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Candy by Decade

Often we are asked what candy was created or enjoyed in certain decades. Through many hours of mouthwatering research, we have done our best to track down the origins of many of your old time favorites. Click on the decade to travel down sweet memory lane and see the list of popular treats during that time.

Candy ButtonsWhen it comes to what candy was popular in a certain decade the answer is not so obvious. One of our most popular candies is Candy Buttons (on paper tape.) We have asked people in the 30s to people in their 70s and most remember it.

So, if you remember a "candy you ate as a kid" then it was popular during that decade. When did Candy Buttons (on paper tape) first arrive on the scene? The 1930s.