From time to time, whether you’re in the super market or local convenience store, up at the checkout you spot one of your favorite candies that’s called to your sweet tooth since you were a kid. Some of our fondest childhood memories are of those hot summer days, no school and being treated to some of our favorite candies and sweets from the corner store. Then there was the ice cream man who could never make it too far down the street without being mobbed by us kids, but always seemed to roll that extra few feet to make you earn it. If seeing those familiar candies always make you smile, then these will make you down right nostalgic. Here are the 11 Best Candies from the 1960s.
1) Good & Plenty
Good & Plenty licorice candy got its start in 1893 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by the Quaker City Confectionery Company and is believed to be the oldest branded candy in the United States. Ownership of this iconic candy has changed hands a few times over the years and eventually wound up in the Hershey family. If you don’t remember who “Choo-choo Charlie” was, then you’ll have some fun have some fun looking up classic television commercials from the 50’s and 60’s. The candy is a narrow cylinder of sweet black licorice, coated in a hard candy shell to form a capsule shape. The pieces are colored bright pink and white and presented in a purple box or bag. A favorite of movie goers for decades.
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