I Like It!: Retro Mike and Ike candies

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNONMike and Ike brings back two retro flavor combinations with Cherri and Bubb (cherry and bubblegum) and Lem and Mel (lemon and watermelon). Show caption
Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNONMike and Ike brings back two retro flavor combinations with Cherri and Bubb (cherry and bubblegum) and Lem and Mel (lemon and watermelon).

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WHAT: Mike and Ike retro candy flavors in Cherri and Bubb and Lem and Mel.

DESCRIPTION: 5-ounce boxes.

COST: $1 to $1.39

WHY BUY: Part of a recent wave of retro candy flavors, Mike and Ike brings back cherry and bubblegum and lemon and watermelon candy combinations. Cherri and Bubb first appeared in 1989 while Lem and Mel showed up in 1991.

WHERE FOUND: On the candy aisle through April 2013.

NOMINATED BY: Advocate Food staff.

LEARN MORE: http://www.mikeandike.com.