I have to take a road trip with the kids to this place!!! I have been thinking of all my old favorite candies from my younger years. Back when the commercial for a certain brand of tooth paste said, "Look Mom! No cavities!!" I must have done a lot of brushing because I did not have rotten teeth but I sure ate my share [and maybe the share of 2 or 3 other kids] of candy back in the late 60s and early 70s. Back when Candy was King....at least in my opinion!
I have been pondering the fact that when we (my neighborhood friends and I) were little, we loved politically incorrect candy! We ate candy cigarettes and chewed bubble gum cigars and none of us became teenage smokers. I have never been a smoker, for that matter. My friends and I survived our Baby Boomer upbringing in spite of all the [now] incorrect things we endured...
But, back to the candy... I just bought some Black Jack candies the other day and let me tell you, they give off a great licorice scent each time I walk by the candy dish. It takes me back to the days of the penny candy counter. You can read a previous post I wrote about my memories of that by clicking here.
A and I watched the movie The Right Stuff a month or so ago because she is a big, big space fan! They talked a lot about Beeman's chewing gum in that movie. That's another candy/gum that gives you good memories just from the scent. By the way, I recommend you watch that movie (for the first time or again) for some flash back moments too.
I will let you know what we come up with at this retro candy store when we make the trip. A trip down memory lane for me, to be sure!!
What were your favorite candy picks when your age was still in the single digits?