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Nostalgic Candy For Halloween

Let's Dish: What Candies Make You Nostalgic?

At a time when products like Pretzel M&Ms and Kabang Energy Candy are all the rage for Halloween, it's fun to think back on other, more ageless treats that harken back to different days. Canel's in diminutive packages, Pop Rocks, and Fruit Stripe gum all remind me of my childhood. What confections remind you of the past?

spottsmom spottsmom 6 years
are you trying to show our ages? :0) I Miss REAL penny candy when you could actually go get a small brown bag and fill it with a lot of candy at 2 and 5 cents Fruit Stripe Gum Teaberry gum, Gold mine Gum 9the lil bag of pieces of gold nugget gum) Charleston Chews, Sugar daddies and Sugar Babies,Turkish Taffy, Now & Laters Also I miss some of the old Holiday Candies too like the eggs with the different cremes in them, The crosses with coconut in them, My grandma used top order us each a Chocolate baby doll from some chocolate place every Christmas. I have managed to find many retro candies online like the link included above is just one there are so many places selling it but i still can not find those darn baby dolls LOL they were like lil Kewpie dolls all chocolate
bsanf3 bsanf3 6 years
Paydays, Candy Buttons on the paper and the Halloween gooey peanut butter candy
msdecember msdecember 7 years
now and laters, blow pops, penny candies, chico sticks, bubblicious gum, laffy taffy....
Ladyd27 Ladyd27 7 years
BAZOOKA, not the little pieces they sell now but the huge pieces that you could barely fit into your mouth that cost a penny. Those were the good old days. And how about Cracker Jacks with those yummy peanuts and the surprise in every box! OK and who can forget those disgusting pixi sticks, made from pure sugar, flavored with tangy preservatives that you would just pour down your throat and pray you didn't gag.
Sweet-Kirstin Sweet-Kirstin 7 years
I go back to the 1970's when it comes to Bubble Gum Cigars, M&M's Plain, Bit-O-Honey, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Blow Pops & Bottle Caps when I would dress up as The Late Edie Sedgwick: The Girl With the Black Tights ~ R.I.P. every Halloween. Thank you so much, Susannah for creating this Nostalgic Flashback! :heart: :jack: sweetkirstin
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
Did you guys eat wax lips or just play with them?
Mavs2980 Mavs2980 7 years
Peanut Butter Kisses, Chick- o-Sticks, Smarties, Root Beer Barrels, Pixy Stix, Ring Pops, Pop Rocks, Dum Dums, Tootsie Pops made into ghosts with kleenex, Wax Lips/Fangs, Candy Buttons, Bazooka Gum, Lemonheads, Dots, Sugar Daddy, Bottle Caps, Bubble Gum Cigars, Chiclets, Candy Necklaces, Mary Janes, Atomic Fire Balls, Milk Duds, Rolos, Red Hots, Sixlets, Peanut Butter Bars. I think I could go on and on, but I'll stop.
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
I second candy cigarettes, only the candy kind, not gum (those are good too). Sadly, they aren't vegetarian, so no more for me. xxstardust - I LOVED those! I still have the stickers and wrappers, somewhere. I still remember what they smell and taste like, I would love one right now.
lemuse20 lemuse20 7 years
RUNTS! Laffy Taffy, candy necklaces, Fire Balls, Hot Tomales, Nerds... wow, I was a candy nut. Of course, that 5 lb halloween pillowcase lasted me all year.
xxstardust xxstardust 7 years
Those spice-girl themed chupa chip lollipops! They came with Spice girls stickers and I papered the walls of my dollhouse with them as "posters" .... holy cow I feel old. They didn't even taste that good.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Now and Laters, Hubba Bubba (do they make that anymore?), Fun Dip, Pop Rocks (do they make this anymore? I heard this candy is dangerous), etc.
adtafoya adtafoya 7 years
those wax soda bottles—you bite off the top and drink the syrup. so gross, but I LOVED them!
le-romantique le-romantique 7 years
Fun dip. omg. lol
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
chocolate necco wafers, for sure!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Dubble Bubble, candy corn, those orange and black peanut butter kisses, SloPokes, caramel apple lollipops, and Chewels gum.
AlexisSF AlexisSF 7 years
im dying to try pretzel m&ms!!
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 7 years
Also, Dr Pepper-filled gum, Chiclets, Tic Tacs, and those Mexican lollipops shaped like mangoes that are covered in chili powder.
Hannah-Weil-McKinley Hannah-Weil-McKinley 7 years
Necco wafers and payday bars!
Mandy-Harris Mandy-Harris 7 years
Abba Zabba bars and Now and Laters!
Katie-Sweeney Katie-Sweeney 7 years
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