Here is a new discussion thread for all you candy lovers!! As I was surfing the Internet today, I suddenly began to think about the kinds of candy bars that might have been available to kids (and plenty of adults, I'm sure) during the 1940s. During my search, I came up with some nice images of candy wrappers dating from the '40s. What follows is the first installment of these images. The variety of candy available to kids of the 1940s is truly amazing. No doubt, some of you older readers will recognize these once-popular treats. Some of them are still in production and are very well-known to the present day, while others have survived in limited regions of the country. However, quite a few have gone the way of the brontosaurus. So, come back with me to the era of the five-cent (and even one-cent) candy bar! Open the door into Brandstaetter's Pharmacy in River Run, Ohio and browse that long candy aisle!
CANDY OF THE 1940s
What are your thoughts on these images? Are you old enough to have enjoyed these treats as a boy or girl as you grew up in the 1940s? What do you think of the selection of candies available to kids (and adults, tongue-in-cheak!) of the 1940s. I'd love to know. Something tells me that the local dentists in River Run will be very busy very soon!