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Nostalgic Candy

A Look at Our Favorite Nostalgic Candy

When it comes to old-time candy, we have to boast a bit because we have the largest selection of any online candy store and for good reason. Our family-owned company has been in the candy business since 1939 and many of our favorites have been around as long as we have – or longer!

Everyone has their favorite nostalgic candy, whether it be chewing gum, a candy bar, or penny candy. These old-time treats bring back sweet memories of a childhood filled with laughter and good times.

In today’s post, we’re going to take a trip down memory lane and share some of our favorite classic candy treats:

Nostalgic Gum
There are many types of old-time gum still manufactured today, but there are a handful that just by looking at the package you know exactly how they taste. One of these is C. Howard’s Violet Scented Gum. This chewing gum has been around since the 1960’s and one look at the package and you can almost smell the floral aroma and the gum’s unique taste.

Other runner-ups for our favorite nostalgic gum include Beeman’sClove, and of course Black Jack!


Valomilk Candy Cups
This classic has been around a few years longer than we have! First sold in 1931, Valomilk Candy Cups get their name from the V in vanilla, ALO from marshmallow and MILK for their milky smooth texture. One bite of these milk chocolate marshmallow cups and you’ll wonder why it took you so long to discover them.


Baby Ruth
Believe it or not, the Baby Ruth candy bar has been around since 1921! Depending on who you ask, the Baby Ruth bar was either named after Ruth Cleveland, the daughter of President Grover Cleveland, or the famous baseball player Babe Ruth. No matter who it’s named after, there’s no denying that people love the peanut, caramel, and milk chocolate-flavored nougat bar that has satisfied candy cravings for nearly a century.


Candy Cigarettes
While they no longer can be called “Candy Cigarettes,” those of us old enough to remember these “Candy Sticks” certainly remember their distinct flavor. Packaged and manufactured to look like a cigarette, complete with pink “lit” tip, these sugary sticks are among one of the hardest nostalgic candies to find.

Candy Cigarettes


Candy Buttons
Who doesn’t remember these? If you haven’t seen them for a while, you’re right. Candy Buttons were unavailable for a period of time, but due to popular demand, they’re back and better than ever. Relive your childhood by picking up a package and peel the dots off the paper and enjoy an old fashioned candy treat.

These are just a few of our nostalgic candy favorites and we may have listed one or two of yours as well. If not, don’t worry… we’ve got a huge selection to choose from! Plus we offer a giant can of classic favorites that make a great gift for a fan of these sweet treats.

Gilliam Old Fashioned Sticks – Classic Candy Sweet Taste

There’s just something about old fashioned candy. Maybe it’s the memories it brings back of youthful days, visits to see your grandparents, or a trip to the corner store to drop a few pennies on a sweet treat. Whatever it is, there’s one thing for certain… we love it!

Nostalgic candy has a special place in the hearts of many of our customers, from penny candy bubble gum and hardtack to old fashioned candy sticks from Gilliam.

Gilliam Old Fashioned Candy Sticks

The Gilliam Candy Company has been in business since 1927 and is best known for one of our most popular nostalgic candy choices. Their famous candy sticks are about 5” in length and come in a variety of flavors including banana, butterscotch, lemon, root beer, and many others.

You can buy Gilliam Candy Sticks in 80 count boxes or if you’re looking for a sweet gift for someone who would just love a taste from the past, pick up one of our Old Fashioned Sticks Gift Tin with an assortment of 24 flavors.

Gilliam’s Old Fashioned Candy Sticks Gift Tin

While we have you in a nostalgic mood, be sure to check out our complete assortment of old fashioned candy for a truly memorable trip down memory lane.

Necco Candy Wafers Return January 2020!

The holidays are rapidly approaching and the new year will be here before you know it.  As we turn the calendar and begin to look forward to 2020, there’s one thing all of us here are excited about.

If you’re a nostalgic candy fan, you probably heard the sad news several months ago about the closing of the 170-year old New England Confectionary Company.  Who’s that? Well, they’re more commonly known as Necco – the makers of the “original candy wafer” a classic candy that’s been around since 1847.

These hard wafer candies have a cult following and, well, you either love them or hate them!  Either way, when production ceased in 2018, Necco Wafer lovers around the world stocked up on their favorite sweet treat.

But hang on!

The Necco Wafer is coming back!  Yes, it’s true. The Spangler Candy Company purchased the original recipe and began producing what is perhaps the quintessential classic candy of all time.

By now you probably know what we’re most excited about in the new year!  That’s right, the return of the Necco Wafer.

The old fashioned candy treat will be available once again in January 2020 and we’re going to be one of the first nostalgic candy stores to have them in stock.  We expect demand to be high, so we’re encouraging all our fans to click here and enter your email address to be notified the second they arrive in stock and are available to order.

Relive Your Childhood with Nostalgic Candy

This spring we have seen an exciting release of new candy flavors from some of our favorite brands. M&M’s unveiled three new and exotic peanut flavors including Mexican Jalapeno and Thai Coconut. Reese’s came out with the thin version as well as two options that allow peanut butter lovers or chocolate lovers to have more of their favorite as the dominant flavor of each Reese’s cup. Peeps even got in on the action with new flavors like cotton candy as well as pancakes and syrup.

Classic Candy Buttons | BlairCandy.com

Our mouth is watering just reliving all the excitement; however, our main purpose here is not only to applaud the innovation but also to remember that there is no replacement for the classics.

Nostalgic candy such as Candy Buttons or Big Hunk will always have a special place in our heart, as will Cow Tails and Hot Tamales. We know that any flavor that made an impression during the formative years of childhood continues to stand out to those who enjoyed them. For this reason, we happily continue to carry as much nostalgic candy as we can to keep the flavors and the memories alive. 

Browse BlairCandy.com to find all your favorite candy classics and take trip down memory lane!

Don’t do Movie Night without Your Favorite Movie Theater Candy!

One of the best parts of seeing a movie is getting to snack on your favorite candies! Whether you’re going to the theater, a special movie-showing event, or just cozying up at home to watch a film, make sure you’ve got movie theater candy to munch on.

When selecting your candy for a movie, do you prefer to go with a classic, or something newer? We’ve got both!

Classic Movie Theater Candies: When we think of tried-and-true candies for seeing a movie, Goobers, Raisinets, Nerds, and Sweetarts come to mind. So the choice here is whether to go chocolatey or tangy!

Modern Movie Theater Candies: Some of the newer movie theater candies we have to offer include Sour Dots, Tropical Mini Swedish Fish, Air Heads Stripes, and Dr. Pepper Cotton Candy. Which are you curious to try?

No movie night is complete without movie theater candy, so head over to Blair Candy to stock up!

Patriotic Candy to Celebrate America

Patriotic Candy | BlairCandy.comFlag Day and Independence Day are coming up, which means you’ll need patriotic candy for your parades, barbecues, and special patriotic events!

Prizes for Parades: You’ve already got a fantastic float and fun costumes, but how can you delight parade spectators even more? With candy, of course! Many of our USA-themed candy selections come in individually wrapped packages with festive red, white, and blue wrappers, making them great for tossing to people in the crowd as your float rolls by.

Candy for Barbecues and Parties: Create a sweet treat buffet at your party with our bulk candies available in festive USA colors! Sort lollipops, Sixlets, Hershey’s Kisses, or M&M’s into individual containers by color to create the ultimate patriotic treats display.

Sweet Snacks for Watching Fireworks: Make watching Flag Day or 4th of July fireworks even more fun by bringing along some treats in fun patriotic packaging! We even have Air Heads wrapped in festive red and blue wrappers with a sparkler design.

Shop with us to stock up on patriotic candy to sweeten all of your celebrations this summer!

Buy Chewing Gum in Bulk for Your Concession Stand

Big League Chew | BlairCandy.com

Summertime means little league baseball games and time spent at the concession stand. If you volunteer for your child’s little league team and are looking to add a sweet treat to your concessions menu, consider buying chewing gum in bulk from Blair Candy. Chewing gum has long been a baseball favorite and when you’re looking to surprise your little sluggers with a post-game treat, there’s nothing more fun than bubble gum!

 

At Blair Candy, we stock a variety of fun flavors to suit anyone’s preference. For classic candy lovers, you’ll find pink bubble gums from Dubble Bubble, Super Bubble, Bubblicious, and other great brands. For those who want something a bit more adventurous or out of the ordinary, try our Fortune Bubble Gum, Cotton Candy Dubble Bubble, or one of the sour bubble gums in our inventory that are sure to make you pucker! And for those superstars on your team, we carry a full selection of Big League Chew in a variety of flavors – a ballpark essential that’s sure to be a home run for kids and parents alike!

 

Purchasing chewing gum in bulk will help your league save on concession costs, plus it makes it easy to keep your stand well-stocked all season long!

Concession Classics You Have to Have

Concession Candy & Snacks | BlairCandy.com Is your concession stand looking a little empty? Have to restock a brand new concession stand and don’t know where to start? Blair Candy has you covered! We have plenty of individually packaged candies, snacks, and concession paper supplies to make sure that you have everything you need for a successful snack bar. But what are people looking for when it comes to a candy selection at a concession stand?

Gum – unless gum isn’t allowed at your gym facility, you should have gum at your concession stand. We recommend classic gums that everyone will love. Dubble Bubble Gum, Juicy Fruit, Quench, and Big League Chew are fan favorites.

Classic Candy – Always have a throwback candy in your concession stand selection. We have candies like Sixlets, Tootsie Pops, BB Bats, SweeTarts, and plenty more that will be a perfect addition to your stand.

Novelty Candy – Don’t go crazy, but a couple novelty candies can add a bit of fun to your concession stand. Fun treats like gummy burgers, crazy lollipops, or a new flavor of a classic candy can be a new treat for a fan to try with their favorite snack.

Find all of the concession stand supplies, candy, and snacks today at BlairCandy.com!  While you’re there, see if your organization qualifies for Wholesale pricing. Save big and get everything you need all in one place at Blair Candy.

Stock Up On NECCO Products!

NECCO Products | BlairCandy.com With the speculation that the New England Candy Company (NECCO) may be closing its doors, many nostalgic candy fans are stocking up on their favorite candies. Because of this, Blair Candy is stocking up on all of the NECCO products you love to ensure that you get everything you need in the event the rumors are true. Here are a few products to get before we sell out:

NECCO Wafers: Usually when you hear the word NECCO, you think of these wafers first. These candy discs are a popular staple of nostalgic candy fans, so much so that other flavors have been made for them to enjoy. Grab a box or two of classic flavors, or try the chocolate or tropical flavors to compare.

Peanut Butter Kisses: If you love pure peanut butter, you have to get a bag or two of the Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses. Made with real peanut butter, this chewy treat has been a fan favorite for peanut butter lovers for years. Grab either a 15oz bag or a 30lb box to stock up.

Sweetheart Conversation Hearts: Can’t imagine Valentine’s without Conversation Hearts? Then you should grab a bag or box of these iconic holiday candy. Get either the classic flavors or the sour ones and make sure you share with someone you love!

Sky Bar: These fly high in popularity! Each bar is made up of four, distinct chocolate squares filled with peanut, vanilla, fudge, or caramel. Our bulk box has 24 bars inside, so there’s plenty to portion out whenever you want a Sky Bar.

These are just a few of NECCO’s famous treats, but we have more at BlairCandy.com! Shop these boxes of candy in bulk now to stock up in the event that NECCO’s doors unfortunately close.

Did You Know These Facts About Chupa Chups?

Chupa Chups Lollipops in Bulk | BlairCandy.com Colorful, full of flavor, and tons of fun, Chupa Chups have been delighting lollipop lovers for ages! But how much do you know about these neat lollipops? Here is some of the history behind these super cool lollipops:

-Chupa Chups share the same birth year (1957) as many major stars: Madonna, Prince, The Smurfs, and Michael Jackson!

-They weren’t always called Chupa Chups. Originally, they were called GOL, then CHUPS, before a jingle gave them the final name, Chupa Chups.

-Only seven flavors were released when the lollipops hit candy stands. Strawberry, Orange, Lemon, Strawberry & Cream, Chocolate & Vanilla, Coffee & Cream, and Mint were the first flavors. Now, fans of Chupa Chups can find over 100 flavors!

-Famous artist Salvador Dali created the iconic logo. He made a simple sketch on the back of a newspaper!

-Chupa Chups were brought into space in 1994 and then had a species of sea sponge named after them in 1999.

Enjoy plenty of Chupa Chups lollipops in bulk today by visiting us at BlairCandy.com!

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