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Feb 11th, 2002, 06:30 AM
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Judi
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Help me find the "buttercrunch" candy from my childhood?

All through my childhood my mother used to buy me for Valentines Day the most delicious candy. We called it " Buttercrunch" - it was chocolate with hard toffee inside and coated in chopped walnuts. Sometimes she got it at Fanny Farmers, but our favorite was by a company called "Lofts".

Candy stores do sell it because I have bought it for my own children. I am looking to find out from anyone who is real familiar with this candy, where to get the best buttercrunch anywhere. I don't know if it is a regional candy or not.

I can't seem to find buttercrunch that comes close to my childhood memories, but maybe that's because my memories are so sweet.

Thanks for any help. I would love to get it for Valentines Day.
 
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Feb 11th, 2002, 06:36 AM
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isn't there a buttercrunch message board that would be better suited to responding to your question?

 
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Feb 11th, 2002, 06:53 AM
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trade you 2 buttercrunch for 2 bonomo turkish taffy.
 
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Feb 11th, 2002, 06:59 AM
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"B O N O M O, Bononmo oh oh oh turkish taffy" Remember that commercial?
 
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Feb 11th, 2002, 07:02 AM
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There is a store in NYC that carries all of that stuff (and at GREAT prices).

They DO ship, their website is www.economycandy.com.
 
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Feb 11th, 2002, 07:14 AM
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thereuare: thanks for the website - I see that they carry it but is their candy exceptional quality? I can buy it locally but haven't found buttercrunch around really special. I am really looking for the best. Thanks
 
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Feb 11th, 2002, 07:15 AM
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try
www.bulkcandysyore.com
www.candydirect.com
www.nantucketclipper.com
www.candymanonline.com
 
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Feb 11th, 2002, 08:08 AM
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Hi,
Don't know if this site has your brand of candy but www.hometownfavorites.com has an inventory of childhood candies and products from the 50's-80's. I had a lot of fun looking through it to find old favorites such as "Zots".
 
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Feb 11th, 2002, 08:26 AM
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How 'bout those highly controversal Chocolate Babies? Loved them when I was a kid, but was too young to be aware that it was politically incorrect. I bit the head off first, my brother went for the feet :- )
 
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Feb 11th, 2002, 08:37 AM
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Don't know if it's good or not; try www.brown-haley.com
 
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Feb 11th, 2002, 08:48 AM
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I haven't had it, but you might want to try Fannie May candies (associated with Fannie Farmer, I believe)at www.fanniemay.com. They have something called buttercrisp, which is desribed as almond buttercrisp with a milk chocolate coating (like a Heath Bar). Personally, I love their dark-chocolate covered marshmallows.
 
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Feb 11th, 2002, 08:54 AM
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Almond Roca
 
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Feb 11th, 2002, 09:02 AM
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. If any of you have actually tried the buttercrunch from any of these web sites will you let me know what your thoughts are?
Marilyn: Have you tried Almond Roca?
 
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Feb 11th, 2002, 09:11 AM
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Bonomo Turkish Taffy.
Wow! ..haven't thought about that in a lonnnnng time.

I remember buying it frozen at the movie theater( double feature,of course). We then took the taffy and slameed it against the wall,,,breaking it up in to bite size pieces. It was cheap and lasted a long time.

Does anyone remember the Good and Plenty TV commercials with the "train"?
 
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Feb 11th, 2002, 09:18 AM
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Charlie says Love my good & plenty
Charlie says Really rings my bell (ding ding)
Charlie says Love my good and plenty
it s the candy that I love so well.
 
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Feb 11th, 2002, 10:17 AM
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Economycandy is "THE" source for quality candy, nuts, old-time favorites, etc in the NYC area.

I've never tried this product in particular, but i do know the store (i used to be in the candy business) and the owner has a very good distribution and network of suppliers.

There have been many articles written about this place, and they've been in business since 1937.

http://www.economycandy.com/aboutus/

http://www.timeoutny.com/features/268/268.ft.essny.page4.html#Anchor-Economy-4581

http://www.manhattanusersguide.com/members/archive/food/candy.htm
(near the bottom)

Also, the owners are VERY friendly, so feel free to call them with anything you might want that is not listed on their website. (they also do NICE giftbaskets at affordable prices)
 
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Feb 11th, 2002, 12:58 PM
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Aunt Charlotte's Old-fashioned Candies in Merchantville, NJ has, I believe, just what you're looking for. It's like a trip back in time! (and I just had some at Christmas) Unfortunately, I don't know about their shipping policies, as I have a very convenient cousin in Merchantville who supplies me with my chocolate fixes, but you might want to contact them about shipping some out. Happy hunting!
 
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Feb 11th, 2002, 01:37 PM
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Don't mean to be the police, but what exactly does this have to do with travel?

I wish you luck in your quest, but feel you would get more responses if you posted to an appropriate forum.

Nevertheless, good luck and Happy Valentine's Day.
 
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Feb 11th, 2002, 03:07 PM
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Thanks everyone! I knew you would come through for me. It is only travel related (barely, I admit) because of candy that people try during their travels.

Thought you would have great ideas and suggestions and you do. Besides it is valentines week and where else would I post something like this?

Thanks and may you all have a sweet valentines day!
 
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Feb 11th, 2002, 03:41 PM
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I don't believe it's made with walnuts (most I've seen are made with almonds), but See's Candy, on the west coast, makes a superlative buttercrunch. Yes, I've had it, and it's great, made in small batches with good ingredients. They ship.

www.seescandy.com
 
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