Necco Wafers Memories

Necco Wafers box

As a youngster growing up in the 50’s, our neighborhood had a nearby shopping area with a movie theater. On “haircut” Saturday my Mother would give me a dollar–75 cents for the barber, 15 cents for movie admission; leaving me 10 cents–which always went for two 5 cent rolls of Necco Wafers. I could make the two rolls last through the news reel, previews, cartoon and the feature. Other Saturdays, the money was only a quarter, but it still left enough for my two rolls of Necco Wafers.

Today, I still buy the Necco Wafers (they aren’t a nickel any longer) but I buy two rolls at a time and the wafers taste exactly as I remember– a great way for me to take a nostalgic trip back to my youth and old neighborhood. ~ Wallace from Mississippi

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