Top 12 Candies From The 1950s

Top 12 Candies From The 1950s

Here are the popular candy from the 1950s

Poodle skirts, penny loafers and sky-high pompadour hair were all the rage in the 1950s. 

The world was on an upswing as the great depression faded away. People were hopeful as this new decade unfolded.
The cool new sound on the radio was rock'n roll, and Elvis Presley was the new heartthrob for every naive teenage girl.
Laughter could be heard as "I Love Lucy" and "Leave It to Beaver" played on television sets all across North America. 
Everything felt brighter, happier and sweet, and so did the incredible candy! 

Discover our top 12 candies from the 1950s...


Peeps - Marshmallow Peeps - Top 12 Candy from the 1950s

This candy just screams the 1950s! Peeps candy is composed of luscious-tasting marshmallow candy depicting some very sweet-looking chicks.
Peeps' sweet squishiness came to warm our hearts in 1953. Offering something unique, delicious and all-around sweet!
Believe it or not, these cute chicks were once made by hand until the Just Born Candy Company began to mass-produce them.
Adorning Easter tables and lovingly placed in Easter Baskets, Peeps candy has long been thought of as just Easter Candy. This could not be further from the truth. This retro candy has greatly expanded to include many other shapes and even some new flavours, and the best part? They're available all year long, not just for Easter!
Peeps Marshmallow Candy now includes Peeps Gummies, Pez Peeps, Dr Pepper flavoured Peeps, and our favourite, the Pepps Milk Chocolate Covered Marshmallow.
Sinking your teeth into one of these adorable shapes and the feeling of biting through a fluffy cloud comes to mind. Made with that "cuteness overload" of the 1950s.
Peeps continue to be a part of our candy repertoire; after all, who could ever resist such an adorable-looking candy?


PEZ - PEZ Dispensers - PEZ Candy
Still dispensing fun! PEZ Candy originally made its way onto the candy scene in 1927. Back then, it was a mint that was meant to curb cigarette cravings. Fast forward to 1952, and this little mint got a makeover that would forever put PEZ Candy on the map!
PEZ has captured the tastebuds and hearts of candy enthusiasts for decades. Featuring those famous dispensers that echo all things pop culture.
From its first dispensers of Santa Claus and a robot, the choices are now endless. Coming in an array of different characters, including Disney characters,
seasonal dispensers and even sport-themed PEZ Dispensers.
The unique draw to the entire PEZ franchise has to be its passionate collectors. The only candy that people actually buy but never eat is PEZ.
The highest-grossing PEZ Dispenser ever sold was of Astronaut B, and it fetched $32, 000 at auction.
Whether you save it for a rainy day or enjoy doling out the fun of PEZ Candy, nothing beats the genius design of PEZ!

Chupa Chups

Chupa Chups - Lollipops - Top 12 Candy from the 1950s

Perhaps the most flavourful lollipop on the market, Chupa Chups has been held in the hungry hands of candy-craving generations!
Famous for its deeply delicious flavours and whimsical-looking packaging. 
Sweetly created in 1958, this retro candy on a stick quickly became a worldwide sensation, and is sold in over 150 countries!
Originally founded by Enric Bernat of Spain and is currently manufactured by the Italian-Dutch company, Perfetti Van Melle. 
The word Chupa Chups is not just a quirky name; it's a Spanish verb that actually means " to suck".
Its famous logo was created by famed surrealist artist, Salvadore Dali in 1969, who truly turned it into the eye candy we know and love today.
In its infancy, this legendary lollipop offered seven flavours; now, the Chupa Chups brand offers over 60. However, one of the originals, Strawberry and Cream, remains the number-one seller!
Have a taste of the 1950s with the incredible Chupa Chups Lollipop!

Popeye Candy Sticks

Popeye Candy Sticks - Retro Candy - Top 12 Candies from the 1950s

Take a leisurely stroll down memory lane and ponder your misspent youth as you indulge in one of the ultimate retro candies!
 Popeye Candy Sticks were the coolest candy around in the 50s. Originally called Popeye Cigarettes, the name changed sometime in the 1970s.
Holy Smokes! Times have changed, and the idea of smoking cigarettes became obsolete. But for those little boys and girls of the 1950s, Popeye Cigarettes were a way to emulate the culture at the time and smoking cigarettes was a common occurrence.
These long and thin chalky-like sticks even came with a red tip on the end. These candy cigarettes are powdery and sweet and taste like those happy childhood trips to the corner store!
Before crunching through the likes of a Popeye Candy Stick, we know you're holding it between your lips, pretending to be as cool as James Dean.
You realize you're no rebel and happily crunch through each and every sweet bite of these retro candy sticks. You've got a cause, and it's candy, especially the Popeye Candy Sticks!

Gold Mine Gum

Gold Mine Gum - Retro Candy - Top 12 Candies from the 1950s

You always wanted it to strike it rich and have a bag full of gold! You can, with the incredible taste of Gold Mine Gum!
The most distinctive feature of this bubble gum is the reusable tiny burlap bag with the cartoon-drawn miner who's holding a pickaxe, ready to dig for some gold!
Opening up that nostalgic little bag, you'll find little yellow nuggets of gum that are meant to resemble gold! Filled with a sweet and unforgettable flavour that was the bubblegum of choice in the 50s.
This nugget bubblegum has a fruity flavour, liken to that of juicy fruit gum. Made with long-lasting flavour and, of course, the opportunity to blow those big and bouncy bubbles.
We all had a stash of the Gold Mine Gum bags. Kept in our top drawers, secret hiding places or stashed under our beds. Filled with coins, perhaps secret letters or our smallest of treasures. 
As you open up that bag of bubblegum today, the fruity scent will take you back in time. With each juicy chew, you'll reminisce about the good old days, and pretend that you're that lucky gold miner who just struck it rich with a bag of gold!

Atomic Fireball

Atomic Fireball - Reto Candy - Top 12 Candy from the 50s

if you like a spicy kick to your candy, the Atomic Fireball will certainly take it up a notch!
This bright red jawbreaker candy is made with an intense and spicy cinnamon flavour, .Sure to deliver its sweet sizzle to anyone who can handle it!
This famous retro candy unleashed its blazing taste in 1954. Made by the Ferrara Candy Company, the Atomic Fireball quickly rose to the top of the candy charts, selling like hotcakes! People were astonished at its level of heat and long-lasting quality. It became a candy for the bold and daring and was, we're sure, a triple dog dare on occasion!
Its enduring popularity must lie in its intense and scorching flavour along with its cool retro-looking packaging. Its long-lasting jawbreaker format is achieved by using the panned candy process. This means that one single Atomic Fireball could take up to 14 days to make!
Sure to get you hot under the collar, this retro candy hasn't changed much over the years. Sure to deliver that famous cinnamon-infused, sweet sizzle and that "fire in the belly".
As you open up the Atomic Fireball its fiesty cinnamon scent will fill the air. If you can keep this retro candy in your mouth long enough; eventually, that hot sensation turns into a subtle sweetness.
Some will take it in and out of their mouth until they've achieved just the right level of sweetness. While the rest of us heat freaks gladly enjoy its sweet burn.
For the ultimate throwback to the 1950s, play with fire with the Atomic Fireball!

Lucky Elephant Pink Candy Popcorn

Lucky Elephant Pink Candy Popcorn

Are you feelin' lucky? This one's for you!
This famous popcorn has been sweetly pleasing us since the 1950s! The Lucky Elephant Pink Candy Popcorn has never lost its pretty pink appeal! The box still features that friendly-looking elephant who delivers a pink sweet-tasting spectacle that's just as delightful as it is delicious!
A candy-coated popcorn made with the sweetest crunch you've ever tasted. This Canadian candy-ized popcorn still comes with a prize inside of every box!
We bet it was the snack of choice at those 1950s slumber parties and birthday parties. This was the only colourful popcorn at the time, so it really made a statement among all those doe-eyed, ponytail-wearing teens!
As you crunch your way through each pink kernel, the sweet taste of the candy-coated 50s comes alive again. Kissed with that pink candy coating, this Canadian classic is filled with nostalgia, great flavour and all-around fun.
Want to feel tickled pink like they did in the 1950s? Open up a box of Lucky Elephant Pink Candy Popcorn for the best results!

Hot Tamales

Hot Tamales - Retro Candy - Top 12 Candy from the 1950s

This retro candy was the "hot" new candy of the 50's.  Hot Tamales were on the lips of every boy and girl and promised an intense taste of spicy cinnamon.
Indeed delivering a sizzling and sweet taste of cinnamon along with its unsurpassed chewy texture. Originally created in 1950, this retro candy is still "hot"!
Hot Tamales flew off the shelves. Candy lovers were simply enamoured with the fierce flavour of these Tamales. There was nothing quite like it on the candy market. They weren't knock-your-ankle-socks off hot, but had just enough heat to make them exciting, daring and bold!
Through the years this Just Born candy creation has been on the top of its candy game. Voted America's #1 cinnamon-flavoured candy and still firing up our tastebuds one Hot Tamale at a time!
We're sure that millions upon millions of Hot Tamales were eaten while hungry teenagers everywhere cruised down the main streets in their shiny Cadillac Coupe de Ville's. Probably looking for the nearest drive-ins as Elvis's "Don't Be Cruel" played in the background.
This retro candy remains a popular candy to this day. Why not add some fuel to the fire just like they did in the 50s with the legendary taste of the Hot Tamales?

M&M Peanut

M&M's Peanut - Top 12 Candy from the 1950s

These babies were a hit right from the start. The M&M's Chocolate Candies originally made their grand entrance in 1941. But when the M&M's Peanut Candies came out it was pure mayhem!
Introduced in 1954, this beloved retro candy flew off the shelves and into the hungry candy-loving hands of millions! Famous for not melting in your hands, the M&M Peanut Candy was new and exciting and quickly became a favourite among every candy-crazed fan in the 50s!
Composed of a colourful candy-coated shell, and a thin layer of milk chocolate, this classic m&ms candy brings together the nutty crunch of peanuts and chocolate all in one sweet morsel.
Over the years, this retro candy has had numerous flavour additions. Along with these new and exciting flavours, now there's even M&M Cookie Dough, an incredible M&M Chocolate Spread, and if you're thirsty, there is even an M&M Milk Drink!
To this day, these chocolatey gems are on the minds of every candy connoisseur all across the globe. There are over 40 million m & m's candy made on a daily basis! 
Taste that famous melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness with the classic taste of M&M's Peanut!

Satellite Wafers

Satellite Wafers - Retro Candy - Top 12 Candies from the 1950s

Blast off into a sweet candy galaxy with the Satellite Wafers! 
This retro candy made its starry debut in the 1950s. Made with a pastel-coloured wafer shell containing colourful candy bits inside. 
Every bite is light and airy with a sweet and crispy texture!
Biting into the Satellite Wafer candy or "flying saucers", as some say, is truly a blast from the past. From the 1950s pastel colours to its space otherworldly design.
Capturing the imaginations of the candy lovers of the 50s, these Satellite Wafers are still a beloved candy. Each crunchy bite makes way for a universe of colourful candy flavours that explode with deliciousness!
Becoming a sweet symbol of the 1950s and childhood memories of sugar-induced fun! Be transported back into the idyllic days of the 1950s with the Satellite Wafers!

Candy Necklace

Candy Necklace - Retro Candy - Top 12 Candies from the 1950s

Talk about eye candy! We bet these Candy Necklaces completed those poodle skirt and saddle shoe outfits on more than one occasion!
Who could resist candy on a necklace? This new and cool retro candy had a hold on the candy lovers of the 50s!
Made with pastel-coloured, tablet candy beads containing a delicious and sweet crunch in every bite. Who needs diamonds when you've got these sweet accessories?
We guess that this sweet little candy necklace adorned many girls in the 1950s. In fact, they probably gave them the energy to perform all that swing dancing and jitterbug moves!
The appeal of this retro candy is still just as sweet today! Making a real fashion statement for candy enthusiasts everywhere!

Bubble Gum Cigarettes

 Bubble Gum Cigarettes - Candy Cigarettes - Top 12 Candies from the 195os

Spark up your candy appetite with the Bubble Gum Cigarettes!
Reminisce about the good old days while you enjoy the fun of bubble gum cigarettes. This retro bubblegum was originally introduced in the 1920s, but the idea of emulating smoking in candy quickly caught on. By the 1950s, there was a variety of bubble gum cigarettes on the market, along with chocolate versions and various other candy forms. 
The candy companies used to add extra powdered sugar in the tips so you could pretend you were actually smoking. Don't get us wrong, we don't condone smoking, but we do condone candy!
We're sure these bubblegum cigarettes were "smoked" and then chewed by many 1950s kids. After all, it was considered a sign of the times and the epitome of cool. In fact, James Dean and Humfrey Bogart were never seen without one!
These "taboo" candies still exist today and offer some incredibly cool-looking retro packaging, and of course, we can't deny the juicy bubblegum flavour they contain!
"Light up" your candy life, or just pretend you're as cool as Humfrey Bogart with the Bubble Gum Cigarettes!

Retro candy for exiciting times

The 1950s were about to usher in some very exciting times. Free love was just around the corner. Those letterman jackets, saddle shoes and cardigans would soon become a distant memory. Soon to be replaced with those bell bottom wearing hippies!

While every doe-eyed teenager sang along to Elvis Presley, and every boy wished to be as dapper as Marlon Brando. Rock n roll became the new soundtrack.
Everything was changing, but the one thing that remained undeniably delcioius was all that 1950s candy!
Which 1950s candy do you still eat today? Which one will you try next?

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For a really groovy time try the Blast from Past Retro Candy Fun Box. 

A candy box filled with sweet memories!

Blast from the past Retro Fun Box - Candy Box



Do you happen to have boxes of different 1950’s candy?


Trying to remember the name of a product from the 50s. It was a chocolate powder came in a straw that you mixed with milk. Also came in vanilla I think in a blue and white paper straw. Was good without the milk too. Tried to recall this for years.


i would love to buy 50 60 70 80 90 box of candy


Cool looking candy

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