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My sister and I were in a sloppy joe mood (raining here this weekend in "sunny Orlando" and being Michiganders...we thought instantly of our favorite "misty day" meal = French's Sloppy Joes with Fritos. But no French's Sloppy Joes at the store...$#%^! So...thank you for my future "misty day" meals.
P.S. Both of us are veterans who did time overseas at those APO/FPO boxes, and truly appreciate companies that go the extra mile to fill out those customs forms for us while deployed or pcs'd overseas needing our Good Old American Favorites from home. Seems so simple a thing - yet so many companies deny us their goods like we are taking up too much of their time. THANKS!
Thank you for helping me brighten my sister's day! She is currently serving in Iraq and for her birthday I sent her a selection of candies from our childhood. She loved it and laughed at the memories those treats brought back. Once her birthday candy was gone, she requested more so I placed another order. Your service is fast and accurate and I will be ordering again and often, for my sister as well as me!
Thank you again for the great products and service you provide!
As I started eating the Ju Ju Coins, the memories of my misspent youth came flooding back-sneaking them into math class, trying desperately not to let Mr. Blackburn see me eating in class. Next I went for the Mexican hats! another flood of memories as this was the first candy shared with a hoped to be girlfriend. (It didn't work out) Next came The Root Beer Barrels- I took them to my office, put them in a tin on my desk-Gone in sixty seconds( ok more like 6 days) but you get the drift. My co-workers remembered them as well. They are all gone now and I'm sad- Will be placing another order soon! Thanks
Dear Hometown Favorites,
I'm 38 and my Dad is 59. October 15th was his birthday and we were talking about food we liked. We both talked about Appian Way Pizza Mix. I remember being kids and mom would make that with american cheese and parmasean (sprinkle) cheese.
None of us have seen Appian Way Pizza Mix in years and I decided to search the internet and found you.
I got Dad a case of it for his birthday and MAN what a HIT THAT WAS!
Thanks a million for your site and making the perfect item for a birthday gift for Dad! He got the Pizza mix today and I bet you cant guess what he had for supper tonight. You made my day and my Dad's birthday. Thank You Thank You Thank You,
Thank you for the great candy, and making my wife's surprise party a hit!!
I just wanted to write and thank you for your help with the Surprise Party I had for my wife. I ended up ordering a decade box from the 70's and a variety of miscellaneous candy from all different periods. We placed them on the tables for the guests to eat and play with. The candy cigarettes were the biggest hit!! Almost everyone had forgotten about them. There were so many people reminiscing about the 70's and 80's it was great. To compliment this I put up movie posters from the same period and had 80's music playing all night.
Once again thank you for your help. Your candy definitely made the event much more memorable.
Larry and Family
Thank you so very much, my family and I are in love with your website and the products you carry!! I got my order today and passed out the goodies right away. I bought a few things for everyone in the family.
My parents love the fact that you carry Chewy Taffy. They said that it is just like the Turkish Taffy they used to love. Their eyes just lit up with enjoyment over them and the other things I got them!
I am loving the fact that you carry Chef Boyardee Mac & Cheese in a can. It has become so hard
to find where I live. And the Junket Bennet custard mix is another thing that is going to make my parents and I place more orders very soon. They are impossible to find where I live!
We love the concept of your store and will be ordering very soon!!!
I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with your products &
For my parents' 34th wedding anniversary, I bought them a 50's Decade Box. The look on their faces when they opened it was fantastic! I think I made them feel like kids again -- they looked like they'd just been trick-or-treating, and were sorting their loot. They both called dibs on several things, and it was just hilarious. Finally, my dad thought it would be neat to wait and break it out at a dinner party they're having this weekend, knowing their friends would get a kick out of it, too.
My mom's response?
"They can look, but they can't have anything. I'm not sharing!"
Thanks again, HF, for bringing fun and smiles to grown-up kids.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I needed something special to send to my sister for her birthday and wanted to touch her heart and evoke happy memories from our childhood. She was thrilled with her gift and said that it was the best surprise she had gotten in a long, long time. I intend to use your services again and again. Great Idea! Great WEB site! Great Service!
To whom it may concern:
After coming across your website on the Food Channel, I just had to try it.
Not only was I completely surprised to see the variety that you offered, I was also surprised with how reasonable the prices were. I placed my order short after and received it not even 5 business days later. Never before have I experienced such SUPERIOR customer service. Kudos to you. From now on any candy that I want, I won't hesitate ordering it online.
Keep up the GREAT work!
Hi, I should have dropped you a line a week ago, but somehow life got in the way. I just want to thank you for being such a customer-friendly business. I had a problem with my order and you corrected it, with no questions asked. My order was delivered in an expeditious manner.( even a little quicker then I expected)
So thanks again---I really appreciate it. I would recommend your co. to anyone.
You are "book marked!"
Just wanted to send a note about my order that I received a few weeks ago. It was "FANTASTIC"!!! Talk about a walk down memory lane. From the candy to the popcorn every bite was delicious. It reminded me of the days when you would save enough of your allowance to buy some of your favorite chocolate treats. I plan on being a customer for a long time (even though I probably shouldn't eat that much chocolate anymore). It's hard to resist those good old hometown favorites.
I placed an order yesterday and requested that it be shipped next day air. Well, UPS was here a 9:00AM this morning with everything that I ordered.
In my experience it is very hard to place an order on-line, pay next day charges and actually get it next day. Thank you very much. I look forward to ordering from you all again!!!
Keep up the good work!
Dana A. W.
I just wanted to thank you for the 50's generation box of candy that I sent to my parent's as a partial anniversary present! They both absolutely loved it and the stroll it took them memory lane. My mother sounded like a little kid as she discovered all the candy that was inside. I really appreciate your company and the joy that I am sure it brings to so many people.
Hi...I've sent my second 50s box & it was as successful as the first! The best part is the gift jogged memories of that long ago era. Now, my problem is who should receive the next one. Thanks for the great opportunity.
I was in heaven when I found this site last year. My family all started out on the West Coast and have all settled on the East Coast. We have loved AbbaZabbas since we were little but had not seen them for years except for when one of us would visit Northern California.
Thanks to you I have been able to keep my family in supply and now my kids love AbbaZabbas also. I have been able to purchase many things thru you that I cannot purchase here.
Thank you so much!
I'm 46 & I became a child again!!!!! Lynn & Fang & Spike, too!
Dear Colleen & Everyone,
I just had to drop you a note & say how much FUN!!!!! I had when I opened my huge boxes from y'all yesterday!!!! It was like Christmas all over & I sat on the floor with my two Chihuahuas & we literally tore through the wrappings. We sampled EVERYTHING! Although we all have tummy aches today & probably gained five pounds, we are still very happy & look forward to "sampling" more!!!
Thank y'all SOOOOO much for providing such a wonderful service to bring back the MEMORIES we all too often forget in this world where everything seems to have so sadly changed. You have truly touched my heart for the better & I look forward to dealing with you in the future!!!!
Best Wishes & Thanks Again!
I just received my order, and I was like a kid in a candy store. I was giggling like a five year old. It brought back soooo many fond memories of my childhood. I remember walking to school and stopping in at Thomas' Tea Room, a luncheonette and candy store where I grew up.
I can still see it and smell all the good smells that came from in there, mostly I can remember all the assorted candies he sold. Thanks for the trip down memory lane, it was wonderful. Some of the candy is for my daughter and her boyfriend, born in the 70's and 80's. I can't wait for them to come home from work so we can all giggle together.
RECIEVED MY ORDER YESTERDAY, OUTSTANDING MY SON LOVED LOOKING AT THE CANDY FROM WHEN I WAS HIS AGE. WE PUT A TREAT IN HIS LUNCHBOX AS A SURPRISE AND TREAT. MY WIFE HAS ALREADY TOLD ME OF SEVERAL OTHER THING SHE LOVED AND I FOUND THEM IN YOUR STORE. WE WILL BECOME VERY GOOD CUSTOMERS OF YOUR STORE.
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
Your site and products have given me great joy and of happier times when I was young and care free. How I smiled as I saw each candy, especially the Cherry Coins, I haven't seen them in 40 years. I saw your store on the Food Network and plan to do a lot of ordering for my friends and family.
Thank you for this, it means more to people than I think you know.
A friend told me about your website, and I couldn't wait to visit! I'm making Easter baskets for my sisters and cousin (and me, too!) filled with our favorites from the era of the Penny Candy store. Thank you so much for providing this service! I thought Razzles, Lik 'm Aid, and Bub's Daddy were gone forever. You may not be my dentist's new best friend, but you sure are mine!
This is my 4th order with you. (and not the last). I LOVE this website! I was just telling my 17yr old son about the 'penny candy store' that my friends and I used to visit everyday. Wow, did that bring back the memories. I used to pick out my favorite candy and gum for a penny each and the owner would put it in a small brown paper bag, which we used to sneak into class everyday. A quarter sure bought a lot back then. I am disappointed that I can't get 'chum gum' now. That, besides 'bubs daddy' was one of my favorites. Anyway, Thanks so much for doing this service. They sure don't make candy like they used to!!!
Last night my husband spent over an hour on the phone with his younger brother--the recipient of a box full of your candies. He was thrilled and surprised by the gift. It was a trip down memory lane as he talked about the different candies, which in turn brought up a slew of shared boyhood memories. They enjoyed a priceless hour filled with laughter and a lot of sentiment, something men don't often do, as a result of your products. Thank you!
Sarah N., Long Island, NY
My husband and I are always talking about the days of our childhood in the early 80's and all the great candies and cereals we had. I can not believe they even still make Booberry cereal and Bonkers candy I can not wait to order it!!! And the list of things they don't make anymore will cut short my chase after my beloved gems gum. Thank you so much for this service you will be sure to get many an order from us!
Hello...WOW.. this is so great, I have visited your website a few times now and just recently ordered your catalog. It is always sad to see things we grew up with disappear from the grocery shelf, however, I was so impressed at the wide variety of items you are offering, it made me so happy, that you have helped preserve the memories some of these items have for all of us. I look forward to getting the catalog, and thank you for all the work you do in helping to keep those fun food memories alive!! Bye
My husband has talked about Fizzies for years. We joke about having them all the time. I never dreamed I could actually find them for him. I am putting together a surprise Easter Basket for him full of our old favorites. I am also making for my grown kids so they can remember with us. THANK YOU!
Found you in Good Housekeeping and just spent almost an hour browsing every last inch of your site. As soon as my family exchanges names for Easter baskets, I'll make a return trip to the site to furnish a lucky sibling's basket. You've also set my obsessive/compulsive mind to rest with your list of "no longer produced" foods. I found SEVEN items that I've wondered about for years.
Can't believe I wasn't imagining the product "Valomilk".....seems like I was the only one who remembered them. (Actually, it hasn't been all that long...okay--high school....okay-- 28 years!!! Not so long ago!!) Thanks for giving my memory credibility!!!
I placed an order (my one and only so far) many months ago for a box of Yoo-hoo candy bars. I was unable to find them anywhere in Texas, Oklahoma or Louisiana and was delighted as well as surprised to find them available through you good folks. My order arrived promptly and I (and many friends) enjoyed the candy bars like they were newly discovered Chateau Lafitte d'Rothschild vintage hidden in a bombed-out wine cellar in Burgundy since WW2. Now, SOB, I log in to order another box and you tell me that Yoo-hoo candy bars have bitten the dust! I am heart-broken. But I feel lucky to have at least experienced them before they faded into candy history. Thank you for that.
This is great!! Why didn't I think of it?!? I am glad to see that my best friend and myself aren't alone in our walks down memory lane of the things that we always used to enjoy as kids and should never have to do without. One of my favorite childhood memories is of being given a pack of Teaberry gum by a coworker of my Aunt when I would go with my mom and pick them up form work everyday, neither of them drove. I would always save a piece or two just in case she wouldn't be at work one day because I guess that I thought that my day was not complete without a stick of Teaberry gum to top it off!!! I also have similar memories of Chicklets gum, those weren't on your list, were they? as well as Dum Dum suckers. Both of these delectable treats were given out freely by the banks in my hometown. It is amazing how many childhood memories I have that involve gum/candy and I would venture to guess that I am not the only one!?!?
Keep up the excellent work and add to your great lineup whenever possible.
I love your store!!! I can hardly wait for my husband's birthday so I can order all sorts of fun candy from his childhood. Your service is a great idea, thank you.
Great candy selection! Reminds me of our local drugstore-25yrs. ago!
It's fun looking back to see all the items we used to enjoy. Can't tell you how disappointed we are about "Willy Wonka's Oompah's" being discontinued. Will definitely be back to visit!
To whom it may concern,
I just wanted to send you a little note of thanks. When I ordered the 50s decade box for my father's 60th birthday, I never would have expected the reaction I would get. As I live quite a distance from my parents, it is sometimes difficult to find the perfect gift. When I saw the commercial on the Food Network I thought well maybe that would be nice. But the reaction I received from not only my dad, but the entire family was priceless! My dad opened the package over the phone, he kept saying "oh cool" over and over. My mom was in the background... "oh look," "do you remember these," "oh neat". A couple days latter my dad told me he finally ate some of the candy. So of course I thought, oh I guess he is conserving it, but little did I know where all the candy was going. When I spoke with my older sister, she told me how much she liked all the candy I sent "her" (what a jokester). She told how surprised she was how fresh each candy was, and proceed! ed to go down the list. I said, "Wow, funny how you know all about the freshness". Got a big kick out of that! But, it is good to know that it is not just the novelty, that the quality is also important to your company! Seams the entire family was getting a taste... guess I should of expected it. Great thing about this gift, it is something a group will enjoy! I would definitely purchase your product again... as a matter of fact my father-in-laws 60th is coming up!
Thanks for the great product and service!