O'Ryans Village Posting Page
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
A sad farewell to these old time candies. Many remember kits and b b bat taffy candies from their childhood. For those of you who don't remember them they are an old time candy from way back.

Kits came in 4 flavors Banana, Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Strawberry. Each little package had 4 bite size taffies each individually wrapped. At one time these were considered a penny candy.

B B Bats were made from the same recipe as kits and came in the same 4 flavors but they were a sucker. These first came out in the late 1920's. The B B part of the name meant bigger and better, the wrappers had little bats on them.

Over the years these nostalgic favorites had been sold from one candy manufacturer to another. They were one of those candies everyone remember eating as a kid. Classic Caramel was the most recent company and the last one to make these.

It's funny how many people liked kits over the b b bats or visa versa seeing they were the same candy. However many had the definite preference of which one was there favorite. As the news has traveled that they are now discontinued we have been getting many calls and customers telling us just how sad this news makes them.

All the stories we have been hearing about this being a favorite old school candy. Everyone had their favorite flavor, mine was the peanut butter then banana and forget the strawberry. These were one of the candies everyone wanted for 50's party favors.

I know these will be missed and hope that maybe someday they will be made again.

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by: O'Ryans Village


Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI, the BB Bats and Kits are returning! You can read more at runkcandy.com. We keep plugging away every day to get the equipment set up and supplies/ingredients delivered. We are getting pretty close and anticipate availability around the end of the year. :)

October 30, 2011 at 6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You could miss them . . . or you could go to the top of this page and type "BB Bats" or "Kits" in the search box and enjoy them instead! ;)

September 21, 2012 at 9:17 PM  

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