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Help bring back the "Ben Hur" novelty candy !!

321 Signatures Goal: 250

Many folks have been searching for a mint like candy that has since been discontinued. I know it from Pennsylvania, we called them sim-sims. These are not the licorice flavored mint shaped melts, nor are the the small flat breath mint in the foil package. These are unique. They were sold loose, in bulk lots.Sometimes they were still connected together. You could go into a penny candy store and get a pennies worth, or a nickels worth, whatever. They melted in your mouth and were about 1/2 inch square. They left your tongue a green/black color. There are numerous candy sites that have discussions about this elusive candy. Do a Google search for "Ben Hur Candy" and you may stumble upon one. If enough signatures are gathered, I will forward this info to the last known Company who owns the recipe. Perhaps we can convince them there is a market for these, and they will start producing them again.

  • Karen Levy
    Karen Levy United States, Edwardsville
    May 01, 2015
    May 01, 2015
    I used to buy Ben hurs in St Louis at Famous Barr . I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THIS CANDY COME BACK !
  • Janet brown
    Janet brown United States, Westminster
    Mar 16, 2015
    Mar 16, 2015
    Please bring them back or post recipe at to make some for myself! Thank you
  • Sarah
    Sarah United States, Salisbury
    Mar 02, 2015
    Mar 02, 2015
    Why did these wonderful candies go out of business I no all my children and grandchildren would love them what can we do to bring back the candy ?????????????????????????????????????¿????????????????????????
  • David Szwaczkowski
    David Szwaczkowski United States, Pittsburgh
    Feb 16, 2015
    Feb 16, 2015
    I was lucky enough to grow up eating this fantastic candy. I haven't had it since the early nineties when I got it in Ocean City, Maryland at Wookenfusses Candy Store. I hope I spelled that right. I still try to find it hoping I may get lucky. We got ours at Candy Raman in Pittsburgh, Pa. I hope things go alright and we can see this candy again.
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