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Sugar Memories from Groovy Candies

Earlier this month, I participated in a blogging event - a Virtual Mad Men Finale Party, hosted by the authors and publisher of The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook.* Here's their recap of the event. It was a great, great fun. And, to make it even more so, they had prizes and door prizes for the participating bloggers.

Judy Gelman, one of the authors, dropped me a line right after the event to let me know that I would be getting a box full of retro candy. Sweet! When it came, the inside box read "Sugar Memories." I refrained from peeking, deciding to save it for my husband's 40th birthday camping trip.

We opened it this weekend under the redwoods. And it really was all about sugar memories. 


Friends picked up different pieces and commented, nostalgically, "I remember eating this at my grandmother's house." Or "Oh, these were my favorite when...." There were candies that most everyone knew. And there were candies that no one remembered. What a trip down memory lane. All the kids were excited to have an excuse to try candy before lunchtime.

Thanks, Groovy Candies

The Retro Sugar Memories box assortment included...
  • 5th Avenue
  • Boston Baked Beans
  • Bit-O-Honey
  • Razzles
  • Skittles
  • Cherry Mash
  • Sugar Babies
  • Chuckles
  • Sky Bar
  • Dots
  • Chick-O-Stick
  • Zagnut
  • Good'N'Plenty
  • Mallo Cup
  • Indian Brand Pumpkin Seeds
  • Round-Up Bubble Gum Cigarettes
  • Smarties Candy Necklace
  • Necco Wafers
  • Nik L Nip
  • C Howard Violet Mints
  • Fizzies Rootbeer

...and more!

I didn't really have any sugar memories of these things since I wasn't allowed to eat any of them when I was little; I was the kid whose mom froze grapes instead of serving ice cream or popsicles. Yes, that was me! C'mon, everyone has at least one friend like that.

What are your memories of these candies?? 

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