I loved growing up in the 70's. Call me weird, but I miss so many things about that time. I guess being a child during that decade helped me see it a bit differently than an adult would have, but I thought it was a total blast. Disco, banana bikes, roller skating, etc. All fun. Especially the candy. Yum! There just seemed to be so many choices, and nothing was alike. Here are some I loved:
1. Candy necklaces- having candy that available was too cool! Never mind it got sticky on your neck. I was having too much fun eating it to notice.
2. Chunky bar- I used to think they were huge! Now they make them even bigger. My favorite was the chocolate mixed with raisins.
3. Fun Dip- talk about sugar! I loved the way your tongue felt rough after eating the whole package.
4. Now and Laters- never failed to make my jaw hurt and my teeth ache, but it was a good pain! They seemed to last forever too.
5. Pixy Sticks- powdery goodess. But I never could open one without getting the end wet and my powder would stick. Still didn't stop me!
6. Candy buttons- on those sheets of white paper. Everyone complained that you ate more paper than candy, but they were irresistable.
7. Wax lips and bottles- I could never just drink the liquid. I always had to chew the wax until my jaws ached. I still don't know what that liquid was but I always wanted more. And wax lips were fun to suprise your friends with.
8. Candy cigarettes- a major no no today, but we never cared what they were as kids. I just remember the fun of blowing out the powder and feeling like a grown up.
9. Pop Rocks- they were new in the 70's and everyone had to have some. I think someone even called them space rocks. Very unique and fun to stick your tongue out so your friends could see.
10. Chocolate powder gum- I remember having a packet similar to a pop rocks packet and there was a chocolate powder in there. As you chewed it, it became gum. I never saw it again but it was really neat.
11. Flying saucers- addicting, for what reason I still don't know. For me, this candy was all about sensation. The wafer melting then the coolness and crunch of the little candies inside was too hard to resist.
12. Zero bar- A white candy bar? How cool! I guess everyone else thought so too because they are still around.
13. B-B-Bats- So many flavors and so cheap! I remember our local 7-Eleven having an entire row of different flavors of b-b-bats along the bottom of the candy isle. I tried everyone of them. Chocolate was my favorite, of course!
If you are a child of the 70's (or you are just hip enough to be into the 70's!) can you recall your favorite candies?