Harking back to the good old days of adolescence brings back so many happy memories. Tossing the ball in the park, staying up late at a friend’s house, or maybe family road trips come to mind. One memory in particular that brought a grin to my face was reminiscing about when my pals and I might pick out our favorite candies from the local candyshop.
Current day candy just don’t seem the same. There’s something about retro candy that makes us all just smile. Modernsweets are no match to the likes of : Teaberry gum, Necco wafers, Boston Baked Beans, root beer barrels, or Abba Zabba. Each one of these yummy candies makes us think of different happy childhood memories.
Because many of these treats are now not found in shops it started me wondering, wouldn’t it be fun to celebrate these retro candy favorites? One idea that came to mind was to buy a bunch of old fashioned candy from the web and have a celebration with a nostalgic theme. With the holidays coming, this is going to be a wonderful. Not only does candy function as a great treat and decoration, but also it is the perfect talking point.
When guests see some of the candies they have not had in years they’ll have to try some. Everyone seems to have a story of their favorite childhood candy. An alternate way to party with old fashioned candy is to send it as a present. There are websites that sell old fashioned candy piece by piece or as a bunch that is smartly arranged into a present basket. What a great way to send a salutation to a buddy or anyone else.
There are some present boxes that have about fifteen different sorts of retro candy that many of us have not seen in years. The best part was sampling each retro candy and reminiscing about those times as a kid. Who wouldn’t be thrilled getting some of their old time faves as a present?
We adore old time candy not only for the memories but because it tastes good too. Young people these days still get a kick out of gum cigarettes, circus peanuts, gold mine gum, or even rock candy.
These are only a few of many concepts to bring back some great retro candy. No matter your preference of candy it is just plain fun! More than just eating candy, nostalgic candy provides stories and entertainment with mates, kids, neighbors, or co-workers. Give it a try and expect a genuine big smile!
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