Old  February 11th, 2020, 7:41am     #6736
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I love chocolate, but I'm not a mint fan. Do you like Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies?

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  Old  February 11th, 2020, 8:17am     #6737
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I love chocolate, but I'm not a mint fan. Do you like Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies?
Oh yeah, my favorite. I like both the mint and dark chocolate.

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  Old  February 11th, 2020, 12:31pm     #6738
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York's are a long time favorite but Mom's homemade candies were better. I also like Andes which come in a variety of flavors.

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  Old  February 11th, 2020, 5:42pm     #6739
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Yes, Andes are very good and a lot like the mints that Olive Garden gives you.

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  Old  February 12th, 2020, 7:24am     #6740
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I can remember when a penny could buy a number of different candies.

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Yep, when I was a young boy I used to go to the neighborhood candy store and they had all kinds of candy in glass containers. You would buy just what you wanted to buy for just pennies.

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We have a Mast General Store here. I know there are others around, but I'm not sure how widespread they are. They have wooden barrels filled with individually wrapped candies - al lot of old timey ones you may need see in other stores. They sell the candy by the pound, but I've never gotten any, so I don't know how much it cost, but one piece surely wouldn't cost much.

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It was common to get several dollars for a penny.

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I've never heard of Red Hot Dollars.

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They may not have been worth much on Wall Street, but Red Hot Dollars, or Red Raspberry Dollars, were a tasty treat. First minted in 1925, this eye catching currency began as a soft raspberry chew. This might come as a surprise since its name includes “Hot,” which we typically associate with cinnamon and spicy. But back in the 1920’s, the phrase “Red Hot” was used to describe popular and trendy things. Pretty clever, huh?

It was, until people started becoming confused about what flavor Red Hot Dollars actually were. In the 1970’s they started putting “raspberry flavor” on their packaging. But that wasn’t enough. The Heide brand, now owned by Farley’s and Sathers, decided to change the flavor completely to fit the name. There were then cinnamon-flavored Red Hot Dollars and Red Raspberry Dollars, which were the same raspberry flavor as the old Red Hot Dollars. They even made a spin off flavor, Black Licorice. Unfortunately, all were discontinued around 2009.

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They may not have been worth much on Wall Street, but Red Hot Dollars, or Red Raspberry Dollars, were a tasty treat. First minted in 1925, this eye catching currency began as a soft raspberry chew. This might come as a surprise since its name includes “Hot,” which we typically associate with cinnamon and spicy. But back in the 1920’s, the phrase “Red Hot” was used to describe popular and trendy things. Pretty clever, huh?

It was, until people started becoming confused about what flavor Red Hot Dollars actually were. In the 1970’s they started putting “raspberry flavor” on their packaging. But that wasn’t enough. The Heide brand, now owned by Farley’s and Sathers, decided to change the flavor completely to fit the name. There were then cinnamon-flavored Red Hot Dollars and Red Raspberry Dollars, which were the same raspberry flavor as the old Red Hot Dollars. They even made a spin off flavor, Black Licorice. Unfortunately, all were discontinued around 2009.
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  Old  February 13th, 2020, 5:28am     #6747
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Actually I have purchased candy from those folks, but not Red Hot Dollars. Walmart sells Red Hots that are similar.


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Walmart sells Red Hots that are similar.
Similar in name only.
Alas, it will take several pennies to buy a single Red Hot Dollar these days. Nevertheless, I will likely purchase some for old times sake (if I see them).

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No Red Hots but I did manage some Tortellini Soup today.

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  Old  February 13th, 2020, 8:17pm     #6750
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That soup looks good!

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