Flicks! One of my all-time favorite candies from my days as a kid and sulky teen. These chocolate disks came in cardboard tubes wrapped in different shades of foil. They were made by the San Francisco-based Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, an institution largely known for making addictive brroken blocks of chocolate.
Flicks were a staple in movie theaters and mini-marts across the country, but particularly in the west, from 1904 to 1989. It was a sad day when Flicks were no longer with us. Many museum guests have written to me, forlornly asking if I remembered them or had any of their wrappers. I sadly had to tell them that yes, I remembered them, but I somehow lost the wrappers I had kept.
Fortunately this story has a happy ending! I was contacted by Jim Tjerrild, whose family is bringing back Flicks! Check it out at www.flickscandy.com!
Being a good candy scout, I already knew that Flicks were back because I had eagerly snatched them up at a Cost Plus a few weeks before. Jim sent me some info about Flicks as well as this scan of a vintage wrapper. He had obtained it courtesy of Todd Wilbur, author of the Top Secret Recipes books.
Click here to see the Tjerrild family's new Flicks wrappers.