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LifeSavers Playing Card - Late 1960's
Here's the back of a card from a deck of Life Savers playing cards. Based on the wrapper styles featured on it, it likely dates back to the late 1960's. It also features a couple of the neater wrappers I've seen: Butterscotch with artwork featuring actual LifeSavers on the wrapper. And Tropical Fruits with a kind of bamboo detailing. Fun!
1952 Illustrated Ad, Curtiss Candy Suckers, Saf-T-Pops (2-Page Advert)
Vintage two-page, full-color illustrated 1950s magazine advertisement, Curtiss Saf-T-Pops suckers, 1952 Tagline: "Your children play safe with Curtiss Saf-T-Pops - no dangerous sticks... safe, flexible handles" Brief historical summary about the Curtiss Candy Company, from Wikipedia: The Curtiss Candy Company was founded in 1916 by Otto Schnering near Chicago, Illinois. Wanting a more "American sounding" name (as German surnames were not an asset during World War I), Schnering named his…
Worst candy ever
We just got done debating (for about 2 hours) about what the worst, shittiest candy ever created is. Our top (bottom?) 3 are: 1) Candy Corn 2) Those little wax Coca-Cola bottles with the liquid inside 3) Those nasty orange marshmellow-like circus peanuts I say, without a doubt hands down, #3 is the winner. [img]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Dq9xOrW6GM4/Sot35jEUXrI/AAAAAAAAD98/eaGc6An0uzE/s400/circus+peanuts.JPG[/img]
Ye Olde Tymey Stuffe!
Do you like retro food packaging and adverts? You DO?!?! Me too! Dude. Check out these Flickr sets from Dan Goodsell, of whom I have been a fan for many years, and Jason Liebig, who has some really cool shit also. Cookies and candy and soap and toys and really fantastic graphic design, and sometimes really awful design.
Brach's Milk Chocolate Stars Candy Drops: 12-Ounce Bag
Brach's Milk Chocolate Stars Candy Drops: 12-Ounce Bag. 129758. In Stock. $5.95. Add to Cart. Ships Within 2 Business Days.
Vintage advertising -- found in my mother's basement, flea markets and various corners of the Internet -- dusted off and displayed for your viewing pleasure.