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Old 01-28-2021, 11:39 AM
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In the vein of the childhood toys thread, let's do a childhood treats thread. The more obscure the better! The more regional the better! But hey, if nothing meant more to you than one of the big hostess products, go for it of course!

Mine is not super obscure, but it ain't exactly a Hostess ding dong either.

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Old 01-28-2021, 12:12 PM
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For us growing up the Current River area in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada in the 70s and 80s it was a brown paper bag of fresh cut fries from the Greeks confectionery on Hodder Ave. With lotsa malt vinegar and salt. I still remember them fondly but if I ate a bag now I'd probably have a heart attack.

Their Coney Island style burgers were great too.
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Remember Fizzies? Tablets that, when dropped into a glass of water, create a pseudo-carbonated drink. If I concentrate real hard, I can still remember the taste of the “root beer” flavored Fizzies. And there's a lingering memory of it coming out of my nose once in a fit of laughter.

Other “space-age” offerings were Tang and Space Food Sticks:

This was ultra-modern stuff, not to be confused with junk food. You can tell by the tone of the voice-over.

I don’t miss any of those, by the way.
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Old 01-28-2021, 01:33 PM
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Chocolate Moon Pies
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My Sicilian Grandmothers fig cookies , cannoli, gelato and lemon meringue pie....hooo boy
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My Sicilian Grandmothers fig cookies , cannoli, gelato and lemon meringue pie....hooo boy
Ooooh. Remember the sugary "sweat drops" that would form on real home-made Lemon Meringue pies?
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5 or 6 at a time was just right
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Most of the snacks I ate as a kid were Hostess treats. But for a couple of years when I was very young, my grandmother was a waitress at a Mayflower Donut Shop. A good cinnamon donut is still a huge temptation for me.
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I don’t know if “Jos Louis” were available in the U.S, but in my neck of the woods in Canada in the ‘60s/‘70s, they were very popular. I remember them fondly. They were first offered in 1932 and are still going strong today, though I haven’t had one since back in the day.

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Remember Fizzies? Tablets that, when dropped into a glass of water, create a pseudo-carbonated drink...
When we were young and stupid, we would buy as much Fizzies as we could afford, open all the packages and dump them into someone's swimming pool in the wee hours. We were bad.
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They're still popular here... and so tasty.

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I don’t know if “Jos Louis” were available in the U.S, but in my neck of the woods in Canada in the ‘60s/‘70s, they were very popular. I remember them fondly. They were first offered in 1932 and are still going strong today, though I haven’t had one since back in the day.

Definitely ate a few of those back in the day.
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My mom used to buy and make a lot of the regular stuff when I was a kid, but one of the things that my friends didn't really seem to care for was the dried cuttlefish we always had around the house for snacking. Seems to be really popular now, at least with adults, but for me it will always remain a childhood treat.

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My grandparents had a few fruit trees and Grandma usually had fresh fruit just waiting for us grandkids. If we visited during the right season it was peaches and cream in a bowl. Loved that stuff.
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Back in the '50's there were several candy stores in our neighborhood. On the way home from school I'd go in and get Nickl-Nips (little wax soda bottles with syrup inside), Bonomos Turkish Taffy, Mexican hats jellys, tatoo sheets, Baloney Gum, wax false teeth, candy cigarettes, Devil Dogs, Tootsie Rolls (much better back then), Nehi soda and my favorite - picture cards with gum. I had all kind of picture cards - baseball, Elvis, Davey Crockett, airplanes of the world, etc - wish I had them now!
Also, since we lived near an Italian neighborhood, in the summer there was always an Italian ice stand out in front of the little grocery store.
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