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1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):

1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):
I watch the ripples change their size, but never leave the stream of warm impermanent sand. So the days flow through my eyes but still the days seem the same. And these children that you spit on as they try to change their world are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through.

Friday, July 24, 2009

I can still remember the taste, even though it's been over 30 years:

Dad would frequently pick up a bag of this stuff for me on his way home from work. I don't know if they still make it or not, but I haven't seen it in ages.

18 comments:

Goggles Piasano Ritardo said...

I forgot about those. Let me search the net and get back to you. There is a vintage candy shop here maybe they have it.

joe said...

That would be great if they still make it. I'd buy a case.

Goggles Piasano Ritardo said...

I searched and foung a knock off they are promoting as vintage gold rush type gum. Its called gold mine and comes in a similar bag but I don't remember seeing it years ago.

Marie said...

Here is a link to a place that sells that gum...http://www.retrotuckshopsweetsdirect.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=621
I used to love that stuff.
I want to thank you for your site and for the memories of my childhood you have brought back to me. I was born on August 24, 1968 shhhhhh don't tell anyone!! =) The 70's are and always will be my favorite decade =)

joe said...

Goggles: Hmmm, I don't know...

Marie: Your secret's safe with me! I won't tell! I swear!

grannyann said...

Now you know all that sugar is not good for your teeth.

joe said...

Ann, you're such a mom. It's ingrained in your DNA. ;^)

Max Reddick said...

I remember this gum. I used to stuff my mouth with it until I got a big, huge wad that would practically choke me.

joe said...

Haha me too. It always tasted best when you first started chewing it. After a few minutes it was kind of bland.
I think.
It's been so long..

Marie said...

Do you remember a gum that came in a log like form in a plastic sleeve?? I cannot remember for the life of me the brand. It was sprinkled with a light coating of powdered sugar. My favorite flavor was the watermelon, and to this day, for some odd reason, when I smell a freshly cut lawn, it reminds me of that gum. Funny what memories our senses bring back to us. lol

joe said...

I do remember that gum, but can't remember the name of it. I liked the sour apple the best. I always liked sour candy. Like sweet-tarts.

Marie said...

I keep thinking it was bubs daddy gum, I found a site http://www.inthe70s.com/food/ and they show a big buddy, but that is not the packaging I remember...guess senility is kicking in lol

joe said...

It's just so hard sometimes to think back that far. You can't remember everything.
I have a hard time remembering what I had for lunch 3 days ago.

Scott said...

I never liked the gum but kept buying them just for the bag!

joe said...

I liked the bag but could never figure out what to do with it.

Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Oh I loved these...and have about 40 of the bags. They are perfect for action figures not in their packages to keep all the accessories together. Plus I love the gum - awesome shape and taste. Smallowed more than my share of this gum.

joe said...

They were awesome. As awesome as the flavor of candy necklaces.. I almost chipped a few teeth on those babies.

sunnydaze said...

I loved this gum too. I think you can still but it online. I see it once in a while at places that still sell penny candy. It's changed a little though, not as good as the original. This reminds of that clear sugary rock candy. memba that?

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