Give a memory-filled taste of the late 60s and early 70s.
What’s the best gift for someone who’s already celebrated a few decades-worth of birthdays? Any birthday with a zero is extra special in our book so something extra sweet is a good place to start. For their 60th birthday take your loved one back in time to simpler days with their favorite candy they ate as a kid®. The 60s and 70s are known today for the beginning of color television, America’s first trip to the moon, the rise of disco, and the split of The Beatles. Take a look at some of the most popular candy during the late 60s and early 70s that your friend or family member will remember from his or her childhood, and make the perfect 60th birthday gift.
Zotz: A candy with a fizzy and sour center. It looks like it will taste like regular hard candy, but when you bite into the center it reacts with your saliva creating a tasty, and sometimes humorous effect.
Blow Pop: Two lollipop treats in one with a hard, fruit-flavored candy shell and bubblegum center. The candy was popularized by the Charms Company and became the company’s best-selling product of all time.
Pez: Tiny candies with great tasting flavors and collectible dispensers. PEZ candy was invented as a breath mint in Vienna, Austria by Eduard Hass III. The name PEZ comes from the German word for peppermint, “pfefferminz.”
Bottle Caps: Sweet tablet candies made to look like metal soda bottle caps. The candy was originally made by Wonka before being sold to Nestle and actually tastes like different flavors of soda pop! This sweet treat even won the Candy of the Year Award in 1972.
100 Grand: A candy bar made with chewy caramel, crispy crunchies, and covered in milk chocolate. Introduced in 196 the candy bar was originally called $100,000 bar to fit in with the hottest tv programs at the time (anyone remember “$64,000 question”?) but then was later changed to “100 Grand.”
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