When we think of sending candy as a gift, the first image that typically comes to mind is a box of chocolates. And while I’ll be the first one to tell you that is a spectacular gift, we have a candy gift idea that just might be even better! This Mother’s Day, why not send Mom an assortment of nostalgic candy favorites that she may not have enjoyed for many years? Whether she grew up in the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s or 80s, you’ll find a spectacular assortment of fresh candy delights to help her celebrate her special day the sweetest way possible!
If you’ll be spending Mother’s Day with your mom this year, you can go one step further and build her a gift basket of tempting treats. Live too far away to be there in person? A shipment of sugary delights is the next best thing! While some candies have been popular for many years and are a favorite that multiple generations grew up with, others are spotted a bit less often and will make an even more special surprise. Below are a few of Blair Candy’s retro candy top picks to consider.
We’ve included the decade the candies were released or were most popular to give you a better idea of whether they might have been one of Mom’s childhood faves. Just remember that some of the candy Mom enjoyed may have been Grandma or Grandpa’s top picks. I know that my parents’ favorite candies were among the first I fell in love with! Want to get even more insight? It can be as simple as asking her without letting her know why. Get the conversation going with something like this: “Hey Mom, I was just thinking about some of my favorite candies from my childhood. Airheads, Runts, Jolly Ranchers, Swedish Fish. What were some of your favorite candies?” And… mission accomplished!
Flipsticks Taffy – A candy of the 1950s
Black Cow Chocolate Caramels – A candy of the 1920s
Atomic Fireballs – A candy of the 1950s
Chick-O-Stick – A candy of the 1930s
Chocolate Ice Cubes – A candy of the 1930s
Mary Janes – A candy of the 1920s
Pearson’s Salted Nut Rolls – A candy of the 1930s
Slo Poke Caramels – A candy of the 1920s
Squirrel Nut Zippers – A candy of the 1920s
Teaberry Gum – Popular in the 1960s
Rock Candy Lollipops – Rock candy dates back hundreds of years – a favorite of all!
Want even more nostalgic candy goodness? Check out our Candy by Decades page!