Sitting in the living room talking with my lady the other night, we started discussing vintage candies that need to come back. Most of us remember our favorite childhood candy. Just the thought of it can send you back in time.

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Over the years, many candies have faded away, leaving this Texan craving the taste of days gone by. An article from Readers Digest got me pondering, and I decided to dig up some favorites from back in the day. Let's go down memory lane with popular retro candies that need a comeback.

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Butterfinger BB’s (1992)

These were tiny, ball-shaped versions of the classic Butterfinger bar. They had the same crispy, crunchy peanut butter goodness, just in a bite-sized form. I miss them.


 

Marathon Bar (1973)

This chewy candy was about 8 inches of braided deliciousness. It was so much fun to eat too.


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Chick-O-Stick (1930s)

Many loved this crunchy peanut butter and toasted coconut candy. It's much like a Butterfinger without the chocolate.


 

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Wax Bottles (1930s)

These were tiny wax bottles filled with colorful, sweet liquid. You'd bite off the top, drink the juice, or if you were like me, chew the whole thing.


 

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Astro Pops (1963)

These multi-colored lollipop rockets were a hit among kids who aspired to become astronauts, and they were delicious.


 

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Candy Cigarettes (early 1900s)

Funny how times change. While a little controversial now, these chalky candies were once a popular staple. They were even sold in packs to look like real cigarettes.


 

Space Dust (1970s) 

Not to be confused with Pop Rocks, Space Dust was finely ground candy that sizzled on the tongue. It was a cosmic experience in every bite.


 

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Bit-O-Honey (1924)

I absolutely loved this chewy candy made from a mixture of honey-flavored taffy filled with almond bits.


 

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Candy Buttons (1930s)

Little dots of candy on paper strips. Plain, simple, brilliant. The trick was picking them off without getting a piece of paper too.


 

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Zagnut (1930)

This crunchy peanut butter and coconut bar (without chocolate) offered up a different kind of flavor profile many Texans love.

It’s easy to forget these simple joys we grew up with. Retro candies remind me of simpler times and childhood memories. Here's to hoping these blasts from the past make their way back soon.

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