Candy has been with us for a long time. As a matter of fact, records show that sweets were a regular part of ancient civilizations over 4000 years ago. Now we're not going to be talking about candy that old, we are going to talk about brands we loved as we were growing up.
Unfortunately some of these candies are discontinued we can no longer get it for you. This is our way of paying tribute to the great candies that paved the way for the candy of today.
1900's - 1920's - Abba Zaba, Baby Ruth, BB Bat Suckers, Beeman's Gum, Bit-O-Honey, Black Jack Gum, Black Licorice, Butterfinger, Candy Cigarettes, Candy Corn, Caramel Creams, Cella Cherries, Charms, Charms Sour Balls, Charleston Chew, Cherry Cocktail, Cherry Mash, Chicken Bones, Chiclets, Chuckles, Clark Bar, Conversation Hearts, Cracker Jacks, Crows, Dubble Bubble, Flicks, Goobers, Goo Goo Cluster, Good & Plenty, Gummy Bears, Heath Bar, Hershey's Chocolate Bar, Hershey's Kisses, Hubba Bubba, Idaho Spud, Jawbreakers, Juicy Fruit Gum, Jujubees, Jujyfruits, Life Savers Pep-O-Mint, Mary Janes, Milk Duds, Milky Way, Mounds, Moon Pie, Mountain Bar, Mr. Goodbar, Necco Wafers, Snow Caps, Nut Goodie, Oh Henry!, Old Faithful, Peanut Chews, Pearson's Bun, Pez, Raisinets, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Rock Candy, Rocky Road - Original, Salt Water Taffy, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Tootsie Rolls, Twin Bing, Uno, Walnettos, Wrigley's Spearmint, Wrigley's Wintergreen, Wrigley's Doublemint, and Zero
Even though the 30's were tough some great candy stuff came out of this decade. Batman and Superman became comic book heroes. We also saw the arrival of Kit-Kats, Snickers bar and 3 Musketeers.
1930's - 3 Musketeers, 5th Avenue, Big Cherry, Boston Baked Beans, Candy Buttons, Chick-O-Stick, Chunky, C. Howard Gum, C. Howard Mints, Clove Gum, Kit Kat, Life Saver 5 Flavour Roll, Life Saver Butter Rum, Licorice Snaps, Mallo Cup, Nestle Crunch, Nik-L-Nips, Pay Day, Pearson's Nut Roll, Red Hots, Sky Bar, Snickers, Sugar Babies, Sugar Daddy, Tootsie Roll Pops, Valomilk, Wax Lips, Whoppers, and Zagnut
In the 40's the world was going through the second world war. Because of the war there was a sugar shortage and candy production was slow. However after the war there was a boom in candy production. During the 40's we saw great candies being sold like M&M's and Bazooka bubble gum.
1940's - Almond Joy, Bazooka Bubble Gum, BB Bats, Bit O’ Honey, Boyer's Butterscotch-Peanut Butter Cups, Bubble Gum Cigars, Caramel Cream Bullseye Bars, Chocolate Cigarettes, C Howard Violet Gum, Candy Buttons, Candy Cigarettes, Charms Squares, Chuckles, Coconut Bars, El Bubble Gum Cigars, French Chew, French Taffy, Fun Dip, Jolly Ranchers, Jujubes, Junior Mints, Kits Taffy, Long Boys, Pearson’s Salted Nut Roll, Red Hots, Sen Sen, Smith Brothers Licorice, Mike & Ike, M&M's - Plain, Rainblo Bubble Gum, Red & Black Licorice, Snaps, Sugar Daddy Pops, Teaberry Gum, Twists, Black Taffy, Salt water taffy, Smarties Candy Roll, Chick O Stick Nuggets, Necco Assorted Wafters, Root Beer Barrels, Slo Pokes York Peppermint Pattie and Walnettos.
The 50's were fun times. Candy like Pez, Candy Cigarettes and Anise Bears were very popular. We also saw the invention of the Marshmallow Peep. There were also a whole bunch of war themed candy ( probably due to the cold war) such as War Heads and Atomic Fireballs.
1950's - Nik-L-Nip Wax Bottles, Bubble Gum Cigarettes, Sugar Lips Wax Chewing Gum, Sen-Sen Breath Refreshments, Charms Assorted Squares, Clark Bar, Nestle's Oh Henry Candy Bar, Teaberry Gum, Slo-Poke Jr. Suckers, Candy Buttons, Gold Rocks Nugget Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum Cigars, Necco Chocolate Wafers, Skybar, Cup-o-Gold, Black Licorice Pipes, Necco Assorted Wafers, Abba-Zaba, Mary Janes, Chuckles Jelly Candy, Zagnut Bar, C. Howard Scented Gum, Walnettos, Charms Sweet Pops, and Reeds Root Beer and Butterscotch Candies.
With the 60's we saw the psychedelic movement start. We also enjoyed the new arrivals of Starburst, sweet tarts, Boston baked beans and the Good and Plenty. Every kid dreamed of being an astronaut. Kids could head down to the store and pick up Space Food Sticks.
1960's - Charms Sour Pops, Cup-O-Gold, Bubble Gum Cigar, Necco Chocolate Wafers, Clark Bar, Sen-Sen Breath Refreshments, Slo-Poke Jr. Suckers, Marshmallow Cones (Assorted Flavors), Big Hunk, Reese's Smoothie Peanut Butter Cups, Sugar Lips Wax Chewing Gum, C. Howard Violet Mints, Nestle's Oh Henry Candy Bar, Skybar, Nik-L-Nip Wax Bottles, Boston Beans, Bottlecaps, Goobers, Pixy Stix, Razzles Candy/Gum, Zotz, Necco Assorted Wafers, Candy Buttons, Bubble Gum Cigarettes, Reeds Cinnamon Candies, Black Licorice Pipe, Chocolate Cigarettes, Gold Rocks Nugget Bubble Gum, Bun Bar, Charms Assorted Squares, Cherryheads, and Teaberry Gum.
For those of us growing up the 70's we probably remember all the different Wacky packs that became popular. Poprocks and bottle caps hit the shelves as well.
1970's - Rocky Road Milk Chocolate Bar, Clark Bar, Pixy Stix, Tart 'N Tiny, Gold Rock Nugget Bubble Gum, Goobers, Bubble Gum Cigar, Charms Assorted Squares, Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip, Bubble Gum Cigarettes, Wonka Strawberry/Banana Laffy Taffy, Slo-Poke Jr. Suckers, C. Howard Lemon Mints, Boston Beans, Cherryheads, Red Licorice Pipes, Willy Wonka Chocolate Bar, Necco Chocolate Wafers, Sugar Lips Wax Chewing Gum, Double Bubble Bubble Gum, Candy Buttons, Caramel Bun Bar, Charms Sweet & Sour Pops, Razzles Candy/Gum, Nestle's Oh Henry Candy Bar, Wonka Bottlecaps, Teaberry Gum, Strawberry Pop Rocks, Sen-Sen Breath Refreshments, Zotz Candy, Reeds Rootbeer Candies, and Nik-L-Nip Wax Bottles.
1980's - Atomic Fire Balls, Bit-o-Honey, Bubblicious Radical Red, Candy Necklace, Candy Cigarettes, Charleston Chew Chocolate, Lemonheads, Wonka Tart ‘n Tiny, Bubble Gum Cigarettes, Pixy Stix, Ass’t Saf’T’Pops, Jawbusters, Now & Later-Grape, Now & Later, Wax Fangs, Wax Bottles, Clark Bar, Laffy Taffy Watermelon, Bottlecaps, Zours, Astro Pops and Cinnamon Toothpicks.
1990's - Airheads, Apple Heads, Blow Pops, Bottle Pops, Caramel Apple Pops, Cow Tales, Fun Dip, Giant Smarties, Mega Double Lollies, Nerds, Pop Rocks, Push Pops, Ring Pops, Runts, Shock Tarts Roll, Sour Patch Kids, Sour Punch Twists, Sweetarts Roll, Atomic Fireballs, Bazooka, Candy Necklace, Cry Baby Gum, Jolly Rancher Pieces, Lemonheads and Now and Laters.
2000’s - A&W Root Beer Licorice, Airheads Xtremes, Baby Bottle Pop, Bali’s Best Coffee Candy, Bali’s Best Tea Candy, Bean Boozled, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans, Blink Pop, Kinder Bueno, Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups, Charms Boutique Premium Lollipops, Chupa Chups Melody Pops, Crush Grape Licorice, Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations, Dairy Milk Oreo, DAS Lolli, Dots Sours, Gerrits Quality Sticks, GoLightly Candy, Juicy Drop Pop, Ooze Toobz, Sour Big Mouth Candy Spray, Sucker Punch, Take 5, Tangy Zangy Slider, Toxic Waste, Triple Power Push Pop, Whoppers Strawberry, Wiggle Pop