Recently the Huffington Post ran an article highlighting old fashioned candy wrappers, all of which had a 1₵ icon featured prominently on the front. There were some candy bars I don’t see much of anymore — Jiminy Cricket, anyone? — but there were a lot of my current favorites, too: Hershey bars and Krackle bars, and even Halls… you know, before they started making cough drops.
It seems like I’ve been seeing a lot of nostalgia over candy bars from our past. National Public Radio even did a country-wide tour where they looked at “America’s Affection for Hometown Confections.” They searched in shops for our preferences, from chocolates made on the premises to our all-time favorite old fashioned candy bars to giant gumballs.
So besides making my sweet tooth act up a little it got me thinking about the idea of nostalgia candy. It’s pretty easy to buy bulk candy wholesale now, which means that everyone should be able to get their all-time favorite sweet treats whenever they want, right? And now all I notices is how many people are using candy bars at weddings, or throwing parties with candy themes. I wrote about the movie Candy Land a few weeks back: can you think of a more old fashioned candy than peanut brittle?
I mean, really:
Anyway, what I really want to know is what causes YOUR nostalgia: candy bars? Chocolates? Ribbon candies? Maybe it’s hot cocoa or Fun Dip or Mary Janes. I only ask because I’m pretty sure we carry them all, so you can stock up….
(No pressure. Really. I’m just sayin’ that if you really missed your Sugar Babies, you could buy bulk candy at wholesale prices right from us, and we wouldn’t tell a soul.)
So drop us a line and let us know what your favorite old fashioned candy is. We’d love to know!