Comments on: Dia de los Muertos/All Saints Day quiz http://www.historiann.com/2012/11/01/dia-de-los-muertosall-saints-day-quiz/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:35:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2012/11/01/dia-de-los-muertosall-saints-day-quiz/comment-page-1/#comment-1140357 Sun, 04 Nov 2012 16:20:31 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19840#comment-1140357 Hi, Dr. V.!

I agree with you (and whoever upthread suggested the nasty PB taffies in the first place.) They’re a pretty crappy candy, especially considering that most peanut-butter candies are a cut above the sugary masses (Reese’s PB Cups, Reese’s Pieces, etc.)

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By: Dr. Virago http://www.historiann.com/2012/11/01/dia-de-los-muertosall-saints-day-quiz/comment-page-1/#comment-1140353 Sun, 04 Nov 2012 16:18:18 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19840#comment-1140353 Huh. I’ve never even *seen* circus peanuts, though I think I’ve read references to them. I had to Google them. I’d probably hate them, as I hate candy corn, too (though the suggestion to mix them with salty *real* nuts has me intrigued). I’m not sure I’ve ever had a Necco wafer, either, but at least I’ve heard of them.

But for worst, I’m voting with those of you who suggested and voted for those hard-as-a-rock peanut butter chews in the black and orange wrappers. Those things *sucked*.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2012/11/01/dia-de-los-muertosall-saints-day-quiz/comment-page-1/#comment-1139660 Sun, 04 Nov 2012 02:48:48 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19840#comment-1139660 Almond Joy was from the company, long ago gobbled up by a corporate raider, that used to send me small sample boxes of product at Christmas to generate sugar-haze meltdowns and extract fillings between dental visits. I actually liked the Mounds better. And who wouldn’t like those little packs of Walnetos? I’m now remembering a kind of candy that was little squared layers of pastel colors joined by layers of I guess sludge. Hard to describe in the universe of junk, but the staler they got, the better I liked them.

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By: Sweet Sue http://www.historiann.com/2012/11/01/dia-de-los-muertosall-saints-day-quiz/comment-page-1/#comment-1139145 Sat, 03 Nov 2012 15:28:03 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19840#comment-1139145 I love the taste of coconut and real, toasted coconut but I hate the weird, gummy stuff in candies, like Almond Joy. Shudder.
Also, add my name to the list of jelly candy haters.

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By: Feminist Avatar http://www.historiann.com/2012/11/01/dia-de-los-muertosall-saints-day-quiz/comment-page-1/#comment-1138716 Sat, 03 Nov 2012 08:21:32 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19840#comment-1138716 This is like reading a foreign language. I think the only thing I can identify is haribo sweets and candy cigarettes, which also tasted like chalk in the UK.

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By: Tenured Radical http://www.historiann.com/2012/11/01/dia-de-los-muertosall-saints-day-quiz/comment-page-1/#comment-1138189 Sat, 03 Nov 2012 00:39:16 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19840#comment-1138189 Oh yeah — and how about wax lips?????

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By: Tenured Radical http://www.historiann.com/2012/11/01/dia-de-los-muertosall-saints-day-quiz/comment-page-1/#comment-1138188 Sat, 03 Nov 2012 00:38:33 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19840#comment-1138188 Mike and Ikes. Yecccchhhhh.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2012/11/01/dia-de-los-muertosall-saints-day-quiz/comment-page-1/#comment-1138040 Fri, 02 Nov 2012 21:00:42 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19840#comment-1138040 Candy pills! They kind of sucked, but they were irresistable.

I’ve noticed that they call those “candy buttons” now. I guess it’s not cool any longer to suggest to children that medication is “like candy!”

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By: Western Dave http://www.historiann.com/2012/11/01/dia-de-los-muertosall-saints-day-quiz/comment-page-1/#comment-1138037 Fri, 02 Nov 2012 20:54:30 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19840#comment-1138037 Yes, Fun Dip = Lik-m-aid. I always had trouble with pixie sticks because I would get the paper all wet and then the sugar wouldn’t come out.

I also loved sugar dots (the colored ones that came on paper and you peeled them off but ate a lot of paper that stuck to the back).

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By: Ruth http://www.historiann.com/2012/11/01/dia-de-los-muertosall-saints-day-quiz/comment-page-1/#comment-1137994 Fri, 02 Nov 2012 20:05:41 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19840#comment-1137994 I loved those pink wintergreen things. Also candy corn.

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