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Who remembers the day when you would go to the country store or any store and get the penny candy , usally 10 for a penny 

Rootbeer Barrels 

Mary Janes

 Bito honey 

Jawbreakers

Squarrel nuts

etc

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Once joked to a cashier if the candy bar I was buying was still a nickle. She said I wasnt old enough to have ever bought a nickle candy bar. After thanking her for mis-guessing my youth, I told her I was old enough that I bought Black Jacks for 2 for a penny. She conceded to my antiquity. My favorites were Sugar Daddys and Bonomos Turkish Taffy.

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I remember long pretzels 2 for a penny. Gumballs also 2 for a penny.

Baseball cards a nickel a pack with a big piece of gum and all the candy bars were a nickel.

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I don't recall 10 for a penny,  but I do remember the penny candy sticks.   About 6 inches long,  maybe 3/8" diameter.  Rootbeer Barrels 2 for a penny.   The  little lawbreakers 5 for a penny,  the big ones, 3/4", a penny each.

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1 hour ago, Sixgun Seamus said:

the candy bar I was buying was still a nickle

I used to have a cake recipe. Believe I got it from my grandmother. One of the ingredients was a nickel Hershey bar.

 

It was a chocolate cake and after you frosted it you shaved the Hershey bar and put the chocolate shavings all over the icing. But the recipe called for a nickel Hershey bar.

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21 hours ago, Alpo said:

I used to have a cake recipe. Believe I got it from my grandmother. One of the ingredients was a nickel Hershey bar.

 

It was a chocolate cake and after you frosted it you shaved the Hershey bar and put the chocolate shavings all over the icing. But the recipe called for a nickel Hershey bar.

 

I had a recipe for roast beef.  "Start with .50 cents worth of beef..."    "Feeds six." :D

 

 

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On 3/31/2024 at 3:15 PM, Sixgun Seamus said:

Once joked to a cashier if the candy bar I was buying was still a nickle. She said I wasnt old enough to have ever bought a nickle candy bar. After thanking her for mis-guessing my youth, I told her I was old enough that I bought Black Jacks for 2 for a penny. She conceded to my antiquity. My favorites were Sugar Daddys and Bonomos Turkish Taffy.

 I thought you were old enough to remember buying two for a penny.

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