If you asked, I'd probably say that I am not a sentimental person. Or at least that is what I thought.
Last week at the beach I was strolling by The Buzz candy store. (The Buzz was the inspiration for my fudge blog post last July.) In the window of The Buzz, I spotted something I hadn't seen for over 30 years...FLICKS.
One of my earliest memories is of my mom taking me grocery shopping and letting me pick out a treat from the candy section. I'd always pick Flicks because after I was done eating the chocolate bits (actually, "chocolate flavored" according to the package) I was left with a paper tube that could be used for all kinds of fun.
Mostly I pretended the tube was a telescope, but sometimes it was a slide for my wooden Fisher Price Little People.
I've actually thought about my happy Flicks memories over the years, so when I saw them at The Buzz, I knew I had to have them. The Buzz's owner helped me find Flicks on the shelf, then commented that I looked too young to remember Flicks.
Well, I was going to buy them anyway, but her little compliment made it a whole lot easier to swallow the price. When I was a kid Flicks were no more than 25 cents. Today however: $2.
One other interesting addition to the packaging which makes me glad I discovered Flicks in the 70's and not the 00's, besides nutritional information, is this warning: "Choking Hazard! not suitable for children 3 years of age or younger."