What is the name of this candy?

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  1. Elizabeth S

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    A co-worker and I were talking about candy, and I vaguely recall this one he described. The candy itself is like a flatter Hershey's Kiss, and it came packaged in a tube (he calls it like a toilet paper roll) wrapped in red foil. He says it's chocolate, but doesn't taste like a Hershey's kiss. Do they make this anymore?

    Any ideas? Thanks!
     
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  3. Elizabeth S

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    Ooooh, thanks! I'll go tell him!
     
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    Weird. Are those a West Coast thing? I have NEVER heard or seen them before. The look pretty good!
     
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    No, it looks nationwide when you click the "where to buy" tab, but very select locations. And I think they are often available at the "flicks".
     
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    Man I forgot all about those! I ate those all the time as a kid.
     
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    hmmm.. I never seen anywhere here in Canada. Might have to set up a candy trade.
     
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    Interesting....

    I haven't seen those for years. IIRC the last time I had some was back around 1970. I wonder if the Flicks Co. in Fresno has been making them all these years or if it is a reconstituted company making nostalgia items.

    "You want a Walnetto?" [​IMG]
     
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    I remember getting Flicks at the "flicks" when I was a kid. Back then, they were made by the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company.
     
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    never heard of them.
    i dont think they were ever in the philly area.
     
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    Hey, here's the original wrapper:

    [​IMG]
     
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    i have had them many years ago.
    not called flicks or made by ghiradlli.
    just a generic candy.

    flat hershey kisses.
     
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    They have shit in them?
     
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    That's what I was going to suggest but they weren't really flat. I have never heard of Flicks.

    Chris
     
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    I was going to suggest Mexican Stoplight Candy, but maybe not.
     
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    LOL - if you look at the picture that Dennis posted, they do seem to resemble doggie doo-doo. [​IMG]
     
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    Haha. That line just reminded me of Happy Gilmore.

    Shooter McGavin: "I eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast!"
    Happy Gilmore: "You eat pieces of shit for breakfast?"
    Shooter McGavin: "......n.. NO!"

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    I did try the new Flicks, and they don't QUITE taste the same. I gave them to a couple friends, who also agreed -- not quite right. The originals were sort of waxy, and had a malty flavor. These do have a malty flavor, but don't have that waxy "snap" when you bite into them, and also have a slightly bitter taste to the chocolate.
     
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    My co-worker did finally buy some Flicks at one of the places listed on the company site. Neither of us liked it now. Oh well. . .

    Brian, your use of "malty" reminds me of Horlicks. I loved those little tablet candies in the bottles. I don't think they make them anymore, but my co-worker found some boxed "Horlicks" tablets made in Malaysia or somewhere. They tasted OK.
     

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