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I often wax nostalgic when driving through my old neighborhood to where my parents still live today. When I pass the large store where once stood a drive-in movie theater, I often reminisce about being a kid, going to the movies and eating candy. One of my favorite candies to eat while watching a movie is the Abba Zaba.
Back in the 60's and early 70's, it was not unusual to see my family of six, along with Ginger, our cockapoo, clamoring out of the house and into a VW van to enjoy a Saturday evening at the drive-in theater. My sister would call out to my mom "don't forget the candy." My mother would then come out wearing a big smile while carrying all the goodies. We always knew what would be in the special candy bag.
After my dad found "a great space" to park, my sisters, brother and I would run off to swing on the swings and ride the merry-go-round before the lights would flash; signaling all the kids that it was time to head back to the cars and sit still for the show. We usually started eating popcorn first before we got to pass around the special bag of candy. The bag was always filled with Abba Zabas, Big Hunk's and Look bars. It was fun to eat an Abba Zaba and let the taffy dislodge the popcorn pieces that would often get stuck in my teeth. What fun that was and what great memories! ~ Tammy from California