Old Time Candy by Decade

With so much old time candy still cherished today, candies are one of those things that never go out of style. Let’s take a walk down memory lane to visit some nostalgic treats that are still beloved by generations.


The Roaring Twenties welcomed Reese’s peanut butter cups and Milk Duds alongside the automobile and being tuned in to the radio.  A culture of jazz and dancing the Charleston went together like the peanut and coconut in a delicious bite of Chick-O-Stick.


With the onset of the Great Depression following the stock market crash of 1929, Boston Baked Beans, Mallo Cups, and Tootsie Roll Pops were just a few candies that made the days a little sweeter.


The end of World War II and beginning of the “Baby Boom” gave birth to popular candy classics such as M&M’s. The Flying Forties were also marked by Bonomo’s Turkish Taffy, one of the first candies to be advertised on TV, at the sweet price of five cents.


It wasn’t called the Fabulous Fifties for nothing! Teenagers could be found dancing to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll on vinyl records, and sporting candy necklaces or savoring the cinnamon spice of Hot Tamales. Children of this decade adored PEZ candy and the fun character dispensers they came in. This ’50s candy box features a collection of treats to give you a flashback to drive-in theaters and saddle shoes.


Lemonheads and Swedish Fish started being cool back when bell-bottoms were still groovy. Starburst Fruit Chews were rocking taste buds at the same time color TVs and The Beatles were rocking the world. Check out this hippie-approved ’60s candy box for sweet treats to bring you back to a time of tie-dye and peace signs.


The Seventies was an era filled with everything from flower power and lava lamps to Charms Blow Pops and Laffy Taffy. Disco fever may have been short-lived, but kids still “dig” Pop Rocks today! This far-out ’70s candy box will have you doing the Hustle with your Star Wars action figures.


You might have been jamming to your Walkman in your favorite pair of leg warmers while munching on a handful of Nerds or Skittles. Cabbage Patch Kids came on the scene as a popular toy fad and soon after Sour Patch Kids became a popular candy treat. If you miss your big hair from back then, you’ll just love this ’80s candy box.


Back when people were dancing to the Macarena, and internet chat rooms were considered new technology, they were also playing with edible Candy Blox. It seems like just yesterday that people were flocking to toy stores for Beanie Babies.

What’s your favorite old-time candy?

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