Food of the Seventies, Name Droppers candy

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They were candies that came in a roll the style of lifesavers but were bigger.The candies were dark pink and yellow with different names on each side. Very good candy, about the same flavor as Pez candy, but smoother.
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Shannon - February 12, 2009 - Report this comment
These were SO good! I keep checking the net periodically hoping somebody has found the original recipe and is making these again. I LOVED them! They were fizzier than Pez if memory serves!
Leah - February 15, 2009 - Report this comment
LOVED Name Droppers. And yes, they were fizzy. Wish they were still around.
Pam - April 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I would love it if someone would make these again! I ate them allll the time and they were fizzy.
Diana - May 12, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG...No One has remembered these!! I Loved those. You all described them very well...smooth, kinda like pezz but much better, and yes...fizzy, they melted in your mouth. I wish they would make those again. I've ooked for them on line as well with o luck. Maybe some day.
Kat - May 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I found these wonderful fizzy candies when I was in junior high in Omaha Nebraska and OMG is right! They were the bomb and after I moved away from there, I never found them again. If they came back onto store shelves I would buy them by the case and share them with my kids & grandkids!
Cindy - June 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone know where to buy??? Can't find them anywhere. Were my favorite candy back in the day.
Susan - October 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember eating those yummy candies growing up in LA in the 70's. i did find a candy that tastes exactly like them. Swizzels Love Hearts. They are a candy from the uk. you can buy them here. i promise you they taste the same.
Gloria - March 04, 2010 - Report this comment
did anyone ever try crushing them and stirring into a glass of water? delicious fizzy drink!!! I really want to find them again!!!
Laurie - June 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved the name droppers too! Does anyone remember who made them? Also, does anyone remember the candy tabs? (they are similar to pez). Can't find these anywhere anymore. Hope someone will make them again!
Sandy - July 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I absolutely loved this candy and have been searchin for it for years. Someone thinks it was made by Topps?
Debi - July 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I finally remembered the name of the candy.. I wish it was still around.
Joe - December 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I looked for these for years and then I was in London several years ago and found some British candy that is extremely similar called Bassett's Fizzy Sweets. I have found them online on several sites and order them by the case.
Joe - December 03, 2010 - Report this comment
OOPS!!! They are called "Refreshers Fizzy Sweets Candy" and they a available from several British stores here in the U.S. and they run about $1 a roll. They are also great for morning sickness, I found this out when I was searching for them and I used to work with this girl and I gave them to her while she was pregnant and she swears they helped her.
Kathi - December 09, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG I have been looking for a few years and no one seemed to remember them. I used to buy them at 7-11 in New Castle Delaware in the 70s. They were the best candy Id ever had along with Love Hearts and thanks to Susan above I found the link to buy them. :) Thanks
Ann - January 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Is there any other candy out there ,that are like name droppers ?
Shelley - February 01, 2011 - Report this comment
I bought them at a 7-11 in Havre de Grace, the 1970's. Best candy-ever. I wonder if as an adult if I'd still like them?
Tina - October 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I used to buy these and always look for my mom's name...saving this one helped me deal with the abuse from stepbrothers/father when she would be at work all night.
Jana - November 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved these ! Here in Illinois, I used to buy them at either GRANTS or WOOLWORTH
Rick - January 10, 2012 - Report this comment
I to loved these fizzy treats when I was a teenager back in the 70's. I have searched hi and low in vein until now. I finally found the modern incarnation of these in another English imported candy called "Barratt Refreshers". They can be found at several online locations.
Chris - April 25, 2012 - Report this comment
They did come from U.K. and I was an adult that loved them. I too would buy them by the case, bt not sure if I would share them.I got them from a cstore in Cleveland Ohio.
Tom - November 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Namedroppers were awesome. Hey, they brought back Bonomo's Turkish Taffy. Maybe some smart entrepreneur will bring back Namedroppers
Greg - November 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Yep, they were my all-time favorite. I would buy them in the late 60's in Maryland (at 7-11). The last time I found them was in Canada (Niagra Falls) at a 7-11 in the mid 80's. I bought a case and haven't seen them since. The wrapper had indicated they were made in England.
Mark - November 20, 2012 - Report this comment
I used to get them from Lawsons convience store chain in Cleveland,Ohio.I love them they were la little smaller than Necco wafers but Fizzy like the insides of Zotz Candy,
Lisa - February 16, 2013 - Report this comment
They were called love hearts. I loved them anyone know we're to find them ?????
Fiona - March 05, 2013 - Report this comment
No links allowed so britishdelights .com sweets - barrats - refreshers, love hearts, sherbet fountains - great source. I just ordered mine!!
Jane - June 06, 2013 - Report this comment
My all time fave candy from late 60's 70's! I loved the taste and the names on both sides, guy one side gal other side :) Memories! I find they taste exactly like ROCKSTAR Energy Drinks!
Ann - June 27, 2013 - Report this comment
Absolutely loved Name Droppers.....especially since my name was on them!! Used to buy them at Topps, Woolworth in Albany, NY in the late 70s and early 80s. If anyone knows where to find these, please post!!!
Amanda Dusa - April 03, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved this candy!!!
Greg - August 12, 2014 - Report this comment
They were great, one of my all time favorites. The last time I found them was about 20 years ago at a 7-11 in Niagara Falls, Canada. I kept several wrappers for years hoping to run across them but have since lost them. As noted above, they came from the UK. I bought 2 cases.
lavonna - August 24, 2014 - Report this comment
I really loved them, my very favorite candy in the 70's. We had them in little stores that we called "The Quick Stop":):) in Hobbs, New Mexico. Wish they were still around, I can almost taste one now!!!
jan - March 26, 2016 - Report this comment
the brand I found was Refreshers made in England @ Spellbound from England .com
Karen - September 14, 2016 - Report this comment
Loved these as a kid, they were fizzy and tasted so good!
Mike - December 09, 2016 - Report this comment
Candy tabs were red, and similar to Pez. The package was about three inches long, and colored green, with a picture of the red candy on the side. Used to get them in a small Greek mom & pop grocery here in Middletown, Ohio, back in the late 60's. They were made in Czechoslovakia. My email is if anyone has more information. I am 63, but remember them well !
Kevin - December 16, 2016 - Report this comment
Just found this site and im so excited. I have been looking for "Name droppers" or "Love hearts" for years and found the ad on the side of a box of Welcome back Kotter cards !
Kevin - December 19, 2016 - Report this comment
I received my order today and although the expiration date is August/November this year, the Barratts refreshers taste EXACTLY like my youth ! Wow ! I ordered 10 packs, i emailed the company about the expiration.
Gloria - April 11, 2017 - Report this comment
I loved these when i was younger! And yes..I did smash them up in water and have a yummy fizzy drink! Topps please bring them back!
Dave - May 09, 2017 - Report this comment
Tab candy was available in the Philly area up to approximately 1977.They only cost a few cents per pack at first then a nickel. I liked more then pez.A much more economical version then pez.Hard to find much info on them. I do believe the company was bought out by pez in the 1980s.

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