reese's. Still can't pass one up. I eat very little candy but those I can't leave alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koobazaur View Post
    I went back to Poland, my home country, after some nine years and, of course, had to re-try so much polish stuff I missed

    Polish Pierniczki Alpejsie - more dry than I remember, disappointing
    Wedel Milk Cholocate - still the best milk chocolate in the world, om non nom
    Chalwa Krolweska - never liked it as a kid, but when I tried it again, it was surirpisingly really yummy
    Prince Polo - a kind of a standard chocolate wafer candybar, but still tastes yummy

    Sweets aside tho, NOTHING beats the shear yumminess that is the typical polish breakfast / supper of a basket of fresh breads, platter of various cheeses, and a selection of hams / sausages, with obligatory malosolny pickle:


    I live in the old Polish district and we still have excellent Polish shops... and my wife... who is Polish... loves this.

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    When I was little I loved Smarties and Sweet Tarts. Last time I had them they tasted horrible to me. Also Sixlets, which I loved as a child, now they're vile. All of the good candy is stuff I never stopped eating in the first place, although now I rarely eat any except for the occasional dark chocolate.

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    Used to like MacIntosh Toffee but now my bridges, caps and patials preclude the enjoyment. Turkish delight is my usual bar of choice followed by any dark chocolate if there is no Turkish Delight to be had.

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    Those little caramel squares. Sooooo good!

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    You can still get necco wafers if you look around.
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    I've had cherry blossoms both as a kid and as an adult, and enjoyed them both times. Had no idea that they were only in Canada.

    My top chocolate last time I ate them was from Bernard Callebault. His second career started in Calgary and for anyone there, the Superstores have some of his chocolate in their bulk foods section. The price for that kind of quality is extremely reasonable. I've never tasted chocolate I liked more, and the people I've fed small samples to said something at least in that direction. (If they wanted a large sample, they could buy it themselves.)

    But I stay away from nearly all that stuff now. Time to get serious about life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    I live in the old Polish district and we still have excellent Polish shops... and my wife... who is Polish... loves this.
    Where do you live? I'm in east LA and I've been struggling to find a decent deli and bakery. US's definition of "bakery" is cupcakes and doughnuts, and deli means "pastrami / sourdough sandwiches." I was excited when I found a place that sold Irish soda bread, until I went there and learnt it had raisins and was sprinkled with sugar. wtf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koobazaur View Post
    Where do you live? I'm in east LA and I've been struggling to find a decent deli and bakery. US's definition of "bakery" is cupcakes and doughnuts, and deli means "pastrami / sourdough sandwiches." I was excited when I found a place that sold Irish soda bread, until I went there and learnt it had raisins and was sprinkled with sugar. wtf?
    Downtown Edmonton... am surrounded by a host of small ethic shops and markets so can get Polish, Hungarian, Italian, Ethiopian, Indian, African, and Middle Eastern foods very easily.

    My Polish market has barrel aged saurkraut and the best dill pickles and the deli next door makes the best traditional Polish sausages... unusul that they always make Juniper sausage but I am not complaining as it is a favourite.

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    I can still remember how a Marathon bar tasted. Sadly they no longer make them. I hear the Cadbury Curly-Wurly is a close copy of the original but unfortunately isn't available in the U.S.

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    My mum and dad are here visiting from England. My mum brought curly wurlys, flakes, crunchies and spogs. Spogs are the round sprinkle covered jellies from the liquorice allsorts.

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    Hershey's with almonds. Never been beat.

    There used to be a candy bar called "The wild one". Forget who made it, but they were huge and damn good.

    Bonomo Turkish taffy: worst. candy. ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy View Post
    You can still get necco wafers if you look around.
    Those are food? I've been sticking them to the feet of my kitchen chairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trackhub View Post
    Hershey's with almonds. Never been beat.

    There used to be a candy bar called "The wild one". Forget who made it, but they were huge and damn good.

    Bonomo Turkish taffy: worst. candy. ever.

    Oh man, I only have a couple fillings left in my mouth and there is NO WAY I would eat that stuff now - even though I chewed through it then ---- and probably took out a filling back then too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    Those are food? I've been sticking them to the feet of my kitchen chairs.
    ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!! Those are some funky candies!!!

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    I also have too many crowns and such to risk eating really chewy or overly crunchy stuff...used to eat a lot of Corn Nuts too.

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