11 Retro Candy And Gum That We Miss

Growing up, these candies and gums were the ones we were hoping to get whenever our parents took us to the store.  We would often beg mercilessly until we got it too.  Now, we get to look back on it all and be thankful that we had such a great childhood with plenty of candy and gum to spare!  Take a look and see if you can remember these all time favorites:

1. Forever Yours Bar.

This had a dark chocolate coating and nougat center lined with caramel.

2. Nestle’s Triple Decker Bar.

This one had three layers of chocolate: milk, white and semisweet and together it was delicious!

3. Marathon Bar.

This had chocolate and caramel that “lasts a good long time”. The package was also a ruler to measure its super-sized 8 inch length.

4. Space Dust.

Not all candy had to be chocolate in order to be great. This was finely ground sugar with fruity powder mix. The best part was that they were only 20 cents a pack!

5. Reggie Bar.

This was endorsed by the baseball legend, Reggie Jackson.  It was a circular chocolate bar with a dense caramel center and fresh-roasted peanuts.

6. Gatorgum.

We also had this great gum to help quench our thirst!  The only gum with electrolytes.

7. Summit Cookie Bars.

This was a cross between a cookie and a candy bar. “You’ll love it ’cause it’s chocolate, peanuts and. . . light!” This was the tagline and we fell for it.

8. Chewels Gum

This liquid-filled gum was a soft square with an extra squirt in the center that was “so full of flavor, you’ll forget it’s sugarless!”

9. Bonkers!

These were square, chewy candies with an “extra fruity middle.” We were all ‘bonkers’ for it!

10. Care*Free Sugarless Gum.

Sugarless gum was becoming really popular to help up cut down on our sugar intake without sacrificing the flavor of a good gum.

11. Crispy M&M’s

Finally, M&M’s with crunch!  As with all M&M’s, it “melts in your mouth, not in your hands”.