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Easter Baskets That Bring Back Sweet Memories: Candy By The Decade

Easter is about kids in most families. Painted eggs, jelly beans, baskets stuffed with shredded colored cellophane and Peeps®. But we were all kids at one time, and for most of us our nostalgia for our youth includes the Easter Sunday mornings when our own baskets would be full of our favorites. Candy Crate is making this Easter special for every generation from the 1940's to the 1990's in its Easter Retro Candy Gift Box.

Purchase the Easter "baskets" by the decade your recipients were in grade school or middle school -- for your grandparents, mother, father, best friend... These are really special gifts, because they are not just about candy from the old days, they are about a special time in our lives....

 

1940's Easter Retro Candy Gift Box

Gosh, I didn't know that Candy Buttons were invented that long ago! Ah, Sen Sen; you don't see those around. Hey, Jujubes! Black Taffy?? No wonder so many older persons smoked? They started on Candy Cigarettes!

The 1940's Easter Retro Candy Gift Box includes: assortment included: BB Bats, Bit O’ Honey, Bubble Gum Cigars, Canada Mints, C Howard Violet Gum, Candy Buttons, Candy Cigarettes, Charms Squares, Chuckles, Coconut Bars, French Chew, Jujubes, Kits Taffy, Long Boys, Pearson’s Salted Nut Roll, Red Hots, Sen Sen, Smith Brothers Licorice, Snaps, Sugar Daddy Pops, Teaberry Gum, Black Taffy, Bulls Eye’s Caramel Creams, Chick O Stick Nuggets, Necco Assorted Wafers, Root Beer Barrels, Slo Pokes & Walnettos.

 

 

 

1950's Easter Retro Candy Gift Box

Wax lips? What a kick! Mine, Mike & Ike, Snaps... ah, Cinnamon Toothpicks? Wonder what they were like...

The 1950's Easter Retro Candy Gift Box includes: Boston Baked Beans, Canada Mints, C Howard Violet Gum, Candy Cigarettes, Charms Sweet & Sour Pops, Chuckles, Cinnamon Toothpicks, Coconut Bars, Gold Mine Gum, Hot Tamales, Jujyfruits, Kits Taffy, Licorice Pipe, Long Boys, Mike & Ikes, Pearson’s Salted Nut Roll, Slap Stix, Snaps, Sugar Daddy Pops, Teaberry Gum, Wax Lips, Bit O Honey, Bullseye’s Caramel Creams, Chick O Sticks, Neccos, Root Beer Barrels, Salt Water Taffy & Walnettos.

 

 

 

1960's Easter Retro Candy Gift Box

Did mini candy preceed the Mini Skirt? Big Hunk! That became a favorite in the 60's and it's still around... The Candy Necklace = fake puka beads? ... 60's kids will love this gift box!

The 1960's Retro Candy Gift Box includes: Abba Zaba Minis, BB Bats, Big Hunk Minis, Boston Baked Beans, Canada Mints, Candy Buttons, Candy Cigarettes, Charms Assorted Squares, Charms Sweet & Sour Pops, Cherry Heads, Cinnamon Toothpicks, Coconut Bars, Fizzies, Gold Mine Gum, Good & Plenty, Jujubes, Licorice Pipes, Mike & Ike, Red Hots, Sugar Daddy Pops, Sweetarts, Teaberry Gum, Wax Lips, Atomic Fireballs, Candy Necklace, Jawbreakers, Lemonheads, Necco Wafers, Now & Laters & Walnettos.

 

 

 

1970's Easter Retro Candy Gift Box

If you or a special loved one was a child in the '70's, the candy cigarettes are still in there, but you get lots of newbies in this generation... Razzles, Pixy Stix, Zots, Pop Rocks... oh and those Atomic Fireballs!

The 1970's Easter Retro Candy Gift Box includes: Abba Zaba Minis, Apple Heads, Boston Baked Beans, Bubble Gum Cigarettes, Bubble Gum Cigars, Candy Cigarettes, Charms Sweet & Sour Pops, Cherry Heads, Fizzies, Freshen Up Gum, Giant Smarties, Hot Tamales, Jolly Rancher Sticks, Laffy Taffy, Licorice Pipes, Pixy Sticks, Pop Rocks, Razzles, Sugar Daddy Pops, Sweetarts, Wax Lips, Zotz, Atomic Fireballs, Bazooka, Candy Necklace, Jaw Breakers, Lemonheads, Necco Assorted Wafers & Now & Laters.

 

 

 

1980's Easter Retro Candy Gift Box

Only in the 80's could a bottle cap provide inspiration for a candy! But don't knock the 80's; the decade that gave birth to Nerds.

The 1980's Easter Retro Candy Gift Box includes: Apple Heads, Bottle Caps, Bubble Gum Cigarettes, Candy Cigarettes, Charms Blow Pops, Fruit Stripe Gum, Fun Dip, Gobstoppers, Grape Heads, Jolly Rancher Sticks, Mamba, Mike & Ikes, Nerds, Orange Heads, Pixy Stix, Pop Rocks, Runts, Saf-T-Pops, Slap Stix, Sweetarts, Wax Fangs, Zotz, Atomic Fireballs, Candy Necklaces, Bazooka, Bit O Honey, Jawbreakers, Lemonheads & Now & Laters.

 

 

 

1990's Easter Retro Candy Gift Box

It's hard for most of us to think of the 1990's as retro; nevertheless, to those in grade or middle school during those years, that decade probably seems like a long time ago. And Candy Crate helps you celebrate those years with the inimitable Carmel Apple Pops, Airheads, and Cow Tales. Oh, yes; Cry Baby Gum.

The 1990's Easter Retro Candy Gift Box includes: Airheads, Apple Heads, Blow Pops, Bottle Pops, Caramel Apple Pops, Cow Tales, Fun Dip, Giant Smarties, Mega Double Lollies, Nerds, Pop Rocks, Push Pops, Ring Pops, Runts, Shock Tarts Roll, Sour Patch Kids, Sour Punch Twists, Sweetarts Roll, Atomic Fireballs, Bazooka, Candy Necklace, Cry Baby Gum, Jolly Rancher Pieces, Lemonheads & Now and Laters.

 

 

(The photos above may not be as accurate a representation of the candies included as the written descriptions. Candy Crate makes substitutions when candies become unavailable, but the written descriptions of the contents are the most recent available.)

Each Easter Retro Gift Box weighs about 2.5 pounds and contains assortments of full-size candy bars, mid-size, and small candies.

 

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