Remember Those Great Candy’s When You Were A Kid?
Different types of candy have been introduced in the market over the years with each changing in taste and make. With stiff competition between various companies, they all try to make the best products for their brands to win over as many customers as possible. Here is a history of candies introduced in each era since 1950.
The first candies of 1950 were known as rocky road candy bar, which was a product of a company called Annabelle Candy Company and Bobs Candy Canes.
This was followed by another one Pixy Stix as well as a production from Just Born in 1954 known as Marshmallow Peeps.
In 1958 Chupa Chup Lollipops were introduced together with Candy Necklaces that has become a retro candy classic to date.
In 1960, starburst fruit chews came from M&M Mars went into the market as well as Regal Crown Sours from the UK, Blammo bubble gum by Amurol confections, Lemonheads, Apple Heads, Grape Heads and Orange Heads that were all from Ferrara Pan Candy Company.
Two years later Now & Later and Hershey’s Kisses were introduced followed by Sweetarts and Fry Cream Eggs in 1963. In 1966 Razzles and 100 Grand candy bar came into the market and in 1968 Zotz became available.
Snickers Munch Bar and were introduced in 1970 followed by Pop Rocks and Chuckles in 1974. Jelly Belly and Reese’s crunchy came up in 1976 while 1977 saw the introduction of Golden Almond. Reese’s Pieces came into the market in 1978 as well as Twix Caramel Cookie Candy Bar and Ring pop in 1979.
1980 saw the introduction of gummy bears and gummy worms that have remained popular till now, as well as Big League Chew. Skittle Bite Size Candies followed in 1981 and Albanese Candy together with Nerds came up in 1983. In 1989, Symphony Bar marked the end of
the 1980s era.
Although 1991 didn’t have a new introduction, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups continued to be a household candy. This was followed by two presentations that were DOVE Dark Chocolate Bar DOVE Milk Chocolate Bar in 1992.
Miniature Hershey’s Kisses and Hugs that were both from Hershey, and Starburst Jelly Beans from M&M Mars were introduced in 1993 and 1994 respectively.
Between 1996 and early 2000, M&M continued to reproduce newer versions of their candies, like Dulce de Leche Caramel, which continued to control the market. In 2001 Caramilk bars from Cadbury came in followed by newer versions from Razzles in later years.
The candy history is one of the richest in each era trying to outdo the previous one while still keeping up with modern requirements and preferences.