Miss This? Try This: Red Hot Dollars

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They may not have been worth much on Wall Street, but Red Hot Dollars, or Red Raspberry Dollars, were a tasty treat. First minted in 1925, this eye catching currency began as a soft raspberry chew. This might come as a surprise since its name includes “Hot,” which we typically associate with cinnamon and spicy. But back in the 1920’s, the phrase “Red Hot” was used to describe popular and trendy things. Pretty clever, huh?

It was, until people started becoming confused about what flavor Red Hot Dollars actually were. In the 1970’s they started putting “raspberry flavor” on their packaging. But that wasn’t enough. The Heide brand, now owned by Farley’s and Sathers, decided to change the flavor completely to fit the name. There were then cinnamon-flavored Red Hot Dollars and Red Raspberry Dollars, which were the same raspberry flavor as the old Red Hot Dollars. They even made a spin off flavor, Black Licorice. Unfortunately, all were discontinued around 2009.

So what should you get to fill you original Red Hot Dollar needs? Try Juju Coins. They have a cherry flavor instead of the traditional raspberry but the shape and feel of them are the same. We have high hopes that the dollars will make a comeback. Especially since Farley’s and Sathers have joined the larger Ferrara Candy Company. Until then, it looks like our mouths will be enjoying a new cherry currency.

Check our list of Discontinued Candies for more info on lost, but not forgotten, favorites. Tweet us @oldtimecandy for suggestions on what our next Miss This? Try This! should be.
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I remember buying Red Hot Dollars Candy 🍬 buy the box. 2 dollar coin for a penny. A Box of 200 would cost me only $2.00 . It was the best candy. In the 60’s and 70’s . Miss that great favor. Please bring back the old favor. It’s just not the same.

Costaes Mcclain

This is ridiculous not making Red Raspberry Dollars. I bet they would sell better than half the candy they make. I want some and I want it now, PRETTY PLEASE.

Kevin Stovall

Bring back the original Red Hot Dollars. Nothing compares.

Kelly Sparks

I would love to purchase the original taste of the red Hot Dollar, not the juju version. I grew up on this candy and it was one of the best tasting candies ever.

Arelia Williams

When will they bring back red raspberry dollars. Miss them so much. Only candy I went to the candy store for.

Mary Murphy

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