Good & Plenty
Top: Good & Plenty box
Bottom: Good & Plenty licorice candy
|Product type||Candy coated licorice|
|Owner||The Hershey Company|
|Country||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Previous owners||Quaker City Confectionary Company|
Good & Plenty is a brand of licorice candy. The candy is a narrow cylinder of sweet black licorice, coated in a hard candy shell to form a capsule shape. The pieces are colored bright pink and white and presented in a purple box or bag.
Beginning around 1950, a cartoon character named "Choo-Choo Charlie" appeared in Good & Plenty television commercials. Choo-Choo Charlie was a railroad engineer. He would shake a box of the candy in a circular motion, imitating a train's pushrods and making a sound like a train. Advertising executive Russ Alben wrote the "Choo-Choo Charlie" jingle based on the popular song "The Ballad of Casey Jones".
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