Top 20 Retro Candies

Top 20 Retro Candies

Enjoy Old School Candy

Looking to experience a blast from the past with your favourite old school candy? Our tastebuds crave the mouth-watering and exquisite taste of candy from our childhoods. 

What is your favourite old fashioned candy? Do you prefer candy from the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s? Rest assured our extensive online candy store also carries new candies and old school candy. Enjoy candy from all past eras at Candy Funhouse!


Top 20 Retro Candies from your Childhood!

Trying to choose the Top 20 Retro Candies was a sweet, but not an easy task. 
There are so many amazing retros candies to choose from! Candy Funhouse Candy Lovers tried their best to do it. All throughout our research, we reminisced about the taste of sweet delicious candy. It's been years since we've enjoyed these delicious treats. Thankfully,  these delectable retro candies are still available! Get them while you can. Which of these Retro Candies is your favourite? Be sure to comment below, and share!

20. Wonka Sweetarts

Sweetarts Willy Wonka Candy

From the Imagination Room 

Sweetarts Candy from The Willy Wonka Candy Company is a classic Retro Candy from the 1960s. Candy Lovers never get enough of the uniquely sweet and tart combination of these colourful 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 1900s. 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, a favourite old school candy.

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 colourful dots of bright candy that dazzled our eyes and taste buds, a true Old School 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 savoury flavours of orange, lemon, lime, clove, chocolate, cinnamon, licorice and wintergreen? An Original Old Fashioned Candy that started many things... and Candy Funhouse's online candy shoppers love 'em!

16. Cow Tales

Cow Tales Retro Candy

Cow Tales are a unique Retro Candy from the 1980s.A chewy and delicious caramel wrapped around a rich cream centre. Cow Tales come in four yummy flavours including  Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry and Caramel Apple. Cow Tales are made by the legendary Goetze Candy Company that was established in 1896. Now 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 1950s. These hot little jawbreakers 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

Once you taste one of these milk caramel suckers you will know why everyone needs a Sugar Daddy. Sweet since the 1920s. 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 1920s and are still a popular retro candy.
BB Bats come in four delicious flavours: strawberry, vanilla, banana
and chocolate. Which candy flavour will you order at our Candy Funhouse online store?

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 savouring these since the 1970s.

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 foldable 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 its
great bubble gum flavour, but for it's "home run" size bubbles you can
blow with it.

9. Sherbet Fountain

Sherbet Fountain Old Fashioned Candy

One of Candy Funhouse's favourites 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 flavours, but it's also 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 1970s, and are a definite must-have retro candy!

6. Thrills

Thrills Gum Old Fashioned Candy

Thrills are an Old fashioned, Canadian made gum. With its distinctive
rosewater flavour, 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
flavour of the Charleston Chew candy bar. Made of a deliciously flavoured
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!
Top 20 Retro Candies
So there you have it - our Top 20 Retro Candies! Which other candies would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments below!
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Black Jacks chewy squares, Like a 1 and 1/4 inch square. an’t find anywheres.


Desperately looking to find a Honeycrisp Chocolate Bar. I ate then late 70s and early 80s. I have some fond memories around this chocolate bar. I’m from Canada, so not sure if it was made here or not. Has none else heard of this bar? It was milk chocolate with honey and some kind of crisps in it, like maybe rice crispiest , not sure but it was my and my late husband’s favourite.


I m wondering if there is still a candy similar to chicken bones candy only square shape. It is a hard brown candy, crunchy like chicken bones candy and with a soft centre. I can’t remember what flavor it was, if it might have been butterscotch or peanut butter maybe. I remember having this as a child.

Lynn Ehrnreiter
Lynn Ehrnreiter

I remember Blackjacks they were black, pink, & white licorice taffy. I also remember candy lip sticks.


Boston Baked Beans


What about the
“Marathon bars?”

Ally M
Ally M

Adams Ice Cream Gum
And Fruit Stripe Gum


Can you get pep chews?


I’ve only seen 4 of those candies. What is retro anyway?


I’m so wishing someone would make again the icecream flavored jaw brakers

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