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"From the 50's to today" by Judy Reynoso
I am 67 and my mother used to tell me she hung out at the Parrot when she was young.  Grew up in Helena and the Parrot was the teen hang-out in the 50's.  On Saturdays you could hardly get in the place! The candy was unbelievable.  What I loved the most were the Mexican Lime Drin
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Some Things Never Change by Ty Plummer - Nelson

"Oh the good old days in Helena!  I lived in Helena from fourth grade through high school.  I went to both Cathedral High and Helena High, graduating in 1967.  We used to come to the Parrot for a cup of chili, cherry Coke and ...."   Continued...

Family Tradition by

"I do not have a personal story to relate other than my fondness for the Parrot candies, particularly in boxes opened at our reception area as I walk into the office during the holiday season. However, my children are always anxious to make a trip in ...."   Continued...

From the 50's to today by Judy Reynoso

"I am 67 and my mother used to tell me she hung out at the Parrot when she was young.  Grew up in Helena and the Parrot was the teen hang-out in the 50's.  On Saturdays you could hardly get in the place! The candy was unbelievable. ...."   Continued...

Cleaning the Parrot by Robert Shultz

"I've been enjoying the Parrot confectionery store since 1990. I used to clean the store at night for Servicemaster contract services. I still frequently stop in for candy and one pound boxes of candy to send to my relatives down South, in winter of c...."   Continued...

 
 
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For Over 60 Years    by : Bill Kearns

"I have been coming to the Parrot for over sixty years. The atmosphere, the candy display, and food is the best. Keep up the good work.


Five Pounds of Birthday Chocolate    by : Jo Glass

"I am 70 years old and have had access to the parrot since I was 6 years of age. My Daddy, until his death, always gave me a five pound box of Parrot candies for my birthday. Best gift I could have got. He gave me one on the two occasionsI had a baby born as well. Myself, I have used the Parrot since 12 years of age. Both in personal use of your marvelous chili, a...."  Continued....


Right of Passage    by : Molly Galusha

"My Grandmother, Buttercup Shumate first took me to register for candy when I was six years old. It was a right of passage. We updated it every few years as tastes changed. For 30 years the last card we had filled out was from my junior high years. The penmanship was a dead give away.  Dusty's wife indulged me and I reclaimed my sisters cards and filled out a new one for me.R eg...."  Continued....


A Box of Parrot Candy    by : Minnie Francis

"I found that the Parrot was a favorite place to have lunch and buy the candy you make. This goes back into the fifties when the Western Life Insurance people would walk up to have lunch and the person who won the poker numbers on their pay check had to buy a box of Parrot Candy for the other employees. Years later my youngest son went to school in Illinois, and he now lives in Chica...."  Continued....


Keeping Tradition Alive!!    by : C.M. Smith

"I have so many fond memories of time spent at the parrot going way back to grade school and high school days; we would often congregate there after school and on weekends. Many initials still remain on the tables. I never return to Montana without going to the parrot. The caramel syrup is my favorite, along with the cherry cokes and chili. My family in Montana gave me a print of the parrot fo...."  Continued....


Continuing Tradition    by : Elizbeth Scholz

"Besides the obvious- the incredible candy that brings memories of pride and care and joy for the good things. I always say if you are going to get fat eating candy, eat the best and you will not regret it, you will enjoy it!!!! Every year at Christmas time I send a 2 pound box of chocolates to my workroom in Missoula-its a tradition that after 15 years I'm not about to break!


Twenty Five Years of Tradition    by : M Perkowski

"For almost 25 years I have traveled to Helena for business and never failed to visit the Parrot. For years I would send a box of their chocolates to my children for Halloween or when they were in college for a surprise treat. Every year for the last nine I have sent a three pound box to the people who work in the office as a way to say thanks for their help during the year. Any...."  Continued....


Traditions from 1970    by : Delores VanGerpen

"Our Family 'discovered' the parrot shortly after moving here in 1970. Our favorite chocolates are the parrots and the caramels. Our oldest son took his new wife and introduced her to his favorite-caramel sundae with cashews. Five years later our granddaughter got the Parrot experience. They live out of state, when they visit they always go to the Parrot! Our second son found the 'Irish Potatoes" o...."  Continued....


Sweet Traditions    by : Pamela Emard

"We moved to Montana from California in 2005. My husband is retired but I was unable to find gainful employment in our town of Great Falls, so Iadvertised and found work in Helena. What a warm and welcome surprise to find the Parrot, everyone all over Montana was speaking so highly of it. I wandered in to the candy shop and found the marzipan and "St Patrick's Day" potatoes and I kne...."  Continued....


For Years and Years to Come    by : Jean Chapman

"It was many years ago that I tasted your candy for the first time. Our family moved out to Spokane in the early 80's due to a job transfer for my husband. He had a large territory to cover and one of the places he frequented was Helena. Each time he arrived home he had a box of almond butter toffee. We thoroughly enjoyed it. My husband is now deceased. Last year I made a gift to my three...."  Continued....


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