Food of the Seventies, Bonamo's Turkish Taffy

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It was a flat bar of taffy about 6 inches long and maybe about 2 inches wide and about probably a quarter of an inch thick. And it was in a foil wrapper, very chewy. You could put it in the freezer and freeze it and whack it on the table to break it up. It came in four flavors, Vanilla, Chocolate, Stawberry, and I think it came in banana. Good stuff!! The commercial had something about freezing it and whacking it on the table to crack it up. Good!!! My favorite all time candy!!
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James Huff - July 11, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember Bonamo But, I Remember Sour Cherry Drops By Bonamo I Think They Had Assorted Fruit Drops Too. We Used To Get Them From Vending Machines At Service Stations When We Went On Trips.
Fred A./Orlando - September 27, 2007 - Report this comment
I ate Bonomo taffy in teh 50's. Anybody know where it can be purchased or does it even exist anymore!!!
R. Whittington - October 16, 2007 - Report this comment
We used to go to my grndmother's in Shenandoah Junction Weat Virginia and walk along the RR track's to the little general store to buy it. God it was great.
A. Johnson - October 16, 2007 - Report this comment
In the late 50's early 60's, when I was a kid, Bonomo's Taffy was one of our favorite candies. My brothers,sisters and myself. I used to collect soda bottles,take them to the neighborhood store and turn them in for money to buy it for us. It was great.
AK - April 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I still remember the commercial tag line - "Turkish Taffy tastes like ice cream!"
Sammy - April 21, 2008 - Report this comment
It was Bonomo, not Bonamo Turkish Taffy. Remember the three little puppets in the commercial. At the end, one would say "BO," one would say "NO," and one would say "MO!"
Peter Smith - January 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I love Bonomo's Turkish Taffy, it's the best candy I've ever had. My friend bought some at a sale in Hobe Sound Florida and I heard you can still buy it and I saw it for myself on a web sight. Just keep on looking and you will find it.
Kindra - September 22, 2009 - Report this comment
We used to put it in the freezer for a couple of hours and then smack it on the counter so it would break into pieces. The banana was always my favorite.
Candy Lady - September 23, 2009 - Report this comment
No Bonomos Turkish Taffy has not been mades since 1989, however just like the Black Cow it may be back real soon thanks to a nostalgic candy company buying the rights to manufacture it again. If some one purchased any lately it was a copy cat version of it.
Jerry - October 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Bonomo's Turkish Taffy was the best "movie" candy. I would buy a bar (always vanilla) at the candy store, which was cheaper than in the theater, slap it against a wall, and chew on the pieces for at least the first feature.
Stehanie - April 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Loved the banana flavor; absolutely nothing like the Bonomo Turkish Taffy. Spent my allowance on it all the time.
Shel - April 19, 2010 - Report this comment
The best candy ever made.
Jordan Wiesen - July 27, 2010 - Report this comment
My name is Jordan Wiesen and I am the VP of Marketing & Sales of Bonomo Turkish Taffy. My father Ken Wiesen is the President and CEO. Together, we run the company out of Long Island, NY. I want to let all BONOMO LOVERS know that BTT is back! It is now available in many candy stores and online candy retailers. We are in the middle of creating our website where Bonomo fans will not only be able to buy Bonomo directly, but travel back in time with our museum and history pages. Bonomo fans will also be able to send in their favorite Bonomo stories or review the candy on the Blog Spot. I hope this news will make many of you happy. Please visit our webesite,, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Stan - August 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Found some in the mall and brought it home - just like i remembered it. Didn't realize how much i missed it.
Diane Day - August 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I was soooo Happy to see it @ the Gulf Gas station in Islip Terrace Yesterday I bought 6 bars!! My all Time Favorite candy bar is Back!! thanks to the Wiesen Family You Rock!!!!
Tayo Lopes - September 06, 2010 - Report this comment
YEAH BABY... My all time favorite is now back.I have waited a loooooong time.A big THANK YOU to the Wiesen family.
Joanie - September 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I am thrilled. My husband and I just bought some at the "It's Sugar" store in the Jersey Premium Outlets mall in Tinton Falls. I couldn't wait to try it and it was delicious. Thanks Wiesen family so much for bringing it back !!
The Wiesen Family - October 18, 2010 - Report this comment
We are happy to bring back a candy that carries with it a porthole through time. Look for the launch of our website which will contain commercials that have not been seen in 40 years plus classic images and the sights and sounds of coney island ny.
Jason - October 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember that I kept asking my friends what ever happened to BONOMO Turkish Candy. It had the greatest taste and loved eating it while at the movies. All the flavors tasted scrumptous. Later on the candy was made into tootsie-roll shape so that you can have individual bite size pieces. Although I liked the big bars better. Glad to see them back and can't wait to eat one.
GERI RICHARDS - March 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Joan - May 01, 2011 - Report this comment
My younger sister used to love Bonomo Turkish Taffy. I remember her entering a contest - probably in the late '40s - "I love Bonomo Turkish Taffy because....". Sometime later, she received a letter informing her that she had won. She was so excited. A week or so later she got her "prize"; some little trinket that was probably the prize for all who entered. I don't remember what it was and she is now deceased, so I can't ask her. Just one of the memories I have of her.
Amanda - April 27, 2016 - Report this comment
Every time I go to Cracker Barrel I stock up on banana Bonomo
Rick - June 08, 2017 - Report this comment
Available at Cracker Barrel

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