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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  • Eli De Lannoy
    Eli De Lannoy  13 hours back

    The little wafer things are only good when you drop acid on them

    • raven nevar
      raven nevar  21 hours back

      let me put it to dermot this way ... im american ive had all these candies as a child .... i hate candy now

      • David Imrie
        David Imrie  21 hours back

        Is Aedaoin the only Irish girl who dresses nice? You should do a Irish people pronounce each other's names episode.

        • Bryan Hopper
          Bryan Hopper  1 days back

          Who is in charge of acquisitions?

          • William Heimiller
            William Heimiller  2 days back

            Missed Abba Zabba

            • Smokey Bear
              Smokey Bear  2 days back

              why no milk duds, sugar babies, bit-o-honey ?

              • Tianna Ice
                Tianna Ice  3 days back

                I've never had any of these, they gave you the candy from the 1700s

                • Paul Garcia
                  Paul Garcia  3 days back

                  You guys are crackin me up! They didn’t send very good candies but what cracks me up is that you were completely indiscreet about the worst vodka ever made, and then are so serious about cookies and candies.

                  • bek Billbill
                    bek Billbill  4 days back

                    Out of those candies I only like the Dum Dums

                  • Morty
                    Morty  4 days back

                    I’ve walked down the candy isle of many Parker’s, Wawas, and 7/11s, yet have never seen any of those. I only remember DumDums from school. Y’all gotta get a better supplier. Lol

                    • John Woods
                      John Woods  4 days back

                      As a kid, I used the NECO's for BB Gun targets! They'd shatter.

                      • Unlucky Eddy
                        Unlucky Eddy  5 days back

                        New England Confection Co. NECCO the pink tastes like Pepto, the charcoal is hard to tell the flavor of but I'm sure it has a bit of clove in it. I love them.

                        • Lisa Valeri
                          Lisa Valeri  5 days back

                          Dum dums were the only worthwhile candies in that line up. Most of the others were crappy ones from our childhood that have a nostalgia factor. Like nobody LIKES Necco wafers per se, they just remember getting them from their gran and wouldn't want to see them disappear, even if they'll never go out and buy them.

                          • pardyhardly
                            pardyhardly  5 days back

                            I can't believe they were given Necco Wafers. I apologize to both Irelands for that. At least the wretched things finally went extinct.

                            • Rae Bookworm
                              Rae Bookworm  3 days back

                              I see them sold all over Maine, in gas stations, corner markets, Walmart, Dollar Tree, etc. I bet they shipped them all here to get rid of them because Mainers deal with such a long, cold winter, what else are we going to do to cope with the seasonal depression than to eat shitty candies and drink Moxie or Dunkin Donuts coffee?

                          • David Houghton
                            David Houghton  6 days 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                I love good and plenty.

                                • Jacob Pardee
                                  Jacob Pardee  2 weeks back

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

                                  • k8thegr8n33
                                    k8thegr8n33  2 weeks back

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

                                    • Peter Wyetzner
                                      Peter Wyetzner  2 weeks 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  2 weeks back

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

                                          • Jack Honsinger
                                            Jack Honsinger  2 weeks back

                                            necco is good

                                            • SAIBOT64
                                              SAIBOT64  2 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  3 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  3 weeks back

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

                                                        • Craig Boesen
                                                          Craig Boesen  3 weeks back

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

                                                          • mikestand714
                                                            mikestand714  3 days back

                                                            exactly what i was thinking i dont like most they gave them...thin mints,milk duds,tootsie pops,i could go on know what i mean...lol

                                                          • monicapdx
                                                            monicapdx  3 days back

                                                            @Jerokhna I was deprived; I never tried Dum Dums. ;) The lost opportunity!
                                                            There was also the chocolate. Flickers, like a flattened Hershey's Kiss, but tasted more like carob, only I didn't know it then. And Nonpareils, which I loved. You hit Necco Wafers straight on. Jujubes were almost exactly like Haribo teddy bears in the 70s. I don't know if the latter has changed since then. Dad liked the Raisinets.

                                                          • Jerokhna
                                                            Jerokhna  4 days back

                                                            @monicapdx Those are good candies. I enjoy Raisinets and all the others and not everyone does. The ones in the video are from recession era cinemas. And the Necco Wafers were basically sugar+chalk. Dum-Dums are still awesome because they DO have amazing variety and almost all the flavors are good (yes, some are bland or almost flavorless).

                                                          • monicapdx
                                                            monicapdx  2 weeks 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  3 weeks back

                                                            Yeah! 1850's!

                                                        • Sean Mckernan
                                                          Sean Mckernan  3 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  3 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 weeks back

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

                                                                      • Dermot Farrell
                                                                        Dermot Farrell  4 weeks back

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

                                                                        • manxkin
                                                                          manxkin  4 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  1 months 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  1 months back

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

                                                                                    • Loreanna York
                                                                                      Loreanna York  1 months back

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

                                                                                      • SuddenlyHope
                                                                                        SuddenlyHope  1 months back

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