We asked our daughter what she wanted us to send her from Hawaii and she said she tried some Japanese Tomoe Ame candy in San Francisco and would love to have some.
Now that was a surprise!
My grandmother used to buy that for me all the time when I was a child. Hmmmm... That could account for my many cavities.
My brother and I loved it (when we were young) because it's a sort of chewy, fruity flavored gelatin like candy with a rice paper covering that you could eat. It was fun to pretend you were eating paper and have it melt on your tongue.
You could buy it for 5 cents back then. What a shock to see it was now $1.78 (for the same box), but I swear the box is smaller. Sheesh! (Postscript: I just saw a whole tub of this on sale at Costco for quite a bit cheaper if you're willing to buy a WHOLE tub of it.)
My all-time favorite candy when I was a kid used to be LOOK bars. It was a nougat bar covered in dark chocolate. I LOVED it! That was 5 cents, too. I loved it, that is, until I found some worms in a bar I bought from a little store in the country.
What was your favorite candy?