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