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Re: What is this type of Christmas candy called?

Broke a tooth on one of those once........never had it since.........that was maybe 50 years ago...............

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Re: What is this type of Christmas candy called?

Those candies were always called hard candy in my neck of the woods.   don't know if others did this, but we melted them in tea instead of adding sugar and other taste enhancers.  

 

The op image made me start singing the Dolly Parton Christmas song Hard Candy Christmas.  

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Re: What is this type of Christmas candy called?

We just called it Christmas Candy because we only see it Christmastime.  We hunt for the peanut butter or molasses filled ones and prayed you didn't get the clove flavored ones.  I remember it came in a green canister.  I also remember ribbon candy.

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Re: What is this type of Christmas candy called?


@qbetzforreal wrote:

We just called it Christmas Candy because we only see it Christmastime.  We hunt for the peanut butter or molasses filled ones and prayed you didn't get the clove flavored ones.  I remember it came in a green canister.  I also remember ribbon candy.


@qbetzforreal  Remember those sweet brown and beige striped crunchy logs with peanut butter flavor?  Tom's something????  I had totally forgotten about those!

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Re: What is this type of Christmas candy called?

When we were children and Santa came to town to light the Christmas tree, we were given a box of this hard Christmas candy and an orange.  The bank also gave out this candy when Santa visited.

 

Great memories.

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Re: What is this type of Christmas candy called?

I think they were called filled candies, because of their centers

 

The peppermint ones ,were called peppermint straws, IIRC

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Re: What is this type of Christmas candy called?

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Is it called "Gloria Mix" ???   I remember this hard candy being in a curved ribbon form in the mix as well. I think Brachs put it out yearly.

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Re: What is this type of Christmas candy called?

The swiggly ones were called ribbon candy

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Re: What is this type of Christmas candy called?

I belive it was called Hard Tack.

 

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Re: What is this type of Christmas candy called?

Those ones with the soft center were yucky, but as a kid I ate them anyway.

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