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Re: Christmas Decorations

Postby Eeyore » Dec 01, 2008 1:21 am

Oh my! Ribbon candy and Barley Toys! 2 candies from my youth! I really HAVE to get to the farmers market soon as I finally found a place to get real Barley Toys!
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Re: Christmas Decorations

Postby earwig » Dec 01, 2008 9:34 am

I love Barley Candy. They have to be made by Robertson's Candy from Truro though. They also make great chicken bones, humbugs, and ribbon candy.

https://www.eastcoastcatalogue.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=35

for those of you that have not had the pleasure of barley toys as I think they may be more of a east coast thing.
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Re: Christmas Decorations

Postby Eeyore » Dec 01, 2008 11:10 am

You are right Betty, definately an East Coast candy. I found some last year at the farmer's market here in town and talked to the maker. Of course you can guess that they are displaced easterners. They only make the candy around Christmas time.
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Re: Christmas Decorations

Postby earwig » Dec 01, 2008 11:46 am

Lyn, if you don't find any, let me know.
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Re: Christmas Decorations

Postby Eeyore » Dec 01, 2008 11:53 am

I can order them from the site you linked. I had a blast looking around there. Thanks for providing it. I'm going to check the Farmer's Market next weekend. It's been very busy around here and I haven't gotten there yet this fall.
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