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Roman Candy celebrates a sweet century as a New Orleans institution

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Roman Candy has been essential to New Orleans for a long stretch of time.

The chewing candy celebrated its 100th birthday this past weekend.

Most days you can find the Roman Candy wagon rolling through Uptown neighborhoods.

To commemorate the special day, the company tossed prices in the ‘way-back’ machine and  sold its candy for only five-cents.

“So whenever we see them, wherever they are, we stop and get a couple of pieces,” said Roman candy fan Judy Reese. “We did say oh wow, we remember back then when they were really cheap. So when I came up here and saw five-cents, I said whoa, this brings back memories."

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