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15 Candies That Look Just Like Your Childhood

15 Candies That Look Just Like Your Childhood

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If you nearly broke your teeth on Now and Laters, had one of those Tootsie Roll banks, and took Super Ropes Licorice to the movie theater,  you just might be a child of the 80’s. Want to come down a sweet and sugar-laden version of memory lane with me? Today I’m reminiscing about a few of my favorite childhood treats. Read on and see if your favorite childhood sweet made my list!

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1. Spree


Spree candies are that funky in-between texture of not-quite-chewy and not-quite-crunchy. They are fruity and that perfect balance of sweet and tart.

2. Runts


Which one of the Runts candies was your favorite? I really liked the limes and strawberries. Really, anything except the bananas were great.

3. Laffy Taffy

laffy taffy

What did one eye say to the other? Between you and me, something smells! Great candy, even better comedy.

4. Zotz


The little candy with a crazy fizz in the middle. Seriously – it’s crazy!

5. Pop Rocks

pop rocks

Does candy get more fun than Pop Rocks?

6. Charms Blow Pop


Whenever I think about Charms Blow Pops, I think about this….

7. Bubble Tape


It’s 6 feet of bubble gum. For you, not them.

8. Nerds


Did you eat one side and then the other, or did you mix them together? And were you a “pour in the hand” or a “stick the box in your mouth” type of Nerds eater?

9. Mamba


Not quite as delicious as Laffy Taffy and MUCH chewier – but they came in such a BIG package that they were hard to resist.

10. Tart N Tinys

Tart N Tinys

They’re tart. They’re tiny. They’re delicious.

11. Pixy Stix

pixy stix

These were about the best thing ever. EVER. Want to know what was even better? The GIANT Pixy Stix!

12. Air Heads

air heads

These were pretty much amazing. I think the student store at my middle school sold them for $.10 a piece. Green Apple blew my mind.

13. Tootsie Pop

Tootsie Pop

And now for your nostalgia-laden viewing pleasure….

Also, who else remembers looking for the Native American shooting the star on the wrapper?

14. Ring Pop

Ring Pop

Do you ever wonder how many people have gotten proposed to with a Ring Pop? I’ll bet more than you would think. I’d say yes….if it was a grape.

15. Pez


What was your favorite Pez dispenser? I was kind of partial to Snoopy.

What was your favorite childhood candy? Was it a fruity candy like those listed above, or did you like a chocolate candy? Leave a comment and let me know if I left out your favorite nostalgic candy!

Want another walk down memory lane? You might like these posts:

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  1. Nerds and Skittles were my faves, but we always took Charleston Chews to the movie theater because (especially if you froze them first) they would last the entire movie. I also ate and “smoked” a lot of candy cigarettes.

    • We just introduced the kids to Charleston Chews about a month ago!


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