As a child, I would do chores around the house and my mother would give me a 50 cent allowance. Once I had the money in hand, I would run a few blocks to the local hardware store which had a large variety of penny candy. My favorite was by far the banana splits.
At the time, these candies were 2 for a penny. I would ask the owner of the store if he would count me out 50 cents worth of the candy. He would count out 100 of these jewels in a small brown bag and once I gave him the money in exchange for the bag of taffy... I was walking down the squeaky floor aisle of the store and heading home... but this time with a big huge smile on my face and a banana split in mouth.
This is one of my fondest memories as a child. I would eat the entire lot of candy, of course sharing some with my four brothers. Most of the time the store clerk was heading for the brown bag even before I would reach the counter. This was a pretty typical routine of mine and to this day, I still consider the banana split my favorite candy. ~ Darcey from Michigan
How well do I remember eating banana splits. One reason is that back in my
day they sold them two count them two for a penny. One penny would get you
two pieces of delicious candy. They had the smell of banana and the taste
was just banana everyone knew if they had a smell of your breath what you
My brother would always get close and then ask what was I
eating and when I opened my mouth to tell he would know that it was a
banana split or two, then of course he would want one also they are so good
if you like banana flavored candy this is the best I ever had. That was back
in the sixties and I tell my children and grandchildren about them so now I
can order some and let them taste it themselves. ~Victoria from Missouri