I remember going three blocks to a tiny candy store downstairs of an apartment building in my neighborhood with 10 or 15 cents of saved up money and I could hardly wait to buy a bag of penny candy. Mexican hats were two for one penny and I loved them so much. Of all the good flavors they came in, my favorite was orange and red ones but I also loved the black ones. I never shared my candy with anyone. I ate all my delicious Mexican hats myself.
Now I am grownup and I still love to eat penny candy especially Mexican hats which, by the way, still taste as good they did in the 1950s. I love to go back to memories when I chew a Mexican hat candy now. I am sad we cannot go to our favorite candy store now again and I think children nowadays miss something by not going to a favorite penny candy store for a bag of penny candy. ~ Marjorie from Minnesota