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Monday, March 22, 2010

Do you remember this?

This weekend at work, a few of us were looking at some sales fliers during our lunch break and we saw a drink tablet that reminded us of these:

Do you remember Fizzies? They were a tablet you added to a cup of water, which would make a sort of carbonated drink. My mom would put them in our lunches for a treat sometimes. There were a few different flavors and my favorite was root beer.
After thinking of Fizzies, we started talking about some other things we enjoyed as kids that are no longer around.


Candy Cigarettes! What were they thinking? I guess this really shows how things have changed, as this would never be sold now. We thought they were pretty neat back then.



These little wax bottles were something we got when we went camping. There was some sweet juice in them and we thought they were so fun.



Beemans gum! My Grandpa used to have this and would give us a piece. I don't remember it being a favorite, but it always makes me think of my Grandpa.
What about you? Do you have any memories of old time treats?

29 comments:

Mary Lee said...

Believe it or not they STILL sell candy cigarettes!

Demara said...

I remember the first two items. but not the last two. I thought the candied cigarettes were neat as a child, but when I got older and tried them again, I thought they were boring.

I never have liked carbonation except for maybe in vanilla ice-cream for a float during puberty. Besides then, I've never liked anything carbonated.

In fact, I prefer buying Sprite just to leave on opened on top of the fridge. I love it flat with a bit of grenadine and orange juice.

My point is. I never liked Fizzies. But I thought it was fun to watch the tablets dissolve!

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

Oh what a fun post this would make bringing back the nostaglia of our days. I have had all of these and share them with my kids as well. My youngest thinks those wax bottles are simply amazing.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

I remember the candy cigarettes and the wax bottles, but not the other two. I've never heard of the fizzies or even anything like them. They sound like Alka-Selzer! :)

Mari said...

Oh my yes...for all of em. Although most of them weren't my favorites...I do remember them. What fun memories.

Jane said...

I remember all of these. There was a corner grocery store a block from my house when I was growing up. They had a big candy counter under glass. I remember getting candy necklaces there.
Jane

2Thinks said...

Beemans and Clove gum- yep. Fizzies, not so much. Remember wax bottles, but not liking them.

I'm pretty much a straight up Good N Plenty gal.

Abraham said...

I didn't see my old favorite. But most people hated them. We could only get them at the drug store. They were supposed to make your breath smell good, or at least, better.

Sen Sens

http://www.bellamiacandy.com/index.php?productID=3358

Nate and Brenda said...

I see the candy cigarettes every time we go to the candy store in pentwater.

I just bought some Clove gum in Indiana. I still loved it!!

Perri said...

I don't remember the first - but loved the rest and we have a 5 & 10 store in town that stillsells them.

You can buy the gum at Cracker Barrell as well.

My grandmother always chewed Teaberry gum.

septembermom said...

I remember many of those items. It is funny how they used to fly off the shelves back in those days.

Susan said...

Don't remember the Fizzies, but remember all the other ones!!!

Brooke said...

the candy cigs i've seen theses days are now marketed as "candy sticks" but are pretty much the same thing. my niece got some for valentine's day.

Betty said...

I can´t remember any of these, from when we lived in Canada, but I guess there were other things sold over there.
It´s really interesting remembering though, isn´t it.

Rae said...

I remember all of them. I had forgotten about those fizzies. My favorite was the root beer. That has been a long time ago. Thanks for the little trip down memory lane.

Terri said...

I saw the ad for fizzies and was so excited too! I used to LOVE them! I am going to look for them in the store and try them for myself. I liked candy cigarettes too and the Beemans gum - still reminds me of Grandpa too.

Pat said...

I remember all of those and more! For some reason the manual typewriters come to mind, and trying to get rid of a typo caused you to rub a whole in the paper from erasing! I also remember using carbon paper to make duplicates..what a mess!

Dena said...

I remember the cokes and the ciggies you can still get those here at our pharmacy - annie can "smoke' 2 packs a day easily!!

~Ginger said...

Love them, too!

When we were kids my parents used to stop at a gas station on the way to the beach. They had a fudgesicle type thing called a "Cho-Cho". My brother and I still talk about that being our favorite treat!

Cherdecor said...

I never tasted any of them, but I remember them. Maybe by that time I was an adult I didn't feel the need to buy them.

Connie said...

I remember buying these candies for my kids. Also remember Cracker Jacks with the prize inside. When I was a kid my parents raised turkeys. The feed came in color and patterned sacks. My Aunt and I would go right in the back of the truck and pick out the bags we liked. My Aunt made curtains and other things out of them. They really were quite pretty.

Jennifer said...

Do you remember the wax lips? I can't believe we used to chew on all that wax. The thought of that now sounds really gross but I remember chewing it until all the taste was out of it like gum.
Smiles!

BTW-I never seen the fizzies before but I am sure I would have loved them!

Kim said...

Faygo Red Pop!
R.C. Cola
Candy necklaces (still sell those I'm pretty sure)
Root beer flavored candies shaped like tiny barrels
White Castle burgers (still around?)

Musicaljean said...

I remember them all. My favorite country store still sells those wax bottles. Destiny thinks they're awesome.

Does anyone remember homemade root beer? It's the only kind we ever had, and I loved it! Along with the homemade vanilla ice cream. Yummmmm.

Life In Progress said...

My mom, who died many years ago when I was seventeen, chewed Beeman's gum. I loved it, and will still occasionaly pick up a pack at Cracker Barrel. It always reminds me of her.

Lara Gisela said...

Hi Mari,
Though we live in different countries and have differente memories, I remember that we loved candy cigarettes!

Kathy said...

I used to be so jealous over my friend whose Mom & Dad put fizzies in her lunch. That was not one of our household luxuries! Oh my, the flood of memories! : )

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Here is mine, Mari....
http://lbratina.blogspot.com/2008/10/something-so-simple.html

Shelly said...

I don't remember the fizzies. I remember all the rest. If you go to certain stores they still have them. Like Cracker Barrel Restaurant. When you go camping, certain stores will have them. It is always fun to think back and remember those things that we usesta have. Like that word? Usesta!!!! LOL