old time candy

It’s so fun going to old towns in the US, where you can walk down the main street (often named Main Street) grab some fudge, look at some cool woodwork and hopefully step into an old candy store.  I particularly like going to these stores with my dad, who grew up in the 1940s and 1950s.  When he sees Bonomo’sTurkish Taffy and Blackjack licorice it instantly takes him back to memories of Studebakers, drive-In theaters and listening to Moon River (the song that played at his high school prom).  I love to hear him get nostalgic, it shows a different side of him.  I have my own candies and memories for a completely different era… when I see Charleston Chew, Nerds or Big League Chew it brings me back to the early 1980s and going to the roller rink, missing fly-balls hit to me in right-field and riding my BMX bike a mile to get a pack of baseball cards (with fingers crossed that I’d get a card of George Brett).

 

It’s so fun going to old towns in the US, where you can walk down the main street (often named Main Street) grab some fudge, look at some cool woodwork and hopefully step into an old candy store.  I particularly like going to these stores with my dad, who grew up in the 1940s and 1950s.  When he sees Bonomo’sTurkish Taffy and Blackjack licorice it instantly takes him back to memories of Studebakers, drive-In theaters and listening to Moon River (the song that played at his high school prom).  I love to hear him get nostalgic, it shows a different side of him.  I have my own candies and memories for a completely different era… when I see Charleston Chew, Nerds or Big League Chew it brings me back to the early 1980s and going to the roller rink, missing fly-balls hit to me in right-field and riding my BMX bike a mile to get a pack of baseball cards (with fingers crossed that I’d get a card of George Brett).   These classic candy stores are hard to come by, and if you do find them they’ll usually only have candy from one or two decades.  Well there’s an even better option out there and you don’t have to travel 5 hours to get there, just visit http://www.oldtimecandy.com/   As their logo states, Old Time Candy has the best selection of retro candy on the internet.  Their website allows you to brose by decade, type, occasion, or you can just walk the candy isle.  They were kind enough to send us a sample box with candy from a bunch of different decades… it was so much fun to open and reminisce!  In addition to those I mentioned above we received Swedish Fish, Candy Buttons (you know, the little circles on the long strip of paper), Chuckles, and Bit-O-Honey!    My neighbor stopped by and his eyes zoomed in on a totally different bunch of candies than me, he couldn’t believe I didn’t remember those candies as a kid (he has about a decade on me J, which I think explains it better than a lapse in my memory)!  I brought in a couple of old candy bars for my boss that I didn’t think were even around and he really got a kick out of it.  These ARE A HIT, everyone who has come by and seen our box can’t help but dive in and find their own favorite.   Let’s face it, you can scour E-Bay for 3 hours trying to figure out a gift that might trigger a memory from someone’s childhood.  You know their interests now and maybe there’s a chance you might get the gift right, but it’s a big risk.  Or, you could go with the fun and safe bet option that your friend liked candy as a kid (like 99% of kids do!), and that by simply giving them an assortment of classic candy it’d bring them back to happy times as a youngster!   The prices are great (only 29 cents for a pack of airheads, right-on!) and you can ‘pack your bag’, assembling only the candies that you want to include.  You’ll have fun putting this thoughtful gift together and it really shows a fun side.  What a great gift for a spouse, a mom or dad, son or daughter, uncle, childhood friend, teacher or just to enjoy for yourself.  Check out Old Time Candy and the great selection on their website.  You won’t regret it!

These classic candy stores are hard to come by, and if you do find them they’ll usually only have candy from one or two decades.  Well there’s an even better option out there and you don’t have to travel 5 hours to get there, just visit http://www.oldtimecandy.com/   As their logo states, Old Time Candy has the best selection of retro candy on the internet.  Their website allows you to brose by decade, type, occasion, or you can just walk the candy isle.  They were kind enough to send us a sample box with candy from a bunch of different decades… it was so much fun to open and reminisce!  In addition to those I mentioned above we received Swedish Fish, Candy Buttons (you know, the little circles on the long strip of paper), Chuckles, and Bit-O-Honey!    My neighbor stopped by and his eyes zoomed in on a totally different bunch of candies than me, he couldn’t believe I didn’t remember those candies as a kid (he has about a decade on me J, which I think explains it better than a lapse in my memory)!  I brought in a couple of old candy bars for my boss that I didn’t think were even around and he really got a kick out of it.  These ARE A HIT, everyone who has come by and seen our box can’t help but dive in and find their own favorite.

Let’s face it, you can scour E-Bay for 3 hours trying to figure out a gift that might trigger a memory from someone’s childhood.  You know their interests now and maybe there’s a chance you might get the gift right, but it’s a big risk.  Or, you could go with the fun and safe bet option that your friend liked candy as a kid (like 99% of kids do!), and that by simply giving them an assortment of classic candy it’d bring them back to happy times as a youngster!   The prices are great (only 29 cents for a pack of airheads, right-on!) and you can ‘pack your bag’, assembling only the candies that you want to include.  You’ll have fun putting this thoughtful gift together and it really shows a fun side.  What a great gift for a spouse, a mom or dad, son or daughter, uncle, childhood friend, teacher or just to enjoy for yourself.  Check out Old Time Candy and the great selection on their website.  You won’t regret it!

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131 Comments

  1. Jasmyne

    Looks soooo yummy and I havent seen some of these candys since the 5th grade. Awesome giveway. Thank you :)

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  2. Dominique Balsoma

    Thank you for the chance, this candy brings back a lot of childhood memories

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  3. It’s funny how a box of candy can bring back so many memories!

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  4. Mmmmm yes please!! Looks like childhood nostalgia in a box <3

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  5. Jennifer Lang

    Nothing beats old school candy. All my favs.

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  6. melissa linfield

    Love all of the treats. Such great memories of treats that are still great til this day

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  7. Yummy thank you for the chance

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  8. Jessica Gertken

    This would be amazing! So many old favorites! Thank you!

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  9. sherrym498

    Thanks so much

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  10. Melanie Morin

    Reminds me of my childhood so much! Love this giveaway!

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  11. kristi

    awesome candy

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  12. lisa leonard

    brings back a lot of memories ,haven’t seen some of those in 20-30 years

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  13. Janet Gillich

    I see a bunch of candy that I really like….Ty for the opportunity to win this.

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  14. Annmarie W.

    They are so incorrect today, but I used to love candy cigarettes as a kid! And candy necklaces/bracelets! And I really miss those Marathon candy bars that they used to have…chocolate-covered caramel twisted into a long knot! Delicious!

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  15. I would really love to win all of this candy. I remember most of it when I was Younger.

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  16. Kristy

    I enjoy reminiscing with my kids over things like candy that they are able to try still today. This looks amazing!

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  17. Annette Cruz

    What a nice selection!

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  18. Samantha Wilson

    I love retro candy :) Love this review!

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  19. kasey bean

    love it all

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  20. Thanks. Love it all

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  21. These happen to be my favorites!

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  22. Sunrise Boyd

    I remember that button candy and some the rest is still out lol. so funny

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  23. rochelle haynes

    I love this old retro candy

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  24. melissa bottorff

    SO COOL i have not seen some of these in a while!!!

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  25. thanks so much

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  26. angela

    Yumm! Thanks

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  27. Danielle

    thanks…

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  28. sue Epling

    Yummy, lots of old fashioned candy!

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  29. sherry

    Yummy treats that bring back good memories!

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  30. Linda White

    Thanks I d love to reminisced over my old favorites!

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  31. Jan Hall

    I love that their prices are reasonable and you can pick and choose. This brought back lots of memories. I would love to get some for gifts.

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  32. chavon murray

    Mmmm….candy

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  33. Kelley Gaudette

    My husband loves a lot of this old time candy and my daughter’s never tried most of it. It’ll be fun for my daughter to get to see the kind of candy daddy use to eat.

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  34. heather

    yum! I love Candy! Thank you for the fun giveaway :D

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  35. Jody Arbogast

    I love this Giveaway, it takes me back to my childhood. Thanks for reminding me of the good o’ l days!

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  36. Debra Guillen

    Some of these really bring back memories

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  37. Madison

    Hi :) my name is Madison and i am a candy addict ;) I hope i win this giveaway lol! Good luck everyone! thanks for doing this giveaway :D

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  38. Dorothy Teel

    What a fun memory inducing review, I remember going to the corner store in South Philly down from my grandmoms house with a quarter and getting a bag full of penny candy, loved it felt so special, I love Necco wafers, and eating them one at a time and I could make that bag of candy last a while I always wanted to have candy left and my brothers be out…LOL (I was a mean big sister. Thanks for making me think

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  39. Heather R

    oh man I used to chew up so many of those wax bottles, I’d have a disgusting, huge ball of chewed up wax haha. gross but yummy

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  40. Tammy Wentz

    I love candy!!

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  41. Stacey A Smith

    I keep trying to win one of these.so far has not happen.but not going to stop trying!

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  42. Sharon Cummings

    I would love to spoil myself and hubby with old time candies. yummy Ty for the giveaway.

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  43. wendy green

    would love to win this give away

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  44. autumn

    Good luck to whoever wins…hopefully me

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  45. Becki R

    Wow this box of candy is awesome. I remember a lot of those from my childhood. Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  46. Nancy Schools

    I remember all these candies.

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  47. Amanda Woodley

    Who doesn’t love candy?!

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  48. Kay Housewright

    How fun seeing some of these candies that we had as kids.

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  49. Judy Mitchell

    i love seeing these candies from my childhood

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  50. Kris G

    Thanks for the Memories! And BONUS-I LOVE CANDY!

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  51. I have not had these candies in years.

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  52. This candy brings back good memories

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  53. I love all the old time candies. I must have eaten as much paper as I did candy buttons as a kid. lol

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  54. sue

    I loved this candy if I win would be hard to share with kids and husband

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  55. Amanda Y

    I LOVE candy!!!

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  56. I love this candy .I ate Zero’s daily for at least a year .

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  57. Cheryl Sullivan

    Brings back great memories as a kid!!!!

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  58. Ashley Avelar

    Love candy! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  59. sheri anderson

    Wow, this is nice and thanks for the chance!!

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  60. Goodluck everyone

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  61. CarolSue Baird

    There was a penny candy store a few blocks from our house when I was a kid. They’d let u pick and you could fill a small brown bag of assorted goodies for a dollar or so. This brings back memories.

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  62. Karen Beck

    I remember going to the drug store with my mom to get a prescription or whatever she needed and we would beg for some quarters to get candy. The store had a whole aisle of candy that was 5 or 10 cents and we were in heaven picking out something yummy to take home. Lemonheads, Jawbreakers, Wrigley’s gum, candy cigarettes, candy necklaces, Charms suckers, and bubble gum cigars!

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  63. poonam gosain

    Thanks love to win it for my kids ,Thanks The Deal Match Maker

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  64. Kerry Kottyan

    Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize.

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  65. Debbie Moon

    Thank you for the chance, some of the best candy

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  66. hy thanks for the chnace to participate in this giveaway this candypicture remind memy childhood i stilllove candy i love candy a lot i hope i win thanks I LOVE CANDY I WANNA WIN

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  67. Lauren Miller

    These take me back to my childhood and some I can remember my parents talking about. I haven’t seen candy dots or candy cigarettes in years! I’ll be crossing my fingers that I win :)

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  68. thanks brings back some happy memories

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  69. Debra Evanson

    It does bring back memories! Would be fun to share with the grandchildren

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  70. Lisa G

    I lived those bottles you bite the top off and drink the juice. I would drink it then chew on the wax bottle…lol

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  71. Deborah S

    This candy brings me back to when I was a kid!

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  72. Wow!!!!!!!I’m excited about this one, super nice give away, thank you!!!

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  73. Alexandra Pitcher

    I love Clark bars and Zeros; so good!

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  74. Sunrise Boyd

    Love candy thanks

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  75. Debby Etling

    old time candy is like old time music they dont make it like they used to. thank you for the giveaway it all looks delicious.

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  76. Thanks for the chance to win all this candy! o.o
    I have a sweet tooth from hell, lol.
    I didn’t know Sour Patch Kids was an old candy though! That’s something new to me. :)

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  77. Erin

    I would love to try some of these

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  78. Jennifer Sheldon

    This would be perfect for my kids easter baskets!

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  79. Sue D

    I Love the old tyme candy!! Brings back alot of good memories of my childhood!! “_

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  80. Vicky D

    Looks so yummy!

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  81. Kelley Gaudette

    Would love to introduce my daughter to the candy I use to have.

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  82. michelle hunt

    Amazing giveaway. Some of this candy is so hard to find anymore!! :)

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  83. Renee

    Looks great!

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  84. Dana

    I love the Swedish :P

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  85. Debbie Moon

    It’s so nice to see the candy from your childhood still exist.

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  86. Love candy

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  87. these are the best in candy thanks for the giveaway

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  88. Deborah Tabor

    Great candy selection!

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  89. Melissa

    It would be cool to show my girls the kind of candy mommy ate growing up.

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  90. Neko Sam

    Thank you i love this !!!

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  91. sam gray

    Candy sounds soooooo yummy!

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  92. kaitlin

    My husband loves the necco wafers!

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  93. Robin Abrams

    Boy does all these bring back memorys. Thank you for the
    chance to win

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  94. Tameka

    Big smile thinking about these candies.

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  95. Briana Kennedy

    I love all of this kind of candy!! Brings back good memories! Good luck to all!

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  96. Cindy Kuykendall

    Memories, Memories, Memories-WOW this reminds me of my childhood and going to the store across the street to get candy. Good luck to everyone and Happy Sunday!

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  97. Christanna Tucker

    My husband and I would have a lot of fun going through the candy. Hope I win! :)

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  98. Becky VanGinkel

    These candies bring back a lot of good memories! I know my kids would have a blast sampling them ALL! lol

    babydjs_mom@yahoo.com

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  99. Nicole Powell

    Those little candy button were my fav when I was little, you always ate a little paper too, lol.

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  100. laura j jenkins

    I remember the botton canday on a sheet

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  101. Chattie Hinkle

    thanks for the chance

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  102. Tracy Heyer

    Would so love this. It would bring back such good memories!!

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  103. Kayla W

    So awesome! I’d really enjoy this! :)

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  104. Lisa Paisley

    Im excited to check this site out! I have been looking for some favorites from the 80’s. Thanks so much!

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  105. Debbie Moon

    Candy cigarettes was one of my favorites

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  106. Brooke Durfey

    Brings me back to my younger days….looks so good!!!

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  107. Pamela Ferenz

    Yum, I remember this candy!

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  108. deborah cunningham martin

    I love the old time candy!

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  109. maria decker

    haven’t seen this candy in ages

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  110. Donna Dodgens

    So many of my favorites! Would love to win this!

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  111. Kathy Kobberstad

    Great giveaway, thank you!

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  112. Jamie Dodd

    Its funny how the world keeps going forward, never satisfied with good enough, always striving for bugger and better … though despite all the new candies out now a days, most people still love the old fashioned varieties, lol. I’d love to win and give my daughters a taste of my child hood. Thanks for the great giveaway! God Bless! :)

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  113. Samantha Wilson

    brings me back to the good ol’ days :p

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  114. desiree

    when we go to brasnon we get the candy form the sotre there they are so neat you can still get the 50 to 90 candy

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  115. Nicole Powell

    Happy dance.

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  116. Renee Smith

    Growing up we weren’t given candy very often. We just didn’t spend the $ on things like that. Seeing all that candy brings back memories of standing in the checkout line of the grocery store and longing to have just one item. Winning a whole box would be so awesome!

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  117. Sue D

    Love the old tyme candy!! Its the best!! :)

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  118. crystal young

    Thank you for the chance, this candy brings back a lot of childhood memories

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  119. Sandy Coyle Mattox

    Oh, the memories this brings back!! Thank you for the opportunity and for the memories!

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  120. yum thank you

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  121. Lesa Caputo

    Yum, all this candy looks awesome! Just in time for Easter too! This is great old memorable candy!

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  122. laura harris

    I would love to have candy from the 70s

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  123. Val Joy

    wow, everything I loved as a kid, thank you for your generosity…never entered before

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  124. Angella Veenstra

    I want to win.. I miss a lot of those candies.

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  125. Rose C

    Sometimes when you eat a candy from childhood, it is more than just candy that you enjoy-it is the memories that go along with it of a simple time. I would love to relive some of those memories with this candy.

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  126. Jenifer Moore

    Love sharing with the grandkids my oldtime candy favorites

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  127. Lisa Nguyen

    My husband would be in heaven with this!

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  128. Teri Melton

    This is bringing back all kinds of memories! I have not seen some of these in decades, and others I don’t even remember. But I do remember those wax soda bottles.

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  129. I loved the wax candies when i was a kid! I remember going to jiffy when I was little getting a pack of those and the wax lips!

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  130. Kimberly Davis

    I grew up on this candy in NewYork please blast me back in time

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  131. Rhonda Best

    Would really like to win this fun prize.

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