11 Best Candies from the 1960s

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9) Life Savers

Life Savers is an American brand of ring-shaped hard candy. Invented by candy manufacturer Clarence Crane of Garrettsville, Ohio. in 1912 as a “summer candy” that could withstand heat better than chocolate. The candy’s name is derived from its similarity to the shape of life preservers used for saving people who have fallen from boats. Its range of mints and artificial fruit-flavors is known for its distinctive packaging, coming in paper-wrapped aluminum foil rolls. The five-flavor roll first appeared in 1935. After that a series of mergers and acquisitions by larger companies began in 1956. Life Savers is currently a property of Mars, Incorporated. In recent decades, the brand expanded to include Gummi Savers, Life Saver Minis, Creme Savers, and Life Saver Fusions.

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