What's in the 2 lb decade gift box - 1950s box?
1950s 2 lb list: Our 2 lb assortment is jammed with over 35 pieces of candy including 12 or more full-size candies in a colorful gift box that measures 9.5 x 7 x 3 inches.
Below is a typical list for this assortment box. Please keep in mind this is a typical list. The actual candy you receive may vary according to availability from our suppliers.
Atomic Fireballs, Baby Ruth, Bit-O-Honey, Black Jack Gum, Black Taffy, Bonomo's Turkish Taffy, Boston Baked Beans, Candy Buttons, Candy Cigarettes, Candy Necklace, Caramel Cubes, Charleston Chews, Chick-o-Sticks, Chuckles, Chunky, Doublemint Gum, Goldenberg's Peanut Chews, Jawbreakers, Jolly Ranchers, Licorice Pipes, Life Savers, Lollipops, Pay Day, Peanut Bars, Smarties, Sugar Babies, Sugar Daddy Junior, Tootsie Pops, Tootsie Roll Midgees, Wax Lips, Whoppers, Zagnut.
I purchased this gift for both my mother and father for Christmas. They are no longer together, so this is two separate experiences. I figured that this gift was a neat idea, but that is about it. Much to my surprise, the candy is all my parents talk about. Dad told me stories of his favorites....buying nekkos at the movies...his favorite candy bar that he can never find. Mom talked about going down to our family owned gas station and buying her favorites also. Both were excited to receive the gift! A great throw back to give!
When my 2 sisters and I were young, back in the late 50’s, our Dad would take us to the neighborhood playground. When we were playing in the sandbox, Dad would toss coins into the sand when we weren’t looking. We really thought we were finding lost treasure!
This was back when this candy was called $100,000 bars, not 100 Grand bars. I remember going to my friend Cori's birthday party in elementary school, maybe third grade. At the party her mom told us that we were each going to get $100,000...
When I was a kid we always got Good and Plenty when we went to the movies. My sister would only eat the pink ones, even though I kept telling her they tasted the same as the white ones. Just seeing them today reminds me of my little sister and the sweet taste of black licorice.