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.
2. Fruit Stripe Gum
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 are still widely popular and still as delicious! What was your favorite flavor? 5. 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
7. Bubble Yum
Bubble Yum was the best bubble gum ever. Cotton Candy was my favorite, what was yours?
8. 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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
Sometimes the best things get discontinued for no reason. Have you ever tried any of these now discontinued or hard to find candies?
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!
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.