Many chocolate bars and candy brands are no longer made
Devotees can find fan clubs online -- or old samples on eBay
Candies come, and candies go.
Good luck finding Caravelle, Fizzers and Jingles this Halloween. They have gone to the Great Confectioner in the Sky.
They’re the unlucky ones, notes the CandyFavorites.com website, which specializes in hard-to-find sweets.
“Amazingly, 65% of candy bars currently in production have been around for more than 60 years,” the site says.
That includes mainstays like Hershey bars and M&Ms, Baby Ruth and Milky Way.
The brands disappear for a variety of reasons. Some stop selling. Others are phased out in favor of brand extensions of other names. (In the United States, the Mars bar – chocolate, caramel, nougat and almonds – essentially became Snickers Almond. The original was still carried by Walmart as of last year.)
A few retain energetic followings who launch Facebook pages in hopes of seeing their favorites again.
And there’s always eBay.
But for the most part, when they’re gone, they’re gone. Check out the attached gallery for some discontinued delicacies.