WHATCHU TALKIN BOUT WILLIS?

I grew up when Diff'rent Strokes was a popular television show. That's no big deal unless your last name is Willis. To this day I still hear those famous words popularized by Arnold: "Whatchu talkin bout Willis?" Usually they are uttered by someone looking at me as though I may have never heard it before. Yeah, right! Well this blog is what I (Willis) am talkin bout...my thoughts, observations & opinions. Enjoy...



Saturday, November 01, 2008

Old School Candy

I know I'm getting old when I see the reimurgence of candy I loved as a kid. I went to one of these old school candy shops in South Carolina last summer. It was greast: lemon heads, fire balls, now & laters, chick-o-sticks, mallow cups (my #2), caramel creams, etc. How about those classic candy cigarettes? I also see some of these timeless treats occasionally show up in mainstream stores. I think my all time favorite is caramel creams. My mom stopped by the other day and dropped of a bag of these babies. I ate like 50! I simply could not stop -they are the best (IMHO). I like lots of other candy from back in the day but caramel creams are still at the top of my list. I remember consuming an entire bag of caramel creams while watching then #1 UVA (remember Ralph Sampson?) lose a basketball game to Notre Dame. So what's your favorite retro candy?

5 comments:

Soren said...

The Marathon candy bar and Bubs Daddy bubble gum.

William Mckinley Dyer said...

5th Avenue Bars....still around some places

Pop Rocks with Soda

The Bubble Gum you get when you buy a deck of Baseball cards

David H. Willis said...

Pop Rocks! How could I forget Pop Rocks? They were great.

Keith Wood said...

Pop Rocks came to my mind too and I used to really love the chick-o-stick.

aaronsaufley said...

Pixie Sticks... it's like cocaine for children.