Barefoot by the Sea: I'm thirsty, how 'bout a Nik L Nip?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I'm thirsty, how 'bout a Nik L Nip?

Candy,  it's a tricky subject around my house.  You don't want to give too much but if the kids never have it, then they become fanatics about sugar.  There's a fine line that parents have to consider about candy consumption.  That being said, I think back about the days when I was younger and some of my favorite candy.  I can just hear the J Geils Band in my head as I write about the old days...

Wax filled with colored, sugar juice only identifiable by color (I believe my favorite was "green").  Did I mention you could also chew your wax after the juice was gone?
Oh, how I loved the Chunky bar.  

M&Ms were supposed to be the favorite but they pulled out so Reese's Pieces won ET's heart (mine too). I'm pretty sure I had this t-shirt. 
The fact that these were even manufactured back in the day is astonishing.  My Mom wouldn't let me have them but one day I walked down to the store with a friend and bought a pack.  I felt so guilty I couldn't even appreciate my cloud of sugar smoke as I puffed away.  

Never having purchased these myself, I was in stunned to find this Sour Flush Candy, complete with plunger.  So wrong.

I am confident in saying that my girls will NOT be consuming these retro delights but I bet a few of you readers have in the past.  

Come on, admit it! 

(Photos courtesy of Nostalgic Candy)


  1. omg! I loved Nik L Nips! Those toilet ones are SO wrong! you are right!

    Kim @
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  2. "Wrong" hardly describes that toilet candy, but it did make me laugh out loud!

  3. The candy brother and i used to walk to the corner store from my nana's and buy those...along with mounds of other penny candy...yum! :-)

  4. Don't forget the garbage pail kids- I think they had gum inside and some super gross names!

  5. Awwww...The 80s! What a great decade! I've never seen the toilet candy, but it looks interesting! Thanks for sharing!


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