Bubble Yum

Bubble Yum

Getting to the top of a pedestal is the easy part. Staying there can be much more difficult when others are determined to knock you off of the perch. Such was the case with Bubble Yum, the first soft bubble gum to hit the market in 1975. Enormously popular when it was introduced, it would soon find itself waging war, not only against a handful of competitors, but also an army of imaginary spiders. Continue reading...

Bubblicious

Bubblicious

Prior to the 70s, chewing gum was available in a few ways - the vending machine gumball, the stick, and little hard individually-wrapped wads such as Bazooka and Dubble Bubble. But along with disco and CB radios, the era will also be remembered for another contribution to the world - the advent of soft gum. While Bubblicious wasn't the first on the market, its full spectrum of delicious flavors has kept it one of the biggest-selling soft gum products of all time. Continue reading...

Burple

Burple

A nice cool drink is a welcome addition to any hot day, but how many beverage containers conveniently convert into a super-soaking toy after consumption? Actually, there is only one that we know of and thy name is Burple. What's that you say? You don't remember Burple? One can hardly blame you, for this was a very short lived product, only appearing on the market for a couple of years in the late 80s. But if you were a proud member of the Burple demographic during that era, you might just remember these accordion-esque containers that packed some punch. Let's remember together, shall we? Continue reading...

C3P0s cereal

C3P0s Cereal

The year was 1984, and humanity had already been treated to a trilogy of science fiction films that would become one of the genres most successful franchises ever, Star Wars. With a marketing machine in full stride, it was no wonder that, alongside all the toys, posters, comics, sleeping bags, lunchboxes, etc., the breakfast cereal aisles of the nation would want to get in on the action. With everyone’s favorite droid serving as friendly pitchman, C3P0s traveled from a galaxy far, far away to the breakfast tables of Earth. Continue reading...

Cactus Cooler

Cactus Cooler

In the western states, carbonated soft drink fans have long enjoyed a little local delicacy called Cactus Cooler. A welcome addition to any backyard barbecue, beach party, or anywhere else the blistering sun beckons you to reach for some ice-cold refreshment, the sweet nectar contained in these yellow, orange and green cans has been quenching thirsts for decades. Continue reading...

Cadbury Creme Egg

Cadbury Crème Egg

With the exception perhaps of Peeps and Robin’s Eggs, few candies signify springtime festivities quite like these little chocolate-coated beauties. Creamy filling made to look like the inside of an egg, with a hard milk chocolate shell, the Cadbury Crème Egg comes around only once a year. And when they hit the shelves, it’s time to gather up enough to last through a year's worth of cravings. Continue reading...

Candy Apples

Candy Apples

Nothing says Halloween and hometown goodness like a good, old-fashioned candy apple. These sugar coated, bright-red delights (or variations thereof,) are classic autumn treats for many Western cultures, especially at festivals for Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night, since the two holidays fall shortly after apple harvests take place. And luckily, many confection stores now offer them year-round, enabling you get a candy apple fix whenever your nostalgic heart desires. Continue reading...

Candy Buttons

Candy Buttons

For generations of kids, candy buttons have given a big bang for the buck in the sugar high department. Imagine little candy droplets adhered to a white strip of what basically looked like adding machine paper. Inexpensive, they were an easy choice for a kid to make – sugar domes in every color of the rainbow (or at least pink, yellow and blue.) And while they were marketed as being flavored differently, they really all just tasted like sugar – and there was certainly nothing wrong with that. Continue reading...