Have you ever noticed the candy you loved as a kid has disappeared? What used to sit prominently in the checkout of the grocery store is nowhere to be found. Are you craving an Astro pop 60s baby? Yearning for Bottlecaps child of the 70s? Maybe in the 80s you loved to stretch it out out out Caramello. Whether you want to relive the good ol’ days or throw an authentic decade themed party, from the 1920s to the 1990s Old Time Candy has something to your sweet tooth covered.
Old Time Candy was started by Karen and Donny Ray, and their business is located in LaGrange, Ohio. When they were growing up in the late 50s and early 60s (considered the baby boomer generation) things didn’t cost so much. You had a “dime” store where things like a bag of popcorn were literally a dime. It’s hard to believe. They talk about remembering when the first McDonald’s opened in Cleveland and you could get burgers for 15 cents and the fries were 12 cents. Inflation has hit us and so a meal like that will now cost you about $4, right? Wouldn’t it be nice to go back to simpler times? The picture featured below is of Donny on Grandma’s back porch with their family dog, Danny , in 1951. He looks so happy and carefree!
They had so much fun eating and selling candy that they ate as kids. Some people wonder how they get the candies and they have to happily respond that they come straight from the manufacturer….fresh of course! They don’t make the candies themselves but have done all the work to track down the manufacturers that still make the candies that they loved so much. Their thoughts are that even though you grow up and move on, you never forget the candies that you enjoyed when you were a child.
They ventured into business in July 1999 and specialized in old time candies. They never knew that they would find so many that were still being produced today. It was amazing and so they moved from just the candy store in Cleveland, Ohio to online in 2000 with their candy assortments. Business took off and they have now expanded a few times. Old Time Candy is a unique company that is in the business of bring back and making new memories.
Remember all those candies that you ate as a child and loved? I never thought that I would be able to find them again and then I found Old Time Candy. Their decade boxes will take you back in time to a much more simple place as you enjoy the candies that you loved so much when you were growing up. Sometimes that’s all it took was for your parents or someone that cared about you to give you some of your favorite candy to put you in a great mood. The box that I choose to transport me back in time was the FOUR pound, 1980s Decade Box. Yes, you read that right. Four pounds of your candies that you grew up with! You get over 70 pieces of candy (60 different candies with some duplicates). A 4 lb Decade Box measures 12 x 9 x 3 inches and is jammed with over 70 pieces of candy, 60 different candies with some duplicates.
You can choose other decades starting with the 1920s. Here is what a typical listing that would be included in the 80s decade box would include:Airheads, Appleheads, Atomic Fire Balls, Blow Pops, Bottle Caps, Bubble Tape, Bubblicious Bubble Gum, Butterscotch Disks, Candy Necklace, Candy Ring, Caramello Bar, Caramel Creams (Bull’s Eyes), Charms Sweet Pops, Cinnamon Bears, Cinnamon Disks, Cow Tales, Cry Baby Extra Sour Bubble Gum, Gobstoppers, Home Run Baseball Gum, Gummi Mini Burger, Hershey Special Dark Bar, Hot Dog Bubble Gum, Hot Tamales, Jawbreakers, Laffy Taffy, Lemonheads, Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip, Lollies, Marshmallow Ice Cream Cones, Mike & Ike, Milk Duds, Nerds, Now & Laters, Peanut Butter Bars, Pixy Stix, Pop Rocks, Push Pops, Razzles, Red Hots, Reese’s Pieces, Ring Pops, Runts, Skittles, Skor, Smarties, Sour Patch Kids, Spree, Starburst, Peppermint Sticks, Sugar Daddy, Swedish Fish, Sweetarts, Tootsie Pop Drops, Tootsie Pops, Tootsie Rolls, Wax Lips, Zotz Sours.
I really enjoyed sharing this box of candies with my boys. Nothing like being born in the 80’s and experiencing all your favorite candies almost 30 years later. You can find all the box inclusions for the different decades listed here.
You are even able to personalize the box if you are gifting it for a special occasion. Why not give someone the gift of remembrance? Or get one for yourself so that you can experience all the joy from your childhood all over again.
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