Our "candy kids" are ready to pack your candy order:
We are Karen and Donny Ray and our business is located LaGrange, Ohio:
We grew up in the late fifties and early sixties and are certified "baby boomers." It cost 50 cents to go to the "picture show" and a large bag of popcorn from the "dime store" was only a dime (really!). We remember the first McDonald's in Cleveland when the burgers were 15 cents and fries sold for 12 cents. Those were the days.
That’s Donny, sitting on his Grandma’s back porch with her favorite dog, Danny. Grandma and Grandpa lived in Columbus, Ohio when this picture was taken in 1951.
I am in this 1952 picture of a birthday party in Fairview Park, Ohio. You will have to guess which one is me. I never did look good in a hat.
What we do:
We have a lot of fun eating and selling the candy we ate as kids. Sometimes we are asked how we can sell 50 year old candy. It makes us smile and our response is that our candy is fresh from the manufacturer. We don't make the candy, we tracked down the manufacturers who are still in business and sell their candy on the Internet.
Most of us have grown up, gone to college, maybe moved to a different area of the country, raised families and in the process have forgotten about the candy of our youth. We package and ship our candy every day so it gets into your hands (and mouths) quickly.
Our business history:
This adventure began in July, 1999 when we walked into a large candy store in Cleveland, Ohio that specializes in old time candy. We had no idea that many of our old time favorites still existed. It was the candy we ate as kids... Necco Wafers, Candy Buttons on paper tape, Wax Lips, Candy Cigarettes. Amazing!
We went on-line in early 2000 with our first candy assortment and began to grow. In 2003 we moved into a larger facility and expanded at the beginning of 2004. We moved into a much larger facility in August of 2006 where we are located today. 2011 began our 11th year in the candy business. Thanks for helping us be successful. We hope you like what we do and will continue to support us with your purchases and referrals.
What makes us unique:
We are actually in the "memory business." It is our hope that you will enjoy the candy and at the same time, take a trip down memory lane. Our Candy you ate as a kid® packages make wonderful gifts. Everyone loves candy, especially candy you ate as kid.
And now for some real laughs. Here are our graduation pictures:
Karen: class of 64
Donny: class of 63