Thursday, August 19, 2010

Flashback - Turkish Taffy

Okay, so I'm sitting in the Philly airport waiting for my next leg to return home from visiting my raviolis and what do I see in an airport newsstand...Turkish Taffy.

I was shocked and yet mildly horrified as I thought this brand of sweet went out in the 1980s. Apparently, for some reason, this nasty stuff is back.
I remember this being the heartache of dentists everywhere in the 1960s and I had school friends who lived off the stuff.
From the manufactured joy of little Johnny and Judy and that obnoxious tune in the background, there is absolutely nothing pleasant about this nasty candy.
Maybe my disdain for this is the overly sweet flavors (thinking of the phony banana flavor makes me cringe) or perhaps it really is that "put a gun to my head and take me out of this misery" tune that was played over and over and over again on the commercials. LOL Either way, if I'm going to indulge in something sweet, I'm gonna be a snob about it and get a box of quality chocolates from Nagels Candy Barn in New Jersey. Oh, if only I could, they had the best chocolates from patio blocks, bark, lemon cremes, barley pops and their Christmas items were magical. Now that is a childhood memory. Sea Witch


just call me jo said...

I don't know Nagels but I think I gained a pound just reading about them. I WILL NOT waste my time with the terrible taffy.

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

I remember that Turkish Taffy, but never had any.I was a chocolate kid, myself. That commercial is hilarious and, yes, annoying! I don't remember it. I used to like the old Cracker Jacks commercials.


Beach House Living said...

It's back? Oh my.

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Terri Lee Takacs said...

I was at Watch Hill in Rhode Island Sat and took a pic JUST for you! When I saw this ~ I thought of your name Sea Witch. Go to almost the end of my current post and take the pic ~ you'll know Witch one it is ~ LOL!