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10 of America’s favorite old fashioned candies

Posted on February 14th, 2023
Old Fashioned Candy

Written By Sam Henselijn

Old-fashioned candies are part of our pop culture and the very fabric of the United States. So when it comes to it, we all have our preferences. If you’ve been around for longer than a minute, you’ve probably started to look back on your childhood favorites with a sense of nostalgia… Here are 10 of America’s favorite old fashioned candies. 

There are so many amazing and delicious retros candies to even list! Some are but a distant dream, but thankfully, others are still available – and taste better than ever! Our online selection of classic favorites covers every old-fashioned candy you need to take a walk down memory lane or even create a vintage-themed candy buffet! You’ll find treats from the 50’s and beyond, including Swedish fish, French burnt peanuts, jawbreakers, and more! 

Here are 10 of our best-selling classic treats: 

Salt Water Taffy 

Salt Water Taffy is certified old fashioned. It’s been around for

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decades and is still popular today. What you may not know is that, back in the day, Initially, salt water taffy was something you only purchased at a seaside stand. Another curiosity: this type of candy is sweet, chewy, stretchy and gooey – but one thing it’s not? Salty. 


Licorice root has been used as a flavoring for centuries, and even for medicinal purposes. Eventually, someone had the brilliant idea to turn it into candy! What’s your favorite type of licorice, red or black? If you love both, then you also must try this super intense Double Salt Black Licorice!

Jelly Belly Beans 

No one can resist a bad of chewy, colorful jelly beans! With so many flavors, it’s almost impossible to choose a favorite. We offer blueberry, peach, bubblegum, cotton candy, green apple, and even a tropical mix. If that’s not enough to impress you, this definitely will: Jelly Belly Beans, Krispy Kreme edition, with five doughnut flavors: Original Glazed, Strawberry Iced, Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles, Glazed Blueberry Cake and Cinnamon Apple Filled. 

Candy Corn

Candy Corn has always been divisive. You either love it or absolutely hate it. Whatever the case, we all have to agree that Halloween or Thanksgiving would not be the same without it. Fun fact: candy corn was known as “Chicken feed” back in the 80’s! 

Peach Rings 

Old-fashioned Peach Rings are a favorite among young and old


candy lovers. The sweet & sour bicolor gummies are definitely a crowd pleaser, perfect for Summer celebrations, birthday parties, Easter festivities, or even to  take with you to school or work.

Gummy Bears 

Available in a variety of fruity flavors, these old fashion candies have been satisfying our sweet tooth since the 1920s! Haribo was the original maker, but these days, there are many other companies who also make Gummy Bears. These little guys are perfect for candy buffets since they come in a rainbow of colors and flavors. Make sure to try our Blue Raspberry and Milk Chocolate Gummy Bears! 

French Burnt Peanuts

Oh, French Burnt Peanuts. Such a classic. They’re made by coating dry roasted peanuts with a sugary shell. Typically, the shell has a crunchy texture and often looks red. If you haven’t tried this before, do yourself a favor and get a bag of them! Better yet, make it two. Your dad will surely appreciate it. 

Swedish Fish

Swedish Fish, a retro candy that will never go out of style! Always a go-to candy at the corner store, they were first introduced to the public in the 1950s. Their sweet fruity flavor remains a mystery. Some claim to taste cherries, others say raspberry or lingonberry. Whatever the berry, they make a great addition to a snack spread …


Jawbreakers may be very tough to crack, but they sure are incredibly fun to eat. We’re just glad the cult-like, childhood-favorite candy is back! Try our One Inch (1″) Psychedelic Jawbreakers, they are great for decking out candy bars for birthday parties, baby showers, or any fun occasion! 

Lemon Drops

Another old time favorite, Lemon Drops have stood the test of

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time. Tangy, sweet and oh-so refreshing, these little drops taste (and look) bright as sunshine. A lovely classic candy for picnics, Spring & Summer parties, barbecues, or Easter parties. 

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