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Posted on: Wed, 11/29/2000 - 12:21pm
AmyR's picture
Joined: 09/26/2000 - 09:00

I actually stumbled upon Sixlets today. I had never heard of them before reading this post. I was in a local party goods store and my eye caught me at the check out counter. I bought two packs. One for me to sample to see what they were like and one to put away for my son some day. I really enjoyed them but California Mom is right. They were yummy at first but then they start to make you sick after awhile (kind of like candy corn). They must be loaded with sugar. I do, however, think they are much better than Smarties. There's something about them that I think are horrible...
Unfortunately, the woman at the register told me that they don't usually have Sixlets. For some reason, they have them now. Maybe I'll stock up.

Posted on: Wed, 11/29/2000 - 3:10pm
rilira's picture
Joined: 11/11/1999 - 09:00

Who makes sixlets? How do you know they are safe?

Posted on: Wed, 11/29/2000 - 10:48pm
PAGirl's picture
Joined: 08/14/2000 - 09:00

We called Hershey's about a week ago, and they said that the mini candies/chocolate (like you get at Halloween) are not safe. There is a warning on the PACKAGE. Otherwise, though, they said just stick with the labels on everything else. I still have to talk to Nestle and M&M/Mars, but at least we know that Hershey's is safe.

Posted on: Thu, 11/30/2000 - 12:16am
Linda-Jo's picture
Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

Years ago, I remember Hersheys made a candy that looked like M&Ms and they were called "Hersheyettes". I just noticed they are available in a "Grinch candy package" at my CVS. They are red and green. I wonder if they still sell them other than on promotion and if they are safe. I'll check with Hershey's and let y'all know.

Posted on: Mon, 12/04/2000 - 9:55am
Jodi's picture
Joined: 10/28/2000 - 09:00

After reading this thread I got brave and gave my 3 year old PA son a couple plain Hershey kisses. He loved them! Being the nervous wreck I am he only got to have 2 as I just kept watching for the reaction that never came! It is so nice to finally know there is a chocolate candy out there (and a good chocolat it is - not a cheap yucky, fake, chocolate) that he can have. I will have to tell friends and family so they will know what they can give him next Halloween!

Posted on: Wed, 12/06/2000 - 2:23pm
Linda-Jo's picture
Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

Well, I didn't call Hershey's but I checked the label for those "Hersheyettes" candies. They have that "may contain traces of peanuts or nuts" on them. I'm disappointed, as I thought Hershey's would have made them 'free' along with their Kisses. So, I guess they are out of the question in our household, just like the M&Ms.

Posted on: Wed, 12/06/2000 - 8:57pm
kathyc's picture
Joined: 11/22/2000 - 09:00

Yesterday I found Sixlets at Target - they are in a skinny yellow carton-like box, right in the candy aisle. They are made by Hersheys.

Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2001 - 1:18pm
Sandra Y's picture
Joined: 08/22/2000 - 09:00

Just reporting on another Sixlets sighting. These Sixlets candies are like the stealth candies that the company doesn't want us to find!
I saw big bags of them at one of those cheap grungy dollar/discount stores. They looked like they were about as old as me though, so I didn't get them.
Then today I saw them at my regular grocery store (Jewel in Chicago). But they weren't in a box--they were in a bright yellow bag with all those little hanging bag candies like Brach's gumdrops, jellybeans etc., hanging up on racks. I bought some.
Don't ask me why I bought them, b/c I'm so terrified of chocolate I'll probably never give them to my son. I have this theory that if he never has chocolate he won't develop a taste for it and won't want to eat it when he's older. That's what happened to my husband. He grew up in the Middle East and NEVER had chocolate and he hates it! I know this theory is brainless, but I can dream, right?

Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2001 - 9:47pm
kathyc's picture
Joined: 11/22/2000 - 09:00

I also had another Sixlet sighting! In a catalog called "Oriental Trading Company" they had little individual Valentine bags of Sixlets. You can find them at oriental.com

Posted on: Fri, 01/19/2001 - 5:29am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Hi. This is a naive question, but I keep seeing references in these posts to "Smarties" and "Canadian Smarties", but I've never seen them in stores. I'm from the Maryland area and have never seen "Smarties". Are these just available in Canada? What manufacturer makes them? Are they peanut and nut free?
THanks. Stay safe.


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