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Butter Balls Hard Candy

Subject: Butter Balls
From: Jane
Date: 11/30/2020, 4:43 PM
On 11/30/2020 2:32 PM, Jane wrote:

I went to Woodlawn Catfish King and begged to let me be a waitress there. 
He let me work for .50 a day and I kept all my tips... I was looking for 
the recipe.. 
Thank You Jane      
PS I have a lot of stories no one knows

On 11/30/2020 3:03 PM Phaedrus wrote:

Hi Jane,

I figured out that you meant the Alabama "Catfish King" because you said it was on Woodlawn (There was an unrelated "Catfish King" in Texas), but I still don't know which recipe you are looking for. There are recipes for the apple fritters and the salad dressing here:  8-10-2015

There is more discussion about Catfish King here: 6-29-2012

If you wanted a recipe other than the apple fritters or salad dressing, Let me know and I'll see what I can find.


On 11/30/2020 3:57 PM, Jane wrote:

Thank you.. First Job at 13 before that Selma Children's Home... 
Someone needs to find the Selma's Candy Factory recipe for Butter Balls... 
God Bless and have a Merry Christmas

Hi Jane,

I think you mean "butter balls" hard candy as made by The American Candy Company, which was in Selma, Alabama.  "Butter Balls" seem to have fallen out of favor in the USA, but they are still popular in the United Kingdom, where that type candy is called "boiled sweets", their term for  what we call "hard candy." You can order them online.

See the photo here: Candy Crazy

I could not find a recipe for "butter balls", particularly not one from the American Candy Company.

I will post this for input from my readers.

You have a Merry Christmas as well!


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