Candy Contests

Earth Day Nostalgic Candy Winners

April 24, 2012 by

Thanks to everyone for sharing your memories! Since nostalgic retro candy is one of our favorite topics, this was a particularly fun contest. We hope that you’ll share your candy anecdotes with us any time they cross your mind. But now that the deadline for submissions has passed, it’s time to announce some winners. So without further ado…

The winners of the Earth Day Candy Giveaway are:

Nicole (who misses Peanut Butter Bars)
Katherine (who loves tiny Chiclets)

Winners will be notified by email or personal Facebook message, depending on how they submitted their entries. (Nicole and Katherine, watch for a message from Jessica!)

Some things we learned:

  • Seasonal candy is great for building memories.
  • Changing the classic formula of a candy is probably worse than just discontinuing it.
  • Many people would rather pay more for their favorite candies than see them disappear.
  • Brach’s Candy has brought a lot of people a lot of happiness — but also some heartache.
  • Many of the candies believed to be extinct are still available! Check out our Retro Candy section
    before you give up the search for your favorite vintage candies.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Wanda Fowlkes June 16, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I remember when I was a little girl I could go to the corner grocery and for a quarter get a sack full of candy. Some of my favorites were Kit Carmel’s, Banana Carmel’s, Necco Wafers Tootsie Rolls and of course bubble gum I thought I was in heaven. Back then a quarter was a lot of money. Today a quarter won’t but one candy bar much less my treasured little brown bag full of my special treats.

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