Yup -- Dots on paper; candy "soda bottles"; edible necklaces -- good stuff!
I think one of my very favorite candies, which I haven't seen in years -- does anyone remember Bonomo Turkish Taffy?
It came either in little "logs" or big flat bars -- in chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and banana flavors. You could buy it in the candy store -- I also remember it was one of the things they always used to have at the candy counter in movie theaters.
From time to time, I've mentioned Bonomo to people, and no one else seems to remember it. Was it a regional thing? We used to pass a Bonomo factory when we went to visit my cousins in Coney Island, I seem to remember.
Even if I could find it again, I'd be afraid of eating any, for fear of losing a filling. But I'm curious about what happened to it.
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