My sisters and I would hop on our ten-speeds and ride a mile to the tiny market in our tiny town, each of us with ten cents in our pocket, intent upon one thing.: buying candy. Ten pieces of it, to be precise.
The postage-stamp sized store had the best selection of penny candy around. We’d huddle in front of the register where the candy was in full view of the friendly clerk and deliberate. Choosing which ten pieces to buy took time. One couldn’t rush such an important decision.
Some of my favorites included:
red licorice ropes
What amazes me is that while many things have changed since those idyllic days of childhood, candy choices have pretty much remained a constant. I can still find most of the brands I enjoyed as a kid in stores today. Of course, I’d need a lot of pennies to purchase it.
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What were your favorite candies as a kid?