Once in a while
we receive a wonderful letter and I thought to share a few with
Thanks for your time and candy knowledge. I love your flowers
and bought them twice. The first time, I was going to give
them away but they never made it to my friends. I ate them
all...... then I ordered them again! Guess what?
Those never made it to my friends either.
I'll be placing an order for 100 after I figure out which ones
Could you send me a picture of your regular and miniature fruits?
Thanks so much,
I happened across your web site by accident and boy was I glad
I did!! I haven't seen barley
candy since I was a young boy when my dad would get it for us
on special occasions.
My name is Ray, 55 years of age and I live in Michigan. The
candy I remember was colored but unflavored and
very hard. It seemed to last forever and that was so special.
If I remember correctly, the taste
was unique, not like regular hard candies but sweet and delightful.
I remember my Dad telling me that as a small boy he received a
barley candy Ship. It had the
rigging and a couple of sails and he never forgot it. It also
was not flavored and if memory
serves me right it didn't last long! LOL My dad was from
Canada so I thought that barley
candy was made only in Canada.
Please answer a question for me when you have time. Does barley
candy that has no flavor
taste as wonderful as I remember or am I mistaken? Maybe the barley
candy we had was flavored
and I didn't know it. It's been a long time since I've tasted
it and I would like to order some
in the near future.
Thank you so very much for your time and I will visit your web
site often! This type
of candy is an old tradition I will never forget !!!
Raymond Charlong, Jr.
LOVE LOVE LOVE
I received the Barley Sugar Candy Toys the other day. They
are just like I remember them. My husband never had them
before (he must have been a deprived child LOL) and I wanted him
to experience the pleasure. I gave him one and he said,
"leave the wrapper because I probably won't finish the whole
thing." He's not a candy guy. Ok so fast forward
- I'm upstairs (eating a toy) and getting some stuff together.
Bob comes upstairs to let me know he was going to visit a neighbor.
I notice he's still eating the toy and it's almost gone.
He says, "these things are really good. And they keep
getting better, I couldn't put it down!" Ahhh, another
I just wanted to let you know that I am enjoying the candy tremendously
and will certainly be buying more when the season starts up again.
My candies arrived earlier
this week and I lost no time trying one and I enjoyed it fully.
I also read the little card that accompanied the order and, accepting
it as your heart-felt reminiscence, I am impelled to respond.
My grandchildren will soon be contemplating parenthood themselves.
But I can not remember their being as gleeful as was I in my childhood
years about barley sugar candy. Treats and gifts today are
so much more substantial and commonplace that a child's reaction
to sucking a barley sugar lollipop must be little
more than a novelty. Not so when I was a child. In
fact these wonderfully simple confections were a high point during
the Christmas season when and if we had one. To this day,
I get immense pleasure from them when I am lucky enough to find
one. I guess that is one lasting residue of my
I am glad that internet led me to Timberlake.
I wanted to write to you to let you know how much you and your
mother have been in our lives for the past 15 years. I don't
know if you remember us or now, we started our ordering when we
lived in Alaska when our family was young and we has very little
money just a lot of memories of the Northeast and the childhood
memories of mine, Betty, when I was living there with my family.
We had Barley candy every Christmas and looked forward to that
every year. I am now 53 years old. We would hide our
candy to make it stretch into the year so it would not end at
Christmas. When I read an article of your mom and her candy
in Country living, I ordered candy right away to start the tradition
in our family with my little children. We lived in a family
with my husband in the Coast Guard and moved around every 3 years
and I wanted to have Barley candy toys in our family at Christmas
as my loving mother did for our family. We had very little
money, but every year I ordered a little bit of candy for my little
ones. One Christmas was especially difficult and I didn't
think we would be able to make our Christmas order and you and
your staff put together the most WONDERFUL box of candy and sent
it to our family and all signed the letter for us ( which I still
have in a Christmas scrap book) There was even a special
candy dish for my mother in the box who lived in Oregon.
Every year I was able to get a little bit of candy and always
shared a little with my mother and she was so happy she looked
forward to it each year.
My little children are growing fast. My "Little boy"
is 21 years old, 6'4", size 17 show, 250 pounds, we now live
in Pocatello Idaho where he attends Idaho State University.
My "Little Girl" is 17 years old and ready to go into
nursing school at ISU and my husband is out of the Coast Guard
and attending ISU full time as well. We adopted a little
girl in Alaska Though when we were there and she is only 6 years
old now and really excited for the candy, especially the pickles.
So..... we look forward to our Christmas box this year with tears
and gratefulness. Thank you so much Faith for being in our
Lives, as well as your employees and the memories of your Mom
who I am sure is as special in your memories as my mom.
Love and Merry Christmas
Betty L. Dean
Did you enjoy our candies?
Do you have barley candy memories
from your childhood?
Did the Citrus GEMS help?
I would love to hear from you...