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Thread: Licorice Candy called Coal Candy

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    Licorice Candy called Coal Candy

    My daughter asked me to take a trip down memory lane.
    She asked if I knew how it was packaged
    It was black licorice candy in chunks and it came with a small hammer
    to break up the chunks. I know we had it around in the 60's and maybe
    earlier. How was it packaged? in a bag or in a box?
    And do you remember the metal hammer?
    What candy maker made this product?
    Please share your memories and information.
    and many thanks....

    June in Cincinnati
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    Cracker Barrel has been known to carry it!

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    Thanks for the link. This will make a wonderful, fun gift for my father.
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    Never seen or heard of that one. They have sites that sell nostalgic candy. We sent a gift basket of it to my step-dtr one time for her birthday. Really neat stuff!
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    Try Vermont Country Store. They have a catalog, and also items available online, I believe.
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    Licorice!! If it's licorice, I am all about it. I don't remember the old packaging or hammer, but it's now MUST on my shopping list. Thanks for bringing it up. I am a licorice "addict" of sorts, who has just discovered licorice tea. Yummmm! No DUI's or cigarette runs for this girl just her licorice fix!

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    How wonderful.....sounds like a great stocking stuffer for those people on "Santa's Naughty List"

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    Quote Originally Posted by calicojoan View Post
    Licorice!! If it's licorice, I am all about it. I don't remember the old packaging or hammer, but it's now MUST on my shopping list. Thanks for bringing it up. I am a licorice "addict" of sorts, who has just discovered licorice tea. Yummmm! No DUI's or cigarette runs for this girl just her licorice fix!
    I'm with you here....just love my black licorice. Most people I know hate black licorice. I say, good....more for me then. LOL. I have had licorice tea also....yummy. Can't help with finding the hammer and licorice though. sorry.
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    I don't remember a hammer, but I think it used to come in little muslin bags.
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    Do be careful of the amount of licorice you eat; some persons may have a heart condition and licorice has been known to affect the hearts of those people. (Ask me how I know!)

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    It is still available through the Vermont country store, usually at christmas time. It comes in a BAG.
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    When I was a child my Dad and I shared the licorice that you are talking about. I think he got it in a small coal bucket like pail with the little hammer. I have seen the candy in Cracker Barrel but it seems to me that it is just like a hard candy. What dad use to get was truely hard just like a chunk of coal. Instead of breaking off in pieces it broke in shale like slivers. If it aint black it aint Licorice where I'm conserned!! LOL

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    I remember it was always out at xmas time for bad little boys and girls. I didn't know it was liquice just knew no one wanted to get it. Maybe it wouldn't of been so bad after all knowing that now, LOL. I missed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calicojoan View Post
    Licorice!! If it's licorice, I am all about it. I don't remember the old packaging or hammer, but it's now MUST on my shopping list. Thanks for bringing it up. I am a licorice "addict" of sorts, who has just discovered licorice tea. Yummmm! No DUI's or cigarette runs for this girl just her licorice fix!
    Australian licorice is sooooo good. WAlgreen's carries it. If you live in WA state, check Bartell's Drug Store. You'll be delighted with the quality. Watch out! It's addicting!
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    Vermont country store has it. Check out their website. It is shown in their christmas catalog.

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