A Sweet Blast from the Past: 80 years of candy and memories


From the beginning of the twentieth century, candy was an important part of the American past times. The old time candy culture is begging for a day when they can go to the store, fill up a bag, and only pay a quarter for more candy than they really needed. Nearly every American can recall a time when candy was the maker of childhood memories. Whether you’re 20 or 90, you will be able to relate to the idea that candy is generational, and with so many candy options today, many of the nostalgic candy generations long for simplicity in their candy options. Since this is nearly impossible, here is a quick guide to the limelight decades of old time candy.

Candy of the 20’s

Bit O’ Honey



Orange slices

Candy of the 30’s

Boston Baked Beans

Candy buttons

Soft Caramel Chews

Chico Sticks


Candy of the 40’s:

Bubble Gum Cigars

Candy Cigarettes


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