Where to Get the Candy from Your Childhood

on April 14, 2015
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Where to Get the Candy from Your Childhood

Whether you were born in 1949 or 1989, odds are there is a sweet treat from your childhood that you used to love, but can no longer find in stores. However, getting presumably hard-to-find candies and other nostalgic indulgences isn't as tough as you think! The following stores and online destinations are all about selling retro favorites and bringing the delicious past to the present.

Old Time Candy

Looking for that one, really hard to find candy that nobody seems to have? Old Time Candy may be your best bet to find it! The online retailer lets you search for candies by decade. Want to relive the 90s? Throw on some New Kids on the Block and slip on a Ring Pop. Are you throwing a Great Gatsby party? Old Time Candy has everything from Kit's Taffy to Charleston Chews for a historically correct menu!

The Vermont Country Store

The Vermont Country Store: Purveyors of the Practical and Hard-to-Find

This company's name says it all. The Vermont Country Store has old-fashioned, downhome items ranging from pecan divinities that are practically sinful to chocolate covered candied lemon peels that were popular at fancy parties in the 1940s.

Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop

Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop

Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop is just as cool as it sounds. The franchise was recently featured on Undercover Boss and proved to have all the heart and soul of a smaller company. In addition to their crazy soda options ranging from bacon and egg flavor to cotton candy, Rocket Fizz has an equally huge selection of saltwater taffy. Next time you're in, try hard-to-find taffy flavors like mango, rum, or lemon meringue pie.

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Groovy Candies

Do the names Zagnut, Cherry Mash, Mallow Cups or Sky Bar ring a bell? Groovy Candies sells all kinds of hard-to-find selections and you can search for your favorite sweet by color, flavor and bulk availability. The website also sells affordable gift sets of decade-themed candies-think an 80s throwback box including Whatchamacallits, Charleston Chews and Atomic Fireballs!


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The Candy Kitchen

If you're lucky enough to have visited the sandy shores of Madeira Beach, Florida, you are surely familiar with The Candy Kitchen. In addition to vintage sodas and soft serve ice cream, this little shop has plenty of giant lollipops that will make you feel like a kid again.

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At IT'SUGAR you'll find giant quantities of your favorite sweet fix-think the World's Biggest Box of Nerds, 15x12 inch Rice Krispie Treats, or a gummy python that can wrap around your body! Our favorite nostalgic items they offer are the SNL Exclusives candies. Yes, they have Pete's Famous Schweddy Balls and Debbie Downer Mints.

Cracker Barrel

Sure, Cracker Barrel is the spot to head when you have a hankering for old-fashioned Southern cooking, but don't forget half of the fun is in their country store. Cracker Barrel sells boxes of candy arranged by the decade, but they specialize in down-home treats like licorice sanded candy, Turkish taffy, pecan logs and peanut brittle.

Candy Crate

From Abba-Zabba to Zotz, Candy Crate's online store has just about every formerly popular candy. This site also has great candy accessories like Pez dispensers and even candy buffet serving sets. Candy Crate also sells candy gift baskets for any occasion and for anyone-like the Star Wars Retro Candy basket and Assorted Nostalgic Classics baskets.