I'm jonesing for something sweet

Reply Wed 16 Apr, 2014 08:08 pm
Anyone remember these candies?
Name: Regal Crown Sours
Regal Crown is a 9-Piece hard candy roll with individually wrapped pieces which comes in 4 flavors: Sour Cherry, Sour Lemon, Sour Orange and Sour Grape.
Name: Reed’s Hard Candies
Reed’s is a 7-Piece hard candy roll with individually wrapped pieces which comes in 4 flavors: Butter Scotch, Root Beer, Cinnamon and Caramel

These were both roll candies, like Lifesavers, but the candies were thicker than Lifesavers, had no hole, and the candies in the roll were each individually wrapped--the Regal Crown Sours were each wrapped in wax paper, and the Reed's were each wrapped in cellophane. They were perfect to carry in a handbag, or pocket, and the flavors were great, and so satisfying. A really handy, and very good, little sweet treat.

I loved the Regal Crown Sour Lemon and Sour Cherry flavors, and the Reed's Root Beer and Butter Scotch flavors, and I've really missed them since both Reed's and Regal Crown disappeared from the market. A company named Iconic Candy claims to be bringing them back, but they keep postponing the introduction date, and I'm losing hope. Sad Their latest update was on their FB page last month.

Any other fans here who'd like to see them brought back?

Reply Wed 16 Apr, 2014 08:32 pm
I liked Reed's Butterscotch myself.

I don't eat that many sweets. A little more lately (hmmm). One thing I like to keep around is candied ginger. I like ginger in a lot of forms, fresh or sweet or pickled - just not tooooo much. There's one vietnamese restaurant in town here that has it almost all of their dishes, which gets to even me, and I like vietnamese food a lot.
Reply Thu 17 Apr, 2014 12:10 pm
...and it appears to have origins back to the 60s
Incredible isn't it Jpb as I was in my '30's at the time
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Reply Thu 17 Apr, 2014 06:06 pm
I used to love toffee candies with fave flavors of butterscotch and also licorice that were popular in the '60s and '70s. They sadly are not on the market any longer. Some whacko candy fans feel that the best butterscotch toffee ever was made by C&B.

In fact, C&B was taken over...and now this remaining company is called Callard and Bowser-Suchard. They only make Altoids and Lifesaver brands (from Kraft take-over). When Wrigley bought out the company from Kraft Foods, they only bought those 2 properties.

For more background info and a link for UK-sweet-tooth fans, here are his/her history of the company and recommendations for UK candy fans:
Reply Thu 17 Apr, 2014 06:25 pm

or even better (though not as sweet)


I was holding one of these when I fell off the side of Maine.

Saved the birch beer, racked up my knee and elbow.
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Reply Thu 17 Apr, 2014 06:26 pm
I remember Callard & Bowser butterscotch with great fondness.
Some whacko candy fans feel that the best butterscotch toffee ever was made by C&B.

I'd second that.
Reply Thu 17 Apr, 2014 06:32 pm

I went through a bit of this in the 1980's
Reply Thu 17 Apr, 2014 06:41 pm
one of the best parts about going to grandma C's house was that she always had a bowl of these on the table next to the TV

Reply Thu 17 Apr, 2014 06:42 pm
we will always miss our dear late neighbour Miss Rita as she always gave Set and me a box of those for Christmas

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Reply Thu 17 Apr, 2014 07:42 pm
If I were to pick a favorite candy it would be some variation of butter toffee. Heath, Skor, homemade, candy shop, chocolate dipped or not. Great stuff!

Beth, I hadn't birch beer in years until a couple years ago. I'd forgotten how good it is.

Hawkeye - that made me smile. My grandmother (and my mother) always had Canada mints on hand. Pink and white. Whenever anyone complained of a stomach ache the first response was, "Eat a mint."

firefly - I don't remember Regal Crown or Reeds. For some reason the photos are showing up on my computer.
Reply Sat 19 Apr, 2014 04:57 pm
I like marshmallow bunnies covered in chocolate. Luckily there are a nice supply of them right now. Seriously - it's an eyes rolling back in my head experience.

Food Fetish Embarrassed

Reply Sat 19 Apr, 2014 10:44 pm
I just had a flaky biscuit with honey. Now off to beddy-bye.
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