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Yummy yummy! These nostalgic treats have a rich history. And plenty of them are still around for us to enjoy. Have a favorite old fashioned sweet? Hop in on the discussions.

Vintage Whitman’s Valentine’s Day Ads

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In the beginning (nearly 2,000 years ago), consumption of chocolate drinks and the like were reserved for special occasions. Its labeling as an aphrodisiac increased chocolate’s popularity.  For some time, the elite enjoyed the benefits of the cocoa bean, while others used it as currency. Chocolate was a true luxury – some believed it even

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Retro Candy: Smarties Wafer Candies

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In 1949 an English man moved his family from abroad to New Jersey to open a confection business. Equipped with a tablet presser and wrapping machine, Edward Dee founded Ce De Candy, Inc. and began production of Smarties candy rolls. The candies weren’t exactly a unique idea. Edward’s brother, David Dee, had specialised in fizzy compressed

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Unique Retro Gifts: Candy Cigarettes

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Set aside all the controversy about candy cigarettes. These classic sweets were quite popular in the 20th century. Unfortunately, the taste left more to be desired – chalky sugar, bubblegum and chocolate were common flavors. The controversy was over the packaging (most resembled real cigarette packs) and the tips (often painted red or orange). Candy

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