Friday, July 20, 2007

This Week in Candy - Can you Recall?

Food safety (and Easy Bake Oven safety as well) has become a large issue not just in the United States but also in China. There’s a lot of fur flying around between the US and China on the issue, but I thought I’d just address a few things as they pertain to candy.

First, there’s White Rabbit, a beloved vanilla taffy with a rice paper wrapper from China. Earlier this week the Philippines declared that they detected formalin (a nasty carcinogen) in the candy (even in the candy made in the Philippines) and ordered it to be removed from the shelves.

Then China said that they tested the candy and found no such traces of formalin. (And another test.)

Now, it’s entirely possible that the contamination is true and that it’s happening somewhere along the supply chain, perhaps in the warehousing or the repackaging for particular markets. I don’t know what to make of it and if you put one of the candies in front of me, I might eat it. But I sure wouldn’t eat more than one. I’ll keep eye on the story. (Here’s my White Rabbit review ... one of the very early ones from the archives.) There was a food contamination hoax earlier this week.

In other news domestically Artisan Confections has recalled some lots of the Scharffen Berger Kumasi Sambriano bar because of possible milk contents that aren’t marked on the wrapper. My feeling on that is if you don’t have a problem with milk, go ahead and eat the bar, but if you are in a household with folks that do, be sure to return it.

In a follow up to the Cadbury Salmonenlla contamination in the UK, the chocolate manufacturer was fined 1 million pounds (about two million dollars American) for their negligence in the matter. I’m sure it also cost them a lot in lost sales.

Almond ClusterJust to cleanse our palate, here’s a completely unrelated and absolutely safe photo of an almond chocolate cluster from Charles Chocolates. (Think of it as the Candy Blog equivalent of a Unicorn Chaser.)
Here’s a review of this week’s reviews!

Monday: L’Artisan du Chocolat (7 out of 10)

Tuesday: Flamigni Torrone (9 out of 10)

Wednesday: Rum Cordials (8 out of 10)

Thursday: KitKat Inside Out (5 out of 10)

Friday: Charms Blow Pops & Zip-a-Dee (7 out of 10)
Ratatouille Push Pops (4 out of 10)
Bazooka Bubble Gum Pops (4 out of 10)

Weekly Average: 6.375 ... 25% chocolate content.

Related Candies

  1. Salmonella spurs Hershey’s Canada Recall
  2. Cadbury May Face Charges
  3. Factory Follow-Ups
  4. Mars Factory Closed by Health Inspectors
  5. Cadbury Recall

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  1. I really like this feature!  Its neat to see some extra candy news and to see the reviews summed up.  Thanks!

    Comment by Kimberly on 7/25/07 at 4:37 am #
  2. It’s too bad some candy is forgotten. In the 40’s there was a candy bar named “Welch’ Rum Frappe”.  It was chocolate covered rum flavored fudge with raisins.  I have searched the internet trying to find it. Do you have ANY information?  The rum cordials you mention sound good, but have never seen them.

    Comment by Shirley Fischer on 7/25/07 at 2:38 pm #
  3. Cybele's avatar

    Kimberly - I’m glad you like it!

    Shirley - Welch’s used to make Poms, Sugar Babies, Sugar Daddy and Junior Mints as well as a few different fudge bars including the Welch’s Frappe.

    The company was later sold to Nabisco who then sold it to Tootsie.

    Though I don’t remember the bar, I think the closest thing you’ll find would be something at a classic candy shop. See’s makes a Rum Nougat that has cherries and a pretty intense rum flavor but in a chewy nougat, not fudge.

    Ritter Sport, a German chocolate bar company, makes something called Rum Trauben Nuss or Rum, Raisins and Hazelnuts that has 2% rum in it! Again, not fudge, but the rum-ness is quite good. I’ve seen the Ritter Sport bars at Cost Plus World Market and some upscale grocers in the candy aisles.

    Comment by Cybele on 7/25/07 at 2:48 pm #
  4. The Welch’s Frappe bar was last seen in the 1960’s. I remember the wrapper was a light pinkish-purple and cream color, and the bar itself resembled a Hollywood bar, only much more slender. The icing was white, and the fudge & raisins were the next best thing to heaven.  They always cost me a dime in the machines, and none of the stores ever had them in stock. I always had to rely on the vending machine guy. I could get a much larger Hollywood bar or a Zero bar at the store for a nickel, but, even at half the size of the others, and twice the price, the Welch’s Frappe bar was worth it, and is sorely missed.

    Comment by Rick French on 8/16/07 at 3:15 am #
  5. Thanks, Rick, for letting me know there is at least ONE person out there who can remember the Welchs’ rum Frappe! I had asked so many people who never heard of it, and I think they thought my memory was failing.      Shirley

    Comment by Shirley Fischer on 8/16/07 at 4:13 am #
  6. Hi Shirley,

    I have been searching for the name of this bar for a long time If we are talking about the same candy bar my recollection of it was a bit different than Rick’s.  I remember it as a dark chocolate covering a rum flavored cream filling that had raisens mixed in.  I remember it as hard to find and a great treat when you did.  I would place it in the 50’s and maybe into the early 60’s.  I also remember it as a great loss of a great and unique taste. Are we thinking in the same line of thought?

    Comment by Bob Patterson on 8/23/07 at 9:01 am #
  7. My family knew the Welch toffee family, really lovely people. Does anyone know where they are now Sylvia, Wilfred and son Paul.? I would love to make contact after so many years of losing touch.  Yvonne

    Comment by Dalton on 8/26/07 at 9:39 pm #
  8. The Welch Frappe Bar was definitely dark chocolate covered heaven. I ate a lot of these in my day. I want to try to recreate this candy bar. Any ideas on how to find the recipe?

    Comment by ART DIMATTIA on 11/17/07 at 4:24 pm #
  9. Thanks for your input, Art.  I wish I knew how to find the recipe, too.  Did try once to make some fudge with raisins and rum flavoring, but it didn’t taste right. I agree it was dark chocolate coated. For a time, T thought my memory was failing me. I’ve tried to check internet to see if there’s still a Welchs’ candy factory.  But no leads.

    Comment by Shirley Fischer on 11/17/07 at 4:47 pm #
  10. Thanks Shirley for your response.

    I applaud that you tried to make the filling. Of course the chocolate coating would be easy. The rum-raisin fudge is a definite challenge.

    I came across a recipe that I saved but haven’t had time to make. You may want to try it. Go to and the recipe is listed in the index as rum-raisin fudge. Maybe this is different from the one you used. I can still remember the taste of this wonderful candy bar. They also made an excellent chocolate fudge bar. If we could only find the original recipes! Art

    Comment by ART DIMATTIA on 11/18/07 at 3:41 am #
  11. My mother has been looking for the Frappe.  We thought we just couldn’t find it.  She is so disappointed that it is not made any longer.  She is 85 years old and wants to have just one more taste of this delicious candy bar.  I think we should all continue to find out about this candy bar.  Surely there is someone who knows the recipe and this bar can be made again.
    Cathy of Charleston, SC

    Comment by Cathy Blanchard on 12/30/07 at 11:58 am #

    Comment by FLOYD RAPPAPORT on 12/31/07 at 10:05 pm #
  13. I grew up in the Boston area and absolutely loved those Frappe bars, which I remember as costing a nickle (then a dime), being dark colored with raisins, and the most delicious candy bar ever made, bar none! I have been hunting online for the correct name of it for years. This was the early 60s.

    Comment by Winifred Sherman on 1/21/08 at 5:17 am #
  14. I grew up in southern California and bought Welch’s Rum Frappe all the time - the store quit carrying them because they said “It attracted ants”. I’ve never seen them again and OH SO MISS THEM!!!!!

    Comment by Jo Hoogestraat on 1/28/08 at 8:39 am #
  15. I can still see that gold & red wrapper in the candy section of some of the stores I used to find this delicious candy bar. My father introduced me to this candy and would sometimes bring home a few bars. There was a drugstore on Broadway and 157th St. (Manhattan) that used to stock them because a group of us, adults as well used to buy them out. I wish I could find the recipe or a candy company that could make that candy bar.

    Comment by Jim Cummins on 4/01/08 at 3:36 am #
  16. My mother would send me to the store when I was a kid in the 60’s and have me get her a Frappe bar or a Fudge bar.  I had my share and remember them well—to die for.  I also remember when all candy bars were a nickel.  The machine in my office just went up to 95 cents.

    Comment by lawtoc on 5/08/08 at 11:12 am #
  17. I continue trying to find more about them, but suppose it’ll just have to remain a memory. One site said Nestles purchased the Welchs’ Candy Co., but when I wrote them, they knew nothing. Did suggest trying a recipe using marshmallows and
    melted butterscotch chips, but it’s not the same.
    Even if they were still around, they’d probably be much smaller and cost lots more.

    Comment by Shirley Fischer on 5/08/08 at 11:44 am #
  18. My favorite candy bar of all time -Welch’s Frappe
    contrary to a comment made above, I don’t recall any white icing on it . It was a choc. bar with rum flavoring and choc with rasins . Does anyone know if it is even available ANYWHERE ?
    Glad to hear from so many Welch’s Frappe lovers !

    Comment by chip on 7/16/08 at 7:34 am #
  19. I remember getting welch’s frappe at Howard
    Johnson’s the only place I could find it. But I
    thought it was a chocolate raspberry bar. Maybe
    they made some different types. But it has been
    50 years so it might have been rum raisin. But
    boy I miss them and would buy a case if I could
    find them. Of course I said the same when I find
    all chocolate Neccos and I did buy a small box of
    24 rolls. I ate 5 rolls, got sick and give the
    rest to my grandkids. Live and learn!

    Comment by greg thompson on 8/07/08 at 9:34 am #
  20. I can remember buying Rum Frappes before WWII. I used to get them from the First National Stores.
    They were a nickel a piece, three for a dime. My Grandmother gave me a dollar for my birthday and I went right down to buy my favorite treat. I told the groceryman I wanted a whole dollars worth. He told me to come back in a couple of days. Sure enough, I returned and I got three whole boxes of 12 bars apiece. I was in tooth decay heaven. I had gone through I think about five bars when my mother found my store of candy. She took them away, saying something about sugar diabetes, never to be seen again. God, I miss my Rum Frappes.

    Comment by Bob Folsom on 9/03/08 at 1:29 am #
  21. Bob, do you have diabetes, or did your Mother just think you’d get it if you ate all them?
    Wonder what happened to them after she took them.
    I don’t remember the bars before WW2. It was just after it was over that I discovered them.But
    they were Soooo good!

    Comment by Shirley Fischer on 9/03/08 at 3:52 am #
  22. I am trying to find the original makers of the
    Pie Face, Fat Emma and Biscrisp bars sold in the
    1960’s.  Would like to contact the company’s for information.

    Comment by Hilda A. Elias on 11/01/08 at 10:11 am #
  23. I searched “Frappe” candy bar on Goggle, and this is the only result I got.  I have been looking and searching for Frappe candy bar for many years.  It was a chocolate covered, rum flavored candy bar with raisins.  I LOVED these candy bars.  It was also my dad’s favorite.  They were available in the 50s and most of the 60s in almost any store that sold candy in Massachusetts.  I’m glad to learn others remember it!


    Comment by Pat on 1/09/09 at 9:41 am #
  24. I am so glad others remember this wonderful treat.  I would indulge every trip to the doctors every month/week when I was pregnant with my first…back in 1972.  The only store left in RI that sold them was right near his office.  After that I never saw them again.  They were great.  Cream filling isn’t quite right..a little firmer.

    Comment by cyndi on 6/16/09 at 3:08 pm #
  25. You are right cyndi. It was not a cream filling.
    It was more of a fudge type filling, a rum flavored fudge with raisons.

    Comment by ARTHUR DIMATTIA on 6/17/09 at 9:58 am #
  26. Typo correction raisins not raisons. Sorry

    Comment by ARTHUR DIMATTIA on 6/17/09 at 10:02 am #
  27. For Christmas this year my daughter tried to make a rum flavored fudge, with raisins, and it was awful.  Maybe someone has a better idea?  Our fudge recipe is yummy so it should have worked.  Perhaps we can locate the graveyard for oldtime candy recipes?

    Comment by cyndi on 6/17/09 at 10:39 am #
  28. I grew south of Boston in Taunton early 60’s. I used to get the fudge bar for a nickel. I remember it having a dark “fudgy” center covered in chocolate. No one here in Massachusetts seems to remember them now.

    Comment by JP on 7/08/09 at 9:36 am #
  29. i am guessing this is why it isn’t available any longer,no onw remembers them.  maybe it is time for an unusual tasting candy bar…like frappe!

    Comment by cyndi on 7/09/09 at 11:05 am #
  30. The name IS Welchs’ Rum Frappe!

    Comment by Shirley Fischer on 7/09/09 at 11:10 am #
  31. Such serendipity.

    Two days ago I had yet another discussion with friends about the Frappe Bar. No one recalled a candy bar by that name. I am the only person in my considerable network of friends that remember this heavenly confection.

    As a kid in the mid-1950s, I won a couple of boxes of Frappe Bars at a carnival that was passing through my hometown of Plymouth, MA. I could not believe my good fortune!

    No candy bar was even in the same taste universe as the Frappe Bar. And no candy bars today remotely approach its unique favor and texture.

    So we have established that this bar was made by the Welch’s company and has not been sold for many, many years.

    I am grateful that this site provided me with both proof that Frappe Bars existed and a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
    Carleton Kendrick

    Comment by Carleton on 7/14/09 at 2:04 pm #
  32. Now what would be really great would be for someone at what remains of that Welch’s candy company to discover the old secret recipe and bring it back into production. This is one they really don’t need to supersize, either.

    Comment by Winifred Sherman on 7/14/09 at 2:40 pm #
  33. From your lips to that candy company’s ears, Winifred.

    Comment by Carleton on 7/14/09 at 3:09 pm #
  34. Every nickel I ever got was spent on a Frappe Bar.  I can picture the candyman delivering them to the Rexall Drug Store all the time. I was told by him that they couldn’t make them any more because they were using real Rum.  I believe that is the reason they stopped making them.  Maybe we were all hooked on them not knowing it just like our morning coffee today.

    Comment by Judie on 7/22/09 at 4:40 am #
  35. I think that was the time they were selling cough medicine with codeine, and wine biscuits with wine.  Time to start selling the rum candy again for the boomers!  Just how does one get a candy suggestion into the head of the manufacturers?  There must be a company that would think this was a great new idea?  I probably wouldn’t be the same…it never is.  I still have my Yorks and Skybars.

    Comment by Cyndi on 7/22/09 at 5:06 am #
  36. Nothing really to add other than I miss them too - along with Bartonettes.

    Comment by Mark on 9/12/09 at 10:00 pm #
  37. I’m yet another baby boomer who has yearned for a Welch’s Frappe bar for years. Like some of you, nobody I know ever heard of them. They all said I was crazy.
    I ate hundreds of them in Waltham, MA in the 50s and in Salem and Derry, NH in the 60s. (That’s probably a conservative guess.) I was skinny as a rail and never stayed still. (Now I have diabetes.)
    I don’t believe the filling was fudge or cream. I’ve always described it as a medium brown with a pinkish hue, but I’ve never been able to describe the texture.
    I’d kill for the recipe! I’d make mine with Splenda.

    Comment by Jeanne on 10/08/09 at 6:19 pm #
  38. In reply to query about Welch family, I knew family and son Jimmy up until time of WWII. Our families stayed at a summer resort hotel on Rocky Neck in Gloucester MA. I enjoyed many a free candy bar and was sorry to see line disappear. After the war the family bought a fine home on Gloucester Eastern Shore. I did not attempt to keep up contact. The brother of owner was right-wing activist who was founder (I think) of John Birch Society.

    Comment by Richard L. Dunn on 10/30/09 at 4:53 am #
  39. i am looking for the old hollwood candy bar. i ate my way thru hi-school on them. a bag of chips, a carton of chocolate milk, and my purple/gold wrapped hollywood bar. it was so good. i have heard that the snickrs bar is its’ replacement. but really nothing can replace my favorite cany bar. Marie HELP! 11/25/2009

    Comment by marie on 11/25/09 at 1:55 pm #
  40. My mom and I was just saying last night how we would die for Frappe Bar I am so Glad we are the only ones that miss these great bars, Your right they last sold in 1960 My Dad Ran a store and sold those bars the same Co made a Fudge bar chocolate coated fudge inside the Frappe bar was a coffee color Light Brown inside with raisins,and Rum flavor, Welch?s sold two kinds of bars at that time one called Fuggie that was clocolate on the oustide and fuge inside then the frappe bar Both was wonderful, I grew up in Voluntown CT and sure miss those bars

    Comment by debbie on 1/06/10 at 3:35 am #
  41. Well, I guess this little Frappe bar had a big following to match it’s BIG taste.  Too bad we couldn’t keep it alive.  I am glad that others remember it too, and I think we are getting closer to describing the filling perfectly.  Now who wants to cook up the first trial batch? I offer to test for taste.

    Comment by cyndi on 1/08/10 at 3:02 am #
  42. I went to a candy store because they said that they had the WALNETTOS in stock. I knew they were still being made but when I bit into the square it was of a differant tast, It was more like a chocolate fudge square with walnuts in it and this was NOT the tast I had remembered back in the 50’s, they were chewy and tasted of carmel or taffee, not chocolate fudge as they are now. When I bought them as a kid they were in a pocket box with about 6-8 rapped pieces. I think they were bought out and the recipe was changed to the modern tasts.I have not been able to find anyone who remembers them the way I do. Is there anyone who would know about this

    Comment by Chuck Mason on 1/17/10 at 6:13 pm #
  43. How about an answer to my question about Walnetto’s candy. Ther must be some old timers who remember how they tasted? Still waiting!

    Comment by Chuck Mason on 1/21/10 at 5:32 pm #
  44. O.K. Chuck   I’m the one who started this whole thing (about Rum Frappe).  I loved Walnettos, too.  Remember 1 time when I was small my Mom won a whole box of them. Don’t remember what for, though.  It’s sad so many good things just disappear. I THINK the Vermont Country Store advertises them, but they charge so much I’ve never ordered.  So don’t know if they’d be the same. Have found many things I used to like don’t taste as good any more. They probably use cheaper ingredients and more additives. Or maybe our taste buds change.

    Comment by Shirley Fischer on 1/22/10 at 1:39 am #
  45. Dera Shirley, It was great to get a responce to my comments about Walnetto’s. I know that Coke said they were making the soft drink Coke Clasic with the original recipt but they used beet sugar of corn sugar and not cane sugar claiming the tast was the same. NOT! I did wonder if Walnetto’s did the same and claim “It’s the same as always”
    When a company gets sold they take a lot of liberties with the trade name. I still remember them as more carmel and less fudge and a clear wax wrapper.I would like to know if this happend and when,but nobody seems to know.I’m afraid if I called the Walnetto company that most of them are too young to know the history.
    Thank you again, Chuck Mason

    Comment by Chuck Mason on 1/22/10 at 5:05 am #
  46. Rum Frappes crossed the ‘pond’.My brother brought some back from Halifax Nova Scotia during the Second World War.He was aboard a new air craft carrier H.M.S.Speaker collected at Halifax.I remember Rum frappes as the most delcious dark chocolate covered bar I had ever tasted.

    Comment by Trevor ,BRISTOL,UK on 1/26/10 at 5:48 am #
  47. While watching a commercial for another favorite candy bar of mine, which is still around, I considered that possibly the inside of the Frappe Bar had the same texture and consistency of the York Patty, with that ?medium brown with a pinkish hue? that Jeanne described. It is hard to put your finger on what the actual filling was because the memory of the dark chocolate coating, rum, and raisins dominate.

    Comment by cyndi on 1/27/10 at 5:42 am #
  48. Frappe Bar….I too could not find any of my friends that remember this candy bar.  Have been looking for a long time.  Thanks for letting me know they are not made anymore.  What a shame.
    Dark chocolate on the outside…beige center with raisins.  I remember buying them at the local penny candy store, though not for a penny but never was a nickle better spent.

    Comment by KATHLEEN SHARKEY on 1/28/10 at 4:20 am #
  49. I remember Welch’s Frappe very fondly. My grandparents had a grocery store in Massachusetts in the 50’s and early 60’s and it was my favorite candy bar. I remember a gold and red wrapper. I remember the rum nougat on the inside with an occasional raisin. Welch’s also made a Fudge bar in a blue wrapper. I inquired some time ago at the Vermont Country Store but it appears the cause is lost ...

    Comment by Barry on 2/14/10 at 8:43 am #
  50. Hi Barry It’s so nice to read all these responses.  I remember the Frappe bars as having more of a fudge like filling (with raisins and rum flavor). In fact, have been thinking about trying to make some just to see if it’s similar. Of course, maybe it’s been too many years for me to actually know how they tasted.  Just know they were good!

    Comment by Shirley Fischer on 2/14/10 at 9:08 am #
  51. Frappe lovers, I did try the fudge route for the center of this delightful candy bar and it did not work.  It was the wrong consistency!  Does anyone have any other suggestions?  The rum, raisins, and chocolate are the easy parts…the center seems to be the elusive secret.  LOL

    Comment by Cyndi on 2/15/10 at 2:04 am #
  52. I ate a FRAPPE everyday while on break in 1950s. Loved them, and have NEVER found them since but always remember that spectacular flavor - almost addictive! Maybe that was their “secret” recipe.

    Comment by Rosemary on 2/17/10 at 11:55 am #
  53. Folks, hope I can help. I am the head confectioner at Cero’s candies in Wichita Kansas. I took it upon myself to come up with something like or similar to Welch’s Rum Frappe. Rum fudge center with raisins in dark chocolate. I have formed these into balls about the size of truffles. These would be the perfect size to order and see if they are similar to what you are seeking. I would appreciate any and all feedback to get it right. These are not on the website as of yet (, but you can request them as a special order. Or, you can call the store (316-264-5002)and ask for Justin.

    Comment by Justin on 3/12/10 at 7:50 pm #
  54. Folks,
      As with the Frappe bar, I have replicated the Welch’s fudge bar. Chocolate fudge topped with grape jelly in dark chocolate in bite sized squares. Need you to try it and tell me if it’s right. Will take all compliments and complaints. Any suggestions on size and shapes. Thanks againd, Justin

    Comment by Justin on 3/12/10 at 8:13 pm #
  55. I think the inside is less like fudge, and more like nougat.  See’s candy makes a similar chocolate, called the rum nougat.  It has raisin nougat with walnuts and dried cherry’s, dipped in dark chocolate….and ohhhh my gosh is it good!!!!! Not the original, but darn tasty!

    Comment by annemarie on 6/11/10 at 11:53 pm #
  56. Boy,Do I remember the frappe Bar from the 60’s rum flavored fudge with raisins and a dark chocolate coating, I’ll never forget the taste of that candy bar.when Welche’s sold the company to Nabisco they should have the recipes for that candy bar,maybe contacting the company they can give us some info on it.

    Comment by Lori 7/6/02 on 7/06/10 at 1:00 pm #
  57. I actually remember them from the 40’s.  We could get them in the small town where I went to High School. After I moved away to work, can’t remember seeing them other places.  I have tried several times to track down the recipe, and hope someone else would bring them back again. But it seems to be a dead end.

    Comment by Shirley Fischer on 7/08/10 at 5:01 am #
  58. Welch’s FRAPPE candy bar was terrific. Remember well…during youth in Massachusetts. It did not carry the Welch’s name until the last few years of existence, but do not recall its previous manufacturer(perhaps independent). The description gets better with each refinemen, i.e. not “creamy” interior.

    Comment by Richard on 8/19/10 at 12:43 pm #
  59. Ihave been looking for the frappe candy bar and just wish they would sell this candy bar again. I remember when I was a child I have my Dad get me one at the store. This was one of my favorite candy bars and wish they would go back and sell them again. This is a childhood memorie.

    Comment by Lesley A. Pimentel on 1/02/11 at 3:27 pm #
  60. Thank you Chuck Mason for your persistence.
    No question about it in my recollection. I don’t believe that my taste remembrance changed. Walnettos had a dark chocolate caramel taste and texture that was totally different than what is being offered these days as the “original”. Perhaps there were two varieties, and I as a kid liked the darker. Wax papered squares, packed side by side in a cardboard box. Scrumptious!

    Comment by Ricardo on 1/08/11 at 8:29 am #
  61. i recall somewhere that the frappe bar was made of a wipped malted center with dark chc outside .  the inside i remember was like a malted chunky bar w\o the nuts, but idid find a site cant remember now that decribed how the bars were made.  prtty sue the factory was in mass. but i remember them sayoing tht the inside was wipped or malted.

    Comment by richza on 7/21/11 at 10:50 am #
  62. Dear Richza, funny you should mention Chunky bars because when I have one it does remind me of the Frappe!  Perhaps it is the raisins?

    Comment by cyndi on 7/21/11 at 1:19 pm #
  63. I remember those!  I wish they were still around.  I got mine at the local (Milford NH Latchis theater) which also has been gone for a long time. Another rum flavored candy was Rum Wafers that came in a tall oval box.  My mother got them at Christmas time along with ribbon candy.

    Comment by MarciaMe on 9/20/11 at 9:17 am #
  64. Hello, So strange to see an e,ail from 07 mentioning the Welch Family.  My husband Dominic and I knew the family, Wilf, Sylvia and Paul very well indeed as they lived near us in the 50’s We lived in Spain from the early 90’s and I am sorry to say did not see them again.  But as you say, they were a lovely family and I remember Wilf teaching me to sing the Bladden Races.  God Bless them.  Yvonne.

    Comment by yvonne Atkinson on 5/02/12 at 9:32 am #
  65. I’m #37 Jeanne from Waltham. Reading all of your comments has made my memory of Frappe bars clearer. The more I think about them, I’m pretty sure the filling WAS like that of fudge. I think I just might contact #53 Justin from Wichita & try his version of the candy. #47 Cyndi hit the nail on the head as far as the texture being exactly like a York Peppermint Patty; but not the taste! LOL Shirley Fischer, thanks for starting this! If we all post the link to this page on facebook, maybe the message will get to someone who knows the original recipe! I’m going to right now!

    Comment by Jeanne on 5/02/12 at 12:13 pm #
  66. #37, great idea! It would be great Idea if a candy company already set up for production would have some interest in this little treat too.

    Comment by Cyndi on 5/03/12 at 4:54 am #
  67. I have also looked for years for the Frappe Bar. Now my memory is clearly refreshed that it also had rum and raisins. I bought thousands of them out of a vending machine at my first job at a shoe factory. Anyone know how to get one?

    Comment by Pat Ging on 9/21/12 at 10:08 am #
  68. Wish someone from the Welch family could read all these posts and take pity on all of us who want the Frappe Bar back again. There must be a recipe in archives someplace!

    Comment by Shirley Fischer on 9/21/12 at 10:13 am #
  69. Five years later and we still discuss this tasty treat, some say addictive treat, and we still cannot inspire anyone to come up with a winning solution.

    Comment by Cyndi on 9/21/12 at 10:22 am #
  70. Come on Welch’s, give us the frappe candy bar!

    Comment by Pat on 9/21/12 at 3:20 pm #
  71. My sister and I are having a hard time recalling the name of the licorice pastel candies that came in a box back in the 60s and 70s before the Good and Plenty.  Please and thank you.

    Comment by Margo on 9/22/12 at 10:51 am #
  72. Try googling and see if anything looks familiar.  Was the candy shaped like good and plenty?

    Comment by Cyndi on 9/22/12 at 6:12 pm #
  73. Here try this link?they seem to want to help.

    Comment by Cyndi on 9/22/12 at 6:44 pm #
  74. Yes, they were shapped like a good and plenty but thinner and pastel colors - they came in a box.  It’s driving me nuts I can’t remember.

    Comment by Margo on 9/25/12 at 6:48 pm #
  75. Nearing Christmas 2012 and my sisters & I are searching for Frappe candy bars.  We got one bar each at Christmas only in Charlotte NC.  We believe it must have been sold there only seasonally, or our Dad only bought them at Christmas.  This was early to mid-1950’s.  They were special treats!

    Comment by Robert on 12/08/12 at 3:27 pm #
  76. Welch’s stopped making the Frappe bars because they contained real rum. It was a favorite of my dad and me in the 50s and 60s in Massachusetts.

    Comment by Pat on 12/08/12 at 3:32 pm #
  77. sure wish ihad a receipefor this candy bar!!!!do you know of one????  or maybe a similar candy bar??

    Comment by bill wood on 1/31/13 at 11:43 am #
  78. Frappe lovers remember? (I hope this goes through?) view in inmages if not.
    Now would they taste as good without the real rum?  You have to wonder…

    Comment by Cyndi on 2/01/13 at 8:37 am #
  79. I also remember the Frsppe as a delicious and distinctive candy from the 50s and early-mid 60’s in NC & SC. I also remember, like Pat, being told that they were discontinued because of legal problems caused by their containing real rum. Don’t understand why that would be a deal-breaker tho, as Ethyl M makes liquor-filled chocolates. Attempts to reproduce the flavor are probably failing because you did not cordial the raisins first.  Raisins should be chopped and fermented in sugar water for a couple days before adding rum or brandy, then draining and layering with fine, soft fudge.
    Have read elsewhere that the brand name and possibly the recipe now belong to Tootsie.  Should we petition them to restore Frappe?

    Comment by Caruso's Dad on 8/13/13 at 10:13 am #
  80. Well let’s start that petition now, if you think it will work. Where can we sign?

    Comment by Cyndi on 8/13/13 at 11:26 am #
  81. Make a lot of us older people happy if they would bring them back EXACTLY as they were then. I had them in the late 40’s.

    Comment by Shirley Fischer on 8/13/13 at 12:32 pm #
  82. Loved the Frappe candy bars.  If you want something that’s very close, try SEE’s Candy’s Rum Raisin Nouget.  It’s our favorite…..but someone should bring back the original Frappe !

    Comment by Buzz Madsen on 10/11/13 at 7:38 am #
  83. What do handbags have to do with Rum Frappe Bars?

    Comment by Shirley Fischer on 1/06/14 at 7:24 am #
  84. My family owned a variety store in Fall River, MA and we used to stock the Welch’s Rum bars in our candy case - this was in 1958-1960. (My brother and I worked in the store after school.)
    My parents had to order two boxes of candy bars every week. I ate at least hslf of one box, my brother ate another half; the other box was supposed to be for sale.
    I do believe that Welch’s stopped selling the rum frappes because the candy was made with real rum - I think. But, boy did they taste good!!

    Comment by Ryan on 3/18/16 at 11:25 am #
  85. Well we all remember and loved the Welch Frappe bar- now how are we going to experience it again? And our kids and grandkids? A good rum raisin ice cream is nice but can’t compare.

    Comment by Cyndi on 3/18/16 at 12:53 pm #
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