Saturday, March 12, 2011

Candy We Ate As Kids



I came across one of those websites that sells "vintage" candy. You know, the candy most of us (oldsters) ate as kids. But they sell candy from various different eras.



In poking around a bit, I found several/many websites that offer the candy we ate as kids.



Some online stores offer different kinds, so you need to look around if you are searching for something specific.



Here is one online company that sells old fashioned candy, click HERE!



Here is another one click HERE!



Ironically, as I was posting this very post, a news story came on TV. They now have franchise stores here in southern California that sell both candy, and old fashioned soda! I don't think they sell online, but hope they do soon. Check out Rocket Fizz stores HERE.



So what was YOUR favorite candy as a kid???



Do you have any stories to share with us??



Post your favorite childhood candy and favorite memories!
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25 comments:

  1. Of course our candy was totally different the only thing that we had that you have here is black jacks, though it wasn't chewing gum it was chewy sweets!

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  2. Ahh I love this post! In the UK I used to love all the 1p and 2p sweets like jelly strawberries and beer bottles!
    But I had a fasination with american candy! I thnks it's from watching so many american films!
    I loved candy buttons (seen on willy wonka) And baby ruth (goonies) Also fruit stripe gum - yum!
    There is this site http://www.cybercandy.co.uk, which is good as I can satisfy my candy cravings!

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  3. Pop-Rocks and Pixie-stix's, Now that was 70's candy I was hooked on; Craig Shoemaker has a great comedy sketch on Pixie-stix's. Fun walk down the candy memory lane.

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  4. I loved caramel bullseyes! I also inherited from my dad a fondness for Clark bars, which you can almost never find anymore. The husband liked Marathon bars, which I guess a version of them are made by Cadbury now with another name. On the homemade front, I can remember my grandmother making me something called potato candy, with peanut butter in it, and now that it's on my mind I think I will go find a recipe. I also have always liked Reece's cups and homemade Buckeyes (they are popular here in Ohio!)

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  5. Wow, some candies must have been limited to certain parts of the country. I never had any of those, except for Boston baked beans. Some of my favorites were Slo-Poke suckers, Chick-O-Sticks (a friend's dad owned the company in Lufkin, TX that made them), Bit-O-Honey, Beich's Banana Caramels (called Banana Bikes) and Zero bars.

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  6. Region does seem to have a lot to do with it, Dana. I've had this same discussion with others around my (old) age and they talk about different kinds of candy, depending on the area they grew up.

    But I've heard of the one's you mention. =)


    I also love hearing my International friends talk about the candy they grew up with!

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  7. I think I remember all the candies mentioned here so far! =D

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  8. YAY!!!
    I've been looking for those darn Space Food Sticks forever...I just couldn't recall what they were called, exactly, and whenever I asked someone about them they looked at me like I was crazy!!
    Thanks for the great post! I'm looking forward to my delicious space food ( I'm sure they'll be disgusting ;-))

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  9. Hahaha!! I've heard of them but never tried them. I bet they are awful, but I'm going to buy them anyways! =D

    http://www.spacefoodsticks.com/

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  10. I always bought that gold nugget gum. I have not seen it for quite awhile now though. But there is this little gas station in a very small town that still sells it. I always buy it when I go through.

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  11. OMG!! I'm gonna order their variety sampler! Gotta have space snacks here in my Space room!! =D

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  12. The only candy you show that I don't remember trying (and liking) were the Space Food Sticks. I miss Chocolite candy bars real, real bad! And Adams and Clark's both made (make?) amazing fruit flavored gum, and Razzles and Bottle Caps (still around) and Marathon Bars and once in a great while I want a few orange Circus Peanuts and how do I still have my own teeth? That variety pack sounds like something I need to check out...

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  13. I remember all that stuff - and used to love Slow Pokes and Jolly Ranchers. Thanks for the tasty trip down memory lane.

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  14. Ooo I remember those wax bottles with the kool aid inside! I loved Charleston Chews, but my favorites were candy cigarettes! I remember some "brands" even had little colored ends. Sometimes I'd pretend the color was from my "lipstick" or, the other end, the fire of the cigarette! How dumb huh? Especially 'cause I grew up to be a smoker!!
    Angela
    P.S. I am officially a non-smoker now...quite almost three years now!

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  15. Great post...I loved those dots on paper when I was a kid.

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  16. WE used to be able to buy Black Jack chewing gum when I was a kid but in individuals not in a packet We used to get the nugget gum too.I am still a sucker for trying new gum when I see it..Just went to a shop here recently that now sells UK and US lollies so have been trying some.

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  17. I don't know any of the ones you've showed here but I DO remember hearing about space food sticks.
    What are the dots on the paper called?

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  18. We called them "Dots", others call them "Buttons". =)

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  19. Most stores in Canada still sell the Icy Squares (your pic calls them Ice Cubes), they're still one of my favourites. I also used to love Popeyes Cigarettes. I still think it's kind of silly that they stopped making them, I loved them and have yet to put a real cigarette in my mouth.

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  20. Oh how I loved the flying saucers, and the candy buttons! Loved the Pixie sticks too. Of course we had Popeye cigarettes, which are now called candy sticks! We didn't have Black Jack gum in Montreal, but we did have Black Cat gum, individually wrapped like Bazooka! Wax mustaches and wax lips made their appearance seasonally and those were always a hoot!

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  21. They still sell candy cigarettes, pixie stix and wax lips and all kinds of things. Google and you'll be thrilled to see what's available!

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  22. I love Nik L Nips!!! I could really go for some right now.

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  23. Nice Post! We have a Rocket Fizz in our town :-) I really like Nik " Nips and those Ice Cubes are really good too! At the Rocket Fizz, they have hundreds of wild sodas in addition to candy. Its a neat store.

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  24. Food Sticks!!! I remember them well! I actually won a radio contest about them. I couldn't get through on the call line because there were all these stupid people calling in with the wrong name.

    Finally I got through and won. I think it was $100. (Long time ago, like in the 90's.)

    How cool to see them on this blog. I have got to find that Website!

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  25. space food sticks I remember well. I kind of liked the stuff. I loved grape flavored licorice and I remember so clearly a chewy sucker that was just like a Sugar Daddy but it was a sour purple grape flavor and called "Purple Cow".Someone has to remember that darn purple cow. (I was born in 1967 so we are looking at 1973, 74, 75, 76...the perfect candy eating ages) I would run to the local drug store with a fist full of change and get a small brown paper bag just loaded with candy. Jolly ranchers at a penny each. You cold buy the jolly rancher sticks for 8 cents each. Of course the green apple and the cherry were the best and still are. The purple cow suckers. The sweet and sour suckers, you know the ones. The astro pop with the wax ring at the bottom of it and the pointy tip. You could suck that thing into a dangerous weapon! In the early 90s if I recall, they brought the astro pop back but they turned it upside down so the point was not a danger anymore. I think they took the wax ring away too. I havent seen one in years and years. Pixie stix used to be small and made of paper so they ruined easily if they got moist from your kid tongue. The powder got all jammed in there and couldn't pour right. Then they made huge ones in giant plastic straws. Haven't seen one of those in a while either.Those Ice Cube chocolates were delicious. They sat in little plastic containers at every checkstand everywhere you went. Yes, candy was cool then. At least, I think it was pretty cool. Also, it was BIGGER!

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