Plenty Good! #socs

Everybody sing!

Once upon a time there was an engineer,
Choo-Choo Charlie was his name, we hear,
He had an engine and he sure had fun
He used Good & Plenty candy to make his train run!

(Charlie says) Love my Good & Plenty!
(Charlie says) Really rings a bell! DING!
(Charlie says) Love my Good & Plenty,
Don’t know any other candy that I love so well!

He ran for class president on the platform “A vote for Good & Plenty is a vote for me!”

If you’ve never had the pleasure of having Good & Plenty, they were little capsule-shaped pieces of licorice wrapped in pink or white candy shells. Don’t like licorice? (Good, more for me!) They also made Good & Fruity, which were along the same lines but fruit flavored, and a lot chewier…

And, as you probably surmised, when you shake the box over and over, it sounds like a train, as demonstrated in this 1984 commercial by, among others, Jason Alexander.


Stream of Consciousness Saturday is brought to you each week by Linda Hill and this station. Now a word from AMF, makers of the Impact KE-21 bowling ball. It’s almost unfair!

Bet you thought you weren’t going to get a commercial this week. HA! You got five!

25 thoughts on “Plenty Good! #socs

  1. I love this, John. What a delightful blast from the past. I love Good & Plenty, but I can’t eat them. They make my heart race. I have never tried Good & Fruity.

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  2. Can’t find Smith Brothers Licorice around here anymore! I like Good and Plenty but not so much the Good and Fruity. I like to suck on them until all that’s left is the licorice. Happy Saturday!

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    1. A quick check indicated you can still get Smith Brothers licorice at Amazon and at Drugs.com, but the website only talks about cherry, honey and lemon, and “warm apple pie.” I guess the classic flavors are going out of style. I used to like the Luden’s Menthol ones, but again I need to go to Amazon for those. Such is life.

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  3. Great commercials and I love Good and Plenty, especially the licorice flavored ones. We went to a general store while visiting Blue Ridge, Ga during St. Patty’s Day and they had Black Jack chewing gum. Love it!

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    1. They bring Black Jack, Clove, and Beemans gums back every once in a while, and it’s possible you can find them at one of the nostalgia candy websites. I wish they’d reissue Cinnamint and Teaberry, and I remember one called Fan Tan that tasted pretty good. And who can forget Choward’s violet-flavored gum?

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