Aha, I spy a Tastykake sign -- one of my childhood favorites. My big love is the Butterscotch Krimpets -- wrapped, of course, in wax paper. I cannot get them in New England so I must rely on my memories of the wonderful snack cake. Thanks for the photo, Tom. Regards
Don't give up hope. Tasty Kake ( the cake that made mother stop baking) was sold within the past few years, and they now are distributing throughout the East coast, if not the entire country.
We can get them everyday in the supermarkets in Virginia and nearby North Carolina.
Still enjoy my "Krimpets" but devour my "peanut butter "tandy Takes"
You can also go on line and have them ship you an assortment.
I did that for Tony Ponticello who moved to Vegas in the 50's.
Good luck in your search.
I lived a block or so on Olden by the rear entry to the Trenton Transit Yard. About 1950 the pharmacy was run by "Mister Rhoades" and for a sick child there was always, depending in the malady one contracted of course; a special treat. I can still taste that ice cream cone with dark and savory almost black "Bing Cherry" ice cream which remains my favorite till this day. Or perhaps a fountain coke with a spritz of cherry. Somehow that tall man with the dark wavy hair and thick glasses made the pains go away with his mastery of the scoop (in hot water) and a quick stir and swirl of a fountain concoction. Not to take away his skill as a pharmacist of course.
Sally, imagine being thousands of miles away from home and there on Guam in the base "PX" was a 12 pack of Tastykake chocolate cupcakes. I was with a fellow from the New Brunswick area and the moment our eyes saw those boxes with three cakes per pack we were "back in the world" each buying a quart of cold milk and there under a palm tree we sat in the shade and with grins from ear to ear, we each polished off the box of Tastykakes with that ice cold quart of milk. We, for those few golden moments, we were home and it could have been a July day on "the stoop" hanging out as young teens. Hardly a word was spoken during our sweet overindulgence. Contented smiles of course.
Hi Tom, I believe the location of this photo is the corner of Perry St. and Montgomery. My reason for this deduction, is the sign below the window on the second floor of the drug store, which says Perry St. There is a traffic light at Montgomery. I like the fact that the kid on the bike is waiting for the light to turn green before proceeding across Perry, which has the green, as the picture was taken. It appears that the drug store is actually closed and out of business, as the property is for sale. In fact, the second floor appears to be vacant. Also, as a coincidence, Ralph Lucarella, mentioned Vaudeville acts at the State theater, commenting on another photo, you just published, and what do you know; there is a sign in this drug store window, mentioning 4 Vaudeville acts, at the State Theater. Too bad, I can't make out a date. Great Tastykake sign! Didn't we all love those. The Junior's mentioned on that sign, had vanilla icing with bits of coconut on top. By the way, the drug store on the corner of Greenwood and Olden, during the 1950s and 60s, was Coleman Drugs. Buzz Coleman, son of the druggist, was a friend of mine. I haven't seen him in 50 years. These photos sure stir up memories, as do your comments. rayfromvillapark
Indeed, with that "eagle eye" spotting the Perry Street sign affixed to the second floor window sill, out went the comments of Mister Rhoades mastery of the fountain "arts" at that location. But the Tastykake memories are forever!
The question now is where did Perry Street meet up with Chambers? Was there a name change when the Lincoln Homes were constructed? So often the street names are changed to reflect or memorialize something significant in the culture, a road is extended or added?
Perhaps someone who had close ties with the US Post Office in those times now we must know such a (wink-wink), person, a fellow Ralph comes to mind for some reason?