My favorite Sixlets memory goes back to 1968, when I was in the 2nd grade in a tiny town in rural Colorado. My teacher had a drawer full of penny candy in her desk drawer, and whenever a student got a 100% on any schoolwork, that child got to stay after school and pick from her drawer of candy. Oh, how hard I would work for those perfect papers! My favorite was Sixlets chocolate candy, and I would always feel around the drawer with my eyes shut, trying to pick out the Sixlets. The other types of candy were ok, but my aim was always for the Sixlets. I loved to crunch right through the candy shell to get to the chocolate.
A highlight for any child in the classroom was to get to help her fill up the drawer again when it got dangerously low. She would give one lucky child a whole dollar, and we would get to walk ALONE to the grocery store two blocks away to get 100 pieces of penny candy. When I got to go, I would always ask for more Sixlets than anything else, knowing that if I worked extra hard on my schoolwork, my reward would be those yummy little balls of chocolate! ~ Anne from Nebraska