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Sun Jun 17, 2012, 03:33 PM

Osh (now Orchard) has started selling Baby Boomer candies.

I went to an Osh hardware store yesterday and found it carries a fairly large selection of candies I haven't seen for years.

Flicks Chocolate Tubes
Bonomo Turkish Taffy
Slo Poke
Black Cow
Charleston Chew
Zero Bars
Pop Rocks
Those wide multi colored taffy ribbons.
and lots more.

They must have a new Baby Boomer buyer who waxes nostalgic.

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Reply Osh (now Orchard) has started selling Baby Boomer candies. (Original post)
Kablooie Jun 2012 OP
NYC_SKP Jun 2012 #1
Kablooie Jun 2012 #3
TheWraith Jun 2012 #2
Kablooie Jun 2012 #4
MADem Jun 2012 #6
pinboy3niner Jun 2012 #8
MADem Jun 2012 #9
MADem Jun 2012 #5
KamaAina Jun 2012 #7
MADem Jun 2012 #10
Le Taz Hot Jun 2012 #11
Kablooie Jun 2012 #12
bayareaboy Jun 2012 #13

Response to Kablooie (Original post)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 03:41 PM

1. How about Black Jack Gum?

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 05:27 PM

3. Didn't see Black Jack gum. They have Howard's Scented Violet gum though.

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Response to Kablooie (Original post)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 04:04 PM

2. Baby Boomers as a class typically wax nostalgic.

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Response to TheWraith (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 05:34 PM

4. Yep. And I still miss my Shootin' Shell Belt Buckle Derringer

You'd puff out your stomach and it would pop out and automatically shoot a plastic bullet somewhere in the vicinity of your friend.
Somehow we survived all these dangerous toys against all odds.


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Response to Kablooie (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 06:29 PM

6. You'll Shoot Your EYE Out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to MADem (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 05:25 PM

8. That post deserves an award...

Just be careful. It's fra-gee-lay...

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 05:47 PM

9. Put it in the front window, so all the neighbors can see it! nt

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Response to TheWraith (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 06:19 PM

5. That's because the fifties was the era of the "pop" Christmas song.

Everyone was grateful as hell to have made it back from the war alive, everyone had a new Levittown house, or a jazzy new Detroit car, people were working and bringing home a paycheck, that generation was Large and In Charge, the boomer children understood this...and most importantly, the music was--and still is--good. Catchy tunes. Easy-to-remember lyrics. And that's true even if you don't celebrate the holiday.

I mean, come on--you're going on a sleigh ride, or out to shop for gifts--what do you want to hear? "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" or John Lennon's downer "This is Christmas (War is Over)"--the latter sounds like a dirge.

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Response to TheWraith (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 02:36 PM

7. The definitive Santa Claus Is Coming To Town dates from the 1980s

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 05:52 PM

10. Much too recent for my blood!

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Response to Kablooie (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 09:50 AM

11. I don't know about the others

but Flix is now made in California. Specifically, Fresno.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 11:59 AM

12. But they are using the original 1910 Flix machinery.

Someone came across it a few years ago and brought it back to life after 15 years of being dead.

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Response to Kablooie (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:28 PM

13. Orchard is a very strange store...


A few years ago just next to the shovels they used to sell plow spikes. Wear else can you find this in a store. Or rebuild most spray tanks with parts instead of just buying a new one.

It is good they got out from Sears, I guess Sears does appliances still and they still sell tools, but they a lot easier to shop at than most ACE stores.

There is one guy working at the Clayton Orchard though that will take your ear off, if you don't watch out!

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