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

332 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.

  • gloria miller
    gloria miller United States, Hesperia
    Jul 22, 2015
    Jul 22, 2015
    best candy ever!!
  • Julie Shannon
    Julie Shannon United States, Chambersburg
    Jul 18, 2015
    Jul 18, 2015
    I LOVED these when I was young. I would LOVE for them to be available again. I'd buy tons of them !!!
  • Jodi Bombardier
    Jodi Bombardier United States, Harrisburg
    Jul 18, 2015
    Jul 18, 2015
    Definitely need to bring these back. I asked Zimmerman's about these years ago and they told me the company that made them went out of business. We definitely need them back, they are yummy! I don't even mind that they turned your mouth, lips and teeth black, LOL
  • Raven Hissner
    Raven Hissner United States, Holiday
    Jul 18, 2015
    Jul 18, 2015
    Bring back the Ben Hur Sim-SIms... They were the best. I grew up with them and made sure to buy them every trip I made back to PA.
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