Thursday, January 03, 2008

How Many of You Remember Walking to the Store for Penny Candy?

Just out of curiosity, what were your favorite penny candies? Doe anyone else remember banana "Now and Laters"? I know there are alog og things not licorace is another one -remember Beemans licorace gum and the blug wrappers? My brother and I would get a dime to go to "Fletcher's drug store. What a treat that was.

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 & Butterscotch Candies.

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 Waffers, Candy Buttons, Bubble Gum Cigarettes, Reeds Cinnamon Candies, Black Licorice Pipe, Chocolate Cigarettes, Gold Rocks Nugget Bubble Gum, Bun Bar, Charms Assorted Squares, Cheryheads, and Teaberry Gum.

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 & Cinnamon Toothpicks.
Remember the dentist as a kid? I do and I was scared to death and when I lost a tooth, I kept it in my mouth for two weeks after so my parents didn't take me to see him. I remember him as a guy who hated kids that cried....which made me cry. :0) Oh, the good old days. Haha.


Rhondi said...

Hi Mary Lou My favorites were blackballs. I think they were 3 or 5 for one cent. So for 5 cents we got a nice little brown bag full of them. Those were the days my friend. We thought they'd never end! Hope you have a wonderful day today. Rhondi xo

CONNIE W said...

I thought a dime was a lot of money! For a nickel we could buy a Hershey bar. Remember those parrafin Halloween things - the orange whistles, red lips, black moustaches - and the little parafin bottles filled with the sugary liquid? And the dime boxes of marshamallows, maybe there were six inside, I thought that was a BIG deal back then.

Tina said...

I loved the Beeman's gum and Teaberry gum.....
In Stone Harbor, NJ they have an ice cream shop called Springers that makes Teaberry Ice Cream, its the best My dad would bring home the Beemans and Teaberry gum as a treat for us kids. It was a treat for sure. He would also bring us suckers from the Madonna Inn ( near San Luis Obispo) in different shapes, flavors and colors. They were clear suckers. That was a huge treat too!

Kathie said...

the dots on the long strip of paper!
red hot dollars!
smarties, getting a little brown bag filled with candy for 10cents.
wow and yes a hershey bar for 5 cents!

doni said...

I still remember with glee the winter day we were reported to mom for smoking at the bus stop!!! They were candy cigarettes and we were oh so cool!!!!

Happy New Year!

Sherry said...

Oh the memories! Some of my favs were the bubblegum cigars & cigarettes, also those chalky tasting cigarettes with the red (fire) on the tip LOL, Teaberry gum, Gold Rocks Nugget bubble gum, Necco wafers, Chuckles and the NikLNip wax bottles. There was also some small jaw breakers we used to buy, don't remember the brand name. Oh and the wax lips & the wax bottles with the sugary liquid like Connie mentioned. Gosh, seems like we ate a lot of candy back then....LOL

Anonymous said...

What were the big, thick oval lollipops that were wrapped in colored cellophane called? Seems like they were a nickel?