Thursday, April 25, 2013

Old Time Candy Review & Giveaway **Closed**


 
Oh, do I have a treat for you guys! I recenty got an awesome box filled with candy from a company called Old Time Candy and you can pick any decade all the way back to the 1950's and up to the 1980's of the candy that was around at that time. I chose All Decades because I could get a little bit of everything.
 
Below is a picture of what the box looked like when it came.
 
 
Lord, I had forgotten about alot of the candy that was in that box! By the way, this box weighs 4 pounds so that is some packed to the gills box of candy! I immediately saw several items that used to be my favorites when I was younger. But, before we get into that, I wanted you to see the inside of the box and then we will talk about some of this awesome candy!
 
 
Okay, here were some of my favorites:
 
Zagnut Candy Bars which were crunchy peanut butter candy bars coated with coconut. Gosh, I sure did love those.  I wish I had gotten more than one bar but then, I thought, maybe not, I am trying to lose a few pounds! Then there was the Sky Bar that is in four square sections and filled with caramel, vanilla, peanut and fudge. Mike and I shared that one!  One of my other favorites was the Swedish Fish which were red soft and chewy fish shaped candy. Almost like a Gummy Bear but more soft and chewy.
 

Mmm, I thought I had taken a picture of the Swedish Fish, but I didn't. But up above you see the  other 2 bars of candy I was talking about including PayDay, which is another favorite and then the Original Spree Dots that were made by Wonka. I am saving those to give to my daugther and granddaugther when I see them.

They used to love these until Skittles came along. Way back in the back is the Laffy Taffy in banana flavor. Saving that one for them too! I am not big on Taffy but that's okay because I really do love sharing.

 

Do you remember these? I do! I used to love biting the tops off of the waxed bottles and drinking whatever flavor was inside and then look at those lips! We used them for lips at Halloween and any other type of party and then you can chew on them later on. Wow, what fun this has brought back so many memories!
 

 
My friend next door wanted the red and black Jawbreakers you see here on the bottom along with all the individual Taffy and there are some Root Beer candies and the Bit o Honey! Do you remember the Chick O Stick? Sorta like the Zagnut but in smaller sizes. Oh, the Zotz's used to be so much fun, remember how they would fizz and pop in your mouth when the candy disappeared and the fizzies started?
 
Gosh, I could go on and on but there is just way too many pieces of candy that I could be here forever. I just wanted to give you an idea of what you can find in each box. They balanced it out between chocolate candy bars, hard candy, soft candy, taffy and sweet & tart candies. Oh, I almost forgot the fake cigarettes! I used to play like I was really smoking.  Remember now?
 
 
You can also make your own box. Say you wanted all of them to be the Victory Candy above, well, your whole box can be that if that is all you care about or you can shop thru their online store and pick which candies you want in your box.  I wanted to be suprised so I just said a little from each decade. And we are pretty pleased with what we got. We got some things we enjoyed, our neighbor and the kids all got something out of the box.

Oh, and by the way, they have something called Deal of the Day and it changes every day so you will have to keep checking back to see if it's anything you would like. Today's deal is the Bubble Gum Fake Cigarettes!

Each day at midnight, Eastern Time, we will have a new deal on our most popular candies, Check back often!  Deal-of-the-Day is not combinable with other discounts.(Limit 5 per customer)
 
Well, that didn't come out as big as I had hoped but this is from the Retro Toy section. You can also order toys from our past! I remember Gumby, do you? I guess I am showing my age by disclosing this toy. They have some really awesome Yo Yo's in there, too! Along with cars and other awesome things that we all used to play with.  
 
They also make Party Favors if you need some of those. They will make them for you or you can go and pick out what you want in them and they will put them together for you. How neat! I think putting some retro candy in a Party Favor or Thank You for coming gift pretty unique and amazing.
 
Here is what I found on the About Us section:
 
What we do:
We have a lot of fun eating and selling the candy we ate as kids. Sometimes we are asked how we can sell 50 year old candy. It makes us smile and our response is that our candy is fresh from the manufacturer. We don't make the candy, we tracked down the manufacturers who are still in business and sell their candy on the Internet.
Most of us have grown up, gone to college, maybe moved to a different area of the country, raised families and in the process have forgotten about the candy of our youth. We package and ship our candy every day so it gets into your hands (and mouths) quickly.
Our business history:
This adventure began in July, 1999 when we walked into a large candy store in Cleveland, Ohio that specializes in old time candy. We had no idea that many of our old time favorites still existed. It was the candy we ate as kids... Necco Wafers, Candy Buttons on paper tape, Wax Lips, Candy Cigarettes. Amazing!

We went on-line in early 2000 with our first candy assortment and began to grow. In 2003 we moved into a larger facility and expanded at the beginning of 2004. We moved into a much larger facility in August of 2006 where we are located today. 2011 began our 11th year in the candy business. Thanks for helping us be successful. We hope you like what we do and will continue to support us with your purchases and referrals.
What makes us unique:
We are actually in the "memory business." It is our hope that you will enjoy the candy and at the same time, take a trip down memory lane. Our Candy you ate as a kid® packages make wonderful gifts. Everyone loves candy, especially candy you ate as kid.
Connect with Old Time Candy several ways:

Mailing Address:
350 Commerce Drive East
Lagrange, OH 44050
Phone: 440-355-4345
Fax: 775-908-1995
Email:   contact@oldtimecandy.com

The awesome folks at Old Time Candy is giving one winner a box of their own! I am not sure if it will be like mine or you get to choose but whichever one it is, you are gonna love it! Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

110 comments:

Melanie Montgomery said...

I like the sugar daddies

christie said...

i'd pick the 1980's box

Tia Dalley said...

probably 1980s
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Catie said...

I would pick the 60's!

rookieabh said...

80's for me :)
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Bakersdozen said...

I am leaning towards the 70's. Although, I also like the 80's. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Daisy B said...

I'd pick the 80's!

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Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

I would pick the 80's
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Barbara said...

I would choose 60's or 70's.
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Sandy VanHoey said...
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Sandy VanHoey said...

I would choose the 70's
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Ken Ohl said...

probably the late 60s and 70s when I was a young boy. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Ken Ohl said...

probably the late 60s and 70s when I was a young boy. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Rachel M said...

I would get the 80's I think...my daughter loves Blow and Tootsie Pops, but I love Hot Tamales!

Gala said...

probably the late 60s for my father-in-law

Samantha D. said...

I'd love any of the decades but i'd probably pick the 80s or the 90's because thats when I was growing up.

Kimberly said...

I would choose the 1950's

Kylie Carlson said...

I'd choose the 1970s!

Sandra Phillips said...

I'd pick the 60's! Sandra Phillips

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Unknown said...

Probably the 80s
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Rain Jeys said...

1990s!

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Sonya Sanderson said...

I want the 70s
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ann said...

I would like the 70's mostly
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Susan said...

The 60's

Susan said...

The 60's

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Robin Quick said...

I would probably choose the 50's.

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Darlene said...

I would choose the 60's

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Jo Ricker said...

I think I would choose the 80s...when I was a kid...and on a side note I never heard of a SKY bar...great review!

Kristen said...

I'd choose the 70s.

AV said...

Either the 70s or the 80s. Not sure which. Of course, they all sound so good!

AV said...

My favorite candy growing up was Good & Fruity - before they changed them.

Serenap95 said...

I'd probably pick the 80's or 90's

leanne_mac said...

1980's

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Dorothy Teel said...

Candy by the Decade I would pick the 50"s, and get necco wafers and wax bottles, and lips and I think that would be great..

Lisa Monte said...

1980's box

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Great flower lady said...

I would choose 60's or 70's. g

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laura moreland said...

ID CHOOSE THE LATE 60S WE HAD GOOD CANDY THEN

ashlee walls said...

The decade I would love to give a try is the 70's. it all looks so good.

Risaleigh said...

I would have to go with 90's for sure!! All of my favs!

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Caroline said...

I would pick the 80's cpbanb82@gmail.com

mscoffee77 said...

1980's!

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amber simmering said...

I would probably have to choose either the 60s for my dad or the 80s for my hubby.
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judy said...

I would want a mix from all decades.~ Judy Sharpe Creditt

Ahoin said...

I still pick up the old time candies at hobby lobby love them!

lisanpa1 said...

If I had to choose, I'd pick 1980...so many choices. YUM.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I think I'd go with the 1980's for my sister!

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Tracy Kirk said...

I think I would do the 70's but then the 80's is mine too but 70's. Thanks

lisanpa1 said...

I'd pick 1980's! (lisanicolepa1@yahoo.com)

freakdujour359 said...

60s

BritneyLuver said...

I would buy candy from the 80's I had forgotten about all the great candy during that time

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Jane Ritz said...

I choose the 60's. It's a walk down memory lane. Thanks for this fun giveaway!

BritneyLuver said...

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Amber said...

I was born in the 90's, I looked on their website and I saw it and all of the candy that I used to eat when I was little.

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vickie marks allbright said...

oh they all look fun and yummy but i would either choose the 50s or 80s decade box cant make up my mind ... vickie allbright @ potslove@hotmail.com

Tiffany said...

Hard to choose just one! But I would probably go with the 1960's or 1970's box so I could show my kids the candy I grew up eating! Thanks for the opportunity to win!


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Jennifer Roberts said...

I would pick the 80's

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Karen said...

Would choose the 1950's box. Thanks.

Tiffany said...

When I was growing up Atomic Fireballs, Cow tales used to be favorite along with a few others!!

karen pikkaraine said...

I would pick the 70's & 80's

Melissa Johnson said...

I'm a 70's child but I would probably pick the 1980's box.

GeeDee said...

I grew up in the late 50's early 60's would love the candy from that era...

Tan ya Wheeler said...

I would choose the 80's or 90's box :)

LisaAnn Fury said...

Ohhh man i can't decide! 70's or 80's ? Oh wow this would be sooo fun!! this is the best contest EVER!!

Mary Williams said...

I would probably choose the 70's box!

Aliesiar said...

I would choose the 80's box

Sarh Snarski said...

I LOVED the sixlets, candy cigarettes and bubble gum cigars, and so much more! Candy isn't like it used to be ! :/

juliababyjen said...

I would definitely choose the 80s box! My email is connected to my Google profile!

Sylvia said...

I would pick the 60's
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Sarh Snarski said...

I'd pick the 80's

judy sizemore said...

i would pick the 1980

Bethanny said...

I would pick the 80's box
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Erica said...

1940s

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Mia J. said...

I would probably pick the 70's or 80's.

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nancylwh said...

I'd pick the 70's

deb c said...

I'd choose the 50's box.

Leah Kahan said...

I would have to be like you and pick all decades, that one seems the most fun!

mommasbacon.com said...

Fun Dip 1980's style!

morbiddestiny1974 said...

Has to be the 80's
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jennifer bowyer said...
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jennifer bowyer said...

a little of all decades......
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Allyce Smith said...

I would choose the 1950's candy!

Niclan80 said...

I would choose the 80's candy box.
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mightyknittingchick said...

I'd get the same as you, a little bit of every decade. Sonia Gomez aka Mighty Knitting Chick

Stephanie said...

I would choose the 60's because I'd give it to my Mom who was raised and ate lots of candy in the 60's, lol.
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Paula L. said...

I think I would pick the All Decades box.

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Kate Fuller said...

I would choose the 1980s box.

Sarah Walker said...

I would choose the 1980's.

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price21100 said...

70's or 80's for me

Renee G said...

I would pick the 70s.
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Mindy said...

I would choose either the earliest decade they can get or the 80's lol, these boxes & goodies look very yummy & fun ;) Thank u

Lalaine H said...

Id pick 80's or 90's

Nadene Adams said...

I'd definitely go with 80's or 90's. It's hard to choose!

jordan costley said...

i would pick the 1980 box it has my favs candy in it

judy gardner said...

either the 60s or 70s box is what i would choose

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judy gardner said...

i like Zotz and bottle cap candies growing up

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jenny said...

for me I say I go with any one of them as long as it's candy I think it go with some thing that has zotz poprocks and well just abt. any thing I was a kid that got to grow up in the 70's and 80's but well most of the candy thay had way back in the day befor I was even born I had got to try as well s any one will do me.

Diana Stanhope said...

I would pick the 80s.

chadro said...

I'd like the 60's thanks.
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dropastitch@yahoo.com said...

60's or the 70's

polly said...

1960's

Kim Pinch said...

I would pick the 60's candy.

Unknown said...

I would choose '60's candy

Birdson said...

1980's is my choice Birdie Skolfield

lmurley2000 said...

my choice would be the 70's

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Cálaeb Temple said...

the 60's. i am curious.

Teresa Thompson said...

60's.
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