Charms Assorted Squares
Charms Assorted Squares History
Charms Assorted Squares candy is a popular brand of chewy fruit-flavored candy that has been around for many decades. The candy was first introduced in the United States in the early 20th century by the Charms Candy Company, which was founded in 1912 by Walter Reid Jr.
The original Charms candy was a hard candy sold in a variety of flavors, but in the 1950s, the company introduced a new product called Charms Assorted Squares. This candy consisted of small, chewy squares in a variety of fruit flavors, including cherry, grape, lemon, lime, orange, and raspberry.
Over the years, the packaging and marketing of Charms Assorted Squares candy has changed, but the candy itself has remained a favorite among candy lovers. In the 1980s, Charms even introduced a new flavor, green apple, to its Assorted Squares lineup.
Today, Charms Assorted Squares candy is owned by the Tootsie Roll Industries and is still widely available in stores across the United States. The candy's bright colors, fruity flavors, and chewy texture continue to make it a popular choice among candy lovers of all ages.
Charms Assorted Squares Memories
When I was about 7, I remember my mother getting me a pack of charms assorted candy while we waited for a bus in L.A. we were going to see my grandparents in Oklahoma. The bus ride took what seemed like weeks to get there but at every stop the candy machine sold Charms assorted candy, I remember that trip with my mom and how much I loved her and the charms she bought me.
Later on in life about 20 years I was in the Navy. I flew in a helicopter doing med-a-vacs in desert storm and one day our helo went down. 400 miles inland away from our ship with no idea when were going to get help. That night while sitting in the sand waiting I reached in to an MRE and got a pack of Charms Assorted candy, first thing I thought was mom and a long trip, those were the best charms I ever had, next morning we got out of there but those charms sure made the stay there much easier. ~ Alfonso from Oklahoma
My most vivid memories of the Charms squares took place at the Rivola Theatre in Oskaloosa, Iowa. On occasions when my parents let me go to a movie, I always made sure I bought some Charms squares from the candy counter. The shiny wrappers under the lights in the display case made them look even better!! Friends and I would swap pieces to get our favorite flavors. A cherry square could get two pieces in trade! I always preferred the green. Also, when we went on vacations, my sister and I would beg our parents for money to by them from vending machines in the motel lobby. My family has really enjoyed the Charms squares we bought from here. Thanks!! ~Kelly from Missouri