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It's National Candy Month!

With all the excitement and celebration concentrating on June Dairy Month, I believe that not nearly enough attention is being paid to National Candy Month.

So I've decided to do my part to increase awareness on behalf of sugary treats, more specifically, the ones that I remember from my childhood that are not easily found anymore.

One such candy was called "Kits."  I didn't really like them because they were often too hard and not chewy enough. They were basically a predecessor to Starburst, only cheaper.

Each pack of 4 "Kits" cost only a penny. So they were an economical choice. You could share with a couple friends and still not be out more than one copper penny. I would buy them and other cheap treats (Smarties? Also a penny and you could treat the whole block!) at a little grocery store that was just down the street from my house and basically across the street from my grade school.

I had another reason for being a fan of "Kits" back then...they could have been named after me!

If you really are craving them now, you can buy them from those nostalgic candy websites like this one. But instead of being a penny a piece, they'll cost you around 16 cents for a pack of three.

Coming soon...I wax nostalgic about Snaps! (Bet you thought I was going to say wax lips.)



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