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!