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Written by Marv Parker

Goobers – Peanuts and Penises

I have always loved chocolate covered peanuts….. part of a Southern tradition I think since as a kid in N. Georgia peanuts were everywhere. We even grew them in our garden (little known fact: they grow underground). I even remember the stomach aches I got from eating green peanuts. Anyway, early on I found a [...]

June 20, 2011 0
New Mars bar.
Written by Marv Parker

Son of Mars Is Missing!

Zut alors!! I have found a photo of the new Mars Bar, even if I haven’t found the real thing. This photo  may be of the Canadian version (those sneaks). Still searching for one to munch on myself.

June 18, 2011 0
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Written by Marv Parker

National Fudge Day and Elvis

Today (June 16) is National Fudge Day!! I bet you are as surprised as I was to learn that, and I’m supposed to be some kind of candy expert. I’ve already marked it on next year’s calendar so I have a little more lead time. So, you ask, what is the Elvis connection? Well, turns [...]

June 16, 2011 0
photo: www.candywrapperarchive.com
Written by Marv Parker

Mars Is Missing!

Before you run out to call your local Astronomical Society or the Feds, let me hasten to point out that I am talking about one of my favorite childhood candy bars (this is a candy site, after all), the Mars bar. It was a special candy bar, as I recall, because it was a little [...]

June 16, 2011 0
Licorice, retro candy, candy box music, whistle, candy whistle
Written by Marv Parker

Good & Plenty Candy Box Music

Heard something very interesting on KQED-FM during the Michael Krasny show, “Forum, about a Good & Plenty candy box being made into a whistle. Anyone ever heard of that (besides Krasny)? I was never a fan of licorice candy as a kid, so I certainly would not have learned this trick, but maybe you were? [...]

June 15, 2011 0
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Written by Marv Parker

Weiner Candy Jokes Continue.

So, what’re ya gonna do, ignore all the fun? I thought I had seen the best of the Weiner/candy connections but I should have known: there is always one more to discover. These I found at kinkykandies.com. Enuff said.

June 13, 2011 0
Retro candy, Father's Day gift, Texan Candy, Oklahoma candy, Army family
Written by Marv Parker

Found My Father’s Favorite Candy!!

In an earlier post I mentioned a pink peanut pattie that my father liked, but couldn’t remember the name. Well, after a brief search, I found it – and, surprise, surprise, the name is Peanut Pattie. Found them on this website, in case you might want to try them yourself. I remember the first one [...]

June 13, 2011 0
Retro candy, Candyblog.com, Father's
Written by Marv Parker

Father’s Day candy suggestions still being accepted.

Keep those Father’s Day candy gift suggestions coming in. I like the ones I have seen so far. Peanut brittle is a frequent mention. Of course, I think of the retro candies – Sky Bar, Sugar Daddy, Baby Ruth,  which would have been available when my father was a boy. I remember my father as [...]

June 13, 2011 0
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Written by Marv Parker

Chocolate Sauce (candy or not candy?)

Well, it might as well be candy, tho it’s hard to carry around.

June 13, 2011 0
Father's Day candy, Father's gift, nut brittles
Written by Marv Parker

Favorite Candy for Father’s Day?

Couple suggestions have come in, responding to my request for ideas for the best Father’s Day candy, based upon old memories or recent gifts, given or received. So far, one of the faves is the old stand by, peanut brittle. I like all sorts of nut brittles, including peanut. But, we need more ideas. Keep [...]

June 11, 2011 0
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