Wow- the memories associated with this candy sure do take me back! I grew up in Port Huron Michigan for the first 11 years of my life and then moved to Fraser Michigan when my Mom got married. I have a little sister Molly- and we used to ride our bikes up to the 7-11 near our house and buy as many pieces of Cry Baby Extra Sour Bubble Gum as we could afford.
We would take it to the park and dare each other to eat pieces, until our faces were so puckered we couldn't stand it anymore! I can specifically remember eating about 3 pieces of the apple and feeling like I just couldn't take it anymore.... I was going to have to spit it out- but wait, then she'd win! Chewing the sour gum for long lengths of time was like a trophy!
Looking back on it these were some of my fondest memories, time cherished with the kid sister that's now grown. Geez- now I think I need to order some and ship all the apple pieces to my sister- with a little tag: I dare YOU! ~ Sarah from Michigan
I remember when I was little, I had a birthday party and my one favorite gift was a big tub of crybabies… I also put the gum in balloons before blowing them up along with other candy and small toys as treat bags and hang from the trees, if u got the balloon down and popped it you got what was in it. I really tricked my mom saying the red ones were the best and not sour at all... she took it and popped it in her mouth... since then she has never really trusted me! It’s hard to find crybabies in stores now!! ~Kayle from Florida