So today when I was in the local Rexall buying Toblerone chocolate that was on sale I discovered these packs of candy which you see above, and upon looking at it thoroughly was delighted to see that it held many old favorites of mine and even some old fashioned sweets I'd never tried before but had heard of. It cost me $2.99 so I bought it.
The discovery prompted me to do a little picture taking and internet scouring to give you all some insight into the world of candy that anyone from my generation ('89) and older would definitely remember and recognize, along with some personal faves of mine.. If you want to comment about this post feel free to, I'd also love to know what candy (chocolate included) everyone else is fond of (past or presently) so don't hesitate to mention your personal faves and share your memories...
|The inner workings of the "70's Funky Candy" package I bought|
|POPEYE CANDY STICKS (Formerly Popeye Cigarettes)|
|DUBBLE BUBBLE -Twist|
|RAIN-BLO- Bubble Gum|
|BOTTLE CAPS -The Soda Pop Candy|
|LONG BOYS CHOCOLATE|
Traditional old-fashioned southern treats, Long Boy's originally are chewy caramels blended with flakes of real coconut and rolled. Originating in New Orleans more than 50 years ago, they are now made using the same recipe and cooking techniques perfected all those years ago. Long Boys are made out of chocolate more recently.
|MARY JANE Candy|
|B-B-BATS Flavoured Taffy- Chocolate|
|SALT WATER TAFFY|
Twizzlers are a popular brand of fruit-flavored candy in the United States and Canada (often called a licorice candy). Twizzlers is the product of Y&S Candies, Inc., of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, now a subsidiary of The Hershey Company. Y&S Candies, the manufactures of TWIZZLERS candy, is one of the oldest confectionery firms in the United States. The company was established in 1845 as Young and Smylie, and adopted Y&S as its trademark in 1870. National Licorice Company was created in 1902 through the merger of three small firms: Young & Smylie, S.V. & F.P. Schudder and H.W. Petherbridge. The company changed its name to Y&S candies Inc. in 1968 and was acquired by Hershey Foods in 1977.
Nerds were first created and then launched in 1983 by Kevin Ruby Deering, Nerds became the "Candy of the Year" in 1985 by NCWA. Nerds are small irregularly-shaped sweets that come in a variety of flavors and are usually sold in a box that has two separate flavors, each with a separate opening mechanism. Nerds are anthropomorphized on the cover of its distinctive box package. The separation of two distinct flavors in one commodity has generated success for Nerds, likely because consumers can control their experiences.Nerds are of varied flavors and varied colors, ranging from extremely sweet to extremely sour; often the two flavors in one box will contrast, and a single flavor may even exhibit both extremes. They are thickly glazed with carnauba wax, which gives them a hard bite and a gloss. The nucleus of each candy is composed of one or more complete sucrose crystals.
Well there's a blast from the past.. I hope you all enjoyed taking that trip down candy memory lane with me and maybe you learned something you didn't know about the candy we all know and love..
Remember to comment, or e-mail, or at least smile when you come to the end of this post.. It's supposed to be fun! and I hope it brought back all the good memories for you that it did for me :)Please let me know your favorite candy too!