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The Flicks production line, built at the turn of the century, was severely damaged during a move from one city to another in 1989. The company, who had made the machinery before World War 1, was no longer in business and Flicks stopped being produced at that time.
In mid-2004, the brand was purchased by a new company, new machinery was designed and built, and they are now producing Flicks Wafers! It's the same great recipe and flavor and same melt-in-your-mouth shape!
Flicks, just as in the past, is packaged in premium tubes (for ease of pouring into your mouth at the movie theater!) and is wrapped in four colored foils: Red, Yellow, Green, and Blue.
My favorite candy ever is called Flicks. Every time we went to the store with my mother we would see the little round tubes of Flicks at the store. This store was called Prairie Market in Longview, Washington. This store has been out of business for many years. This was one of the only stores I remember seeing this candy when myself and my four other sisters went shopping with our mother.
We always begged mom to get this candy for us and she would splurge and buy a couple of containers for us to share. I can remember on my Christmas lists each year I would ask for this candy. Now it is pretty silly to ask for a candy that no longer exists but I still remember the exact flavor as it melted in my mouth as a child. Each year our Christmas stockings would have a cardboard tube with different colored wrapping on it in our stockings. This candy was special and our Mom new it was special to us. We still as teenagers and young adults received this wonderful candy, until it stopped in the making.
So here I am at work reminiscing about childhood memories with a couple of co-workers and Flicks the candy is brought to mind. My co-workers knew exactly what candy I was referring to. The candy in the cardboard tube with foil colored wrapping that melted this sweet sensation on your tongue. What a wonderful flavor and I swear I can still taste the candy to this day from memory. Thanks for the memories! ~ Elizabeth from Washington
I loved this candy when I was a kid. My dad would take me and my sister to a small store called the PDQ and everytime I chose this candy I would get a different color tube than the last time we had been there. They stopped carrying this candy and I hadn't seen it until I went on vacation with my kids. We went to a movie theatre and I could not believe my eyes there was my most favorite candy in the concessions stand. My kids thought I was crazy jumping up and down with excitement and buying it. After eating almost all the candy I decided to leave a few pieces to show my sister when we got back home. Now I can order it online!!! ~Toni from Texas
I am a chocolate lover. As a kid growing up in southern and central California...my favorite treat was Flicks. The tough part was that in my area...it was mostly sold over the counter in movie theaters. So, the only time I could get it was when my mother gave me a dollar to go the Saturday matinee! I would forego several other treats that cost less and wait until I had enough money for my Flicks! I loved waiting to see what color my shiny cardboard tube would be and then opening it up to drop a creamy chocolate drop in my mouth. I always remember them with fondness and am thrilled they are available again! ~Bob from California