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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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: