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!