My parents did not keep candy at the house. Since we lived within a block of what was known as The Little White Store, there just wasn't any need to keep candy handy. But, when I visited my grandparents there was always the candy dish sitting on the kitchen counter. I knew not to make trips to the candy dish without being invited by one of my grandparents.
My grandmother believed one piece per visit was enough for the grandkids. My grandfather was more generous. He would take me into the kitchen, pick up the candy dish and hold it down for me to get my candy. He didn't mind if I got two instead of one piece. Jelly nougat candy was my favorite of all the candies that made their way into the dish.
They weren't always available and so when I saw them they were my first choice. I'd peel off the wrapper and stick the piece in my mouth. Then I'd let the nougat part sort of melt in my mouth leaving the jelly pieces behind. Then I'd slowly chew on them trying to determine what flavors they were. My grandparents are gone now. But, I'll always remember that candy dish and the jelly nougats I enjoyed on those childhood visits. ~ Wayne from North Carolina
This story dates back to the late 50's and early 60's. My grandmother was retired from Woolworths and lived next door to us. She didn't drive so she'd do our errands with us. My Mom would usually have Sears on the list of stops and Sears had a big candy counter then.
Grandma would always insist on letting us each choose what we wanted and she'd get maybe a half pound of what we liked. My youngest sister liked Non Pariels but me? I loved the Brach's Jelly Nougats. They were cubes then - or rather rectangular and boxy. I would always try to get the flavor of each color but sometimes, it just wasn't possible. Grandma would keep them on hand and give us one or two when we came over. I miss my Grandma and I missed these. ~ Susan from Florida