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    Lightbulb I just remembered this from long ago.

    Does anyone that is old like me remember a small black little 1/4 inch piece if gin-sing or licorice or it may have ben anise that came in a small envelope or box. You would just put one on your tongue? This came to mind last night and I have not seen these for years. It is bugging me. thanks My oldest daughter is 63 and she does not remember this.
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    Licorice pastilles? There are quite a few different versions on Amazon. Maybe you can find the one you remember:
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...ce%20pastilles

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    I may not spell this correctly but sen-sens. They are still available.

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    Yes, I remember them. My voice teacher kept them on hand to help clear my throat during singing lessons. I used to buy them at the local Rex-all Drug store. Haven't seen them in years!

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    Sen-Sen
    My grandfather always carried them
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    Oh, no! It appears that Sen Sen has been discontinued by the manufacturer as of July 2013!
    http://www.oldtimecandy.com/sen.htm
    http://www.candyfavorites.com/sen-sen-pack

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    I remember them.
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    Sen-Sen! I think that is the name you are trying to remember.

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    Could it be Sen-Sen? How funny to have that brought to mind that after all these years.
    They were sold in little paper packets in the drug store.
    My mother used to say that the drunks would buy them before church. Funny memory!

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    Yes, it's Sen Sen. My BIL loved them. Thought it helped his breath. HA!
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    I remember Sen-Sen too! I had an aunt that ALWAYS had them in her purse!!!!

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    I bought some the other day at the movie theatre. Gave rest to my niece. Not many like licorice but I always have.

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    I think the Vermont Country Store still carries them. I love Licorice, Im 64 and I remember them.

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    My Mom always had some in her purse. I picked up a little packet last week in Elmira, Ontario at a Mennonite restaurant.

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    I remember them! I like licorice, but remember not liking these very much!
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    Our Sprouts store had licorice that is solid pieces instead of the hollow rope. A friend said it was really good like he remembered f rom the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotta-sew View Post
    I may not spell this correctly but sen-sens. They are still available.
    Sen-SEns are what I remember, breath mints
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    That is the first thing that came to my mind also sen-sen.

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    Was it called Sen Sen. My sister lives in Louisianna and was asking if we still had it. I looked all over for it...not around any more.

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    I am 67 and I had a girl friend in high school that ate them all the time. I thought they were nasty. Old memories!!!!!!!!!!!

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    i remember them, the neighbor lady had them and she always gave them to me. i still love licorice, she also had horehound, anyone remember them??? they were gret for a sore throat. loved that flavor. oh and violets, they take one or two to get used to, then i'm addicted to them. i love that flavor. Got my son hooked on them too. they're great.

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    Yes-I remember them too-I'm 65 yr old-loved them-sorry they don't make them anymore-such a loss

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewingsuz View Post
    Does anyone that is old like me remember a small black little 1/4 inch piece if gin-sing or licorice or it may have ben anise that came in a small envelope or box. You would just put one on your tongue? This came to mind last night and I have not seen these for years. It is bugging me. thanks My oldest daughter is 63 and she does not remember this.
    Hi, yes indeed, here in the U.K they were called meloids, I think that was the spelling, they were like tiny cushions of licorice or something similar.I remember my mum had an evening bag covered with tiny jet beads,and thinking they were the same thing, pulling them off and eating them!! No harm done, I was stopped before the bag was bare. Letty

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    I hate anything licorice. I don't remember them.
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