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Candy Bar Classics. 12+ Retro Perfectly Portioned Candy Bars from 1917-1970s.

All Favorites, perfect portions, great for snacks, lunchboxes, pick-me-ups

A collection of classic candy bars that spans candy bar history. You’ll find favorites such as Goldenburg’s Peanut Chew (1917) and peanut butter cups (late 18th century) to mid-century favorites including the Look Bar. In between were York Peppermint Patties, Charleston Chews and many old time candy bars  so popular you may have thought they were new.

 

Retro Candy Bar Classics

Retro Candy Bar Classics

34-plus Retro Perfectly Portioned Candy Bars from 1917-1970s.

 

All Favorites, perfect portions, great for snacks, lunchboxes, pick-me-ups

 

A collection of classic candy bars that spans candy bar history. You’ll find favorites such as Goldenburg’s Peanut Chew (1917) and peanut butter cups (late 18th century) to mid-century favorites including the Look Bar. In between were York Peppermint Patties, Charleston Chews and many old time candy bars  so popular you may have thought they were new.

Heath Milk Chocolate English Toffee Candy Bar: A delicious toffee crunch covered with smooth milk chocolate. Made in 1928, now an American retro classic. 1.4 ounces, easy-to-carry, neat-to-eat.

The heath bar is a deliciously thin, even candy bar, consisting of a layer of English toffee wrapped in a smooth layer of milk chocolate. It’s the perfect combination of soft, smooth and crunch. Born in the U.S., the Heath Bar remains one of the nation’s great candy bars…all thanks to the doings of a schoolteacher and his two sons.

Office Candy Chocolate, Favorite mini chocolate bars and bites, old time, wrapped & ready

Celebrate the Administration Professional in your life. Whether called secretary, administrative assistant, or administrative professional that person was a powerhouse, ensure that office systems flowed smoothly and that everyone was able to work their best. And, of course, was the keeper of the candy – available to all as a respite, a pick-me-up and a chance to enjoy. These are some of the chocolates they provided – and still do today!

Office Candy Collection Set – 3 kinds of office candy, 8-oz each, individually wrapped, proven favorites!

What better thank you gift than office candies -favorites going back in time, many over 100 years. Whoever receives the gift does not need to know some go back 100-plus years. Or that most started by small, boot-strapping entrepreneurs?  Or even that many of the office candies actually started as medicines! All they REALLY NEED TO KNOW – is that the Office Candy selections taste great and that your “thank you” is true.

OF COURSE – you can always send our Office Candy Set to YOU!

What’s inside? Three 8-ounce jars – Classics, such as strawberry-filled candies and sour balls; Chocolate Break – from old time candy bars to peanut butter cups; and Soft & Chewy, such as caramels, Tootsie Rolls, and toffee. Comes with the thank-you card of your choice.

Penny Candy Store In A Box – Thank You

What is Penny Candy?

Penny Candy came to life in the mid-1800s and has been around ever since. For decades, and generations, these sweets were sold for a penny a piece, sometimes less. Our penny candy collection contains a variety of different treats commonly sold as penny candy – from the 1800s through the 1950s!

Penny Candy in the 1800s

The earliest penny candies were NECCO Wafers (1847), candy sticks (1837) and pulled creams (mid 1800s). Jelly beans, enjoyed by Union soldiers, descended from Turkish Delight, originally a 9th century Arabic sore throat remedy. The 1880s and 90s brought circus peanuts, actually made for travelling circuses, Tootsie Rolls, and salt water taffy – which didn’t actually contain salt! The turn of the century brought Lifesavers, first sold at saloons.

The Early 1900s & Prohibition Sweets

The early 1900s brought Jawbreakers – a descendent of the sugar plum candies of the 1600s! Bit O’Honey and other toffees hit shelves in the 1920s, along with Dum-Dums, named by a salesman thinking children would remember the name. Charleston Chews, named for the speakeasy dance, and Nik L Nips – wax bottles that looked like nips of whiskey. An accountant at Fleer Gum invented Dubble Bubble – the first bubblegum in the United States in the late 1920s.

Retro Penny Candy Explosion

What lay ahead in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s? A drink mix-turned-candy, Pixy Stix, appeared. Later, the company received so many complaints from parents about their children making messes they created a cleaner version of the same candy – the SweeTartFireballsSatellite Wafers, candy buttons, and other wonders candy store shelves. Our Penny Candy box is filled with a variety of favorites – candies may vary based on availability.

Watch Candy Historian Susan Benjamin Talk About Penny Candy

1800s Candy – Walk the century from early sweets to complex candies! For history lovers!

1800s Confectionery Shop

A sample of 12 1800s candies that started as medicine and ended as  fun food. Some are so familiar, you’d be surprised they go back so far – think: Good n’ Plenty. Others are started as medicines  – think candy drops – and still others such as caramels, and taffy were all-about fun food in the late 100s. Comes with an historic image on the front and story of the candy on the back. Seriously – history never tasted so sweet!

 

 

 

Bar in a Box: Congratulations with Gift

A delightful boozy walk-through taverns, saloons, and contemporary bars in a candy setting brought to you by award-winning researcher and True Treats’ founder Susan Benjamin.  Enjoy authentic bourbon balls made with Woodford Reserve whiskey, plus mint julep balls, bourbon-infused caramels, a variety of alcohol-flavored cordials, perfect Margarita Rimming Sugar, rock candy cocktail stirrer and an historic recipe book for the perfect drink.

 

Say Congratulations with a Gift that Keeps the Spirit Alive! One-of-A-Kind Collection of alcohol-flavored candies, drink mixes, & more PLUS an historic bartender’s recipe book AND 2 True Treats’ exclusive keepsake cards.

Fun Candy Timeline, Three-tier historic sampler w/36 samples, Gummy, Hard Candy, Movie Time!

What better birthday gift than a three-part timeline of the nation’s most popular candies. Comes with 36 “perfect portions” of sweets spanning the history of fun candies from the 1800s though the 1970s. Start in the 1800s-early 1900s with our hard candy assortment, many of which started as medicine and morphed into the sweets we love today. We now known as butterscotch, strawberry-filled and sour ball candies.

Then there’s the gummy candy box. Gummy candy officially began around the early 1920s, but originated as Turkish delight (900s), gum drops (1805) and jelly beans (1860s) – so we’ve added those, too!

Next – the movie box, straight from concession stands starting in the 1930s and moving steadily forward. You know the line up – nonpareils, popcorn flavored candy, Mike n’ Ikes…

All this PLUS –  three historic keepsake cards to match each set…YES three – one for each assortment…telling the story of the candies on one side with an historic image on the other….PLUS…A BIRTHDAY CARD of your choice…with the option for you to add a personal message. Delight. Amaze. A gift NEVER to be forgotten.

Historical Hard Candy Sampler. 12 kinds, 50-plus pieces. Grandma’s favorites to unexpected.

50+pieces, 12 candy types, found in apothecaries, saloons, grandmothers’ purses, & card w/ historic illustration and story of each selection.

 

An assortment of hard candies through time, from stain glass (1600s) to sour balls (a favorite of troops in WWII) to butterscotch enjoyed by grandparents everywhere. And don’t forget Cold War-era cinnamon candies, peppermint swirls, and a variety of others used to relieve sore throats, cover the smell of booze on the breath, and give as a gift of love.