In the movie The Shape of Water, the government agent Strickland has a favorite type of candy that he often chews. He mentioned that the candy is cheap and common.

Is that candy based on actual candy in reality?

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    youtube.com/watch?v=VrvZ01dOIZI – BCdotWEB Mar 26 '18 at 6:04
  • @BCdotWEB oh so it's designed specifically for the movie? – Endy Tjahjono Mar 26 '18 at 7:58
  • @BCdotWEB Nice find and seems pretty definitive. Why not put it up? – Walt Dec 27 '18 at 23:27
  • BTW description about the candy starts at 3:00 in @BCdotWEB 's youtube link. – Endy Tjahjono Dec 28 '18 at 4:17

According to a throwaway remark in this interview with Michael Shannon and Michael Stuhlbarg by SYFY WIRE, the candy was specifically designed for the movie. Its color was described explicitly in the script.

The interview touches on the subject from about 3:00:

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