Vintage Fun Dip candy wrapper image provided by The Candy Wrapper Museum.
Used with permission.
My brother Dan is only 2 1/2 years younger than me, so we played together a lot, and we were often friends with our friends' siblings. My friend Meghan, her brother/Dan's friend Ethan, Dan, and I were always trying to come up with a way to make money. Usually I came up with the ideas, everybody else came up with the plan of action, and we all worked together.
Some of our more original ideas were a "plants and lemonade stand" and selling homemade potpourri door-to-door. One that never quite got off the ground was coming up with our own candy company. We all loved Lik-M-Aid fun dip, and we brainstormed a way to come up with our own version. The dip itself was easy--sugar and Kool-Aid. The dipping stick itself, however, proved to be a challenge for all of us. Among the ideas suggested was Super-gluing sugar together. We never did get around to trying that, thankfully. But we did eat a lot of candy for research purposes! ~ Becky from Indiana
My favorite candy was the original Lik-m-Aid. In the 60's there was no
stick, it wasn't introduced til later. It cost a penny and I was able to save
the packages to send away for the things on the back, It came in several
flavors. It was the best. It was like pixie-sticks bigger package- you had
more for your penny. ~Lianna from Ontario, Canada
Growing up in a small town with a general store right down the street was
very convenient and lots of fun! Every Friday, I think it must have been my
father's payday, Dad would give each of his four children a quarter and send
us to the store to pick out a treat. I always chose Lik-m-Aid Fun Dip. I
LOVED that candy and still enjoy it as treat now and then - like when I buy
it for my own kids! My sisters and brother always finished their treats
long before I did and wanted me to share mine with them. I never did.
Maybe it was selfish of me, but I still like to keep and savor each flavor.
That's why to this day I make sure everyone has their own! Does that mean
I'm still a kid? ~Crystal from West Virginia
This is a recent memory. A good friend of mine was stationed in Iraq for almost a year. I would send frequent care packages to her in hopes of keeping up her spirits. As a Major she would pass on some of the candy that I sent to her troops to boost morale. I had to send candy that would not melt during the long transport and hot Iraqi summer heat. When I sent Fun Dip it was a huge instant hit! Everyone has memories of Fun Dip from their youth and the soldiers loved it. It was a huge hit. Who would have thought that a Fun Dip sugar high could make a soldiers day?! ~Sarah from New York