With Halloween being right around the corner, I started thinking about all the candies I wish were still around.
Take a short walk down memory lane with 5 such products,
that I wish I could still buy and devour.
These 4 candies and 1 gum may have be discontinued,
but they have a fond place in my sugar filled blood stream.
Summit Candy bar
Very little exists about my favorite candy from years ago. I couldn't even find an old wrapper on the net.
Anyway, Summit Candy Bar was a rival to Twix, in that it also had 2 sticks.
Comparisons end there.
Summit had two wafers covered in peanuts and was surrounded by a chocolate coating. Every bite was delicious.
If any candy on this list could be resurrected, I'd vote for Summit. I think the label was orange.
In 1976 slugger Reggie Jackson said, "If I played in New York, they'd name a candy bar after me."
The next season he was a Yankee and got his wish. Reggie Bar was "chocolaty covered caramel and peanuts."
Not good for the allergic folks but I loved it. And I was barely a Yankees fan back then.
If you'd like to try it bid there's one for sale on ebay.
I remember this had a real harsh taste at first chew.
Gatorade gum was semi-hard but was loaded with the kind of strange lime-ish flavor a ten-year-old playing Little League could really enjoy.
If you're jonesin for a sample, some people say Orbit Lemon-Lime gum tastes like Gatorade Gum.
The nougat, almonds, caramel and milk chocolate concoction known as Mars Bar was a solid 2nd tier candy brand until 2002 when it became Snickers Almond.
I liked it as kid, even though I wasn't a huge fan of almonds.
Mars Bars are still sold in the UK but they're not the same thing. The UK Mars Bar is more like our Milky Way. But if you're fond of the name only, you can find Mars Bars occasionally in specialty grocery stores.
PS - They're fantastic deep fried.
York Wintergreen Patty
Imagine this photo with a green tinted inside. That's York Wintergreen.
I know, sounds kind of nasty. Especially considering the original peppermint is so, so, so good.
But I like wintergreen flavors and, while York's Wintergreen Patty was a shock to the tastebuds at first bite, it was yummy.
I guess I'm the only who thought so since it's one of those candies that came and went in the blink of an eye.
These are the five I miss most. If you've got a favorite you missed, put it in the comments.
Then please check out 5 cereals that rip your mouth apart.
Oh, and here's an old candy joke for you...