Old-fashioned candies, the venerable mainstays of the candy aisle, have never been healthier. Although rarely -- if ever -- advertised or promoted, items like Necco Wafers, Canada Mints, Goldenberg's Peanut Chews, Smarties, Ju Jubes, Mason Dots, Pixie Stix, Mary Janes, Candy Buttons, Charms, Good & Plenty and Circus Peanuts remain timeless favorites with a loyal and often growing following. A box of the movie-house staple Junior Mints states they were named after the 1949 Broadway play ...

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