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Subject: Can you name this candy?

Written By: Mrs_Pickles on 10/13/03 at 09:23 p.m.

Willy Wonka used to make a candy that came in a cardboard box similar to the gobstopper boxes, but rather than the hole you push in at the one end of the box, it had a flap along the long skinny side of the box, that you peeled open and could reclose.  The candy was kinda the consistancy of sweet-tarts or the middle hard/powdery part of a gobstopper.  It came shaped like little heads/faces.  It was the same pastel kind of colors as sweet-tarts but had darker specks that were visible in them (like you could see little grains of sugar).  They were fruit flavours, and really quite sweet (definitely not sour like the sweet-tarts)  Anyways, if this strikes any memories from your childhood and you are able to name this candy, please respond!  Thanks!

Subject: Re: Can you name this candy?

Written By: Alyssa Branen on 11/12/03 at 06:21 p.m.

Sounds alot like Nerds to me :)

Subject: Re: Can you name this candy?

Written By: jesuisunpizza on 11/12/03 at 07:51 p.m.

Ya, I would say Nerds too... they're still around too if those are them.

Subject: Re: Can you name this candy?

Written By: Dagwood on 11/13/03 at 05:34 p.m.

I don't think it is nerds...it sounds like the nerds box, though.

Subject: Re: Can you name this candy?

Written By: BlooBerryMuffin76 on 11/13/03 at 05:50 p.m.

Are you talking about flip-flops. They were sweet candy that had the same powdery texture as Sweet-Tarts, but they were not tart. Each piece came in two flavors hence the name. They were popular in the late 80s.