Soft and chewy, with a beautiful sweet sugar coating that you could actually see and feel on your tongue, old-time jelly candy had a wonderful tang that tasted of sun-ripened fruit and fresh spices. You bought it at the dime store or theater, often in flat packs of five or six assorted flavors including fruit slices and black licorice, and when you tore off the cellophane their sweet essence hit you like Grandma's kitchen. Everybody had their favorite, of course, but all the flavors were intensely delicious. Each jelly candy was big and plump, with a wonderfully soft texture that was almost magical. One bite, and your mouth filled with flavor; the tender candy clung to your teeth and stuck to the roof of your mouth, and your tongue would be busy for awhile'