Statistics Saturday: Some Old-Time Candies

  • Milk Choc-O-La
  • Squirrel Nut Fasteners
  • $75,000 Candy Bar
  • Thos A Edison’s Adequate Peanut Lumps
  • O Henry Senior
  • Quaker Trustworthy Chac-a-lot-a-luck
  • Fordson Model R Tri-Toffees
  • Cup-o’-the-Mallow
  • Patent Taffy
  • Boston Standard Redi-Bake Beans
  • M’s &c
  • Electro-liquorice

Reference: All The Best Rubbish: Being An Antiquary’s Account of the Pleasures and Perils of Studying and Collecting Everyday Objects from the Past, Ivor Noël Hume.


Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

4 thoughts on “Statistics Saturday: Some Old-Time Candies”

    1. Nah, they didn’t have geckos back then. Back in the day now they did have ‘salamander squares’, but by ‘salamander’ they meant ‘dragon that breathes fire through its eyes or something and we don’t know how that changed to the salamander of today’.


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