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The 90’s seems to be trying to make a comeback and it’s bringing everything good and bad (jelly sandals) along with it! While fads come and go candy from the 90’s stuck around for good for the most part. If you were a 90’s kid or just enjoy candy, what was your favorite 90’s candy? Here are some popular 90’s candy: 1. Ring Pops Ring Pop’s are the best, even now! You can’t beat the combination of their fruity taste and stylish jewelry. Ring Pop’s might as well have been real jewels for how popular they were.

Ring Pops

Ring Pops

2. Fruit Stripe Gum

Fruit Stripe gum brings back fond memories. Vibrant colors, cool packaging, and a temporary tattoo with every stick?! When you had a pack of this gum you were suddenly the coolest kid on the block.

 

Fruit Stripe Gum

Fruit Stripe Gum

3. Nerds

Nerds 90s

Nerds 90s

Nerds are still popular to this day but I’m pretty sure kids used to live off these little delicious candies around Valentines day.   4. Airheads

airheads 90s

airheads 90s

Airheads are still widely popular and still as delicious! What was your favorite flavor?   5. Wonder Ball

nestle wonder ball

nestle wonder ball

Wonder Balls were probably one of the greatest candies of the 90’s! Sadly they were first discontinued in 1997 and then brought back in 2000 to later be discontinued again in 2007. 6. Push Pop

push pop kid

push pop kid

Just like Ring Pop’s, Push Pop’s were wildly popular and might as well have been made from gold from the way kids loved them!

  7. Bubble Yum

bubble yum

bubble yum

Bubble Yum was the best bubble gum ever. Cotton Candy was my favorite, what was yours?

bubble yum leonardo dicaprio

bubble yum leonardo dicaprio

8. Pixy Stix

pixy stix

pixy stix

During the 1960s a solid version of the confection named SweeTarts was created from Pixy Stix. It grew in popularity with other hard-packed candies, which caused Pixy Stix to become almost extinct.  

-SugarPop’s Candy
248 N Main St Mooresville, North Carolina

 

Whoppers

Whoppers

Whoppers are a classic and unique candy that can be found almost anywhere and is a great movie theater candy! These classic treats have a long history dating all the way back to 1887. In 1887, William Horlock created the very first malted milk powder in England which he had planned on marketing as a health food. Malted milk powder quickly became a staple sweetener for everything! The first chocolate covered malted milk ball came about in 1936 when Forrest Malt created Malteasers. It wasn’t until 1939 that Whoppers was introduced to the U.S under the name Giants by Overland Candies company. 10 years later Giants became Whoppers for seemingly no reason but the name stuck! When Whoppers first became available they were sold individually unwrapped until cellophane came along and then they were sold in sleeves. In 1950 the milk carton packaging came through and have stuck with Whoppers ever since. Today Whoppers not only come in the classic chocolate flavor but also Strawberry Milkshake and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup!

Here are some Easter Candy Facts! Easter is right around the corner! Do you have your easter baskets ready? 1.) Chocolate bunnies are a must have for any Easter basket! Or maybe you prefer Peeps? More than 700 million Peeps, marshmallow bunnies, and marshmallow eggs are bought each Easter season! This makes these tasty marshmallow treats the most popular non-chocolate item.

Peeps

Peeps

2.) 90 million chocolate bunnies are produced every year! Do you prefer milk or dark chocolate? 3.) Chocolate bunnies should be eaten ears first, according to 76% of Americans. Five percent said bunnies should be eaten feet first, while 4% favored eating the tail first.

Chocolate Easter Bunnies

Chocolate Easter Bunnies

4.) In 1953, it took 27 hours to create a marshmallow Peep. Now it takes about six minutes and about 5 million assorted Peeps are made each day in preparation for Easter. 5.) If we took all the Jellybeans that American’s consume on Easter and lined them up end to end it would circle the earth nearly three times!

Easter Jelly Belly

Easter Jelly Belly

6.) What is your favorite Jelly Bean to eat on Easter? Children voted for their favorite jellybeans and the votes were: cherry (20%), strawberry (12%), grape (10%), lime (7%), and blueberry (6%). 7.) 70% of Easter candy bought is chocolate. 8.) Easter is the second most popular candy holiday right after Halloween, beating out Valentines day by almost more than a billion dollars! Candy isn’t just for eating anymore! Try dyeing your Easter eggs with some candy this year! Now&Later’s -12 Now&Later candies (separate colors) -2 cups of water -1 tbsp of vinegar Boil 2 cups of water with 1 tbsp of vinegar, add the Now&Laters and let simmer for 15 minutes. Strain into a mug or dish for dyeing. Red Hots -7 ounces of Red Hots (3/4 cups + 2 tablespoons) -2 cups of water -1 tbsp of vinegar Boil 2 cups of water with 1 tbsp of vinegar, add the Red Hots and let simmer for 15 minutes. Strain into a mug or dish for dyeing -SugarPop’s Candy & Soda shop 248 N Main St, Mooresville, NC 28115 (704) 799-0959

We have some pretty strange candy here at SugarPop’s, like our bug candy or bacon soda but here are a few strange candies from around the world! Would you want to try any of these? 1.) Salsaghetti Origin: Mexico Salsaghetti is spicy watermelon straws that you top with a packet of tamarind sauce. Yum?

salsagheti

salsagheti

2.) High Concentrated Milk candy
Origin: Japan
This candy doesn’t really need an explanation. It’s simply candy that taste like milk.

 

Milk CANDY

Milk CANDY

3.) Black and Gold Musk flavored sticks
Origin: Australia
Australia is home to a lot of different things, but what exactly does musk taste like?

 

Musk Sticks

Musk Sticks

4.) Lemon Salt and Lemon pop rocks
Origin: Spain
If you like sour things this is probably the best thing for you!

 

Pop Rocks Limon

Pop Rocks Limon

5.)Orion Kočiči Jazyčky
Origin: Czech Republic
This one goes out to all you crazy cat ladies (and gentlemen)! Chocolate molded into the shape of kitten tongues.
Orion

Orion

6.) Victory Creamy corn candy
Origin: Malaysia
Creamy Corn Candy

Creamy Corn Candy

7.) Echizen Kurage candy
Origin: Japan
This candy is made from the Echizen Kurage, a 6 foot 440 pound jelly fish! It comes in a combination flavor of jelly-fish and carmel. Savory and sweet? This candy was made to help fight the swarms of Echizen Kurage that were taking over the sea population.
Echizen Kurage Caramel

Echizen Kurage Caramel

8.) Ika
Origin: Japan
The japanese seem to like infusing aquatic life into their candies. Ika is chocolate covered squid!
 
chocolate-squid-opened

chocolate-squid-opened

 
9.) Grilled Lamb Caramels
Origin: Japan
Yes, we know you probably just re-read the title of this candy. And yes, you did read it right.
 
genghis khan caramel

genghis khan caramel

10.) Deviled egg candy
Origin: Japan
I wonder if these taste like deviled eggs!
deviled eggs candy

deviled eggs candy

Sometimes the best things get discontinued for no reason. Have you ever tried any of these now discontinued or hard to find candies?

Garbage Candy Logo

Garbage Candy Logo

1.) Garbage Can-dy These Garbage Can-dies were quirky and delicious! The package was shaped like little garbage cans and filled with Pez like candies shaped like things you would find in the trashcan; fish bones, shoes, dog toys, and a discarded soda bottle. Garbage Can-dy may be discontinued but we have something just as quirky for you: Sour Flush! Candy powder for dipping comes in a toilet shaped container with a plunger shaped sucker!

bar none

bar none

2.) BarNone In 1986 Hershey tried to produce a gourmet chocolate bar before there were any gourmet chocolate bars! They tried combining aspects of all their best selling chocolate bars into one; peanuts, carmel, wafers and of course an over load of chocolate. In 1997 it was discontinued although some hope it will some day make a comeback.

Chicken Dinner candy

Chicken Dinner candy

3.) Chicken Dinner Bar
Fortunately this candy didn’t taste anything like chicken and was only a reference to Herbert Hoover’s presidential campaign- “A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.” This candy was a chocolate covered nut roll that remained on shelves for almost 40 years before its original manufacturer was taken over by another.
Gatorgum

Gatorgum

4.) Gator Gum
This gum was introduced in the 1980’s and was popular for only a short time and still has a whole legion of fans behind it. Gator gum was tart, to the point that some consumer’s complained about it hurting their mouths. Unfortunately its shelf life was short lived, along with other drink companies trying to make gum flavors.
tart n tinys

tart n tinys

5.) Tart n’ Tiny 
In 1980 Tart n’ Tiny by Wonka was hugely popular and their best selling candy. But by 1990 they became discontinued all together.In 2014, Leaf Brands, LLC acquired the Tart n’ Tiny trademark and will have them back in stores the second quarter of the year.[citation needed] Leaf’s focus is reintroducing the famous Tart n’ Tinys candy as the original, uncoated product from the 1970s and 1980s, and not the later, hard-coated versions. The original flavors will be back as well, with new varieties of Tropical and sour soon after.As of January 2015, Tart n’ Tinys were made available to the public in both bulk and in 4.5 oz packages.

How to make your snow day sweeter!

The snow is upon us again! Maybe you’re snowed in and maybe you aren’t but nothing makes a snow day better than something sweet both you and your kids can enjoy. We gathered up a few fun and simple candy treats and activities to help you curb your sweet tooth while we are closed today. 1.) Melted candy bar hot chocolate Okay, so nothing really gets any better then this. After a long day of playing in the snow everyone wants something warm to snuggle up with and Momtastic has the perfect recipe! Heres what you need: A chocolate bar of your choice, milk, whipped cream for garnish, and other candies for garnish. Serving size: 2 – 1/2 cup chopped up chocolate bar – 1 3/4 cup of milk – 1/4 cup of candy to garnish Combine the milk and chopped up chocolate bar together in a pot over medium heat and whisk until chocolate is melted and everything is mixed together. Remove from heat, pour into your favorite mug, and garnish as you please!
Hot Chocolate pic

Hot Chocolate pic

 
2.) Reese’s S’mores
We love s’mores here at SugarPop’s, we have s’more buffets, in house s’more toasting, and we can even make you s’mores to give as gifts and favors! We know you love s’mores, so as a small gift from us to you, we are going to teach you how to step up your s’more game in a very very easy way.
Here’s what you need: Marshmallows, graham crackers, and reese’s peanut butter cups.
Toast your marshmallows how you like them, you can either do this by fire or by wrapping marshmallows in tin foil and toasting them in the oven. Next, carefully assemble your S’more: graham cracker, reese’s peanut butter cup, marshmallow, and then graham cracker!
S'Mores

S’Mores

 
Candy activities!
Maybe the snow isn’t for you or you want to keep the fun going after you’ve come inside from the cold!
1.) Glossy skittles paint
Here’s what you need: craft paint brushes, skittles, small plastic jars or cups, corn syrup.
First divide skittles up into different jars according to their color. Add corn syrup over the skittles until they are completely covered. Next, you wait. Some colors may start to divide their pigment before others, so wait a few hours for everything to completely divide.
Now, paint what ever you please! These paints smell delicious and look beautiful and glossy! You can paint these on regular paper but card stock works best. Set them aside to dry, depending on how thick the paint is it could take a day or two to completely dry.
2.) Candy chromatography from Mama Miss
Here’s what you need: Nerds, water, and coffee filters.
In this activity you will be separating the dye from the nerds onto the coffee filter to create colorful sheets of paper!
For the best results you should use two coffee filters and less water.
Lay nerds out onto your coffee filter and carefully drop water over the nerds. Wait 30 seconds to a minute in between drops. Keep adding nerds little by little, dropping water over them, and repeat until your whole coffee filter is covered with beautiful color!
After the nerds dye is mostly washed off the nerds, remove them from the filter and throw them away. Hang your coffee filters to dry and enjoy the color pointillism!
Candy Chromatography

Candy Chromatography

 
Make sure to stay safe and warm on this snow day!! We hope that we made your snow day sweet!
-SugarPop’s Candy
248 North Main St.
Mooresville, NC 28115