Do you have a favorite "candy you ate as a kid"
story? Share it here.
Back in the 80's, my mom brought me to the corner store and would buy a $1 worth of candy put into a small brown paper bag. She was the one who introduced this odd tasting candy to me. I bit into one and began to chew, I liked it. Even though there would be many candies to select from, but only one caught my eye. It was in a yellow and red wrapper with a picture of a boy on it. I finally found one candy that I would buy anytime I received my allowance. Did I share? Nope!! I would always tell my childhood friends you had to get your own Long Boys because I don't share mine.
Time went by and somehow, the candy couldn't be found. I went to gas stations and would ask about it, but they didn't have them. I am 23 years old now. I went to a gas station and at the counter was Long Boys. I bought $1 worth and placed it in a small paper bag, just to bring back the memories. And still, they taste the same. I now have a son and I gave him one. He loves them too. Every time we go to a gas station and he spots them, he always says "Mom, can we get some long boys?" I always get $1 worth just to think back of the beautiful 80's. ~ Kellie from Louisiana