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sodbuster2:48145 wrote:OK pardners, I didn't see this on TR. I was watching an episode of Gunsmoke called ELEVEN DOLLARS. Festus was in  a general store looking at the candy jars and he said, "We'll, will you look at them horehounds!" What kind of candy was he talking about? It looked like an oval piece of chocolate.
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Post by ruskin » Fri May 26, 2017 4:52 am

Charlene F.:48148 wrote:Hi Sodbuster, I remember seeing this candy as a child, usually in a paper bag.
but I'll bet you can get it at a vintage candy store today.

www.wisegeek.org/what-is-horehound-candy.htm
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Judy:48150 wrote:I remember, as a child, my grandmother would send me to the pharmacy (small town pharmacies carried everything, in those days!!!) to buy Horehound candy for her. She felt this candy aided in digestion. She had me try one, but I didn’t like the taste; YUCK!!!  smiley_thumbsdown  

Charlene is correct, it did come in a bag, such as these… (Click on the first image to see what these candies looked like).

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sodbuster2:48156 wrote:Thank you so much for your help. It really had me wondering!
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Judy:48160 wrote:You're welcome.
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cowgirl:48214 wrote:This stuff was terrible!  :wink:
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Post by ruskin » Fri May 26, 2017 5:00 am

Judy:48224 wrote:
cowgirl:48214 wrote:This stuff was terrible!  :wink:
Ditto!!!  

I took the following statement from the link, Charlene posted (highlighting is mine)…

Many people describe horehound as bitter, and not everyone enjoys the taste. It is a member of the mint family, and some tasters say that it has a flavor like a combination of mint, licorice, and root beer.

Personally, I like all of these individual flavors, but put them all together and they are down right horrible!!! :o

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Post by ruskin » Fri May 26, 2017 5:05 am

markisddg:49457 wrote:I have to admit I never heard of Horehound candies. I wonder if they were like a medicine or for the digestion as you say.

Give me a root beer barrel, licorice or Peppermint Pattie any day.
Remember this penny candy? You could get a nice bad of candy for 25 cents.

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