Old Time Candy: Old Fashioned Candy & Gifts

Published on March 25, 2021
Last modified on June 15, 2021

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By Alison Chew

Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN

Old Time Candy

Old Time Candy delivers over 650 different types of old fashioned and retro candy from the 1920s to today directly to your door.  Choose the best-selling “Decade Assortment” filled with candy from a specific decade, like the 1970s, or select from gift boxes, personalized candy, custom candy bags, bulk candy, and more.  Shop the candy that you ate as a kid and bring back sweet childhood memories. Save 10% with code OTC0321 >>


What We Like

  • Fantastic assortment of hard-to-find old fashioned candy
  • Super fun gift idea!
  • Great for birthday parties, high school reunions, weddings

What We Don’t Like

  • Shipping is extra on orders less than $250
  • Would love more information on the candy, both on-site and included in our shipment

Old Time Candy Old Fashioned Candy Reviews

Old Time Candy brings you old fashioned candy and memories from your childhood.  You can browse for candy by decade, candy type and flavor, occasion, and gift.  They even have a selection of retro toys!

For our Old Time Candy reviews, we ordered a selection of candy through the Pick-a-Bag feature.  With Pick-a-Bag you can create your own custom assortment of old fashioned candy. Each Pack-a-Bag can hold roughly 5 lbs of candy and they will use more than one bag if needed. Filter candy by decade, occasion, flavor or type. You can even include a free, hand-written gift card during checkout.  Your candy arrives in a clear bag and is perfect for gifting! Save 10% with code OTC0321 >>


My husband and I, who grew up in the 1970s and ’80s, had a lot of fun browsing through candy by decade and reminiscing about childhood memories as we filled our bag.  Our son even jumped in and selected candy that he found fun, like the Bubble Gum Cigarettes and Cigars from the ’40s, Rocky Road bar from the ’50s, and the Good News bar from the ’30s.

The old fashioned candy we ordered included:

  • 1920’s: Slo Pokes Bite Size
  • 1930’s: Chick-o-Sticks Nugget, Good News Bar, Zagnut Bar
  • 1940’s: Bubble Gum Cigarettes, Bubble Gum Cigar, Maple Bun
  • 1950’s: Rocky Road Bar
  • 1960’s: Indian Brand Pumpkin Seeds, Long Boys Candy, Razzles Original, Strawberry Shortcakes
  • 1970’s: Andy Capp’s Cheddar Fries, Tart n’ Tinys, Whatchamacallit, Zotz
  • 1980’s: Super Big Bol Candy Bubble Gum, Big League Chew, Cry Baby Extra Sour Bubble Gum, Nerds Mini Box


When our old fashioned candy package arrived, we were excited to dig in and eat candy that we haven’t seen or tasted in decades as well as try new, hard-to-find candy from my parent’s and grandparent’s childhood. Save 10% with code OTC0321 >>

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So many “sweet” memories came flooding back as I ate this candy again for the first time in a long time.  From spring softball games chewing Big League Chew (my favorite was the grape) to the anxious anticipation and build up before putting a Cry Baby Extra Sour Bubble Gum in my mouth and crying tears of sour-joy, and figuring out what to actually do with Razzles – the candy that turns into gum, but not really gum.  Do you swallow it?  I did!  And who can forget the candy and bubble gum cigarettes that “smoke” when you puff them!  Times have changed 🙂


We loved trying old fashioned candy that was new-to-us as well.  The Zotz had a fizzy center that my son and his friends loved, the Chick-o-Stick reminded me of a Butterfinger without the chocolate, and the Good News candy bar reminded us of a Snickers with chocolate, caramel, and peanuts.

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The total cost for our Pick-a-Bag bag full of candy was $19.55 plus a $9.95 shipping fee for a total of $29.50.  Candy ranged in price from $0.25 for a piece of Chick-o-Sticks Nugget to $2.19 for a full-sized 2.1 oz pouch of Big League Chew.  Most candy bars were $1.49 and loose candy was between $0.25-$0.50 per piece.  We love that you can purchase candy by the piece instead of in bulk as it allows you to truly customize your bag and try new candy without breaking the bank or having to buy 500 pieces of something you may or may not like.

Old Time Candy does have a bulk buying option if you do want to stock up on old fashioned candy for a special occasion, an event like a birthday party, high school reunion or wedding, or to stock an office full of unique sweet treats.   They have bulk hard candy, gummies, chocolates, licorice, mints, gum, and more.

If you do buy in bulk, Old Time Candy has recommended the following shelf-life for various items and you should always check out the expiration date.

  • Hard candy – 12 months
  • Chocolate – 6 months
  • Licorice – 6 months
  • Taffy – 6 months
  • Peanut butter candy – 3 months
  • Gummi candy – 6 months

Old Time Candy Old Fashioned Candy Reviews: Gifts

Old fashion candy from Old Time Candy is a great gift idea.  Whether you need a small birthday present like a lunch pail with candy, or several presents like candy gift boxes for teachers or friends, or personalized lollipops or candy bar wrappers – you can find it at Old Time Candy.  And all gifts come with a handwritten note with the message of your choice. Save 10% with code OTC0321 >>


Old Time Candy also offers Corporate Gifts with a company logo and/or a personal message in a direct shipment. You can even order today for shipment at a later date.

In addition to old fashion candy, Old Time Candy has a nice selection of retro toys.  I could see giving a decade candy bundle along with a retro toy on a milestone birthday, decorating a table with bulk candy and retro toys for a high school reunion, or combining the retro toys and candy together for fun baby shower favors.  The options are endless! Save 10% with code OTC0321 >>


Old Time Candy Old Fashioned Candy Reviews: Shipping

Old Time Candy ships old fashion candy throughout the United States.  They offer $9.95 flat rate US ground shipping to the lower 48 states and free shipping for orders over $250. Save 10% with code OTC0321 >>

Old Time Candy Old Fashioned Candy Reviews: Bottom Line

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Old Time Candy delivers old fashioned and retro candy from the 1920s to today directly to your door.  Choose the best-selling “Decade Assortment” filled with candy from a specific decade, like the 1970s, use the Pick-a-Bag feature like we did to fully customize your bag full of candy, or select from gift boxes, personalized candy, bulk candy, and more.  Shop the candy that you ate as a kid and bring back childhood memories.

We love the huge assortment of over 650 hard-to-find old fashioned candies and really enjoyed shopping by decade.  We also love that you can personalize items like lollipops with photos and candy bar wrappers in addition to being able to buy in bulk and shop by decade.

And while there is a small shipping fee for orders under $250, we think it’s well worth it to get or give this unique candy.  We would love to see more information on each candy included on the Old Time Candy site as well as in our shipment as that would only enhance the experience and provide context around the candy.

We would recommend Old Time Candy old fashioned candy to anyone looking for a unique gift, especially for a milestone birthday, a special wedding or party favor, sweets for a high school reunion, or even a customized corporate gift.  Browse by decade for a walk down memory lane and enjoy the candy you ate as a kid!  Save 10% with code OTC0321 >>



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This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
rebecca-housh-ms-rdn-ldn-registered-dietitianRebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.

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