Food of the Seventies, Corn Suckers

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A hard square shaped sucker,came out in the 70's. Fruit flavored like grape, fruity red (not strawberry). It was very tasty. I wish these suckers were still around.
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momma - November 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Are these the suckers that used to have coins wrapped in paper hidden inside the sucker?
70's child - November 29, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember these suckers having coins wrapped in them also. They were shaped like an ear of corn and they had the coins inside. I remember eating these as a little girl. Does anyone else remember these?
woodsusa - December 26, 2008 - Report this comment
yes i remember the suckers with coins,penneys,nickels,& dimes.i thought they were around in the sixties.they were shaped like a shucked ear of corn on a wooden stick.
50'S PRODUCT - February 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I do remember these, so much flavor and sometimes there would be a COIN (wrapped) inside. I thought I was losing it, no one remember 'cept me.please find who made these or at least the recipe so I can make them myself.
Jimmy - April 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I live in Texas and remember this product, it seems it was in the 60's. Wish i could find a place to buy some.
Phyllis - May 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I live in Alabama and do remember how good these were. It brings back good memories of our neighborhood candy lady who sold them for .30! They smooth and had just the right amount of sweetness w/out being too sweet. It was a long lasting sucker. I wish I had one of them now and I'm 48 years old!
Fay - June 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember them too. My favorite were the grape. I'd take the money I found inside of it and go buy another one. I grew up in Houston/Galveston, Texas.
honey - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember these well and when I talk about them, people think I'm crazy. Could you imagine a coin in children's candy today???!!!
Carol - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
just talking to the kids and grandkids about these candys. I wish i had one too!!!!
Rodney - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
My wife thought I was making it up about Corn Suckers with money inside. Now I can tell her I'm not crazy after all. I remember them from the 60's.
YPMAN - August 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Thank goodness I found this site. We used to get these every weekend with my grandfather. When I mention them today people think I am crazy.
elbert Taylor - September 07, 2009 - Report this comment
YES! I grew up in FERRIS, Texas and all the "candy houses" and stores sold these in the '60's-with the coins inside-which led to the debate later of whether it was "corn" or "coin" suckers! My favorite was a dark burgundy-like that had a rasberry-like flavor! Please post if they can be found! (Also "MR. COLA" and NEHI GRAPE!")
Lorrie Duncan - October 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I got these at a candy store in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in the 60's. The grape was the best. I remember getting a nickle in one. Wish I had that nickle. No telling what it may worth today in the coin collecting world. Thanks for the link as other people did not believe me either.
Teresa - October 22, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG my co-worker and I were just talking about these suckers from the 1960's! I got them at Mr. Blacks store in Tuleta TX! Not all of the suckers had coins in them and we would always try to hold them up to the light before buying them to see if we could see a coin inside! We finally realized those efforts were pointless. Can you imagine the lawsuits that would fly if someone tried to market these suckers today? Ah... the good old days of dangerous candy, no seat belts, and unlocked doors!
Josie - November 01, 2009 - Report this comment
After handing out candy to trick or treaters last night fond memories of my childhood seemed to invade my mind this morning. I'm 48 and grew up in S. TX, San Benito. I was telling my husband about Corn/Coin Suckers. He thinks I'm crazy, "there's no way anyone could put coins in a candy" he says. Yummyy those were the best, especially the grape flavored ones. I'm glad I found this site, I'm not losing my mind!!
Laura - November 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved these Suckers.. They always had coins in them.. Where can we get them now... It was in the Late 60's and early 70's I remember these :)
Matt - November 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember these as a kid and I am 53. I remember buying them at the Morgan and Lindsey. These came out in the mid to late 60's. I don't know of anyone that got hurt eating one of these suckers. Imagine today!!
Larry J - November 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Yep, it's true! I remember corn suckers! If you were lucky, you'd get one with a coin inside. Wrapped in a little piece of white paper. Sometimes the school bus would stop at the store and that was a popular item. If you found a coin it was like hitting the lottery!
Na' - December 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow I have been searching every site on the net to see if anyone but me remeber these. The grape was the best. It tasted like the scent of "money Blessing" air freshener. Every time I spray it I have good fond memories of the Candies.
Penny - December 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I am from Ville Platte, La. and I remember them very well. I wish I can find a picture of one and the company that made them.
Celeste - January 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Well, I am glad I am not the only one to remember them. I use to get them from a store near my elementary school in Rusk, Texas. I then moved to Lubbock and was never able to find them again. It was in the 60's and it was a thrill to find money inside so I could go get another. Never knew the name of the sucker, just it was good, lasted a long time, and had money.
Portia - February 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I am so happy to see so many people remember this sucker. it is amazing they went out of business. they were delicious and the concept of the money inside was so rewarding. Just think we could get rich bringing that one back. it's amazing that there are no pictures of these suckers available. I grew up in Houston, Texas and we called them all day suckers. I remember getting quarters often.we should start a compaign to get these back.
James - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
YES I remember the corn suckers. I'm 50 and I can close my eyes and remember what the grape tasted like. I recall them being a dime in the 60's.I told the tale of the corn suckers around the lunch table at a law firm I worked for years ago and nobody believed it. Boy, it would be a field day now with the law suits from swallowed coins. Makes you miss the simpler times. I don't recall anyone swallowing the coins. Hell, it's not like you didn't know it was there. That was the whole point! Get the coin!
richard - February 16, 2010 - Report this comment
what a relief to find so many others who have spun the tale of the cornsucker to unwanting ears. Ft Worth TX, St. George's Catholic school bus would stop at the candy store once a week. I have never met a single person in my life who knew the fabled corn sucker but me. great to meet all of you.
Naana - February 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Amen Richard! Get the coin and get another sucker. by now they would probably have to put on the labe "DO NOT EAT COIN" Duh!I remember all too well, it was kind of hollowed out on one side like a scoop and the corn kernels on the other side. Let's have a corn sucker reunion, convention, or something! :)
Arlene - March 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Telling my grandkids the other day about this.I'm 52 years old and the old Ben Franklin store in Thibodaux, LA. is where mom would stop on occation and my older brothers and I would race to the candy rack to try to pick out the ones that felt heavy.(meaning those would have a quarter inside)It realy didn't matter to me, I just wanted one. They were so good. I never got a quarter , but I did get dimes.My brothers got the quarters often. I wish I had one right now.Glad to know all of you remember it!Seems it was only sold in the southern states.
Bobby - March 20, 2010 - Report this comment
You know I found these suckers and would bet these are the ones you are looking for. Wish I could place a link. They are called Groovy Flower Lollipop Purple. If you can go to this web site called NationwideCandy.com and type in groovy you will find them. Hope this helps.
Bobby - March 20, 2010 - Report this comment
If the link is allowed it is one of these two maybe: http://www.nationwidecandy.com/snacks/items/SMR-01BG.htm http://www.nationwidecandy.com/snacks/items/SMR-01APu.htm
Dee - March 26, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG I thought I was the only one looking for these still. I loved these grape lollipops! Can anyone please find them again or at least the old manufacturer!
earlene smith - April 20, 2010 - Report this comment
actually these came out in the 60's as far as I remember. we used to hold them up in the sunlight to try and see what the coin was!!!
Helen - April 24, 2010 - Report this comment
THe "Groovy Flower Lollipop Purple" are NOT the ones that my husband has talked about. I showed him that site and he said it was not like those. These were shaped like an ear of corn in different flavors, but you could see the coin inside. If anyone knows anything about the ones my husband is talking about or knows where there is a photo of one, please post. Thanks! :)
Curtis - May 10, 2010 - Report this comment
just telling my wife about these....I grew up in Lafayette, LA in the 60s....couldn't wait to get one of these suckers and see if it had a coin...
LINDA - May 13, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG I FOUND MYSELF ON THIS SITE LOOKING FOR A PICTURE OF THE CORN SUCKER BECAUSE NONE OF MY COWORKERS EVER HEARD OF THIS I AM 50 AND SO ARE THEY ICANT BELIEVE THEY NEVER HEARD OF THESE SUCKERS THANKS FOR THE SITE.
Sheila - May 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm 54 and the corn suckers were my favorite. My co-workers thought I was nuts and imagined this candy. The best part was getting the coin.
E.T. - May 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm soon to be 54 and was raised in Ferris, Texas. I remember these suckers being a sort of concave-shaped tube with ripples on one side to simulate kernels on an ear of corn. We would smash them early to see if we had won a coin inside. My favorite was the dark-reddish rasberry flavor. (We were convinced that the "corn-coin" debate in the name was merely clever, well-crafted wordplay.)
Gwen - June 15, 2010 - Report this comment
So glad to read all of the comments. I, too, was told I was crazy as I shared the story of this wonderful candy with others. NO ONE had heard of them or had the pleasure of eating them. The flavor outstanding but the coin was the prize.
Jacqui Joubert-Young - June 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Hallelujah!!!!! There "are" others who remembered this wonderful candy. I too used to lick and suck on the candy until I reached the coin and ran straight back to the store to buy another one!!!! Grape was my most favorite flavor! Guess the current economy's situation won't allow the manufacturers to put money inside anymore lest they go bankrupt! Ha ha ha ha....
Herm - June 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm 54 and told co-workers about corn suckers candy. They just laughed and replied "you mean you used to suck for a nickle or quarter", needless to say it was pretty funny & the joke was on me. All of my old schoolmates remember them.
Lonny - June 29, 2010 - Report this comment
We were talking about them st work the other day and one of my co-workers remembered them. She grew up in Lubbock and I in Frot Worth and Noconona,TX maybe someone who collectes cand boxes would have one and could tell who made them.
Pancho - July 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh yes! I do remember them. I sure wish I could find these again. I'll be back looking for a photo. I'm 50 and grew up in Castroville, TX. I also remember a small tube of peanuts that sometimes had coins in them.
Gary - July 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I to have been told I was crazy. I got them at the Ben Franklin store in Crystal Springs, MS where I grew up. I'm 55.
Sheila - July 28, 2010 - Report this comment
My kids think I am crazy...I purchased them at Elliots Grocery in Meridian, MS. My friend that lives in Louisiana and I were talking about them last week. She knew exactly what I was talking about.
julie - August 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Is there nothing on the world wide web to substantiate our memories other than our talking about the Cornsuckers?? Can't believe there are no photos or company history to be found. If anyone finds ANY info, please post! Thanks!
Herm - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Will Toliver's store in Jefferson, Tx. circa 1969 (frogtown)
Debra - September 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Yes I loved corn suckers and the excitement to see how much money I got.Iloved the grape and black cherry.My brother liked root beer.I wish I could fine one or at least a picture!
Rob - October 12, 2010 - Report this comment
My grandfather used to make them. He had the company
Carol - October 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm 52 and grew up in Weslaco, Texas and can still taste those grape cornsuckers! They were super dark and left your mouth purple for days! And the grape flavor...OMG! They appear to have been a treat of the southern states so I'm guessing some small local candy maker, perhaps in Texas? If I still lived in Texas I'd hit up some of the old convenient store owners and ask them if they remember who or where they ordered them from, but I'm in Arizona now and NO ONE here remembers them, except ex-Texans! Ok Rob, if your grandfather made them, give us more info, please!
Rob - October 28, 2010 - Report this comment
My grandfather sold the company I believe in 1976 or 1977. I was a baby at the time. My mother used to wrapped the paper around the coins. The company was located off Fountain Street in Bryan, Texas. It is now a resturant called the Feed Barn. My grandfather is now 81 years old. I saw him two weeks ago. He told me how he started it up, still knows that a cup of extract would flavor 500 suckers, and each week he would come home smelling like the flavor of the week. Is there anything you would like know specific Carol? Let me know.
Julie - December 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Hi Rob. Do you have any photos of your grandfathers' company? Or a picture of the cornsucker?? Would love to see them if so!
belinda december 12, 2010 - December 12, 2010 - Report this comment
My brother was asking me about these suckers a few months back,if I remembered them. I told him I did, had forgotten about them until he ask about them. But, have not been able to find anyone who remembers them. I'm from Louisiana an now live in north Arkansas. My brothers ex wife found this site, so glad she did. Those were the best suckers. I am 49 so it was 60s an early 70s. Sure would like to have another one.
Lisa Ortiz - December 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I grew up in Port Bolivar Texas. Use to go to "Harry's" store and buy these and I agree the Grape Ones were the best. I would love to buy some more....
Jan Frederick - January 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Looking at the location that most of you are from, I am inclined to think the only lucky ones to have the pleasure of 'cornsuckers' was those of us from Louisiana and Texas. Man oh man, were they fun and delicious. You're right. No one I talk to east of the Mississippi River know what I'm talking about when I describe this amazing candy. I think sometimes the reason they disappeared was the 'law-suit' factor. No memory of any problems, but I was a child. It was 1967 when I bought my last chance at a candy encircled magic coin. Great nostalgia. So glad I'm not alone. Peace
Connie and Linda - January 06, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks to all of you for posting about these suckers. My sister was talking about them and we decided to look online to see if we were remembering them correctly. We bought ours at a tiny local general store owned by Mr. Murphy Arabie in Mathews, La in the late 60's. Like so many of you, I'd love to see a photo of these.
Helen - January 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Rob.......if you could post an old picture of the corn sucker, that would be WONDERFUL! We live in Louisiana and I've picked on my husband for years about this candy, and now I see that it's TRUE! So please post a photo if you can. Thank you!!
Purple300 - January 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I live in Lafayette la, I loved those suckers. What was the brand??? I'm 51..
Linda Norris - January 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I too, am so glad to see that I am not the only one who remembers Corn Suckers! I am 56 and during the 1960s’ my sister and I would buy these wonderful suckers at Watkins’ Grocery and Berry’s Rexall Drugstore here in Dardanelle, Arkansas.
Jules - February 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks everyone for going down memory lane- I grew up in New Orleans,LA- I'm 52 and was just telling my friend the sweet memory I have of going to my local (walking barefoot I might add) snowball stand in the summer and getting a corn sucker with money inside--tried to find a picture because she didn't remember - she's only 48 :)
rosie - February 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I am 55 years old i lived in N.E.Oklahoma as a child ,corn suckers was my favorite candy. What i wouldn't give to see one!
Donna - February 23, 2011 - Report this comment
OMG..I'm so glad I found this site. I have been tellin my co-workers about this sucker and they look at me like I'm crazy..I just wish I could find a picture of one
rosie - February 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Does anyone else remember the "IT'S A WINNER" suckers? They were in grape , cherry .......they were bumpy on the front and smooth on the back. If it was a winner there was a piece of tape on the back that said "it's a winner". I want to say they were from the charms co. but i'm not sure. All i truely remember is the tape what the sucker taste and look like.
Nathan Davis - March 01, 2011 - Report this comment
I tryied to make my family and co-workers remember this, but not too many of them did. They just though I was crazy. They just could not believe it, I think they thought I was just making it all up. They were real goog,I wish I had a Corn Sucker right now.
Nathan L. Davis - March 02, 2011 - Report this comment
MY my my, I am so glad that I finally found evidence of the amazing "Corn Sucker" that most of my family and co-workers don't know anything about. I think they assumed that I am crazy to even bring it up. I am also from Louisiana, and I remember them like it was yesterday. I loved that candy, and was excited about the fact that it actually had money inside of them. It was just great, I could use one right now. Thank you for this information.
Maria - March 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I thought I was the only one that remembered these. Does anyonbe still sell them? I have been remembering them the coins, or if no coin a prize written on the wooden handle.
vince - March 19, 2011 - Report this comment
why would they stop making that sucker, it was the best tasting sucker in the world,this junk they have now are made for aliens. someone need's to find out where they are sold and get them to charlie browns in little rock calif.i really miss that candy all that flavor was real.
Dixie - March 31, 2011 - Report this comment
ok...even though it's been said over and over? NO ONE BELIEVED ME ETIHER. And I just got ALL of my coworkers and showed them this site. Grew up in New Orleans and I'm 56 and we LOVED corn suckers. Why were they so good?? Was it the delicious anticipation of maybe finding a coin in one???
Dixie - March 31, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh and I used to get them at the Morgan & Lindsey and Rexall. Rob.. please tell your grandfather that we remember his candy with fond memories.
FOR REAL @ H-TOWN - April 08, 2011 - Report this comment
ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS - "THEY WERE SIMPLY THE BEST" SWEET MEMORIES!!!
LENNIE - May 04, 2011 - Report this comment
YES, YES, IT WAS THE TASTE, BUT WHEN I FOUND A COIN...SO EXCITING AND I WOULD JUST GO BACK AND BUY ANOTHER ONE. SURE WISH I HAD THE RECIPE..I WISH SOMEONE STILLL MADE THEM. I THINK THEY WOULD BE BEST SELLERS.. I REMEMBER THEY WERE A NICKLE.
Gwen - June 04, 2011 - Report this comment
They also were sold in Nashville, TN. Wonderful memories.
Mike Pizalate - June 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Worked in the candy company in Hearne, TX. Blackburn all day corn sucker, my school mate's dad owned it. Remember the coins in the cob. The company started in Waco, TX. back in the early sixties. Glad someone remembers this candy.
Eric - July 05, 2011 - Report this comment
They were great I liked the grape flavor ones, and they only cost a nickel.
David - August 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember buying these in Corpus Christi, Tx in the early 60's. I paid 3 cents and there was always a coin in them wrapped in wax paper. Usually a penny, occasionally a nickel and a dime was hitting the jackpot. They came in grape or cherry.
sandra - August 04, 2011 - Report this comment
i remember that candy trying to look through candy to c how much money hoping it was a dime or nickel
Linda Amos - August 09, 2011 - Report this comment
Found corn cob suckers at hometownfavorites.com
gigi - August 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Are these the same suckers that looked like a grape cluster? Thought they had a purple wrapper? Great memories at the candystore/donutshop in Alamosa Colorado ... Thanks Mrs Davis ... Remember when penny candy was a penny? Wow !!! I spent every nickle and dime I could get. I seem to remember these were a nickel. Yummy for sure!
Cathy Dunkin - August 22, 2011 - Report this comment
OMG I can't believe I found others who remember this . My husband thought I was crazy they were awesome . I remember finding a quarter one time . Did any one else find a 25 cent piece ? What was the name of the Co. who made them ?
Susan - September 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember walking to Swick's Grocery in Bremond, TX to buy one of these suckers! They really were the best! Wish they could reintroduce them out in the market. Alot of us babyboomers like going down memory lane!!!
Teresa - October 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember these from my childhood. Loved the raspberry flavor. Was hoping to find them to buy some or at least see a pic of one. Bought them at a neighborhood store called Guillot's in Alexandria, Louisiana.
flippin65 - October 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Rob...wished you could get your grandpa to make just 1 batch for old time sakes or at least you would get the receipe and try...couldn't hurt
Lemuel - October 11, 2011 - Report this comment
As a kid in New Mexico, corn suckers were the greatest treat, then to sometimes find a nickel inside. Who was the manufacuturer. The last box I purchased was in Midland, Texas
Horok - November 01, 2011 - Report this comment
OH yeah I remember corn suckers too. I'd like to have the red on that had small black spots in it. wow tasted so good..... with the coin inside..... that was candy? Wonder where they went?
Tommie - November 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Yes they were the best candy. Getting money for eating something so good was a bonus for sure.
Susan - November 27, 2011 - Report this comment
We spent a summer in Oklahoma City in the mid 60's (I'm from WAY northern NY) and discovered corn suckers. It was like a kid's lottery!!! Good candy and you might find a coin that allowed you to buy one or two more. Grape was my favorite, but I always held the lighter colored onees up to the light to see if I could make out the shape of a coin. They'll never come back I can see parents groups from today just screaming CHOKING HAZARD!!!!
Alana - December 28, 2011 - Report this comment
OMGosh, I was convincing myself that I was going crazy.....Thank you all for commenting about these wonderful suckers....I've been craving on since the birth of my first Son in 1982....no one remembers them and they think I'm crazy. Does anyone know what they were called? Wow, Thanks!
Lydia - January 01, 2012 - Report this comment
I REMEMBER THESE SO WELL. I WORKED AT LINGS MARKETT IN DOUCETTE TEXAS AND WE SOLD THEM THERE. MY FAVORITE ON WAS THE GRAPE. I WON ALOT OF MONEY ON THOSE. I HAVEN'T FOUND ANY WISHED I COULD.
Linda Norris - January 02, 2012 - Report this comment
I too, am so glad to see that I am not the only one who remembers Corn Suckers! I am 56 and during the 1960s’ my sister and I would buy these wonderful suckers at Watkins’ Grocery and Berry’s Rexall Drugstore here in Dardanelle, Arkansas.
Rhonda Kemp - January 11, 2012 - Report this comment
When I was a kid in the 70s we had corn suckers we didn't have much money but when mom gave us 25 cents we all would get a sucker and if we found money in ours we would get more suckers to share man those were the good old days
Janet - January 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Thank you all for allowing me to keep my sanity. No-one except my sister remembers these suckers. I seem to remember they had a scope that we used to fill with water and drink grape water. Would pay goo gobs of money for one.
zelda - January 19, 2012 - Report this comment
yes indeed i remember he corn sucker.. im 56.. grew up in alexandria la..i was eating a piece of hard candy that reminded me so much of the flavor of the orange one...was trying to remember if the coin was wrapped or not!!!
Beth - February 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Yep...I remember these awesome treats. Grew up in South Louisiana. Thought I was rich when I found a quarter in one!!
paul - February 13, 2012 - Report this comment
my sister used to work at the plant. she would sometimes bring them home by the box. i was lucky enough to visit the pland and see them being made. i would always ask my sister to bring hoem the ones with money in them. she would laugh and say that it was done randomly. we would always give them out at halloween because we had so many of them. man, how i miss them now. also miss poke'ems. lakawanna lime, gitchigumi grape, pocahontas punch and okeechobee orange.
sharonde - February 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I just want to know were i can buy the suckers
Janet Lenderman - March 20, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember getting those corn cob suckers with the coins in them!! Everyone was always hoping for quarters and dimes. Can anyone tell me if you can find them anywhere???
Hugh from northbrook - March 28, 2012 - Report this comment
With an Indian Tom Tom beat: Get some poke'ems Get some poke'ems Get some poke'ems Get some poke'ems We always got ours at sunset foods in northbrook!
COLLIER - May 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Grew up in the Irish Channel NOLA. (56 yrs old) Corn suckers, grape were one of my favorites also, the money was in the center wrapped in a piece of wax paper. Got them from the sweetshops. Around the time rat finks were in gumball machines. I liked those candy kisses (looked like lipstick) wrapped in gold and clear plactic.
Blair - May 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I was in new orleans and my friend ask me did i remember the corn sucker and i said yes and she want one i try all site but no one carry them no more then i mention about the thumb sucker and the hand suckers anyone remember them!!!!
Ola - May 28, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember the hand sucker. They were delicious, I was raised in New Orleans and we couldn't wait to get home from school everyday to buy one. I think they were homemade. Good Memories!!!
Terry G - June 10, 2012 - Report this comment
LMAO - good to hear that someone else remembers these corn suckers! It reminds me of the commercial on how long does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop - I could never wait to get to my "coin" and I usually crunched them - surprised I still have teeth! I'm 56 - holla!!
Belinda - June 17, 2012 - Report this comment
My grandfather used to make these at his candy shop in Waco TX...it was the Blackburn Candy Co. I always thought he invented these suckers...we used to go visit him and he would dump piles of change on the floor and tell us to wrap it for his suckers! When we were little, we would go to various shops and drop off their "shipment" of corn suckers...she was a "distributor" we were told. Our suckers were not shaped as CORN...and that's not why they were called corn suckers. Corn Suckers...made out of corn syrup...and a sucker that lasted ALL DAY...hence he called them ALL DAY CORN SUCKERS...they couldn't be EATEN...you had to lick them and what REALLY made them unique (other than the money inside) was its shape...it was actually shaped like the inside of your mouth and your tongue could lick it REPEATEDLY until you got down to the stick (or money which was near the stick)...maybe the corn shaped ones were knock offs of his product...I don't truely know if he patented this product or if it was truely his idea...he died in 1965, 2 months after sellin his company to a company in San Antonio TX ... I was told that this co is the same that produces Blackburn Syrup...to this day, it's my favorite syrup! Haven't seen a corn sucker since his death although we had boxes, boxes of the sucker to eat as kids that were left over when we went to his shop after his death. I loved finding this site...a true legacy to my PAPA-PAPA!
delores - June 17, 2012 - Report this comment
it makes me happy to see soo many of you enjoyed my grandfathers corn sucker..my mother used to deliver them all over fort worth texas..and several years ,some of my co workers were talking about things in the past and corn suckers were brought up..not that many people had heard of them/then i heard about this web site//and i find out that more people actually enjoyed them..my grandfather also made other types of candies/but corn suckers were the most popular..not sure about his company being sold to san antonio..actually think poss closer to fort worth/but whomever bought it/poss could have kept the name of blackburn corn suckers ..so glad all of you out there have happy memories//and enjoyed reading this web site..
Eleanor - July 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember the candy was the size of a small child's hand (they were large compared to suckers/lolipops of today). I remember a sucker lasting the whole week, because of it's size and thickness. It came in several flavors: grape, lemon, orange, red cherry and occasionally green/lime. It was on a popcicle stick, wrapped in clear cellophane and it was curved shaped to fit you mouth and around your tongue. The front of the sucker looked like a corn on the cob (you could actually see the kernels, the back side was smooth and indented to fit you tongue. I remember paying 5 cents for them and was lucky to have found quarters in some of them, which allow me to go back to buy more and share them with my younger sisters. A note to Collier, who also remembers the lipstick candy, that was the best candy you could buy for a penny. I remember that it would also shade your lips red and the fun part was licking your lips cause it tasted so good. I've gone to several Wholesale Warehouses that are opened to the public and some actually sell candies that were popular in the 60's, that you will not find at any local grocery store or Walmart.
Adriane - July 12, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember these!!!!!People look at me like im crazy when I talk about them!!!!Where can I find them.
julia - July 31, 2012 - Report this comment
Oh, how I wish I could even find a picture of this sucker! Have found nothing to prove visually that they existed except for peoples remembrances. Nothing but our aging boomer brains. LOL Anyone have a picture??
Robert H - August 08, 2012 - Report this comment
I use to get these from a little Store Name Thompson in Fort Smith Arkansas. Back in the 60s. My wife also think i am carzy
Doug - August 14, 2012 - Report this comment
These were around at least as early as the 60's. In the 70's I played football at Texas A&M and a guy who was a year older bought the company in Bryan Texas where these were made. His name was Leonard Milsap.
Carolyn - August 29, 2012 - Report this comment
We LOVED these suckers! Growing up in Carthage, TX in the early 60's, we got these all the time! Can't believe we never choked on a coin!
Cookie Giles - November 08, 2012 - Report this comment
We used to buy them at lunch in Catholic school & I'm glad someone else heatd of them There were sooooo good. I ate them for 8 yrs 60-68 in grade school. Cookie hippiechick0704@gmail.com
Norma - November 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I also remember them and the grape one was my favorite. I grew up in Brownsville, Tx and attended Victoria Elementry School like from 1967-73. I remember there was a little store across the street from the school, and I would go buy candy there after school. My favorite candy was the corn sucker, the flavor of grape was amazing and the excitment of finding money in it was so much fun. Simpler times for sure.
Mitsy - November 27, 2012 - Report this comment
Is there a recipe fpr them??? I use to buy them and then take them to school and sell them!!
Pancho Dos - December 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Bought them at Sonny Mann's Grocery in Castroville, TX and St.Louis Catholic School.Sure wish I could find a photo.
Martha - December 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember the grape one the most. They were my favorite. I bought them at the Sweet Shop owned by my aunt and uncle in the late 60's and early 70's. I am so glad I found this website. I now know eating these suckers wasn't just one of my oh so vivid dreams! Nobody I asked could remember them. Must be old age.
Carolyn - January 08, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved these winner suckers! That's what we called them because some of them had a piece if paper attached that said 'winner,' and you got another sucker free. These were in the early to mid 60s. They did not have a coin inside. They were red or grape with a smooth bottom and a bubbled top. I LOVED these suckers!!! I have searched for years online trying to find out the manufacturer. I bought mine at a little store across from my school in Queen City, Texas.
JJ - January 08, 2013 - Report this comment
I lived in central LA and loved corn suckers!!!
pam - January 15, 2013 - Report this comment
The corn suckers I remember were large and had little bumps that made one side resemble an ear of corn. I grew up in Bryan, Tx and they gave them out at First Bank and Trust. We would always go with my mom to the drive thru and we were sure to get a sucker. The ones I remember did not have any type of coin or prize in it though. Does anyone remember these types of corn suckers?
welbert - February 12, 2013 - Report this comment
I would like to see a picure of an corn sucker candy. I was bor
Rene' - February 15, 2013 - Report this comment
I'm from Shreveport, LA. I remember them well. Oh how I would buy those gems! I would hold them up to the light to see if there was a coin inside. LOL Grape was always my favorite flavor. Didn't matter if I got a nickel or a penny.
Mike - February 26, 2013 - Report this comment
It was in the Sixties.We stole a whole box of Corn Suckers.Went to our treehouse and we went to eating that candy to get all money out.Then we had enough money to go to store and Buy some more! People said I was Crazy that no such thing!! I know I was making that stuff up!My favorite was the yellow and Green and it look like a corncob.Good ole days!
Brenda - March 10, 2013 - Report this comment
Oh, they so very good. I've been trying else to find them again. I grow up and still live in Ft. Worth, TX, It's been a while and I really don't remember the name of the store we got them from. But my relatives remember be them tasting just like knee-hi sodas. We would dip the suckers in them and really couldn't tell the difference between soda or suckers.
Regina - March 12, 2013 - Report this comment
My classmate go to the valley near Mexico every year, claiming she will bring some back on her next trip. Can't wait!!!
Robert - March 14, 2013 - Report this comment
The original ALL DAY CORN SUCKER came from a little candy plant on Hiway 79 in Hearne, Texas. It was smooth and concave on one side and shape like an ear of corn on the other. They came in all the primary flavors. Most of them had coins in them ranging from a penny to a quarter. Very few had none. And they really did last all day. In the 60s I used to visit relatives in Hearne when I was a kid and we could either go by any local store or go directly to the plant. Sometimes they'd just give us a few.
oscar - March 18, 2013 - Report this comment
Every time I tell people today about this candy with coins in them, they think I'm crazy too. It got to the point i thought it was a dream, but no it was real. Used to buy them on the way to school in San Antonio, Tx. With all the nickles and dimes I found, I would buy more candy. Good ol times!
Lori - April 11, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember these!! And the response seems to be the same that everyone else reported on this site. No one believes me!! We'd go get the suckers at the corner store, gather enough money to go buy another one...
Lori - April 11, 2013 - Report this comment
I'm just happy I'm not the only one who remembers this candy. I was beginning to doubt myself!!!
Debbie In Texas - April 14, 2013 - Report this comment
I use to eat those years ago. I love them!! I heard they didn't make them anymore because if the chance of getting chocked on a coin. But besides that I still love the taste! Do they still make them? Anyone know?
James in New Orleans, LA - April 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Good Candy in the 60's, you not crazy. I ate them too.
Cheryl - May 04, 2013 - Report this comment
I just finished telling my daughter (who is 29)about the corn suckers and holding the candy up to the light to see how much money was in the candy. My daughter thought I was lying until I showed her this site. Please if they are making this candy, where can I buy it. I lived in Brenham, Texas in the late 50's and early 60's. I'm now 58. Cheryl
Vicky - May 05, 2013 - Report this comment
In the 1960s my family would take a couple trips a year to DeWitt, Arkansas to visit my mom's relatives. My sister and I always looked forward to getting corn suckers at an old neighborhood store near my aunt's house. I remember not all of them had a coin inside, but the ones that did usually had a nickel. I can remember occasionally finding corn suckers in other areas, but if my memory is correct it was always on road trips passing through rural areas. I don't remember ever finding corn suckers in the Dallas area where we lived.
Debbie - May 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Me and my sisters were just talking about these the other day. We are now in our 50's. We lived in a suburb of Fort Worth, TX and would buy them at the little store in our neighborhood called Tops. They were delicious. Grape was my favorite and I once found a dime in mine, but all other times I got a penny. We would hold them up to the light to see if we might be able to tell what coin was in them before you bought it. And yes, they were hallowed out on one side, like a scoop and the other side looked like an ear of corn. They would not be allowed to be sold in today's world but times were simpler back then. What great memories.
Debbie - May 19, 2013 - Report this comment
These corn suckers were out in the 60's.
Sharon - May 27, 2013 - Report this comment
My sister is having a 65th birthday party and we would like to have a candy station displaying some of the candies that were out when she was growing up. We thought that having handsuckers would really bring everyone back to their childhood. Can someone please help us with this mission.
angie - June 02, 2013 - Report this comment
well im 49 and i remember them thry were at the bottom of the sucker
Charles Le Normand - July 01, 2013 - Report this comment
I would like to start making these corn suckers, I would buy them from a shop in Buras La. across from the Buras High School in 1966. If some one can help with the recipe send to cel2000@bellsouth.net. These where the best, Today I would Pay $2.00 for them. God Bless All
pinkshoes - July 10, 2013 - Report this comment
were the best suckers ever and yes getting the coin was the best!
sands - July 21, 2013 - Report this comment
I father made these out of a business warehouse, my sister and i wrapped the coins for him pennies nickles and dime...I still have 4 of the molds 214-704-8104 if interested, i will try to see if he has the receipt YES GOOD STUFF. I'm sure there was other that made them as well.
sands - July 21, 2013 - Report this comment
I called Dad 84 years old he said Paul Philabacker (sp?)started the company, My dad and mother started a franchise under Paul from Waco or Bryan, Tx. Pop was not sure but leaned more toward Bryan than Waco. Oh Lord they are good, and I spent many days at the dentist office!!!! Sugar and Corn Syrup big cooper kettle and boat paddle to stir the mixture with... I he could remember OH rubber tire tube to cool the mixture off...OH BOY ..FDA would love that!!!! : ) Good OLE DAYS miss them for sure
Cindy - July 23, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember the corn sucker, use to buy them from Mr. Charlie and Ms. Louise, I grew up in New Orleans, and I remember the hand sucker it was the greatest tasting sucker in the world. I would love to find one online. those were the good ole days can't find candy like that anymore!
Debbie - August 01, 2013 - Report this comment
I have been looking for these suckers for a long time. They were the best. My baby sister and I would go to a little store that was up on the corner from our house sold them. We would go every day sometimes 2-3 times a day to get some. We would look for the sucker that had the biggest coin in it. And I didn't have a favorite flavor, I liked them all. Wish someone could find them again or get the recipe. Waiting to hear something. flirt2623@yahoo.com
Sugarfoot111 - August 01, 2013 - Report this comment
I Remember these suckers, I was talking to my husband about them, I'm from Dallas, Tx and my husband from LA, we both remember them to be oval shaped more round at the top, and they had bumps on them like corn on the cob, the bottom was smooth, and they usually had a dime, nickel or a quarter in them. Those were the days, wish I could find some now.
dadaalquty - August 02, 2013 - Report this comment
Ok Sugarfoot111 described the sucker perfectly. I don't remember mine ever having a coin but the candy was delicious. I would love for my grandkids to experience some of the things I did as a child. One more thing. Does anyone remember cherry barrel candy. You can find root beer all day long but they usta make cherry too.
lafine - August 21, 2013 - Report this comment
omg for real! the grape was the best of all flavors. i remember them so well. back in the day those were the candy to have. the now children don't have a clue. best candy in world.
flowers - August 23, 2013 - Report this comment
Hey Rob please, please ask your granddad for the recipe!!I too love the grape flavor Corn/coin suckers. I speak of this sucker all of the time-my children would love to have a taste and so would I. These are sweet, sweet memories! Such a treat to find cash inside to buy more of these wonderful suckers. God Bless!
Patrice - September 11, 2013 - Report this comment
OMG!!! I'm originally from Lafayette, LA. I was just telling one of my younger co-workers about the corn / coin suckers. The look on her face was priceless. She said, "no way". Another younger co-worker found this site by goggling "candy sold in the seventies". What a pleasant surprise to find all of you from LA, TX, and AL. I'm 53 years young (lol), and just wanted to say that growing up in the sixties, and seventies were the BEST times of my life. May God bless ALL of you!
Kim - September 12, 2013 - Report this comment
OMGoodness! I am 53 years old and grew up riding my bicycle to Fill-a-Bill and Hestand's Grocery Store in Pine Bluff, AR for the sweet treat. Holy Cow! I never was a lucky winner of a coin. However, I was totally interested in the delicious flavor of my corn sucker. That was enough for me! I have always been totally astonished that NO ONE in Eastern Arkansas has ever heard of the delicious sweet treat called a corn sucker! Oh! I would love one right now! This find is exciting though, for now. May God bless all corn sucker lovers everywhere!
Charlies Angels - September 18, 2013 - Report this comment
OMG!!! I grew up in Ferris Tx around all the candy houses & those suckers were awesome! I too thouoght I was going crazy when I talked about them & no one remembers but me.LOL! I was talking about it to a friend today & they remembered so i tried looking the name up & up popped this sight & LOL! i feel so happy now that you all know & remember the corn suckers from the 1960's...We gotta get em back!!! :)
Wade L. - October 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember finding a dime in one. I took it home and beat it on the curb with a big rock ...... I couldn't wait to get that dime. That was the "BEST" dime in the whole world as far as I was concerned!!! I bought another one that had nothing in it. Loved these corn suckers. Good memories.
Nise56 - October 09, 2013 - Report this comment
My co-worker is in her late 20's and when I told her about this candy, she made a comment that it was dangerous. I told her we weren't like the kids today. We knew it might be there so we were careful. They were delish!!!!!!!
Craig T. - October 20, 2013 - Report this comment
I dod't recall coins in mine. I only recall little slips of paper wrapped inside that annouced if you were a wiiner or not. The winner notice got you a free sucker.
Craig T.(corrected) - October 20, 2013 - Report this comment
I don't recall coins in mine. I only recall little slips of paper wrapped inside that announced if you were a winner or not. The winner notice got you a free sucker.
Annabelle Schecter - October 29, 2013 - Report this comment
Well it doesn't seem like anyone else from the northeast remembers these so people still think I'm crazy. :-( I used to get these in Poughkeepsie, NY back in the day (70s for sure). I don't think these had coins in them when I found them. They were AWESOME. I only got obsessed about finding out what they were this evening because I bought some agave syrup and the taste reminded me of these suckers.
Donna - November 01, 2013 - Report this comment
Reading all these posts brings back wonderful memories of the corn suckers with coins and the winner suckers (grape and cherry). I grew up in Antlers, OK and they were my favorite candies. My husband grew up in Chicago and thinks I made the corn suckers up. Now I have proof.
Joann - November 04, 2013 - Report this comment
When I Llved in Spring, TX, back in the late 60s, I would ride my bike to Dorines market and sell coke bottles I had picked up along the roadways -and then use the money to buy the corn suckers. Those were the days.....
Judy - November 16, 2013 - Report this comment
I grew up in Oakdale, Louisiana. I'm 58 now, born in 1955. I remember getting corn suckers in the mid to late 60's. Everybody got them...it was so exciting to see what money you would find. We would hold them up to the light, trying to see what was inside, but you never could see. I remember getting all kinds of money! I remember someone (not me) got a dollar one time! These were the best! I wish that someone had a picture of them! Also wish I could buy one now!
Karen - December 04, 2013 - Report this comment
Growing up in Booneville,Arkansas,in the 60's, we shopped at a Mom & Pop Grocery store and every week I would buy my Corn Suckers and yes they had Money in them !! My Favorite was the grape .I always got $ in mine, the most I remember was a quarter.I wish I had a Picture of one now because I don't think my kids believe me :)
Lynne - December 06, 2013 - Report this comment
I am 56 and I still think about the corn suckers we use to buy as a child. I use to go to the Legion Swimming Pool in Houma,Louisiana. I use to buy the grape corn suckers. They were my FAVORITE! If I were lucky enough to get a quarter or dime in mine I use to buy another grape. I loved these and would love for them to come back. It doesn't matter about the coins in them, I just loved the suckers. I remember how they were shaped like a little ear of shucked corn. The good ole days!
Sha'Ron - December 12, 2013 - Report this comment
This is so funny. I'm 58 and from Grand Prairie, Tx. My kids and my co-worker was laughing at me when I told them about this candy They said I was making this up. We would walk to the neighborhood store, Ms Holland and buy these sucker's. I we paid five cent for them, and the most I remember winning was a nickel. It was always at least a penny in it when you won!I don' know where these candys came from other then Ms Holland store nor when they dissapeared, but I wish I had one right now. Lol
JG - January 08, 2014 - Report this comment
Had a hot debate at my job about corn suckers! Glad i found this website to prove it! Myself and a neighborhood full of kids would walk to the neighborhood store to get em'! I always found a coin in mine and would rush back to get another. GOOD TIMES!!!!!
izzy - January 09, 2014 - Report this comment
yeah remeber the butter nut , big hunk , chico stick
Karen - January 14, 2014 - Report this comment
It seems like I remember sometimes there was a piece of paper in them saying I had won a free sucker ?? Does anyone remember that or am I imagining it ? Did anyone ever get a dollar bill? I know I use to get quarters and nickles..
Bren - February 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I well remember these! loved them as a child in the early 60's. Growing up in the Mississippi delta it was a treat to get a penny or nickle, dime or quarter back when you got to the end of the sucker. I ask about them the other day and was told I was crazy because there were no suckers with money in them, thank you all for remembering too.
Debbie - March 16, 2014 - Report this comment
I was so glad to see this site. I told this to my employees at the bank and they said it was a Louisiana thing. LOL They were so good.
christine - May 07, 2014 - Report this comment
my husband and I was just talking about the coin or corn suckers. I grew up on the south side of Fort worth Texas. I remember long summer days and those suckers! I found Slowpo and blackcow suckers. Happy memories.It didn't take much to make our generation happy.
Mikes - June 04, 2014 - Report this comment
True story, Leonard milsap from Bryan made corn suckers in a little factory. He was partners in other endeavors with my boss at the time, engineer jerry bishop. We went over to the factory 1978 or so, big vat full of hot syrupy mix fell over on the floor. The old Spanish cook calmly took a large scoop shovel from the wall and tossed the candy right back in the lot, sawdust and all. Never stopped me from enjoying a good old corn sucker, though.
Malcolm Crawford - June 11, 2014 - Report this comment
I also remember peanuts in a red round box that sometimes had money in it. How about Charm suckers. Didn't they have money in them too?
Ninfa Azevedo - June 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Well I left comment earlier but didn't see it. So here goes another. We grew up in tornillo, TX. We had a small hamburger grill and they sold those corn pops there. My favorite was the purple flavor. I don't remember how much I ever got tho. But those were delicious!
James - July 04, 2014 - Report this comment
My God.. I'm not the only one! I remember visiting my grandparents as a child and going to the corner store for those suckers! I know they made other flavors but the grape is the one that stands out in my memory. I can almost taste it now. They were fantastic! Nothing today compares to the taste. Surely somebody can figure out a formula to recreate it. I remember they had a rich smell and were just divine. Nothing chemical or artificial about the taste. Oh what I would give for one now!
Glenda Hall - July 30, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm 62 n from Fort Worth Tx. Corn suckers were THE bomb.They were a nickel n we would try to look through it to see if it had a coin in it. Seldom would you find a quarter but if you did it was like winning the lotto! People look at me like I'm nuts when I talk about them. BOY!I wish I had one right now. Remember Jack cookies? They looked like jack-o-lanterns. Big cookie, two for a penny!Those were THE days. Looking for an image of the sucker but no luck.MISSING YOU.
Julie - August 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Still hoping that someone will replicate these delicious and profitable suckers! Wasn't the money wrapped in wax paper? I got a quarter at least once and was so excited!
michelle - November 20, 2014 - Report this comment
Yes I remember them. I'm 55 live in lake Charles, la. Not many of my friends or co-worker that are around my age remember. They say I must have dreamed of them. Glad to know there are others who remember.
VANESSA - December 06, 2014 - Report this comment
YES!!!I remember CORN SUCKERS, I'm 55 and live in Harvey,La. Grape was my FAVORITE!!! I Would go to the corner store off of BROWN AVE. SWEET MEMORIES!

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