Candy Popular In 1958?
- Jennalynn Jun 29, 2008 03:08 PM
My parents are about to celebrate their 50th Anniversary... and I thought it would be great to make gift bags for the party attendees filled with things from 1958.
So I'm trying to find out what candy was popular back then.
I've been to the sites that sell nostalgic candy boxes but the 1950's seem so generic.
Anyone here live through that time and can remember those treats that were well loved?
I found this website - http://www.candyxpress.com/index.asp?... that says Candy necklaces were invented in 1958
Also I saw online ads for lifesavers from 1958 and brach's candy corn
maybe you could include other items, wikipedia says instant noodles were first introduced in 1958 :-)
Here's a site with allkinds of cool stuff http://www.centex.net/~elliott/1958.html they mention wax bottles.
Good and Plenty
Charms (square candy like Lifesavers)
Bonomo turkish taffy (I don't think this is around any more)
Penny candy dots ( on long paper roll)
To name a few tooth rotting favorites.
I was six in 1958 so that makes me some kind of expert ;-)
My favorites: Sky Bars, Necco wafers, candy dots (not the thumb-sized jujubes in a box, these were little sugar candy dots in various colors that came on strips of paper sold by the foot), Bonomo's turkish taffy, marshmallow peanuts, Good 'n Plenty, Lik-m-Ade, little wax bottles of syrup, Red Hots, wild cherry flavor Smith Brothers cough drops, Squirrel Nut zippers, wax lips, candy cigarettes, Sugar Daddies, and last but not least a non-candy item that used up a significant bit of my candy budget: Indian pumpkin seeds, covered in a thick coating of baked-on salt!
You can get most of these items - including the pumpkin seeds! - from Candy You Ate as a Kid, http://www.oldtimecandy.com/ .
Well, as he grows, he seems to be more like a Chinese calendar than a kid. First it was The Year of Spiderman. Then The Year of Cars. Now we're in The Year of Thomas the Train. I've been praying for the decade of Dr. Seuss, but after sending him a half dozen of the books I don't think that's going to happen. Next time it's gonna be a lunch pain full of nostalgia candy just for me! Abba Zabba, here I come!
Bonomo Turkish Taffy, Lik-a-made, Dots, Jujubes, Chocolate Babies, and of course, the old standbys, Almond Joy, Snickers, Baby Ruth, etc.
Junior mints, milk duds, liquorice (sp?), jujubees, candy corn, lifesavers, tootsie rolls, tootsie roll pops, all day suckers, peppermints (the rounded disks with red lines in the white), Hershey's kisses, M&Ms, pez, red hots, lemon drops, homemade rock candy, the usual candy bars, and See's candies.
Just found this page: http://www.candyfavorites.com/shop/hi...
And that's my problem... very little really from the 1950's.
Tootsie Rolls - 1896
Kisses - 1906
Mounds - 1923
Candy Corn - 1880s
Baby Ruth - 1920
So far Candy Necklaces are my only hit. But I did read that Rice-a-Roni (the San Francisco Treat!) was intro'd in 1958... as was Cocoa Krispies and Puffs and Sweet 'n' Low... and creamy Jif Peanut butter.
Still looking if anyone has anything!
And one could Abba Zaba, Milky Way, Mars bars, Mountain Bars, Big Hunk, Walnettos, Caramellos, peanut brittle, Cracker Jack, chocolate-peanut clusters and those big hunks of broken milk chocolate.