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Since I was born in 1970 with the same sweet tooth that I have today, you could say that I am an expert on the candies of the 70's. Some of my fondest memories are going to the roller rink and eating packs of Sixlets and sporting a red ring pop. Aaah, those were the days!
In this post, I'll share just a few of my favorite candies from that decade along with some great candy gift ideas for the sweet tooth in your life. These nostalgic candies make great birthday surprises and holiday gifts too!
Photo Credit: Groovy Candies
Amazon has a fantastic collection of retro candy gifts from the 1950s through the 1980's. You can find grab bags full of classic favorites of yesteryear.
Over the past several years, there has been a resurgence in the retro candy market. As the U.S. population ages, it appears that they become a bit nostalgic yearning for days of old. And what better way to get whisked back to one's childhood, than by eating some of the same candies that you enjoyed as a kid.
Although those "penny" candies cost more than a penny now, customers are elated to find childhood favorites both online and in local candy shoppes. Consider sending someone special a classic candy gift today!
The any occasion retro candy basket shown in the image to the right is available at All About Gifts & Baskets. You can get it with several different balloons including Happy Birthday, Get Well Soon and of course, the smiley one shown.
Check out these great candy companies to find all kinds of cool candies from the 70's. You can buy them as individual pieces or in gift baskets or boxes. What a great 40th birthday gift!
2) Sugar Daddy Pops
3) Necco Wafers
4) Pop Rocks
5) Candy Necklace
7) Atomic Fireballs