Dots are chewy gum drops in assorted flavors. You might remember them as Mason Dots like the box (below) from the 1950s. Today they are made by Tootsie. The flavors are Cherry, Strawberry, Lemon, Lime, and Orange.
Dots!! Wow!! This was the first candy I ever remember trying as a child. My family and I went to the movies to watch Star Wars. I devoured a whole box before Hans Solo was introduced in the movie. After the movie I remember my Dad buying one more box for the ride home.
I just love the texture and the burst of flavor from each one. My favorite was to eat a yellow and green at the same time. My wife to this day makes fun of me for my candy choice. I still purchase Dots from time to time at our local grocery store. With all the new candies on the market, Dots is the one I continue to buy. I can never grow tired of the great candy. Every time I eat Dots I think of the "Force". ~ Simon from Tennessee
I am a baby boomer and remember with great fondness my love of Dots, especially the licorice ones. My grandfather used to work as a janitor on Saturdays at the local movie theatre in my small hometown in Southwestern Michigan. I would often go with him and while he was cleaning up, I would be going through the isles looking for unopened boxes of candy. When I would go to the movies, boxes of Dots were a nickel and I could never get enough. I'm still that happy kid in my mind and I still love my Dots. It's so wonderful to know that I can still find my favorite candy 50+ years later. ~Malissia for Michigan