How well do you know hard candy?

This hard candy quiz is probably pretty easy for Boomers

When we went to grandma's house we could count on two things — a kiss on the cheek and a dish full of hard candy.

Hard candy sitting out (in Depression glass, atop a doily, ideally) in the living room was a part of growing up, especially around the holidays. Undoubtedly, you sucked on several of these as kid — and perhaps still do today.

So let's see how well you know what they are called and what they taste like!

  1. What is this classic Christmas treat called?
  2. What flavor are these blue candies?
  3. What are these familiar mints called?
  4. What flavor are these "buttons"?
  5. What are these?
  6. What flavor are these brown candies?
  7. What are these fruity hard candies called?
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  8. The mints in the first train car are named after a U.S. state. What are they?
  9. These mints come wrapped in Bible verses. What are they called?
    Image: Old Time Candy
  10. Finally, what are these called?

How well do you know hard candy?

Your Result...

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dethLSMO89 2 months ago
9 out of 10. Even though I'm more of a chocolate person. But when I was little, I had a great aunt who we visited a lot, and she always had a dish of hard candy. I never heard of the scripture mints either but I agree that testa-mints is a much cuter name for them.
MaryAnn 5 months ago
7/10 I’m more of a chewy candy kinda gal.
Mike 5 months ago
3 of 10. Not much for candy I guess..
Hollie 5 months ago
9/10 missed strawberry ..bons bons , melts etc ..those wrapped strawberry things :)
MaryAnn Hollie 5 months ago
I missed that one, too, and it was my favorite candy in this quiz!
AlF 6 months ago
Brach's used to make a blue-colored one similar to the butterscotch. I think they were just called "cool mints". I downed tons of those as a boy (and I've been cool ever since...)
Tlor 6 months ago
Didn't knw 10-8-7 and 2
I wonder why the Blue were mints? I always saw mints as green
Moverfan 6 months ago
Actually, if you think about it, the only proper name for the whole thing is "Lunch, one hour!".
MrBill 6 months ago
6/10; I am not a candy eater and I am glad to get a passing score.
Wiseguy 6 months ago
#6 Molasses is misspelled.
Geronimo Wiseguy 6 months ago
So what you still got it wrong🤣
booster 6 months ago
6/10 I got the first 6 right, and then bombed out.
Doola005 6 months ago
I really hate hard candy. I like something I can sink my teeth into. Like salt water taffy. YUM !
Rita 6 months ago
Got 9 out of 10. Too easy.
DawnGraham 6 months ago
Cut rock candy, was my favorite in grandma's candy dish.
Thomas 6 months ago
7/10Forgot lifesavers always have a hole in the middle-Werthers never do.
MrDbutler69 6 months ago
6/10, but then I'm not a Baby Boomer and I'm not that crazy about hard candies - chocolate for me!
JDnHuntsvilleAL 6 months ago
I'm 67, and have never, EVER heard of "Scripture Mints".
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