Food of the Seventies, Giant Sweet Tarts (not chewy)

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I would buy these when my bus stopped at Wag-a-Bag on the way home from school. They came in a cellophane package of two; always red and grape. These were not chewy (as they are today). I would wedge them in the roof of my mouth, them lick them until my tongue was completely raw! Great with a coke Icee!
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Adrian - August 18, 2009 - Report this comment
SO WHERE DO WE BUY THE GIANT NOT CHEWY SWEET TARTS. WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING LL OVER FOR THEM!?!?! SOMEBODY HEEEELP!!!!!
cocoabeachbaby - October 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I would like to find them too. The only ones I can find are either chewy or not as large. I remember that they came out with giant heart-shaped ones around Valentine's Day and egg-shaped ones at Easter time. Loved them!
Bob - November 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I have been searching for these for quite some time. Everything I find on the web indicates they are discontinued. Even the retor candy companies don't have them.
Bob (again) - November 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Of course I meant retro...C'mon Wonka...bring 'em back!
Cathy - January 04, 2010 - Report this comment
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE - somebody come out with the Giant Sweetarts again. Chewy ones are just not the same!!!!
Teresa - February 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I am kinda like the person at the top of the list. I used to stop by our neighborhood drug store on the way home from school most every day. I lived in town and walked home from school. There is nothing like the big sweet tarts. They are no where to be found today. That is sad. I wish they would start selling them again. I would stock up.
Roz - March 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Everyone who visits this site and feels the same about this should contact nestle or wonka and request that they start making them again. Maybe it'll work. Hell, it worked for Family Guy.
Elizabeth - March 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I have such fond memories similar to those already mentioned. I lived blocks away from a Modern Dairy store. I would walk or ride my bike there to get these giant sweet tarts. The grape ones were my favorite. I have looked all over for them, but have been unable to find them. Please someone....start making them again! I, too, would stock up!
Joette - April 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Nothing.. absolutely nothing could compare to the taste of a cherry giant Sweetart eaten on a hot summer's day on the walk home from out local Dairy Mart. I remember the tang on my tongue and sweet flavor.... yummy memories. C'mon Nestle &/or Wonka BRING THEM BACK!!
John - April 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Yes, I ate these all of the time in the early 70's. Explains the Diabetes I have today!!
Carolyn - May 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to munch on one of these slowly when I was a kid and would have it for more weeks happily and slowly munching. Can't find 'em either!
Amber - May 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved giant sweet tarts. when i was a teenager they had them @ sugar mountain. Blue is my all-time favorite. I can't find them anywhere! so sad. p.s. who came up with chewy sweettarts? So lame!
RosieJoplin - May 20, 2010 - Report this comment
YES!!!!please PLEASE bring the giant sweetart back my kids have heard so much about them...and I too have lots of memories of walking home from school licking on a sweetart BRING THEM BACKx87
c. skinner, alabama - May 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I too loved the 3 pack (pink, purple and yellow) giant sweetarts! I agree that whomever came up with the chewy ones was either lame or had no teeth!!!! Wonka- bring them back for the sake of the 70's generation!!!!!! I promise I will stock up 50 cases!!!!! Luv 'em!!!
Robin - June 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm so sad that you can't find these anymore. I've looked everywhere and I guess I have to face the fact that this is one retro candy you can't get. I loved the cherry ones!!
Mem - July 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I also have fond memories of those sweet tarts!!! I want them back as well! Also...I remember series 1 and 2 of Wacky Packages. Those were the good old days!
jackie - August 12, 2010 - Report this comment
i used to get them every weekend at the skating rink. my husband and i searched all over town looking for them. so sad
Military Ma - August 22, 2010 - Report this comment
All I can think about is how we all pretty much agree on the fact that either the roof of your mouth or tongue would be raw after eating these. (Although I wouldn't have ever complained) But sadly I bet if we bit into one probably half of us would be calling the dentist or handing the rest of it to the kiddos....so someone pass me a Geritol cuz this is bringing back way too many memories and I can't believe I am this old :)
tammy - August 24, 2010 - Report this comment
i would love to see the giant sweet tarts back,they cam three to a pack purple yellow pink,great at the movies they would last the whole movie,please let me know where and if any of you found them thanks
hollingsworth - November 02, 2010 - Report this comment
bring back the giant sweet tarts (not chewy - taste is not the same at all) i liked the grape, cherry, and pineapple: amazing. i'd stock up as well.
Atlanta - January 11, 2011 - Report this comment
They looked like the soap tablets used at home ( sos tabs ). We bought one along with a slurpee, the best walk home ever. We were lucky to have keeped our teeth when biting into the large sweet tarts. Sweet tarts were teeth breakers, and sugar daddies yanked out your fillings.
Isabelle - February 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember elementary school on Valentine's Day, they handed one out to every kid. Good memories! Wish they would bring them back.
CoronadaKid - March 15, 2011 - Report this comment
These are the best! In the 1960's Mom would give me $0.50 and money to buy a carton of Pall Mall cigarettes. I rode my bike about 1.5 miles to the Lone Star IceHouse Drive-In Grocery Store. I would buy five Giant Sweetarts. I bought the carton of cigarettes without an ID and with no questions asked by the clerk. But when I would buy Playboy magazine at age 12 the clerks would smile with me.
ken - April 19, 2011 - Report this comment
Original Giant Sweet tarts came one to a pack. I think they were 5 cents around 1966?. Later they were replaced with a version with two to a pack containing different flavors. The package size was the same, the earlier ones were just twice as thick. I remember licking the think ones until my tongue bled. Would have to wait a day until it healed up enough to resume the candy which would quickly tear up my tongue again. Kinda remember tasting blood with the last third of so of the candy. Wish they would bring them back :) I have to admit I still have a thing for Sweetarts 45 years later. Best time of the year is Valentines day and Easter when they sell the 1/2 pound bags of either hearts, eggs, or ducks/bunnies/chicks for a $1 or two. That time of year I usually look and buy a bag when I find them at the supermarket or pharmacy. The candy is usually gone in a couple of days. I have to admit sometime I don't feel too good after I eat all the candy, but by the next day I am looking for more ..... :)
Jen - May 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I too have been looking for giant sweet tarts the original hard ones, for years.theybhad a sort of H line stamped in them and I'd break them into the three pieces, like two half moons and a middle rectangle then I'd break them more and put them in a suffers box so I could get away with eat.ing them in school pretending I was munching cough drops. Does anyone remember the giant bazooka bubble gum that was a huge rectangle you could break in two pieces and it was really thick?
Patty - May 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I thought I was the only one who remembered the original Giant SweetTarts!! And yes, they made my tongue bleed too. :-) Someone told me the other day that they saw them in a candy store in Seaside, Oregon. Wonder if they're really the original?
Lynn - May 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember my tongue bleeds fondly, but not the time when the giant sweet tart got stuck in my throat. I barely managed to cough it out, so perhaps that's why they don't have them anymore.
Vickie - May 30, 2011 - Report this comment
Nothing compares to the original giant sweet tarts back in the day. I remember they came indiviually wrapped in four colors; pink, purple, green and yellow. The pink and purple were the most popular ones. I remember that I always had a hard time deciding which one to buy between the pink and purple ones. I can still taste the powder confection once you were able to bite into it. Oh the memories!
Trand - June 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I have been loooking for the orgignal sweet tarts for years, alas, no luck. Just one, I just need one grape one! Arrrrggghhh!!!!
nannacats - August 18, 2011 - Report this comment
We have been looking for a L-O-N-G time too, why do they take away all the good stuff. Used to walk to the store and get them for what seemed like pennies now. You're right, made your tongue raw and it was sooooo good!
Here here - September 11, 2011 - Report this comment
The last time saw them was around 1995. Why won't they bring them back? Chewy ones worse for teeth anyway. Also why is Hershey co false advertising original flavors when they replaced the best one, lemon, with blue raz?????
Ron - October 10, 2011 - Report this comment
1960's giant Sweet-Tarts were the greatest even if they were hard on your tongue.
Maggie - October 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember the ones in the single pack being the size of a hockey puck. I would scrape them down with my teeth. No bleeding tongue, but my teeth were never the same. Grape was my favorite. I want them back too! The chewy ones are gross.
Ann - October 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I contacted Nestle and they sent the following reply: Dear Ms. Schramm, Thank you for contacting Wonka® SweeTARTS® Candy. As you may know, we produce and market a variety of products. While we would like every store to offer each item we make, it is their decision as to which products they will carry. In response to your inquiry, we do still make the 1.5 ox package of Giant Wonka® SweeTARTS® Candy If the item is not readily available, please ask the store manager for assistance, as it may just be out of stock. Nestlé does not handle direct sales, however we have partnered with two companies, "My Brands and "Net Grocer" for hard to find favorite products. Their prices may be little higher than a retail store and sometimes require a minimum purchase, and they do ship directly to your home. You may place an order with My Brands via their toll free number 1-888-281-6400 or online at My Brands. You may contact Net Grocer online to place an order. We appreciate your interest and hope you will visit our website often for the latest information on our products and promotions. Sincerely, Patricia A. M. Scott Consumer Response Representative Ref: N19255511 as to where the Giant Sweet tarts are sold:
Ann - October 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I should have checked before posting Nestle's comments. Neither one of the aforementioned companies carry the giant Sweet tarts :(
Lynn - November 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Ha! Haa! I was talking to someone about these last night, couldn't remember the name until this AM, looked it up on the net and found this site. I loved these, too, when I was little and had the same experience repeatedly with my tongue raw from licking the Sweet Tart...they were so awesome and so addicting! I'm sure my mom never knew that I was licking these things until my tongue bled. I would REALLY love to have another now...
Heather - December 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I LOVED those Giant Sweet tarts. I'd get thte double pack, in the 70's and pop it in my mouth till a piece of it got soft then scrape it with my teeth, over and over again till my tongue was raw. Then the next day I'd be begging my momma to go up to the corner drug store again!!!!
Bill - January 11, 2012 - Report this comment
Haven't thought about this candy since for decades, but I recall it fondly from the 60s and 70s. I'm surprised it's not made anymore. With all the fat people in our country you'd think it would be a big seller. As for me, I suspect I'd try one or two, satisfy my nostalgia, and probably never have another.
Pamela - January 15, 2012 - Report this comment
This was the best candy. The chewable ones ARE lame. I wish also they would bring these back. And yes, how pathetic, however, I would stock up on these also. : ) Come on candy makers bring 'em back. pleeeeeeeease.
Denise - January 18, 2012 - Report this comment
My sister and I would go down to the store close to our home buy a sack full of penney candy. Alwasys buying a giant sweettart. We licked them until our tongues were raw and blleeding. Where can I find them. I've looked everywhere?
Pat - January 27, 2012 - Report this comment
My single greatest wish before I die is to once again have a cherry-flavored giant sweet tart. To lick it until my tongue bled. To put it into my pocket for later, than pull it out and pick off the pocket lint, before licking it some more. To place it next to my bed on the table right next to my glasses so it was there when I woke up in the morning. To lick it and lick it and lick it until there was nothing left to lick, and eat the last remains. Then head back to Wagners corner store in my neighborhood, plunk down a nickel, and start all over. I could make one of those babies last for days. Of all the great candy we had as kids in the 1960's-1970's giant sweet tarts were the best.
Rick - February 10, 2012 - Report this comment
Wow! All of you are bringing back such good memories. I also do not like the chewy ones. They should bring these back just like they brought back the original Taco Flavor Doritos in So. Cal last year.
Julie from Minnesota - February 17, 2012 - Report this comment
I too remember the Giant sweettarts,and they were my favorite candy..Im 40 years old and I think of them often...I hope one day to see them on the shelf again...I have ate sweettarts since 1972 and will intil I can't No more...good thing you only have to suck on them..lol
Mike - February 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I always looked forward to Valentine's and Easter to get them in heart and egg shape. There was also a really cool gum in those shapes back in the day. Can't find that either. The gum kind of broke apart and you could chew it to bring it together again. Loved the Giant (un-chewy) Sweetarts. Great forum!
missy - February 20, 2012 - Report this comment
I have been reading the above posts waiting for one of them to actually say that someone has the REAL sweetarts...but I guess not....they were so much better than anything you can get today...so sad!!!
Carl - February 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Used to go the skating rink on Friday nights. First stop after getting skates was teh concession stand for a 3 pack of the hard version of the Giant Sweetarts. Would eat on these things all night. I miss going to the skating rink but near as much as the Giant Sweetarts. They really need to bring them back!
Zim - February 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved big Sweet Tarts. 16 years ago, I remember they sold heart-shaped Sweet Tarts at Valentine's Day and Easter Egg and Chick shaped ones for Easter. That's the closest I've coming to having the large sized ones in years.
John - February 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Original giant sweetarts came in two-packs, red and purple, flat on one side...rounded on the other, packed back to back, flat sides together...late sixties-early seventies. Those were the best...lasted for days...lick, scrape with teeth,,sometimes dipped in water. Later in the seventies they came out with three-packs...blue, red and yellow...packed in a row (like the chewy one now)...concave on both sides. not as good as the originals but still, better than nothing. Every time I see the chewy three-packs and see "giant" I feel a fleeting moment of hope...then read the word "chewy" and turn away, spatting in disgust and betrayal.
Rebecca - February 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I too, have a roller rink memory associated with this delicious treat! I WANT MORE!!!
scott - February 29, 2012 - Report this comment
GIANT GRAPE SWEET TARTS ARE THE BEST CANDY EVER! BRING THEM BACK, NESTLE, WONKA WHO EVER MAKES THEM... PLEASE... WE WILL ALL BUY TONS OF EM. THANK YOU
Martha - April 15, 2012 - Report this comment
YES! I wish they would make the Giant Sweetarts, not the chewy kind. I have had an urge to "knaw" on one of those giant tablets for years, now!! Maybe we could start a petition? Those would last me for more than a day! I miss em!
Mary - April 23, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved the giant cherry Sweetarts! 10 cents at my corner store in the late '60s. I wished for years that they would bring them back but I no longer eat sugar so it's probably just as well.
Steve - April 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I have looked and searched on line for these for a long time with a no go. I loved these in the late 60's they were awesome.I am sure if they made them they would be a big seller. Also the old taco doritos were awesome..the new one's they came out with suck in my opinion..not even close to the same..my how things change..please please bring back the giant sweet tarts..
Amber - April 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Come on folks! Write/ email wonka! They need to hear our voice so they know this product is in demand and will make them money!!! I could literally eat giant sweetarts everyday of my life! Also, it would be sooo great if they brought back lime flavor for green instead of green apple in every freggin' candy! Why are they always trying to change the flavors?!!
robyn - May 01, 2012 - Report this comment
hi does anyone know what these were they were flat they were wrapped in clear cellophane and they came in watermellon .cherry ,grape,sour apple cherry ,and you would like them they were hard candy but it was flat like a candy bar and long like a candy bar. thanks greybabby@aol.com
Rose - May 10, 2012 - Report this comment
Today I called Nestle 1 800 225 2270 ,to ask them to bring back the original Sweet Tart .Like all of you , I too longingly remember the Sweet tart and know once you have tasted it, you never forget it . No other fake will do.Please call nestle and let your'e voice be heard.We are Baby Boomers with a passion!!!
itsjustgigi - July 09, 2012 - Report this comment
For years I secretely raided my dad's coin collection for dimes to buy the inch thick sweet tarts in the candy machine at my gradeschool during the sixties. How I MISS THEM. BRING THEM BACK!!!!!!!!!!
Carly - July 11, 2012 - Report this comment
These are my all time favorite candy. I would buy them at the corner store and gnaw on them for a week!
Kat - July 12, 2012 - Report this comment
I wrote to Wonka about bringing back the non chewy lovely soft sweet tarts and this is what I got back: Thank you for contacting Wonka® SweeTARTS® Candy. As you know, we no longer manufacture Wonka® Giant SweeTARTS® Candy. Sales volume was not great enough to justify space on the retailers' shelves. At this time we have no plans to bring back the product; however, please be assured that I have reported your inquiry to our Marketing Department. We appreciate your interest and hope you will visit our website often for the latest information on our products and promotions. Sincerely, Patricia A.M. Scott Consumer Response Representative
Mike - July 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I was those GIANT SWEET TARTS, the hockey puck size. Not the little 1/2" thick but the 1" thick. They were the best candy ever!!!
Don - August 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Back in the mid 60s I'd ride my bike up to the corner store and buy a Giant grape ( purple ) one. Huge and thick, about the size of a Salvo Soap pad if anyone remembers those. Raked my teeth against it all morning. I'd pedal my Opie Taylor bike over to the Tom Thumb Track at strip shopping center, those giant slot car tracks where people would pay for track time. Those were the days. Wish I could hand my 7 year old daughter one of those classic, GIANT Sweet-Tarts now. All kids should have that pleasure.
Angie - August 05, 2012 - Report this comment
It is a wonder I have any teeth still in one piece as I chewed these like raisins. The thrill of unraveling the cellophane back to find a purple one was like money in your piggy bank. The disappointment was a little less with orange, green and yellow the worst and I don't remember giving any away. My mom, was my hook up. She loved me so.
Debora R - August 10, 2012 - Report this comment
I also remember the non chewy large Sweet Tarts. I would love to have one again. I love candy and love how you could suck them for days. I do believe they do not make them anymore because of what it would do to you tongue. but GIVE THEM TO US ! MORE TIME PLEASE>
MJ - September 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I, like John and some others, remember the 2-pack and 3-pack non-chewy versions which were available even into the 80s or early 90s, but I also remember getting the even bigger single-packed ones as a kid *years* before that (early to mid 70s). Our local convenience store only ever carried them in pink (cherry) or purple (grape). Don't know if those single-pack biggies came in other flavors. They were 3-4" in diameter and at least 1/2-3/4" thick. Man, I miss those...
kim hudson - November 18, 2012 - Report this comment
BRING THEM BACK..PLEASE!!
Cindie - November 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Has anyone tried the little store at a Cracker Barrel Restaurant? I know they have some old time candy there. I also know the only place I can find a Cherry Mash is by the registers at Hobby Lobby Stores
Mary Jo beal - December 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I have been looking for so long. I am so sad that I can not find them anywhere. If anyone does locate them please post to this site.
Diana - December 30, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm still searching for the Giant Sweet Tarts of the seventies too. My friend Rene' and I would walk up to Circle K and get them for a dime each. My favorite was the orange because it was the sweetest of all of the giant sweet tarts. I remember our tongues getting raw from eating those! So worth it.
Erik - January 21, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember two different shapes. One was huge and bowed out on top and bottom. The other was smaller and flat on top and bowed in on the bottom. I couldn't even find any pictures of either shape. If a mold of the old giant sweet tarts existed, you could "home make" them by crushing up the existing sweet tarts (or pixie sticks powder) and make them like soap. Could be a cottage industry here
Barb - January 23, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember stopping at 711 on Mercer Island Wa. and getting them. I loved the lemon ones, and it was one to a pack. Later they came out with 2 to a pack, they were shaped like a flying saucer, my tongue and the roof of my mouth was always raw. Please bring them back.
Dawn - January 30, 2013 - Report this comment
I can still taste the cherry one if I think hard enough. We would climb the mountains,and crawl through bushes with those things. Sore tongues and sticky sugery fingers, the best memories... I didn't care for them when they came two to a pkg. They were harder and the taste and texture just wasn't the same. The 60's single giant sweet tart was the best...
Sheila - February 11, 2013 - Report this comment
I have ALWAYS loved the regular, LARGE Sweettarts. Came 4 in a pack, and I would buy a box of them if I found them now. Haven't been made in many years, and I've sent requests to Wonka. I really wish they would!!!
Sandy - February 20, 2013 - Report this comment
WOW! I started a search for the original-ORIGINAL BIG THICK 1 IN A PACK SWEET TART (WHICH SAYS IT ALL REALLY) and found this sight. It was so much fun reading everyone's "Story". Mine is the same as everyone else's here. What memories. NOW WHERE ARE THESE PEA PICKIN SWEAT TARTS!!!!??"
Melissa - February 22, 2013 - Report this comment
I found this site, while looking for the original large sweettarts. As i sit here sucking on 15 chick, ducks and bunnies. I am sad that they reduced the size of the ones I am eating too. BRING BACK the BIG chicks, ducks, bunniees & the original non chewy.
??????? - March 08, 2013 - Report this comment
I need to know if anyone can tell me if there is or ever was a banana flavored original heart???????????
driggs63 - March 29, 2013 - Report this comment
This is hilarious!! I used to get them from the Redmond Jr. High vending machine as a 6th grader when we'd go there for band practice. I HATED the chewy ones, and really never ate them much after that and had to be content with Smarties, a distant 2nd. :) I used to wack the pack on my desk to break it up. Wow, haven't that about that in ... ever!
Jonathan - March 30, 2013 - Report this comment
Yes Yes Yes!!!!! I feel like I have found family here lol! So glad to see so many others miss the old giant sweet tarts. I can begin to say what I might do for a pack right now. I have posted on the Wonka site, begging them to bring them back. Easily, my all time favorite candy. Mmmmm grape. I too would "break em" before I opened the package. Maybe I can send this link to Wonka so they can see how many people still crave them. Thanks folks, this made my night! (oh, and I agree, the change in the chicks, ducks, and bunnies is highly disappointing, used to be the BEST holiday candy...sadly no longer) (oh yeah, while I am on a roll, NO sweet tart should be blue!!!!!!!!!!!) :-)
Sherry - May 13, 2013 - Report this comment
I was telling my guys about the Giant Sweetarts we used to eat as kids. I found this site as I searched even just an image to show what they looked like. I'm surprised they are so hard to find. :( Sweetarts are the favourite candy in our home.
Pam - May 25, 2013 - Report this comment
I realize I'm dating myself, but I remember these from the '60s. I would Soo enjoy them; even though they made my tongue bleed! Those were the days when they had contests at the 7-11 to name the new Icees and " The Monkees"we're on TV. Good, albeit simpler times.
Dora - May 28, 2013 - Report this comment
Please go to my Facebook page and place your comments. Giant Hard Sweetarts. I have created a page for Wonka to let them know how many people really want them back.
Rob - June 30, 2013 - Report this comment
I wish they'd bring back just the cherry and grape regular sized multi packs, for both Sweetarts and Spree ... don't like the green (except when they used to be lime) or watermelon.
Jacque - July 30, 2013 - Report this comment
The school store across the street from Jr. High. Spending all afternoon finishing it off in class. We couldn't chew gum but they let us have our sweetarts....
Dianne - July 30, 2013 - Report this comment
I craved the hard giant sweet tarts when I was pregnant with my first daughter - she is now 22!! Ours came in a 3 pack - hockey puck size or so - I always ate the yellow first then the pink and saved the purple for last. At that point my tongue was raw but they were so good! Cant stand the chewy ones - the texture is really weird! Bring back my favorites!
Mark - September 05, 2013 - Report this comment
I would love for the Manufacturer to please comment on this site. A Retro or Throw Back candy made in small quantities and a hefty price would be successful. BRING back the Giant Tarts.
VW - September 12, 2013 - Report this comment
Giant Sweet Tarts "THE BEST" the 4 pack ~ BLUE RASPBERRY, CHERRY, GRAPE AND BANANA......MY FAVORITE CANDY ~ I want them back and so do so many others. PLEASE BRING THEM BACK FOR ALL US OLDIES BUT GOODIES....and I bet you will rake in a whole new crowd who will love them too. you won't be disappointed.......and with all the food allergy FOLKS a lot of kids(ADULTS) are so limited on what kind of candies and goodies they can have they need good candies like giant sweet tarts and wacky wafers those are my other favorites that don't contain dairy or chocolate and I am not allergic too or my family wouldn't be ALLERGIC either......PLEASE BRING THESE CANDIES BACK WE WOULD BE SO GREATFUL!!!!!!
Steve - December 07, 2013 - Report this comment
The original one's I remember were in the 60s I was in 4th and 5th grade so count that back I am 55 now. They came one giant one to a pack. That's the original giant sweetart not two but one! I wish they would bring them back. :)
Jennifer - December 24, 2013 - Report this comment
Like so many others I googled Original 1 giant sweet tart and found this sight. They say they didn't have enough of the market to keep them on shelves but my stores always ran out of the giant ones and the small packages were still there. But I keep hoping :). I'm also looking for a sucker from the late 50's, 60's. It was large, flat on one side and rounded on the top with - like little bibles on the top. I only remember grape and cherry. They would have cards inside the wrapper and frequently the card would be for a free sucker. Does anyone remember those?
tangerine tambourinee - December 25, 2013 - Report this comment
please pray hard for hard giant sweet tarts
Sara - January 19, 2014 - Report this comment
I have been looking for these for a long time. They were individually wrapped. Grape and cherry were both great! I wish that they would bring them back! I used to walk down the street from my school with my friends and buy one. We would sit around and eat them while we talked for hours.
Missy - January 19, 2014 - Report this comment
As a kid it was always a treat to ride my bike to the local ice house and purchase the large Sweet tarts! Sure do miss 'em!
carmen - February 05, 2014 - Report this comment
I would like to get a big pink sour hart to for me and my son i always tell him about my childhood how the candy were cheaper & bigger if i knew were there sold today i will get a whole box & the suger mams chocolate coated
Carla - March 20, 2014 - Report this comment
I would definately buy them again!!!
Scott - April 10, 2014 - Report this comment
Yahh i just email someone and they are going to bring back the tart n tinys the original ones not the coated.so maybe they will also bring back the original giant sweet tarts
Tj - May 25, 2014 - Report this comment
Reading everyone's comments makes me yearn for my favorite candy. The one scenario that hits so close to home is what Rebecca said. seeing the large pack of Sweettarts, the glimmer of hope and then wham! The word CHEWY, makes me so sad and then mad. We should start a bring back large Sweettarts red, purple (the best) and yellow. Also, why do they put so many blue and green in the package? I wish we could buy just one flavor. Come one Wonka, bring them back. Oh yeah! What happened to the. Bunnies, ducks at Easter? I looked everywhere.
Tom - June 21, 2014 - Report this comment
Let's start a Facebook page dedicated to giant sweet tarts and hope the manufactor brings them back.
Chris - July 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Used to absolutely LOVE these things, and I think I'd still enjoy 'em. Where do I sign? ;) Would stop at the Woolworth's or Cook's in Decatur to get a pack. They were almost all dextrose sugar, as I recall, and made my tongue bleed. And because I kept eating them for the three years that I had braces on my teeth, there are grooves on the surface to this very day!
Julie - July 11, 2014 - Report this comment
When I was a kid we'd walk to the movie theater with $1.00 for treats. .50 for a grape Crush & .50 for a three pack of giant Sweet Tarts! These could last for days. We'd such on them until our tongues bled. We'd put them in our pocket for later & seek them out for days on end. I remember getting caught with one at school in 4th grade & almost being sent to the principal's office for refusing to put my precious sweet tart in the trash! BRING THEM BACK!!!
Ishtar - July 13, 2014 - Report this comment
Oh yes! I certainly remember GIANT Sweetarts! Got one every Friday. My mom would take me grocery shopping. She'd buy chips and dip from Lawson's for her and a GIANT Sweetart for me. We'd get home and eat them watching Secret Agent Man. Perfection!!! Sure wish I could get one now. I'd buy a m ilion of them!!!
Paola - July 23, 2014 - Report this comment
No other candy compares to the non chewy giant sweetarts, specially for people like me who where kids in the 80's, it's so sad we can't find them, hope they can bring them back and also bring them back to Panama, my country!
Angelica - July 24, 2014 - Report this comment
I used to get the three in a pack out of a vending machine when I was little and growing up in Panama. It is part of some very fond memories. I also wish they would make them again! !!
Tera - August 03, 2014 - Report this comment
My daughter says that there is a candy store at Pike's Place Market in Seattle that sell's the original giant sweetarts, I told her to prove it, haven't gotten any yet but I'll let ya know...
bonnie - August 25, 2014 - Report this comment
bring the giant sweetarts pleaSE

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