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Candy You Ate as a Kid Makes Great Party Favors!
Old Time Candy
Do you remember your favorite candies as a kid? Old time candies like BB Bats taffies, Mary Janes, Candy Cigarettes, Candy Buttons, Whacky Wafers? Flying Saucers? Bubblegum cigars, Chewy, Lemon Heads?
Thanks to online candy stores and places like Dylan's Candy Bar you can relive a little of your sweet past. Stock up on some candy you ate as a kid and pull it out for party favors or to add to a special candy gift basket for a friend's birthday. Introduce your kids to some of the old candy treats such as wax juice bottles, pop rocks and zotz!
Buy Old Fashioned Bubblegum Cigar Candy
Bubble Gum Cigars are now Baby Shower Favors
I loved bubble gum cigars as a kid and still do today! Every summer we hit the candy store in Sea Isle City, NJ and I stock up on the sweet treats. I buy some to take to the beach and a good supply to take home. These fun bubblegum treats have been re-invented as a play on the old tradition of giving away cigars when a baby is born, they now come in pink for a girl and blue for a boy. The new parents can proudly pass them around once the baby is born, or they make a great favor for a baby shower.
How Many Licks Does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?
Have you ever tried counting how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?
How Many Licks Does it take to get to the Center of a Tootsie Pop?
Have you every tried to count how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? According to the website, tootsie.com, it depends on a variety of factors such as the size of your mouth, the amount of saliva, etc. Basically, the world may never know.
Tootsie Pops were invented in 1930 by Lukas R. "Luke" Weisgram, an employee of The Sweets Company of America. In 1969 the company changed its name to Tootsie Roll Indistries. Tootsie Pop flavors are chocolate, cherry, orange, grape, raspberry, strawberry, watermellon, blue raspberry, peppermint, pomegranate, banana and green apple as well as six swirl flavors: orange pineapple, lemon lime, strawberry banana, apple blueberry, berry berry punch and citrus punch. Twenty million Tootsie Pops are produced every day.
Retro Candy Makes a Great Birthday Gift
Bring back a little nostalgia and happy memories by sending an old time candy gift basket as a special birthday gift. Online you can buy ready-made old time candy gift baskets filled with favorites such as Chuckles, JuJubes and other candy treats. You can even pick the decade – 1960’s candy, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s!
It’s a fun gift and great idea especially for special birthday parties like a 40th, 50th, 60th or higher!
Candy Candy Candy
Take a trip down candy memory lane; here are some oldies but goodies that will make you smile when you think of them:
- Candy Lipstick
- Candy Buttons - Here's a recipe to make your own homemade candy buttons
- Rootbeer Barrels
- Red Hot Dollars
- Pop Rocks
- Teaberry Gum
- Necco Wafers
- BB Bat taffies
- Bazooka gum
- Ring Pops
- Fun Dip
- Sugar Babies
- Sugar Daddy
- Rock Candy
- Boston Baked Beans
- Hot Tamales
- Jaw Breakers
- Bottle Caps
- Fruit Stripe Gum
- Candy You Ate As A Kid
Old fashioned and retro candy from the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s - still available after all these years. You are never too old for a childhood memory.
Candy Land the Game
Fun Facts you Probably didn’t know about Candy Land the Game
- Candy Land was involved in one of the first internet domain name disputes. An online adult content site registered candyland.com before Hasbro. Hasbro obtained an injunction and eventually gained ownership of the domain name.
- In 2005 CandyLand was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York.
The game Candy Land was designed by Eleanor Abbott in 1945 while she was recovering from polio and it was first published in 1949.
Before the Industrial Revolution, candy making was done by the homemaker. She would make a variety of sweets such as rock candy, taffy, brittle and candied fruit, flowers or herbs. Some were used to calm an upset stomach or sore throat. Such medicinal candies included horehound drops, peppermint drops, candied violet root, candied ginger and licorice.
Vote for Your Favorite Old Time Candy
Of the choices below, what is your favorite old time candy?
BB Bats Taffy Banana Chocolate Strawberry
A to Z List of Candy Brands
- American Licorice Company
- Brach's Candy Company
- Cadbury Adams Candy
- Dubble Bubble
- Elmer Candy Corporation
- Ferrara Candy Company
- Ghirardelli Chocolates
- Island Delights Candies
- Jelly Belly
- Lindt & Sprungli
- M&M Mars
- Nestle Candy Company
- Osmanium Candy Company
- Palmer's Candies
- Quality Candy Company
- Russell Stover Candies
- Sees Candies
- Tootsie Roll Industries
- Vidal Candies USA
- York Peppermint Patties
- Zachary Confections