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lemon snack on boardwalks

alight | Jan 30, 2003 04:54 PM

I live in Seattle now, but as a kid back east, we'd make summer trips to various boardwalks in NJ and MD. My ultimate favorite treat was a half lemon that a short, fat, powdery peppermint stick was jammed into. The acids would create holes in the candy, and you could use it sort of as a straw to suck up the lemon juice; frequently, the candy would sort of melt down into a sludgy pink goo that was equal parts sour lemon and sweet mint. You could also get the sticks with a half orange.

So-are these treats still around at all, or does anyone remember them? Regular candy cane type sticks don't work properly--they don't get porous or soft, so I'm ultimately trying to track down the proper sort of candy stick to duplicate the treat out here on the other coast. This was in the early 70s, so it's not like they've been gone forever. Any ideas would help; or if you can even confirm that someplace still serves them I"d really appreciate it!
Thanks!

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