Miss This Try This: Black Cow Sucker

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Some of you may remember a sweet bovine that came in many different flavors on a stick. While this might sound crazy, it did actually exist! What you remember is the 1920’s dipped caramel lollipop from the sweet candy creators at Slo Poke. There was Black Cow, Pink Cow, Purple Cow, Banana Cow, and Orange Cow. Each cow was a different flavored taffy which was soft and chewy. Except for Black Cow, which was a caramel dipped in milk chocolate. Sadly, this cattle herd went back to the barn when they were discontinued in 1998.


All except one, that is. The Black Cow was the odd one out again this time. It is slightly different now. Instead of being dipped in chocolate, the caramel is infused which chocolatey flavor through adding whole chocolate.  This heifer lost the stick as well. It is now just a chewy bar of goodness. While this change isn’t as satisfying to true fans, those who need a nibble of nostalgia will enjoy it all the same.

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I wrote a poem about black cow suckers. My dad would bring me one every day when he came from work. He would sH “Mlack Cow Suckers are mighty good” thats from the tv comercial in the late 60s and early 70s. So.e cartoon cow would say that. That was the best part of my day when I saw that blue car pull in the front and my dad would have a bag of candy for the kids. It is a memory that will stay with me till i die. It is a cool poem . I would publish it and let the co.pany use it if they still made those suckers. It is a wonderful memory of a great father and a good sucker 5 cent piece of candy. I wish they still made those Black Cow Suckers. They were Mighty Good.

Jerry boetger

They were my favorite candy. Good memories 😁😁

Denise Hassinger

This was a favorite candy on a stick that I loved as a child growing up. The true candy from all I remembered like now later was a good one too. These times can never bring back the taste , texture of any candy in the day! Thanks for the article on black cow. Memories for ever!


These New “Black Cows” are nothing like the old nostalgic Black Cows. The originals were NOT chocolate caramel. They were caramel suckers dipped in chocolate on a actual stick, like a sucker normally is.

Todd Otterson

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