Horehound Candies

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    Do you remember Horehound Candies? They are an old-fashioned hard candy made from mixing an infusion from the horehound herb with other ingredients, formed into a lozenge, and coated with sugar.

    I didn't like horehound candies much when I was a kid but I didn't hate them. Since my dad liked them, they were often the only candies we had in the house, so I ended up eating them a lot.

    It's been many years since I've had a horehound candy, but I remember them having a strange, almost bitter taste, so that I couldn't decide whether I liked it or not.

    They are still available, but not in the grocery stores like they used to be.

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    Nope I don't remember that candy, but I remember Luden's cough drops and they tasted like candy so I ate them (especially the cherry flavored) even when I didn't have a cough. And I remember back then you could suck on them in school too for your cough...so I had a lot of coughs in school :)
     
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    I remember them, one of my uncles kept them in his house but I can't remember the taste.
     
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    They were wonderful! I remember them well. Thank you for the memory.
    Frank
     
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    I never knew what they were called but I remember the look of the candy though. One of many that was in candy dishes around my grandparents house. I would pop one in my mouth just for the sugar coating :D.
     
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