The best sweet treat of all really came from grandma Smedley's cookie jar. Her homemade chocolate chip cookies.
But the penny candies from aunt Jean's store come in a close second! Yes, I said "penny" candies. Serious, they only cost a penny (I know some of you remember).
When we were in the Bear Lake Valley visiting relatives we never went back home without a little brown paper sack full of penny candies from the Chevron station/store that aunt Jean and uncle Mike used to own. Of course my favorite was the Swedish fish.
|Then there were the gummy berries.|
|Can't forget the Sixlets.|
Then there were this yummy licorice treats stuffed with cream filling. The strawberry flavor had yellow filling and the chocolate licorice had chocolate filling. They don't make them anymore, but I found something that kind of looks like it:
Word of advice - If you have to have a jawbreaker, DON'T TRY TO CHOMP ON IT (unless you like to go to the dentist)!
|And definitely can't forget about the allsorts|
|If you there was an Indian chief on your wrapper, you could trade it for a free Tootsie pop.|
If you are ever in the mood for some retro candy, check this site out => Old Time Candy.
Thanks to Amy Coffin at We Tree for coming up with this series.