Can You Identify These Vintage Candies?

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Candy is literally one of life's sweetest pleasures. We get to indulge in chocolate, gummy bears, gumdrops, and much more - each delighting our taste buds. But some of the candies we've come to know and love today have been around for decades. It's time we paid our respects to the best vintage candies around. Can you name them all?

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1. Did you tour Wonka's chocolate factory? These are:

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  1. Sour Pour Straws
  2. Sixlets
  3. Hershey's Hugs
  4. Gobstoppers
Gobstoppers were a favorite among young boys during WWI and WWII. They even appeared in the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book by Roald Dahl.
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2. Maybe your grandpa always had these in his pocket:

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  1. Butterfinger BB's
  2. Laffy Taffy
  3. Jolly Ranchers
  4. Atomic FireBall
Jolly Ranchers were first introduced in 1949. They come in a bunch of flavors including lemon, grape, sour apple, cherry and tangerine.
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3. Spicy! Can you take heat?

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  1. Circus Peanuts
  2. Nerds
  3. Atomic FireBall
  4. Pixy Stix
These hard cinnamon-flavored candies were invented in the mid-fifties by Nello Ferrara. The outside is red, but the inside, layers of white.
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4. What did you trade these for on Halloween?

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  1. Fun Dip
  2. Necco
  3. SweeTarts
  4. Ring Pops
SweeTarts were born in the early sixties and were made using the same recipe as Pixy Sticks. They are both sweet and sour, as the name suggests.
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5. Crickle, Crackle, Pop! Fireworks in your mouth!:

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  1. Nik-L-Nips
  2. Now and Later
  3. Ouch! Bubble Gum
  4. Pop Rocks
Pop Rocks' time on the market wasn't very successful at first. It was created in 1961 but was not released until 1975. It was then withdrawn in 1983 then released again years later.
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6. Toddlers clamoured after these. What color were they, again?

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  1. White
  2. Red
  3. Yellow
  4. Blue
Swedish Fish really were created in Sweden, but for the US market, in the late fifties. They were shaped like fish and came in different colors and flavors.
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7. Old McDonald had a farm...

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  1. Gushers
  2. Airheads
  3. Candy Cigarettes
  4. Cow Tales
As far as candies go, Cow Tales aren't the oldest - they were released in 1984. They were soft caramel candies with a creamy center and came in strawberry, vanilla, chocolate and caramel apple flavors.
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8. Pucker up for this fizzy candy:

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  1. Candy Necklace
  2. Bubblegum Cigars
  3. ZotZ
  4. Pez
ZotZ were fizzy candies with a sour center that dissolved when placed in the mouth. They were first released in 1968 and are still being made to this day.
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9. Easter morning wouldn't be the same without these in your basket:

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  1. Rock Candy
  2. Warheads
  3. Peeps
  4. Baby Bottle Pop
Peeps came about in the early fifties as chick and rabbit-shaped marshmallows. Every now and then, like during the holidays, different shapes are offered to customers.
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10. Who's your...

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  1. Sugar Daddy
  2. Snickers
  3. Candy Buttons
  4. Satellite Wafers
Sugar Daddy is a candy on a stick that's basically a block of caramel. They were invented in 1925 and are currently being made by Tootsie Roll Industries.
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11. Because you could eat them all day long:

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  1. Milk Duds
  2. Baby Ruth
  3. Skittles
  4. Now and Later
Now and Laters were created in 1962 and were a brand of taffy-like fruit-flavored candy. A total of nineteen flavors were made.
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12. Short on cash? Grab a:

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  1. Bit O Honey
  2. Starburst
  3. SweeTarts
  4. PayDay
The first PayDay was released in 1932. In 1989, the company had a special promotion where each bar contained a wrapped nickel.
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13. Maybe NOT your favorite tea-time cookies:

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  1. Riesen
  2. Necco Wafer
  3. Werther's Original
  4. Pop Rocks
Necco Wafers were around for more than 150 years before they were discontinued in 2018. They came in some unconventional flavors like wintergreen, clove and licorice.
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14. Go to the corner store and grab me some:

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  1. Twizzlers
  2. Nestle Crunch Bar
  3. Raisinets
  4. Jawbreakers
Raisinets, quite simply, are chocolate covered raisins that are sold as candy. They were introduced in 1927 by the Blumenthal Chocolate Company. Since then, it has been owned by Nestle and now, Ferrero.
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15. Take me out to the ball game! Take me out to the crowd!

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  1. Cracker Jacks
  2. Mr. Goodbar
  3. Toblerone
  4. Smarties
Classic Cracker Jacks are caramel-coated popcorn that are molasses-flavored. They was introduced in the late 1800s and are often considered to be the first junk food. Each pack is known for having a mystery toy inside.
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16. A candy that dreams of being pool-side:

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  1. Life Savers
  2. Almond Joy
  3. Sour Patch Kids
  4. Blow Pops
Life Savers are ring-shaped gummy candies that come in different colors and flavors. They were first created in 1912 - 107 years ago.
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17. Open your Valentine's Day card, find some:

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  1. Reese's Pieces
  2. Sweethearts
  3. Junior Mints
  4. PayDay
Also called Conversation Hearts, Sweethearts are tiny, heart-shaped candy sold around Valentine's Day. Each of the hearts come with a fun message that includes, but isn't limited to "Kiss Me," "Be Mine and "Let's Get Busy."
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18. Too bad its taste didn't live up to its name:

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  1. 100 Grand Bar
  2. Cadbury Egg
  3. Tootsie Pop
  4. Milky Way
When spoken, the 100 Grand Bar should be "hundred thousand dollar bar." It was created by Nestle up until 2018 and then sold to Ferrero.
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19. Not that anybody eats taffy any more, but if they did they might by a:

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  1. Twix
  2. York Peppermint Patties
  3. Abba-Zaba
  4. Three Musketeers
Abba-Zabba is quite old; they were first made in 1922. They are taffy candy bars that have a peanut butter center and are currently being made in California.
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20. You didn't actually think it was healthy, did you?

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  1. Kit Kat
  2. Mr. Goodbar
  3. M&Ms
  4. Snickers
Mr. Goodbar has been around since 1925 and is a candy bar made of chocolate and peanuts. Over the years, the formula has changed quite a bit to include more peanuts and milk chocolate (after being previously changed out).
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21. So sour your mouth might never un-pucker:

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  1. Andes Mints
  2. Boston Baked Beans
  3. Laffy Taffy
  4. Warheads
Warheads is a brand of sour candy that was actually invented in Taiwan in 1975. The name was inspired by the idea that the candy would seem like a warhead going off inside the mouth.
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22. At a penny a piece, we'd go bonkers for a piece of:

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  1. Dots
  2. Charleston Chew
  3. Bazooka Bubblegum
  4. Hubba Bubba
Bazooka's bubblegum was first created in 1947, shortly after WWII. It was packaged in red, white and blue and sold for a single penny.
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23. If this candy has a spirit animal, it would be a zebra:

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  1. Fruit Gushers
  2. Fruit Stripe Gum
  3. Gobstopper
  4. Whatchamacallit
Fruit Stripe was one of the most popular gums of the sixties. At the time, they were very proud to be the only gum with painted-on stripes.
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24. You can't go more classic then a:

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  1. Fun Dip
  2. Hot Tamales
  3. Goo Goo Cluster
  4. 3 Musketeers Bar
This chocolate bar has been around since 1932 and first came as three pieces of candy in one pack (in the flavors vanilla, chocolate and strawberry), hence the name. Budget cuts during the war cut out the strawberry and vanilla flavors.
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25. "Come on baby let the good times roll" :

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  1. Mounds
  2. Lemonheads
  3. Chuckles
  4. Jujyfruits
Chuckles are soft jelly candies that have been sprinkled in sugar. They're made with sugar, corn starch, corn syrup and natural and artifical colors and flavors.
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26. A movie theater must-have:

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  1. Cherry Sours
  2. Laffy Taffy
  3. Almond Joy
  4. Nerds
Almond Joys are candy bars coated in dark chocolate. It has quite the history with pop culture, having appeared in the show Weeds and the movie Kelly's Heroes.
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27. We really want to know... have you found its parents yet?

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  1. Orange Slices
  2. Sugar Babies
  3. 100 Grand Bar
  4. Razzles
Sugar Babies are bite-sized caramel sweets which were first made in 1935. They're part of the Sugar Family which has the Sugar Daddy and the Sugar Mama.
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28. Eat this and you just might be able to do the twist:

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  1. Skybar
  2. Slo Poke
  3. Charleston Chew
  4. Ring Pop
The Charleston Chew was introduced in 1925. This candy bar was chocolate, with flavored nougat on the inside. It came in vanilla, chocolate and strawberry flavors.
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29. Is it a thingamabob, a doodad, or a...

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  1. Red Hots
  2. Whatchamacallit
  3. War Heads
  4. Rolo
Whatchamacallit candy bars are relatively young when you consider some of the other candies were made in the 1800s. They were first introduced in 1978 by the Hershey Company.
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30. You haven't lived if you haven't made brownies or bars out of these:

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  1. Sno-Caps
  2. Oh Henry!
  3. Spree
  4. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
These delicious little cups have been around for 91 years and have become a big seller in the US, particularly around Halloween. Variations include the Big Cup, the Minis and the Thins, with different fillings like caramel, hazlenut cream and marshmallow.
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31. Don't let their shape fool you. We swear, they're marshmallows:

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  1. Valomilk
  2. Swedish Fish
  3. Circus Peanuts
  4. Whoppers
You wouldn't feed these Circus Peanuts to an elephant because they're actually marshmallows. Currently, they are still in production and are made using artificial banana flavor.
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32. A glove compartment favorite:

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  1. Altoids
  2. Life Savers
  3. Butterfinger
  4. 5th Avenue Candy Bar
Altoids are probably the most popular brand of mints on the market. They've been around for quite some time too, having been invented in 1780. They come in sours, gums, mints and more.
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33. Thank the Canadians for these round goodies:

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  1. Mike and Ike
  2. Rocky Road Candy Bar
  3. Clark Bar
  4. Sixlets
Sixlets are round chocolate candies that come in different colors. They've been around since the sixties and are a Canadian product.
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34. Have someone given you one yet today?

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  1. Skor
  2. Hershey's Kisses
  3. Heath
  4. Sugar Babies
Hershey's Kisses and bite-sized, teardrop shaped bits of chocolate manufactured by the Hershey Company. They've been around for over 100 years now (since 1907) and are still extremely popular today.
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35. Almond Joy's competitor:

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  1. Mounds
  2. Mamba
  3. Raisinets
  4. Goobers
Mounds is a coconut candy bar that is set to celebrate its 100-year anniversary in 2020. The outside has dark chocolate and the inside, shredded coconut. It's closely related to Almond Joy.
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36. Twizzlers is what kind of candy?

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  1. Zero Candy Bar
  2. Mars Bar
  3. Bun
  4. Licorice
Licorice is a candy that is flavored with the extract of the licorice plant. It's not quite clear where this candy originated or how it came about, but popular brands include Twizzlers and Red Vine.
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37. You could try to put these on toast... we guess:

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  1. Boston Baked Beans
  2. Caramello
  3. Take 5
  4. Dove Chocolate Candy Bar
No one is actually sure whether Boston Baked Beans were created in Boston, but we know they're not baked beans; they're more like sugar-coated peanut candies.
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38. Some things never go out of style:

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  1. Andes Mints
  2. Bottle Caps
  3. Big Hunk
  4. Juicy Fruit
Juicy Fruit has been around for a whopping 126 years. Production stopped during WWII due to shortages in materials - it restarted once the war ended.
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39. The little black dress of chocolate bars:

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  1. 100 Grand
  2. Gobstoppers
  3. Hershey's Milk Chocolate
  4. Airheads
In 1900, Milton Hershey started manufacturing his milk chocolate bars after selling his caramel company for $1 million. These bars are one of the main ingredients in a s'more.
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40. Don't confuse these with burgers!

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  1. Smarties
  2. Whoppers
  3. Milky Way
  4. Nerds
Whoppers were first created in 1949. They are malted milk balls covered in chocolate and are about 3/4 in diameter.
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41. No, these don't contain nicotine:

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  1. Candy Cigarettes
  2. Tootsie Pops
  3. Rolos
  4. Candy Corn
Candy Cigarettes were introduced in the late 19th century. From the very start, this candy has considered to be controversial because parents believe it encourages children to smoke.
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42. Are you sweet or sour? Or maybe a bit of both?

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  1. Tootsie Rolls
  2. Dum Dum Pops
  3. Lemonhead
  4. Krackel
Lemonheads were first introduced in 1962 by Ferrero Candy. It was a combination of a sweet coat, sour shells and hard core, all of which had a lemon flavor.
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43. Only baby boomers will know what these are called:

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  1. Jolly Ranchers
  2. SweeTarts
  3. Heath
  4. Dots
Dots is a product of Tootsie Roll Industries that has been around since 1945. They are vegan and gluten and nut free and are one of the best where gum drops are concerned.
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44. Almost, almost a S'more:

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  1. Whoppers
  2. Twizzlers
  3. Milk Duds
  4. Mallo Cups
Mallo Cups are shaped like, you guessed it, cups of chocolate. Inside is a whipped marshmallow cream. People believe that they were inspired by Reese's Cups, but those candies came after.
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45. Did you eat yours mixed with vanilla soft serve?

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  1. Caramello
  2. Hershey's Special Dark
  3. Fast Break
  4. Butterfinger
Caramello is a chewy chocolate bar with a caramel filling. The flavor of this candy is often times used in ice creams.
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46. Which Nestle classic is this?

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  1. Nips
  2. Starburst
  3. York Peppermint Patty
  4. M&Ms
Nips is a candy made by Nestle that has a smooth, creamy texture. They are bite-sized little treats that come in the flavors caramel, coffee, butter rum and chocolate parfait.
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47. Innocence, personified:

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  1. Milk Duds
  2. Twix
  3. Chunky
  4. Skittles
Milk Duds are yet another caramel candy covered in chocolate. They were first invented in the mid-20s and were meant to be perfectly round. Because they did not come out as desired, they were calle duds.
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48. Were you topsy turvy for these?

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  1. Bubble Tape
  2. Spice Girls Chupa Chups
  3. Pop Rocks
  4. Curly Wurly
The Curly Wurly chocolates first came on the market in 1970. They were produced by Cadbury UK and sold mostly in Europe and Australia.
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49. More intelligent than M&Ms:

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  1. Chiclets
  2. Wonder Ball
  3. Starbar
  4. Smarties
Smarties are a bunch of colorful chocolate candies (made in 1937) shaped like oblate spheres. Although the candy itself comes in the colors red, yellow, orange and more, they all have the same flavor.
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50. First a candy, then a gum. What's it called?

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  1. Junior Mints
  2. Charleston Chew
  3. Razzles
  4. Crunch
Razzles are a fun 1960s candy which change from a chewable candy into a chewing gum. In fact, its slogan when it was first released was "First it's a candy, then it's a gum. Little round Razzles are so much fun."
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