Nostalgic Candy

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Have your partner get talking about all the different things they used to eat as a kid that they don’t anymore. Within the next few days go and try and find it for them. You’ll get to watch as their eyes light up that you listened and actually took the effort to track it down for them.

Additionally, consider going to a candy store with them and have them pick out their own favorites.

Here is a list from candyfunhouse.ca of retro candies from your childhood.

Top 20 Retro Candies from when you were a Kid!

20. Wonka Sweetarts

Sweetarts Willy Wonka Candy

From the Imagination Room 

Sweetarts Candy from The Willy Wonka Candy Company are a classic Retro Candy from the 1960’s. Candy Lovers never get enough of the unique sweet and tart combination of these colorful  creations. Unwrap a roll of Sweetarts Candy and let the Sweet… and Tart Memories flow!

Check out all the other Willy Wonka Candy

 

19. Wack-O-Wax Wax Lips

Wack-O-Wax Wax Lips Retro Candy

Play Now-Chew Later” 

Wack-O-Wax Wax Lips have been making us laugh since the early 1900’s. An Old Fashioned & Nostalgic Candy favourite at family events, office parties or to enjoy yourself! After you’re done playing with your Wax Lips you can chew them like gum. Make anyone smile with Wax Lips!

Check out the Wack-O-Wax Fangs & Wack-O-Wax Mr. Stache

 

18. Candy Buttons

Necco Candy Buttons Retro Candy

Candy Buttons are the Old Fashioned & Nostalgic Candy that has stood the test of time. For many generations, Candy Buttons were the original kid’s candy. Bright and colorful dots of bright candy that dazzled our eyes and taste buds, A true Retro Candy that takes us back to a simpler time and place.

How to Eat Candy Buttons

17. Necco Wafers
NECCO Wafer Original Retro Candy

An Original Retro Candy

Since 1847 Candy Lovers have been enjoying this simple and sweet Retro Candy. Necco Wafers are still using the same recipe from 1847. Remember all those savory flavors of orange, lemon, lime, clove, chocolate, cinnamon, licorice and wintergreen? An Original Old Fashioned Candy that started many things.

16. Cow Tales

Cow Tales Retro Candy

Cow Tales are  a unique Retro Candy from the 1980’s.A chewy and delicious caramel wrapped around a rich cream center. Cow Tales come in four yummy flavours including Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry and Caramel Apple. Cow Tales are made by the legendary Goetze Candy Campany that was established in 1896. That’s Old Fashioned!
Check Out all the Cow Tales Candy Flavours

15. Atomic Fireball
Atomic Fireball Old Fashioned Candy

Atomic Fireball is a hot explosion of sweet cinnamon in your mouth! A Classic Retro Candy from the 1950’s. These hot little jaw breakers of fire are sure to please any candy lover.
Check out this blog about Atomic Fireballs Candy

14. Sugar Daddy

Sugar Daddy Milk Caramel Suckers Retro Candy

One you taste one of these milk caramel suckers you will know why everyone needs a Sugar Daddy. Sweet since the 1920’s. Originally called the Papa Sucker, this milk caramel candy bar on a stick lasts a long time.

13. BB Bats

B B Bats Taffy Suckers Old Fashioned Candy

Old fashioned taffy pops that were inspired by actual bats, although we wouldn’t recommend using one instead of a designated bat! BB Bats have been around since the 1920’s and are still a popular retro candy. BB Bats come in four delicious flavors: strawberry, vanilla , banana and chocolate.

12. Curly Wurly

Cadbury Curly Wurly British Candy

Curly Wurly is a soft and chewy caramel bar that is covered in a thin layer of delicious milk chocolate, making the Curly Wurly an exquisite old fashioned candy indulgence. This is a must have retro candy bar that we’ve been savoring these since the 1970’s.

11. 5th Avenue

Hershey's 5th Avenue Retro Candy

A classic American Chocolate Candy Bar made with a crunchy peanut butter center, covered in a milk chocolate coating. This Retro American Chocolate Candy Bar was created in 1936 and still remains one of the most popular Candy Bars on the market today. If you can’t take a stroll down 5th Avenue, at least you can indulge in one!

10. Big League Chew

Big League Chew Retro Bubble Gum

For the pro inside of you when you’re on the spot! This Old Fashion Bubble Gum is a shredded bubble gum that comes in a cool foldible pouch. Whether you’re a ballplayer or not, anyone would be glad to stuff their cheeks with this Retro Bubble Gum! Big League Chew is not only well loved for it’s great bubble gum flavor, but for it’s “home run” size bubbles you can blow with it.

9. Sherbet Fountain

Sherbet Fountain Old Fashioned Candy

One of our favorites and such a classic! The yellow tube is filled with a white,zingy powdered sherbet and comes with a licorice dipper. This Old Fashion Candy was introduced in 1925 and is top Retro Candy choice for Candy Lovers everywhere!

8. Mackintosh’s

Mackintosh's Toffee Old Fashioned Candy

Mackintosh Toffee is one of the best Old Fashioned Candies that Canada has ever had! Smooth and perfectly sweet, old fashioned toffee that is rich and creamy. Macintosh Toffee has been around since 1890, making it a classic, Retro Candy indulgence!

7. Pop Rocks

Pop Rocks Original Cherry Retro Candy

This Retro Candy is not only about the great flavors, it’s mostly all about the pop! Pop Rocks are tiny, granulated pieces of carbonated candy that explode in your mouth! Pop Rocks have been bursting in our mouths since the 1970’s, and are a definite must have retro candy!

6. Thrills

Thrills Gum Old Fashioned Candy

Thrills are an Old fashioned Canadian made gum. With it’s distinctive rosewater flavor many claim this gum tastes like soap. The cool retro looking package even proudly boasts that ” they still taste like soap”. Maybe Thrills Gum is an acquired taste, but who could resist trying this beautiful, purple classic gum?

5. Charleston Chew

Charleston Chew Old Fashioned Candy

Charleston Chew is an Old Fashion Candy dating way back to 1925, when the “Charleston” was more known as a cool new dance that all the young kids were doing.If your not old enough to remember that, and you can’t do the Charleston dance ,don’t worry, you can experience the cool retro flavor of the Charleston Chew candy bar. Made of a delicious flavored nougat that is covered in a chocolate coating.

4. Popeye Candy Sticks

Popeye Candy Sticks Old Fashioned Candy

The same great taste as when you were a kid, Sweet, powdery and crunchy! Popeye Candy Sticks are a classic retro candy and just looking at the package will make you feel young again, or really old fashioned! A must have cool, classic candy.

3. Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom Canadian Candy

Cherry Blossom is a classic Canadian Candy treat. A sweet bite of a maraschino cherry, surrounded by coconut, roasted peanuts and of course chocolate. Cherry Blossom is an Old Fashion Candy that have been enjoyed for over 50 years, a very Retro Candy treat!

2. Cracker Jacks

Cracker Jack Old Fashioned Candy

With every delicious morsel of Cracker Jack, you’ll be sure to have a sweet stroll down memory lane.Cracker Jack are a retro snack made of caramel coated popcorn and crunchy peanuts with an added hint of molasses flavor. An old fashioned and well loved treat that still comes with a prize inside of every box!

1. Abba Zaba

Abba Zaba Old Fashioned Candy

Abba Zaba is a Retro Candy favorite! A bar of chewy, stretchy vanilla taffy that is filled with a creamy peanut butter center. An unlikely combination until you take your first bite! Their slogan says it best “One won’t do, you better buy two”. They are seriously addictive! Abba Zaba was recently made more popular by the film Half Baked in which Dave Chappells character states that Abba Zaba is his only friend. Abba Zaba has been around since the 1920’s, a very delicious Retro Candy that has certainly stood the test of time!
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