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Poll: Do you enjoy Good and Plenties? Does anyone under the age of eighty? (234 votes)

I enjoy Good and Plenties and I remember the Civil War 5%
I enjoy Good and Plenties and I remember World War I. 0%
I enjoy Good and Plenties and I remember World War II. 0%
I enjoy Good and Plenties and I remember the Korean War. 0%
I'm not eighty, so I have no idea what a Good and Plenty is. 47%
Tralse 24%
Sparky is wrong (impossible) and I'm under the age of eighty and like Good and Plenties. 25%

So, this might appear to be a spam post, and yeah, okay, maybe it kind of is. Trust me, there will be conversational value when I've finished explaining.

My fellow mod and noted insane person ZombiePie and I have been debating whether or not his enjoyment of Good and Plenties actually makes him a senior citizen. Me, not being of an age to remember a time when cars didn't exist, I say that no one under the age of sixty likes black licorice. ZP, in his blatant insanity, insists that these things are delicious.

So I leave it up to you, Kind and Gracious Reader who always agrees with me no matter what or I'll mod ninja chop you into infinity. Do only old people like black licorice and therefore Good and Plenties?

Also, to keep this thing from being complete and utter nonsense and therefore a violation of our no spam policy, what candies/chocolates/sweets do you prefer? I've always been kind of a cookies and ice cream guy, with my favorites being Manila cookies and Snickerdoodle or cookie dough ice cream. ZombiePie's favorites probably include Slo-Pokes and Bit-O-Honeys.

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#1 Posted by MattyFTM (14886 posts) -

I have a question - What the fuck are good and plenties?

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#2 Posted by sparky_buzzsaw (8864 posts) -

@mattyftm said:

I have a question - What the fuck are good and plenties?

THANK YOU! My point exactly!

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#3 Posted by cpsterndog (11 posts) -

I'm 32 & love Good and Plenty, but I completely understand why I am likely in the minority.

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#4 Posted by Nodima (2602 posts) -

They are bitter and awful from what I remember, much like black licorice.

Mike & Ike's took the same exact shape and turned it into an art form, however.

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#5 Edited by StarvingGamer (11518 posts) -

Yeah, I openly admit that it's old-man candy but I happen to not be an old man and LOVE Good & Plenty. It's my go-to impulse candy buy whenever I have a hankering. My family knows that if they want to get me candy, they should get me Good & Plenty.

I have also been known to partake of a Charleston Chew.

Maybe I am secretly 80 (32).

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#6 Edited by thebunnyhunter (1549 posts) -

Good and Plenties are alright. Im 23 and enjoy them occasionally.

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#7 Posted by sparky_buzzsaw (8864 posts) -

@nodima: See, I can get behind some Mike and Ike love. That's good stuff! Same with those red hot thingies that are basically the same. But who in their right mind buys Good and Plenty? That's right. No one.

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#8 Posted by hassun (9946 posts) -
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#9 Posted by BeachThunder (15137 posts) -

I don't have a clue what you're talking about, but I like licorice.

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#10 Edited by Corevi (6796 posts) -

Never heard of Good and Plenties. Hate licorice though so that's probably alright.

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#11 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12629 posts) -

@mattyftm said:

I have a question - What the fuck are good and plenties?

Not to just quote someone and not have anything meaningful to add, but...Well, I don't have anything meaningful to add!

And usually people call me old fashioned.

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#12 Posted by FinalDasa (3189 posts) -

Mike and Ikes or GTFO

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#13 Posted by MattyFTM (14886 posts) -

Assuming they're just generic liquorice sweets, I don't actively dislike liquorice. If someone said "here, have a liquorice allsort" I'd take one. But I'd probably never buy a pack of liquorice allsorts myself. Or good and plenties, whatever the fuck they are.

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#14 Posted by 71Ranchero (3419 posts) -

I am 35 and think they are fucking gross.

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#15 Posted by Nodima (2602 posts) -
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These are Good & Plenty. They look like medicine and taste even worse.

@sparky_buzzsaw the other delicious tubes of which you speak are Hot Tamales, and while I haven't had them in quite a while (I haven't been much of a candy eater since I graduated high school and no longer had a candy shop on my parents' dime within a minute's walk five days a week) my mouth does slightly water at the thought.

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#16 Posted by FlashFlood_29 (4415 posts) -

I answered before I knew what Good and Plentirs were, but I LOVE black licorice. I'm 22. Love me some real black licorice, not that BS candy they put on the shelves.

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#17 Posted by notnert427 (2207 posts) -

Good and Plenties are awful. Not all licorice is bad (see: Twizzlers), but Good and Plenties aren't far off from ipecac.

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#18 Edited by Fredchuckdave (10824 posts) -

Black Licorice tastes fine. I know a ridiculous amount about the Civil War, therefore I remember the Civil War. Twizzlers are terrible.

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#19 Posted by BeachThunder (15137 posts) -

Just so you people know, chocolate bullets are fantastic - essentially the same thing, but covered with chocolate.

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#20 Posted by Kidavenger (4417 posts) -

I haven't had one since I was a little kid on Halloween, but I remember them being fine, not something I'd ever go looking for, but not terrible either.

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#21 Posted by Krevee (190 posts) -

I know the name Good & Plenty, but for the life of me I couldn't remember what they look like until I saw the image in the post, now I remember the box for them. But yeah I don't eat them because I'm not old. I voted tralse because it seemed like the correct answer.

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#22 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4497 posts) -

Those look like a bag full of drugs. Should I try them? Hmm.

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#23 Posted by BeachThunder (15137 posts) -

@fredchuckdave: Fun fact: red licorice isn't actually licorice. Same goes for anything other than black licorice.

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#24 Posted by Nev (778 posts) -

I have never heard of this before, but licorice is kinda icky so I'll say no thanks.

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#25 Posted by overnow (515 posts) -

Good and Plenties are terrible. Every once in a while I will come across them somewhere (generally when visiting elderly folks) and I enjoy maybe 1-3 but if I cross my tolerance threshold they're the worst. Oh and I'm 23.

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#26 Posted by hammondoftexas (1240 posts) -

What is a Good and Plenty?

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#27 Posted by ShaggE (9263 posts) -

28 and I kinda like them. They're not my favorite by any means (well, by a few means, but NOT ALL OF THEM), but I can happily put some in me.

Also, Werther's are awesome, as is horehound candy. I think I'm just elderly before my time, candywise. I'd go so far as to say that I might actually become an elderly person if I keep eating these things for another fifty years or so.

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#28 Edited by flippyandnod (758 posts) -

Where's the "I know what they are but don't like them" answer?

I don't like black licorice. I don't like "real" black licorice either (the stronger stuff rarely seen in the US). I don't like stuff flavored with anise (like ouzo). Like fennel in low concentrations.

I also like good and fruities, but then again, who wouldn't? They're basically tube-shaped Skittles.

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#29 Posted by Saik0u (214 posts) -

Good & Plenty = the bees knees !

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#30 Posted by 71Ranchero (3419 posts) -

I am pissed that this thread reminded me of Mr Melon, Alexander the Grape, and those super racist Cherry candys.

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#31 Posted by ZombiePie (7404 posts) -

I just ate a box of Good and Plenty.

Also Sparky is a mean person.

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#32 Posted by GERALTITUDE (5989 posts) -

ehhhh they're ok.

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#33 Posted by Karkarov (3385 posts) -

Good and plenty's are fine if you like black licorice. If you don't.... well they aren't all that fine. PS: I like them and am under 80, so there.

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#34 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (7538 posts) -

As other have pointed out it is called Good & Plenty. I only eat Good & Fruity which are the multicolored, fruit flavored candies with a similar shape to Good & Plenty. My uncle, who passed away two years ago, was a fan of HOT TAMALES which are like Mike and Ike.

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#35 Posted by mageemagoo (276 posts) -

They're vile

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#36 Posted by Turtlebird95 (3618 posts) -

They're like Candy Corn for me. I could eat them when I was really young, but now I think they taste like shit.

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#37 Edited by Capum15 (6007 posts) -

Always Tralse.

I've heard of 'em, but I don't think I've actually ever had them or even seen them in person.

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#38 Posted by doctordonkey (1819 posts) -

i like to shove plenties of goods into my mouth and scream pills like i am doctor mario

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#39 Posted by Entreri10 (581 posts) -

I like them fine, but I'll only touch them on occasion, but I also love Candy Corn/Mellocreme Pumpkins so maybe I'm a bad person.

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#40 Posted by sparky_buzzsaw (8864 posts) -

@entreri10: Candy corn is awesome! Just don't ever eat the Starburst candy corn. So gross.

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#41 Posted by ManlyPup (72 posts) -

Good & Plenty is (are?) delicious, and look like drugs, which makes them fun to eat out of a sandwich bag in the company of people who don't know what they are. Also they are a great way to make friends with old people, and forum moderators (but also sometimes enemies!)

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#42 Posted by UitDeToekomst (799 posts) -

what the fuck? they are terrible and i have had them, but I am not old enough to remember any wars. what the fuck?

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#43 Posted by notnert427 (2207 posts) -

I like them fine, but I'll only touch them on occasion, but I also love Candy Corn/Mellocreme Pumpkins so maybe I'm a bad person.

There is nothing wrong with Candy Corn or Mellowcreme Pumpkins. Never let anyone tell you different.

Perhaps the best argument against Good and Plenty is that it isn't even carried in normal stores, or really any place that has dignity or self-respect. You have to go to some place like Michael's where candy doesn't even really belong and its very existence confuses you when you see it, and you'll find the Good and Plenty alongside other sub-candy garbage like Cherry Mash, Bit-O-Honey, Circus Peanuts, and blatant knockoffs of better candies. All these "candies" are perpetually on sale because they have to be, yet fail to be a good value at any price point. Avoid at all costs.

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#44 Edited by EarlessShrimp (1851 posts) -

Good and Plenties are dope. I'm 26. I guess I'm old at heart, so take that with a grain of salt?

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#45 Posted by ichthy (1366 posts) -

I like licorice...so yes I guess?

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#46 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3413 posts) -

No. My mom likes them and black licorice, but she has no sense of smell because of an accident she was in, and thus she has a diminished sense of taste.

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#47 Posted by Dalai (7869 posts) -

I can't remember the last time I had Good & Plenty, but there's a reason I haven't had any since.

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#48 Posted by KillEm_Dafoe (2634 posts) -

Good and Plenties suck and black licorice is fucking abhorrent. Nothing more needs to be said.

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#49 Posted by CaLe (4799 posts) -

The worst candy in the whole damn universe.

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#50 Posted by musclerider (895 posts) -

You're all garbage people.

Good and plenties are the shit.