Friday, June 2, 2017

Candy Time Capsule

"cigarette" gum packs
May 2017
A flood of memories came over me when I spotted these boxes of "cigarette" bubble gum in a Casper store a couple of weeks ago. When I was much younger, the boxes held narrow white, sticks of candy with a red tip to simulate a lit cigarette. The sticks were hard and could be sculpted with the tongue to a sharp point.

My dad and brothers smoked cigarettes. Thankfully, I never did attempt to smoke the real thing, but I did "smoke" a few packs of the candy cigarettes.

Recently, a magazine (I can't remember which one) had an infograph on candy time capsules that are being marketed. The capsules represent a single decade and include popular candy from that time period. While the price is ridiculous, I think it's a fun concept.


I guess this is not a new concept, as I found this website that lists candy by the decades.

Some candy I remember from the 1950 and 60s were cinnamon toothpicks, sen-sen, gold nuggets bubble gum in a little cloth bag, pixy sticks, jelly nougats, wax bottles, wax lips.

What candies would you include in your time capsule?

10 comments:

  1. OMG I used to LOVE those candy cigarettes! And wax lips & bottles. I had forgotten all about the nugget bubble gum. Also Chunky. There is a store not far from us that specializes in all different nuts and dried fruits, but they also carry a lot of the "old" candy.

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  2. Pixy Sticks, Necco Wafers, Root Beer Bottles, Mary Janes ...........I didn't like all of those, but I remember them from the penny candy store at the corner.

    I did like Pixy Stix and my favorite chocolate bar was 3 Muskateers.

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  3. I used to love these things when I was younger. My kids are now into the "Pop Rocks".

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  4. I adored those gum cigarettes. Also the bubble gum cigars. I liked the wax drink cokes. chicklets! We also loved PDQ that you put in milk to make it chocolate. Fun memories Nancy

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  5. My favorite 50s and 60s candy included the candy cigarettes too - and the pixey stix, and the 3 color coconut candy that was pink, white and brown. Found a fun vintage candy shop in Michigan a few years ago and had to buy some old favorites.

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  6. Goodness this Was a blast from the past! I remember the candy cigarettes and thinking I was so cool with them. Everyone in my family smoked, but I have never touched a real cigarette. I also remember the wax bottles and lips. I had forgotten about all of these until I saw your post. Thanks for the walk down memory lane.
    Blessings, Betsy

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  7. MacIntosh toffees (very British), Minties, and Chocolate Pineapple chunks. I think the last two are very Kiwi treats.

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  8. Caramel creames and the candy dots on paper and the glass dog that had little candy beads. I seem to remember one shaped like a telephone too! Oh! and don't forget the candy necklace and the so politically incorrect chocolate babies. Joe Bazooka bubble gum too.

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  9. I like searching through the candies at Cracker Barrel because they often have candy from back-in-the-day and I enjoy eating a memory! (Razzles gum and Sky bars!)

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  10. I also LOVED the candy cigarettes. There is a chocolate store here that still sells them. Hint: the green package of Lifesavers Mints (Wint o green) are the same flavor!! I also saw that Oreos are coming out with a Fireworks special edition this summer, and the red and blue candy in the white filling is made with Pop Rocks!

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