r109 We had that beat. I remember the dot candy, called BUTTONS, but instead of them being "glued" to paper, it was a wide ribbon of black licorice(back when licorice was made with real licorice root) Now we know real licorice is a potassium depleter, but back then we loved the stuff.
r115 I remember those bags containing lots of homemade things: popcorn balls, molasses cookies, fudge, nutbars, divinity, occasionally there'd be a real candied apple(the kind with a clear, hard red candy coating, not the ersatz caramel we have today)
r186 Can't stand the Circus Peanuts myself, but a dear friend buys bags of them every year, and allows them to go stale(like they're not already?) Only then can she enjoy them. Reminds me of that episode of "News Radio" wherein Phil Hartman's character loves those vending machine, cut-into-triangles sandwiches, but only after they've gone green, and crunchy, with mold.
r195 Anything marshmallow-y is vile, particularly Peeps. Sad to say they are made in my home state.
I echo the sentiments of many up-posters that Mary Janes are nasty.
Goldenberg's Peanut Chews, another PA product, was a childhood fave. Snickers and Almond Joys are right up there as well. Oh yeah, Sugar Daddies and Tootsie Pops. Loved Bonomo's Turkish Taffy and saltwater taffy too.
I remember one old lady who always gave out nickels. That was good for a big handful of penny candy at the local variety store.
r123 In addition to the wax lips, we had: mustaches, fangs, buck teeth and fingernails.
r34 I remember those, as well as ones that were filled with a cola syrup(these were much preferred)