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Bit-O’-Honey….Give it the pinch test

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Screen Shot 2013-05-21 at 8.54.28 PMHere’s an underrated candy. It’s  a “bit” sweet, and if your lucky, it’s chewy, too. It’s made with almonds, honey, egg whites and various other things. It’s nostalgic, and a one-of-a-kind candy.

The year was 1924, flappers were flapping and Bit-O-Honey was born. Quickly it became the Bees Knees, the Talk of the Town, The Cat’s Pajamas…  I believe some of the original candies still exist on store shelves. This is why I always give the candy a little pinch. If it is rock-hard, consume at your teeth’s peril. If the candy gives a little at the pinch, it is still good. Tip: If you are trying to soften up a tough piece, keep it in a warm car for a while…just not on the seat, and not for too long.

It comes in 2 forms; a sectioned bar, and wrapped candies. I think the wrapped candies are best. The bar is hard to break apart and your hands get sticky, too.

Bit-O-Honey can be found just about anywhere. I found a small bag at the Dollar Store yesterday. If you haven’t had a taste since grade school, treat yourself to a piece and get re-aquainted to an old favorite.

The brand was just bought from Nestle by an American company called Pearson Candy to which I say Bravo, and long live Bit-O-Honey!


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I'm a crazy, candy-infatuated, blogger who s so happy that you stopped by. This place is dedicated to all of us who always end up in the candy aisle. I'm totally impartial and answer only to my taste buds. I write about all things sweet from candy to baking to ice cream and beyond. Let me know your favorites.

2 responses »

  1. Pearson’s is a hometown favorite for me–just down the road in St. Paul. Have read up a bit on the purchase and it seems Bit-O will get the attention it deserves with these smaller players. Am also a fan as sometimes it’s nice to have something completely un-chocolate. Like those Twinkies that are coming back–yeehaw!

  2. Ohh, memories! Summer-hot bit-o-honey bites from the concession stand at the local public pool, sucking on what got stuck in my teeth for a LONG time.


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