Childhood Memories: Charleston Chew

One of the treats of being a military brat: traveling around the country and getting to indulge in regional foods that were not available in other areas (yes, I’m that old, shut up).

Charleston Chews were a New England treat for many years. Best enjoyed frozen and broken into pieces. I was at the store the other day, and these were at the checkout stand. They went immediately into my freezer. They are as “tasty” as they were when I was a kid. Meaning, overly sweet, barely chocolate-covered nougat.  But full of memories.

Other foods only available regionally when I was a kid: Mountain Dew, marshmallow fluff, Mexican food, Greek food, corn nuts…I’m sure I’m forgetting a bunch. It was fun being able to say, “what, you’ve never had that?”


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