Irish People Try Classic American Candy

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  • Published: 03 July 2019
  • Irish people try some ol' timey classic American candy! MERCH MADNESS: TRY.media/Merch
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    America has been pioneers of candy and confectionery for quite some time! So much so, that we thought it would be fun to dish out candy, some as far back as the early 1900s, to see what our lovely Irish people thought!

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  • Stephanie Yankeerose9973

    I'm a born & bred NYer & I've gotta say that John Sharpson does the best NY accents I've heard. He cracks me up & is spot on. He does more of the NYC (Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, etc.) accent than the upstate NYers (like myself)... That's good stuff! My mother's side of the family are from the Bronx, so I have a half & half NY accent.... lmao!
    I love it, John! I always look forward to hearing you do impressions. 🤘🤣

    • Chris Lagann
      Chris Lagann  9 hours back

      I literally just finished listening to the episode of SmodCast where Kevin Smith shit talks good and plenty the entire time lol

      • INC Kingdoom
        INC Kingdoom  14 hours back

        MANDELLA EFFECT i stg that was JuJufruit

        • Heather C. Leigh
          Heather C. Leigh  22 hours back

          Tastes like Chernobyl.

          • Walter Douthat
            Walter Douthat  24 hours back

            That candy might well be from the 50's, these brands would have been around at that time.

            • David Ramos
              David Ramos  2 days back

              blue raspberry is the best dum dum!!!

              • Astonvman007
                Astonvman007  2 days back

                Yo? No Life Savers, Jolly Ranchers, Mike N Ike's, Lemonheads, Smarties, Now or Laters??? Who's picking these lame ass candies? Dum Dums were a good choice though. Those things are in like EVERY Doctor's office in America, son!

                • John Ellis
                  John Ellis  2 days back

                  I love Necco wafers and the Boston Baked Beans candy

                  • DjJtown
                    DjJtown  2 days back

                    Éadaoin is so damn hot

                    • beingsneaky
                      beingsneaky  3 days back

                      something seriously wrong with irish people.. they don't like root beer.. licorice and bacon rinds.. better check their taste buds.. maybe all those years of eating only
                      potatoes and cabbage and drink what every that yucky looking black stuff is, killed their taste buds??? lol

                      • flyback 2me
                        flyback 2me  3 days back

                        "Good & Plenty" ...... Mmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!

                        • Ellen Beal
                          Ellen Beal  3 days back

                          I live 30 minutes from where these are made. in Bryan, Ohio.
                          They make millions of them a year.

                          • Michael Bonnet
                            Michael Bonnet  3 days back

                            "paddy murphy" what a name

                            • Talaluk Katchatag
                              Talaluk Katchatag  4 days back

                              In the nineties, these kind of candies must have been super cheap, because that was al they had in rural Alaska. They probably made money just charging for what it cost to ship them out.
                              Edit: These were the candies of my childhood.

                              • Dianelaine JesusLives
                                Dianelaine JesusLives  4 days back

                                @5:06
                                *Hilarious true and hilarious!*

                                • Library Minnie
                                  Library Minnie  4 days back

                                  These are literally from the 40s or 50s

                                  • Paige Andrews
                                    Paige Andrews  5 days back

                                    My grandmother used to give me jujyfruits all the time so I actually quite like them

                                    • SnakeNShake
                                      SnakeNShake  5 days back

                                      Never heard of most of these lmao

                                      • Hello Kitty
                                        Hello Kitty  5 days back

                                        NECCOs are good! 🤣 A wafer to us just means that it is as THIN as a wafer.😉

                                        Do you have candy corns in Ireland? 🤤

                                        Have them eat Pop Rocks!! Have them put Mentos in their mouths, then drink Coke! 😏😂 ⛲️ ⛲️

                                        • Tami Landreneau
                                          Tami Landreneau  5 days back

                                          Somebody, tricked y'all, into eating those groceries candies, that are not popular, at all. So sorry.

                                          • Tami Landreneau
                                            Tami Landreneau  5 days back

                                            We don't eat Juji fruit,over here. That was popular, 60 years ago! Who chooses these things, for you to try ??¿¿¿????

                                            • Straph
                                              Straph  6 days back

                                              Who gave them the list of classic american candies? These weren't even popular back in the day. Try these instead Baby Ruth Candy bar, Candy Corn, Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar, juicy Fruit, Red Vines, Life Savers, M&M's Chocolate Candies. All of which are in the classic category of 50 years or more old. They are also all great tasting candies.

                                              • EvakCorleone
                                                EvakCorleone  6 days back

                                                during the civil war, union soldiers would carry Necco Wafers... so I feel like back then they didn't have as many things to enjoy as we do now, which is why we think they're garbage, but they've still been around for over 150 years

                                                • Yergo
                                                  Yergo  6 days back

                                                  I've been eating Good and Plenty since I was a kid. When you're poor, you can't be picky.

                                                  • tiamonique
                                                    tiamonique  7 days back

                                                    I thought there would be some Lemonheads in there

                                                    • Jamie Dancer
                                                      Jamie Dancer  7 days back

                                                      Most Americans don't like any of these either, lol.

                                                      • Robert Shelton
                                                        Robert Shelton  1 weeks back

                                                        These are all the reject candies from America

                                                        • George Upham
                                                          George Upham  1 weeks back

                                                          Classic means that no one buys these anymore.

                                                          • Leslie Miller
                                                            Leslie Miller  1 weeks back

                                                            It's like eatin' Chernobyl, LMAO 😂😂😂

                                                            • Matthew Demetriou
                                                              Matthew Demetriou  1 weeks back

                                                              Can't lie I'm American never heard of a few of these

                                                              • Trump 2020
                                                                Trump 2020  1 weeks back

                                                                Nahhhh these are from the 50's

                                                                • franciscosauceda95
                                                                  franciscosauceda95  1 weeks back

                                                                  What's funny is that when I did my first communion they used Necco to teach us etiquette.

                                                                  • pepperman011
                                                                    pepperman011  1 weeks back

                                                                    you dont chew them u suck on them untile the disolive

                                                                    • Ryan Pooley
                                                                      Ryan Pooley  1 weeks back

                                                                      The only good candy was dumdums and good and plenty

                                                                      • Ralph Pena
                                                                        Ralph Pena  1 weeks back

                                                                        Now imagine getting these for candy on halloween, thats why americans egg houses

                                                                        • kayliekathleen
                                                                          kayliekathleen  1 weeks back

                                                                          Necco wafers are what the fucking geriatrics eat when their blood sugar is low RUN AWAY

                                                                          • King Kaoko
                                                                            King Kaoko  1 weeks back

                                                                            As a American lol I have to say. Now I dont feel bad when you are in pain for eating extremely hot shit. Fuck you for insulting JujyFruits and Necco Waffers. My childhood candies

                                                                            • Mary  Hontz
                                                                              Mary Hontz  2 weeks back

                                                                              Eat a brown one yummy

                                                                              • Susan Li
                                                                                Susan Li  2 weeks back

                                                                                Piñatas are not American!!!

                                                                                • Hannah Best
                                                                                  Hannah Best  2 weeks back

                                                                                  “they’re feckin rotten” 😂😭

                                                                                  • Mary Rust
                                                                                    Mary Rust  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Boston baked beans are my fav

                                                                                    • Tyree Brown
                                                                                      Tyree Brown  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Good and plenty is the worst candy

                                                                                      • Brinly Duff
                                                                                        Brinly Duff  2 weeks back

                                                                                        The Steve Harrington shirt though!

                                                                                        • Steven Bear
                                                                                          Steven Bear  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Those are boxed candy you buy at the movie theater. Exactly, those are flattened candy hearts. The lollipops they give out for free at the bank.

                                                                                          • Quentin Fontenot
                                                                                            Quentin Fontenot  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Ok so I love dumdums and I have to say as an American I have never actually bought or known someone who has ever bought them cuz for some reason we always leave them out in a big bowl at every waiting room imaginable it’s pretty wild when you think about how we just give away this one specific type of candy for no reason haha

                                                                                            • Shana Martin
                                                                                              Shana Martin  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Don't like any of them except dum dums and Boston baked beans...those wafer candies are the fucking devil ..they can go back to hell where they came from

                                                                                              • Alyah Hudson
                                                                                                Alyah Hudson  2 weeks back

                                                                                                FECKIN ROTTEN😂😂😂

                                                                                                • Caseytify
                                                                                                  Caseytify  2 weeks back

                                                                                                  What barbarian doesn't like NECCO wafers!!?


                                                                                                  Good & Plenty I can understand, they're licorice. Jujifruits _are_ bloody hard to chew.


                                                                                                  Honestly this looks like another installment of "Irish people don't like stuff they didn't grow up with. Again."