Before tropical flavors and gourmet chocolate bars there was penny candy, the classic treats enjoyed by generations before ours. First purchased over wooden counters at general stores one hundred years ago or more, old-fashioned candy like Mary Janes, Peppermint Puffs, Rock Candy, Tootsie Rolls, and Juicy Fruit Gum still please taste buds of all ages.
Thanks to their timeless appeal, the candy selections below are great for gift-giving. Saltwater Taffy and Jordan Almonds make tasteful, colorful hostess gifts. As get-well gifts or just for fun, hard-to-find retro candies like Goo Goo Clusters, Good & Plenty, and Nik L Nips Wax Bottles will make anyone's day.
Want more retro nostalgia? Add some Cracker Jack to your basket. Cracker Jacks, which debuted at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, quickly became synonymous with a day of fun at the ball park (and who doesn’t love the surprise in every box?).
Whichever you choose, these favorites from the “golden age” of American candy will shine in any candy jar. As one of the oldest wholesale candy companies in the nation, we've been selling many of these treats since long before they were considered "retro" candy.