Owyhee is a company name that you probably aren’t familiar with. Even so, you might know their best-known but oddly-named treat, the Idaho Spud.
Having created much more than just their famous Spud, Owyhee have been producing one particular delicious treat for over three decades; the aptly-named Old Faithful.
Owyhee’s Old Faithful tended to be a regional treat over the years and these days is one that, outside of the Idaho area, you’re most likely to find at a candy specialty store.
I have one vintage example of an Old Faithful wrapper in my collection that dates back to the early 1980′s. Here it is:
During a recent visit to Nebraska I was able to pick up a current Old Faithful at Omaha’s Hollywood Candy store. Old Faithful bars are still produced by the Idaho Candy Company, but I did notice that the Owyhee name is no longer included on packages. Here’s how the wrappers look now:
I’d never had an Old Faithful before and I gotta say it was quite delicious! I’ll certainly be picking a couple up again the next time I see them.
And that’s everything for this Old Faithful Friday.
See you next time!