What’s your favorite candy?

As Easter baskets filled with chocolate bunnies, marshmallow peeps and other treats begin to line store shelves, take a moment to think back to the days when many neighborhoods had a corner store that sold penny candies. Remember Mary Janes, jawbreakers, and the candy necklaces? Submit a comment to share your favorite candy.

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Regina Martin April 11, 2014 at 8:42 am

root beer barrels

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Robert O'Connell April 17, 2014 at 9:29 am

RBBs is dabomb!

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Carol Stopa April 3, 2014 at 12:33 pm

I loved the little ice cream cones with the marshmallow topper, anything with marshmallow!

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Sandy Rippon April 3, 2014 at 12:07 pm

My favorite is Peanut Chews. I took them for granted until I moved to North Carolina. They don't sell them down there but I was able to find them in Cracker Barrel. No problem finding them now that I have moved back to Maryland.

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Betty Kern March 28, 2014 at 11:12 am

It has been so long, I can't remember which is my favorite because I loved them all. Thank goodness we can still buy Goetzes caramel creams.

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Sherri March 28, 2014 at 10:50 am

Cadbury Egg! Yummmm...

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Angie Cornad March 27, 2014 at 4:21 pm

PEEPS were always my favorite Easter treat, but RING POPS and POP ROCKS were on the top of my list on any other ordinary day!

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Leslie March 27, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Love the wax bottles with the juice in them, and the wax lips. Chewed that wax for hours. And... when they began to make the huge sweet tart candy disc... my my my!

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stephanie beverungen March 27, 2014 at 1:52 pm

My Mom's homemade sweet potato eggs.....secret recipe :O)

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stephanie beverungen March 27, 2014 at 1:51 pm

my Mom's homemade "sweet potato eggs"... secret recipe!

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Pamela Toney March 27, 2014 at 12:39 pm

My favorite candy was the dots on the paper, you pick off the paper and eat. sold in sheets.

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Catherine March 27, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Not a Christian but my favorite candies have to be Reese's Pieces, Now-'n-Laters and blowpops. Brings me back to the 1980s. The problem is that nobody can eat just one...

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Darleen March 27, 2014 at 11:28 am

Goobers, Raisinets, Marathon Bars, Charleston Chews - I could go on and on!!

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Robert O'Connell March 27, 2014 at 11:19 am

That's easy. Pez. Cherry-flavored Pez. No question about it.

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Cymantha (Cy) Governs March 28, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Awesome. Give me some skin.

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gigi pierce March 27, 2014 at 11:06 am

peeps please! microwaved too!

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Lois Scarborough March 27, 2014 at 11:00 am

Rock candy

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Dianne Spera March 27, 2014 at 10:52 am

Malt balls, Southies (light green mint-flavored chews) and Squirrel Nuts were always in my little brown sack of penny candy! Great memories.

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Cymantha (Cy) Governs March 27, 2014 at 10:39 am

There's not enough room for me to answer. All of it? Black jelly beans. Almost any jelly beans. Dark chocolate. Hot Tamales. Banana Laffy Taffy. Lemon drops. Blueberry vanilla lifesaver pops. Good and plenty.
I'm so hungry now...

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Teresa March 27, 2014 at 10:32 am

I loved "dots" from Wockenfuss Candy store in Gardenville

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Janice W. March 27, 2014 at 10:30 am

Goetz' caramel cremes. I could eat them until I become sick.

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kimberly henry March 27, 2014 at 10:30 am

i love watermelon now and laters and peanut chews...

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Cathy Carini March 27, 2014 at 10:28 am

Easter is all about the Peeps and choc covered marshmellows (in the egg crates). Growing up it was Bazooka bubble gum (now goes for $.10 or more each), the candy necklaces, and sweetarts. We used to have the mom/pop store at the end of our block. We were ALLOWED to walk that far to get candies. Ah, good memories (definitely better prices!!)!

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Rose March 27, 2014 at 9:57 am

Bit O'Honey, Squirrel Nuts, and even though I don't like them Good-n-Plenty. I did love Good-n- Fruity though.

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Marjorie March 27, 2014 at 1:52 pm

OMG ! I just loved that penny candy, I could buy 5 pieces for a penny, Maryjane and Squirrel nuts and string licorice.

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Leslie March 27, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Love, love, loved Bit O'Honey and Squirrel Nuts!!!

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Michele Gasdia March 27, 2014 at 9:43 am

I love to eat "peeps". I was so happy to see that the peeps come out at all of the different holidays in different forms other than the classic "chicks" or "bunny's" at Easter.

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Tracy M March 27, 2014 at 9:17 am

BB Bats

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Brenda Figueroa March 27, 2014 at 9:15 am

I loved the watermelon and apple "Now & Laters" and I loved the waffle napoleon ice cream sandwiches that cost only 25 cents! That delicious ice cream was from Arundel Ice Cream Company and it was particularly "creamy". In addition, I loved the sour onions and pickles in the jar! Hmmm....brings back the days when my brother and I would save our allowance for a few weeks, splurg after school on a Friday evening at "Ms. Mary's Corner Store, and leave the store singing with a full bag of candy that lasted us for two weeks!

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Valerie Jackson March 27, 2014 at 9:54 am

OMG.....Me too,,,that takes me wayyyyyy back!!

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Diana March 27, 2014 at 9:13 am

If we're talking Easter Basket candy, my favorite is the old-fashioned jelly beans. I can never find the right kind anymore - there are so many types including skittles varieties. Jujubees are my all-time favorite candy, with frozen Milky Way on a stick as favorite chocolate candy! One "penny" candy that I wish they still make is a nougat candy half pink-half white with bits of jelly candy in it. Brach's makes a poor version of it that is just not the same!

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Robyn March 27, 2014 at 9:13 am

Junior Mints.....closely followed with stale Easter Peeps (cut a hole in the file so they harden)

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Darleen March 27, 2014 at 11:26 am

Stale Peeps are the BEST!

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AJ March 27, 2014 at 9:06 am

Frozen 3 Muskateers Bar or frozen Milky Way

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Debbie March 27, 2014 at 8:58 am

Dark Chocolate anything!

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Danielle J March 27, 2014 at 8:57 am

Peanut Chews! Red Hots until they cracked my tooth.

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Mary Lethbridge March 27, 2014 at 8:39 am

Zero bars!

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Shauna Walker March 27, 2014 at 8:39 am

Nestle's Chunky

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Karen Tong March 27, 2014 at 8:36 am

Nothing beats a "Reester bunny" - AKA Reese's cups!

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Denise Johnson March 27, 2014 at 8:36 am

Peach Chews

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Bonnie C March 27, 2014 at 8:35 am

I have a real sweet tooth, so quite a few candies come to mind. My favorite(s), in no particular order are: Zero candy bars, rainbow coconut candies, and the Mary Sue coconut cream Easter eggs (in fact, when I find any of these in a store, since they're so hard to find, I usually buy several to have in "sugar emergencies" LOL).

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Marie Holden March 27, 2014 at 8:27 am

Love............lemon heads & mike & ikes

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Leslie March 27, 2014 at 2:29 pm

OMG... lemon heads, and red hots too.

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Ella Mae Haber March 27, 2014 at 8:24 am

Choc.butter cream eggs....yummmmm

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Mary Jane March 27, 2014 at 8:23 am

solid chocolate rabbit ears, milk duds

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Sandra Fields March 27, 2014 at 8:22 am

Sugar Babies

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Danielle J March 27, 2014 at 8:56 am

OH YEAH!

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Leslie March 27, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Sugar Babies, Sugar Momma, and Sugar Daddy too. Just Sugar!!!!

Deborah Mcclary March 27, 2014 at 8:08 am

Caravelles

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Heather March 27, 2014 at 8:07 am

Pecan nougat eggs and peeps.

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kym March 27, 2014 at 8:02 am

PEEPS!

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Valerie Jackson March 27, 2014 at 7:58 am

Boston Baked Beans; Johnny Apple Seeds

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Kay March 27, 2014 at 8:09 am

OMG, Me too! Boston Baked Beans hands down!

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Danielle J March 27, 2014 at 8:57 am

YUP, Boston Baked Beans!!!

Jacqueline Womack March 27, 2014 at 7:51 am

Chick-O-Sticks

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Elizabeth Rodriguez March 27, 2014 at 7:51 am

I love Kinder Bueno (or anything of the Kinder brand!)

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JoAnn March 27, 2014 at 7:45 am

I love..love..love Boston baked beans!

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Ronette Opher March 27, 2014 at 7:41 am

Squirl Nuts

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Joanne Shay March 27, 2014 at 12:59 am

O'Henry

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