Thursday, February 23, 2017

THROWBACK THURSDAY

Does anybody remember these?


My fading memory remembers these as "Dots" but I guess I was wrong.

The Almighty All-Powerful All Knowing Google doesn't remember anything called "Dots".

But to get back to these Black Crows, when I used to go to "the show"* as a youngster I would get some hot buttered popcorn and some Black Crows and after a few bites of popcorn I'd invert the box of black licorice flavored candy into the popcorn and shake it up.

I loved sweet black licorice and the combination of these and the popcorn made my day.

Any of you Gentle Readers have a memory of something you liked to eat as a kid?

* "the show" was what we called the movies at the one theatre in my small town.  I remember paying 13 cents for admission.

20 comments:

  1. Well I paid a quarter for admission. I remember all of that bad candy and have the amalgam filings to prove it. I liked a neon pink 'lipstick' that was chewy, packaged just like a lipstick with gold foil and the pink on a diagonal sticking out the top. And right at the top was the tiny 6-pack of liquid-filled wax soda bottles. Sugar and dye. What could be better?

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    1. Steak and lobster? Ah, but we're older now.

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  2. I remember Dots...at least I thought I did, but not these I thought they were multiple flavors. I do remember little licorice infant shaped candy called by a very politically incorrect name.

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  3. Dumping a little 10¢ bag of salted peanuts in a bottle of Coke (the original Coke made with real sugar, not today's fructose). You first had to drink about 1/4 of the Coke so the peanuts would fit.

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    1. Yup, been there, done that. BTW, you can still get the sugar Cokes from Mexico at Costco! Not that I would, of course.

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  4. I've never heard of those Black Crow drops. The licorice sold at the movie was the rope strand variety, red or black. I liked Necco Wafers..they lasted a while. As Bill noted above, the salted peanuts in a bottle of coke was a favorite snack lunch when we were on the playground basketball court. Movies in Muncie were either 15 cents-at the theatre where rats were supposedly in the upper balcony or a quarter at the "better" movie house.

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    1. I remember Necco Wafers, too. My small-town theatre didn't have a balcony. Necking and whatever else happened took place in the back rows.

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  5. I remember Dots. Not the Black Crows. They were just a part of the fruity Dots. We, too, went to the "show." We didn't get snacks, though, because my mom was opposed to the prices.

    When I was old enough to go on my own, I had the popcorn and Sour Patch Kids. Now I am partial to popcorn alternated with Reese's Pieces.

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  6. I remember those, wasn't there also a variety that had white sprinkles on top? My favorite, for some reason, was a candy bar called "Idaho Spud". About the only licorice flavored item I like was Blackjack gum.

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  7. Dots were the Mason fruit chews (even Google has an Achilles heel). Nonpareils were the perfect combination of sweet sugar sprinkles and licorice as I recall from the Uptown and the Vogue

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  8. All RIGHT! After several people mentioned remembering Dots I went once again to Google and found scads of pictures of them. Guess my memory wasn't as bad as I thought.

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  9. They certainly never showed up north of the border.

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  10. Maple sugar candy and chocolate covered malted milk balls. To this day I will make myself sick on either, which is why I don't get them more than once a year or so.

    Those licorice candies look familiar, but I... well, I'd give you all my licorice, put it that way.

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    1. You just reminded me I have an open box of chocolate covered malted milk balls in the drawer of my desk. Blast!

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  11. I loved Milk Duds. And double features. Do you remember those?

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    1. Oh sure. And my hero: Hopalong Cassidy.

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  12. I remember something called "Dots", but it wasn't those. Somehow my memory says they looked like that shape but were multi colored and multi flavored. Perhaps I'm only thinking of JuJu (sp?) beads? Only licorice I remember was the long twisted pretzel like thinks and some small flat squares.

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    1. You are right about Dots being multi-colored and -flavored, as you can see by looking up Mason's Dots on Google images. So maybe it was Black Crows I ate all along.

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  13. I loved those things and ate them regularly when in junior and senior high. Earlier in my life I would attend Saturday matinee movies in Willmar, Minnesota for five cents. Early 40s. Gene Autry was my favorite actor then. He got the bad guys and could sing. So could that guy who rode around on Trigger, but he had that silly grin. :)

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  14. I was a bit of a purest at the picture show. Just buttered popcorn. However, on the rare occasion I wanted something sweet it was Junior Mints. I have a friend who likes to mix M & M's with her popcorn. That doesn't appeal to me at all.

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