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

Dan Holod
Dan Holod 97 Comments
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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.

  • Anne R
    Anne R United States, Brunswick
    Aug 31, 2017
    Aug 31, 2017
    Please bring back the Ben Hur candies. They were my all-time favorites and it looks like there is still a market for them, based on internet requests and inquiries..
  • Paul Perecinsky
    Paul Perecinsky United States, Delta
    Aug 19, 2017
    Aug 19, 2017
    Penn Traffic Department Store. Johnstown, Pa. Sold in bulk at candy counter.little white bags 1/4 1/2 lbs. whatever we wanted. Would love to purchase anyif they could be found
  • Sandi
    Sandi United States, West Mifflin
    Aug 18, 2017
    Aug 18, 2017
    Choward's Scented Gum is as close as you can get to the Ben Our square pillow candy that was sold loosely.
  • Sandra
    Sandra United States, Erie
    Aug 03, 2017
    Aug 03, 2017
    Love, love, love Ben Hurs. I used to buy them and hide them from the kids. The were sold at our Boston Store in Erie, PA and also at a local chocolatier Pulakos Candies.
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