Irish People Try Classic American Candy

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  • Published: 03 July 2019
  • Irish people try some ol' timey classic American candy! MERCH MADNESS: TRY.media/Merch
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    America has been pioneers of candy and confectionery for quite some time! So much so, that we thought it would be fun to dish out candy, some as far back as the early 1900s, to see what our lovely Irish people thought!

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  • David Houghton
    David Houghton  9 hours back

    I was born and raised in the UK and live in America, I can safely say American candy is pretty poor in comparison to what I grew up with.

    • Wilton Smith
      Wilton Smith  3 days back

      "Once upon a time there was an engineer, Choo-choo Charlie was his name we hear. He had an engine and he sure had fun, he used Good & Plenty candy to make his train run... Charlie says: "Love my Good & Plenty." Charlie says: "Really rings a bell." Charlie says: "Love my Good & Plenty, don't know any other candy that I love so well.""

      • MrStradia
        MrStradia  4 days back

        I love good and plenty.

        • Jacob Pardee
          Jacob Pardee  5 days back

          https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Boston%20Baked%20Beans

          • k8thegr8n33
            k8thegr8n33  7 days back

            I remember being a desperate child and trying to eat the candy part off of good n plenties. Ugh.

            • Peter Wyetzner
              Peter Wyetzner  7 days back

              They should have explained they come in those boxes because they're sold in movie theaters.

              • Elisa WVMama'sDogsCatsBunRatties

                Dumdums are the only decent candy there. There are even other packages with different flavors, like s'mores.

                • Casey Garcia
                  Casey Garcia  1 weeks back

                  BlowPops are amazing!! And Tootsie Pops are even better!!!!! Giant Nerd.....they are so the best!!!

                  • Jack Honsinger
                    Jack Honsinger  1 weeks back

                    necco is good

                    • SAIBOT64
                      SAIBOT64  1 weeks back

                      What is up with all the candy from the 40s to the 70s

                      • Lindsay Williams
                        Lindsay Williams  2 weeks back

                        John and Seán cannot keep things in their hands they are a mess XD

                        • JOANN CASEY
                          JOANN CASEY  2 weeks back

                          Lol where do they dig up these American products, sounds like really old movie theater candy.

                          • deborah lariscy
                            deborah lariscy  2 weeks back

                            Caramels, peppermint candy, Hershey's chocolate bars, M + M's. Heath bars (toffee), etc. NOT the one's they are trying. Not typical.

                            • my namejeff
                              my namejeff  2 weeks back

                              Why did you give them the shit candy that nobody here ever eats. You only ecer see that garbage in the bargain bin at wal mart and in the pile of shit your kids throw out of their trick or treat bag at halloween.

                              • MrDaHawk
                                MrDaHawk  2 weeks back

                                “Beanuts”.. that’s it, time to declare war on Ireland!!!!

                                • Craig Boesen
                                  Craig Boesen  2 weeks back

                                  They literally gave you the worst candy we have and yes those are from the 50’s

                                  • monicapdx
                                    monicapdx  5 days back

                                    God, yes. Though they are lucky they didn't get any Raisinets. *hurl* They need Junior Mints, Red Vines, Milk Duds and Sugar Babies. The last to occasionally be eaten with a mouthful of popcorn.

                                  • Walter K Bauer
                                    Walter K Bauer  2 weeks back

                                    Yeah! 1850's!

                                • Sean Mckernan
                                  Sean Mckernan  2 weeks back

                                  I loved Necco’s (I am weird). I think the best way to explain the taste is a piece of chalk that has a hint of artificial flavoring

                                  • J Wold
                                    J Wold  2 weeks back

                                    My family can put back a box of good & plenty right quick

                                    • Helena Gatti
                                      Helena Gatti  3 weeks back

                                      Meh the first one yuck 🤢 good and plenty nooo nasty necco wafers are old people candies. Ohh yess dumb dumbs are like even at the banks lol Halloween candy haha they are so good .yasss Boston bakes bean are so good I just bought two boxes last night and no they can’t lol

                                      • Helen Holt
                                        Helen Holt  3 weeks back

                                        Well now I know where this candy goes, we ship it off to unsuspecting foreigners.

                                        • CashmereBlac
                                          CashmereBlac  3 weeks back

                                          I don't know anyone here in America who likes Good and Plenty, them damn things is nasty lmaooo they bogus for giving y'all those 🤣🤣🤣

                                          • ashpete21
                                            ashpete21  3 weeks back

                                            Were those NECOs? Fun from the Civil War! And by fun I mean nasty

                                            • Helen Holt
                                              Helen Holt  3 weeks back

                                              Laughing. Someone sent them the worst candy EVER! I wouldnt eat that stuff when I was a kid, and I ate just about anything.

                                          • Mr_ Batsu
                                            Mr_ Batsu  3 weeks back

                                            I realize this was called "Classic" American Candy but it should have been called Really Fucking Old candy.

                                            Good & Plenty - From 1883
                                            Necco Wafers - From 1847
                                            Dum Dums - From 1924
                                            Boston Baked Beans - From the early 1930's

                                            The most recent candy was from almost 90 years ago! No wonder they weren't crazy about the candy.

                                            • 1911HeadBanger
                                              1911HeadBanger  3 weeks back

                                              Who is the fucking shit for brains who selects the worst fucking candy to give these people?   I think they do this on purpose just for them to hate it.  Fuck it, I'm done with this shit channel.

                                              • Helen Holt
                                                Helen Holt  3 weeks back

                                                Actually they invite viewers to send in selections so it was probably an evil American that did this. Off with their head!

                                            • batdad beyond
                                              batdad beyond  3 weeks back

                                              the neckos and boston baked beans was a favorite in the 70,s

                                              • Dermot Farrell
                                                Dermot Farrell  3 weeks back

                                                “If you got a dog you put A lead on it” I’m rolling 😂😂

                                                • manxkin
                                                  manxkin  3 weeks back

                                                  These are all the candies of my 1950s childhood. The necco wafers were (are) rather chalky. Love Good & Plenty.

                                                  • TurboCMinusMinus
                                                    TurboCMinusMinus  4 weeks back

                                                    I'm American and I like 3/5 of these

                                                    • RhondaG Designs
                                                      RhondaG Designs  4 weeks back

                                                      It's ok , your right those are not popular candies. Out of all those candies, I only like the dum dums

                                                      • Ellen Beal
                                                        Ellen Beal  4 weeks back

                                                        I live half an hour from the factory where they make the Dum Dum suckers (lollys). It is in the state of Ohio

                                                        • Mk Shffr
                                                          Mk Shffr  4 weeks back

                                                          C'mon now! You gave them some of the nastiest candies we make.

                                                          No Hot Tamales, no Milk Duds, no Snickers, no Woppers... So many better choices.

                                                          • J. Torres
                                                            J. Torres  4 weeks back

                                                            If someone gives you those candies, it's because the fucking hate you ! They're disgusting😝

                                                            • Loreanna York
                                                              Loreanna York  4 weeks back

                                                              Not many Americans like those candies. Why did they pick that assortment?

                                                              • SuddenlyHope
                                                                SuddenlyHope  4 weeks back

                                                                Ewwww...most Americans hate those candies. Try skittles, sour skittles, sweet and sours, peach rings...those kind of things

                                                                • Cooldude Awesome
                                                                  Cooldude Awesome  4 weeks back

                                                                  14 degrees I guess that is centigrade not farenheit it it is farenheit tou would be freezing to death

                                                                  • Cooldude Awesome
                                                                    Cooldude Awesome  4 weeks back

                                                                    What about tootie rool, Hershey kiss, bottle caps, smarties, Hershey chocolate bars, buzuka bubble gum, life savers and what about tootie roll pop

                                                                    • imoriginalwooo
                                                                      imoriginalwooo  4 weeks back

                                                                      I love Necco Wafers! I grew up on them as a special Sunday treat.

                                                                      • Mder Ro
                                                                        Mder Ro  4 weeks back

                                                                        I was raised in this great country and the only one of those nasty candies I ever liked were the Dum Dums😂 I'm only 38 years old but surely there were better choices that could have been picked LOL.

                                                                        • TheGreyEevee *
                                                                          TheGreyEevee *  4 weeks back

                                                                          I'm American. Of all these, I only like dum dums. The rest are just not worth the calories.

                                                                          • Keeley Mighty Morphing
                                                                            Keeley Mighty Morphing  1 months back

                                                                            I actually really like Boston baked beans. Would get them for 25 cents.

                                                                            • Breaking bad Heisenberg
                                                                              Breaking bad Heisenberg  1 months back

                                                                              Truth! Yep jujus pulled your fillings right out of your teeth 😫

                                                                              • Gerber Bernstein
                                                                                Gerber Bernstein  1 months back

                                                                                The candy in boxes is from the theater. That's so the wrapper doesn't make noise.

                                                                                • Tiffany Huggins
                                                                                  Tiffany Huggins  1 months back

                                                                                  I've never had any of these candies, except for the dum dum pops. Also why are the candies in the boxes without the plastic bags?? I've seen candies in boxes like these, but they were in a little plastic bag that was inside the box, it wasn't just inside a cardboard box. I wouldn't imagine that would taste very good. So im thinking these candies were probably very old to start with? Im American, but I've never even heard of the Boston Bean's one or the Good and Plenty one.

                                                                                  • ASM R U OK? Reinhardt513
                                                                                    ASM R U OK? Reinhardt513  1 months back

                                                                                    "You have a dog, you put it on a leash!!"

                                                                                    • howard thompson
                                                                                      howard thompson  1 months back

                                                                                      We actually use boston baked beans for slingshot ammo

                                                                                      • Nasty Newt Productions
                                                                                        Nasty Newt Productions  1 months back

                                                                                        WHO THE FUCK EATS NECCO WAFERS? ILL BREAK THEIR GODDAM KNEECAPS

                                                                                        • tritiumH3
                                                                                          tritiumH3  1 months back

                                                                                          Honestly, we don't understand NECCO wafers either.

                                                                                          • -I'm nobody-
                                                                                            -I'm nobody-  1 months back

                                                                                            Definitely some great American classics of candy here. But not all the candy from the '80s.