1964 was a time of clothes lines and fresh vegetables from the ground. The bigger kids usually hung out around the center, or near the cement area outside. Red Hots, Cinnamon Hearts and Hot Tamales were my favorites when I was in the mood for a little nuclear meltdown in my mouth. It was often fun for us to load up with twenty cents worth of penny candy, then save it for the midnight monster movie that was always featured by channels 2 and 12. It was also a guaranteed way to have money to spend at the store. Aside from my favorites of red licorice and most everything chewy or chocolatey, the selection of penny candy was tremendous. If you grew up in this time you might remember watching Bonanza while snacking on Chocolate Gold Coins. Buying bulk candy from Royal Wholesale means you’ll have access to all of the best old fashioned candy from the decade as well as several other decades through the 1990s. Not far from our street-within a long walk actually, was a mountain called "Kelly Butte" . First, let me ask, does anyone remember the term "getting your britches tanned?" Each time he came, he would let us kids scoop our hands into the ice and take some. My friends and Iloaded up those little brown bags with chewy and savory delights that might last the duration of a good TV show or two, a long talk with friends, or just something to chomp on our way home from school. All the neighborhood stores had the same sweet inviting aroma of chewy goodness and chocolatey bliss. Hard-to-Find Retro Candy from the 1950's - Get nostalgic 50's candy like Atomic Fireballs, Fizzies, Honees, Hot Tamales, Pez & Warheads. It was indeed, the place to be. For quite a few years, many great candy bars stayed the cost of a nickel for smaller sizes, then eventually grew to ten cents for the full size bars. {property.name}: All the tiny particles would soon be airborne, and in theory, your wish was supposed to be granted. 1950s Retro Candy | Wax Lips, Zagnuts, BB Bats, Wax Bottles, Sky Bars, Candy Cigarettes, Kits Taffy, Jawbreakers, Mary Janes, Sugar Daddy and more fresh candies from the 1950s, 60s, 70 and 80s. 9am - 4pm EST © 2020 Royal Enterprises. for one penny at the corner candy store - Ryan's in the back of there home... Best Candy Favorite Candy Mary Jane Candy Necco Candy … Mood Ring anyone? How did I do this? He used to also deliver orange juice. Nothing tasted better than nuts that we cracked open ourselves. Delicacies such as "Necco wafers" , or red licorice whips , or even those wonderful chewy "Kits" taffys cost only a penny, or three cents (in the case of Neccos). The boys' mother came over, very angry because her boys had been terrified and were in tears thinking that "Martians" were coming after them. Let's face it; penny candy was the real way to go when spending our dimes and pennies simply because of the bargains. Swapping a Superboy for a Green Lantern , or vice versa, was common business between Jerry and I. Cracking nuts with a rock was also a summer ritual. I was delighted by the sun-rippled reflections in the inches-deep water, and how the water waved further toward the center. The old "stubby" beer bottles were only worth a penny, but they were everywhere. If you’re interested in purchasing any of our candies from the 1950s or would like to see pricing information, please create an account to shop with us. "First it's a candy, then it's a gum. Naturally, Aaron tried to get rid of the rat, but it curled up and bit him. . Or making your mother mad by being late to dinner because you had to wave goodnight to Lassie. Teens took over with their new, edgier attitude and sexier clothing, like leather jackets and silhouetted dresses. Some eventually rose to a nickel. As GI’s returned home and started families, the economy began to grow with innovation. Pop bottles were worth 3 cents apiece as were the quart beer bottles. There wasn't anything better than riding on things like running boards. Well, all good things must come to an end, and come to my end they did- courtesy of Dad's belt. As it turned out, it was impossible, and it was a three-day wait to see if Aaron had contracted rabies or not. I said that I had witnessed the crash only moments before they had come out to play. I used to pull up carrots long before their time, but it was still a great garden. 1950's Retro Candy | Candies from the 50s - Candy Favorites JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. I was always in awe of his truck, and the box of ice he kept inside next to the driver's seat. I miss the concept of refreshments in glass, such as milk and pop in pop bottles. Mon - Fri, © 2020 The Old Time Candy Company, All Rights Reserved. There was a time, circa 1961, when the Milk Man paid regular visits to our houses, leaving those magnificent white bottles stacked inside of our milk box. My favorites were peco bars and peanut patties. I used to call these dandelion puffs "wishers" because the tradition was that you make a wish and blow on them. I always thought he was the luckiest guy in the world. Everything in the 1950s was “booming” and that included candy production. It was literally "Journey to the Center of the Pool" as I wandered further, cold water rising up over my knees and to my thighs. more. If so, that very thing happened to me one summer evening. Some of the neighborhood stores actually had the large whoppers in their candy bins, or boxed on the shelves. This was, the end of my story-telling period. There was such an honesty to the harvesting of food even in the most simplistic of ways. The whole event was complete havoc; Rabies was a big scare, and my parents had to try and locate the rat in order for it to be tested. ... And the corner drugstore had two for a penny candy and cookies, awesome sundaes and ice cream floats.