They are filled with white grape juice and flavoring. Who knew?
Even as a kid, long before the term 'junk food' was coined, I always suspected there was nothing natural in them. Loved them though.
Looking to see if I could confirm this (it was in a retro candy segment on The View), I never did find the company that made them or the ingrediant list. I did find a ton of companies selling old-fashioned penny candies.
Do you have a favorite on-line source of retro candy?
This company with a picture of Nik-L-Nips has a rather cool idea. If you look at the links on the side of the page, they have candy by decade ... 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's. They will put together a basket. Seems like it would be a really fun birthday gift to get a basket of candy you ate as a kid.
Fire Balls and candy necklaces and zagnuts ... oh, my.