Do you have a favorite "candy you ate as a kid"
story? Share it here.
I am a 41 year old woman who had a love affair with candy when I was a child. I am now a Physical Ed teacher and I was lecturing on nutrition (can you believe that?) the other day. Every time I talk about candy I always go back to Now and Laters. I tell the kids that they haven't had the best until they've had the flavors that we had as kids. My favorite of all of the Now and Later flavors was VANILLA! I remember being in the third grade. My desk was always a mess.
One day I decided to clean it out and what do you think that I found all the way in the back of the desk? A vanilla Now and Later! It was still wrapped, like brand new. You would have thought that I had found a million dollars! I would never wait until I had finished one before I would put another one in my mouth. Yummy! I get excited just thinking about it.
I liked when they were hard at first. I would spend all of my lunch money buying Now and Laters. Believe me, I would get in so much trouble that my father starting taking away my lunch money. He would give me just enough to by juice, which was 10 cents back then. But guess what, that was enough for Now and Laters! When they had vanilla, that was even better! When I think back on my Elementary School Days, Now and Laters take me right back. My favorite was vanilla, then chocolate, and of course the classic grape. As a matter of fact, I think that the only grape candy that I liked was the grape Now and Later. Where has the vanilla Now and Later gone? Can you please bring these flavors back? I think I'm gonna cry. ~ Sherry from Pennsylvania