Many candies came wrapped in waxed paper. We used that paper to wax the Slides in the park to gleaming slipperiness. We would whiz down those slides so fast I am surprised none of us ever broke an arm or leg. Babysitters? What is that.
I remember with greedy nostalgia the names of my favorites:
Bit-O-Honey, Candy Buttons on paper tape, Candy Cigarettes, Caramel Creams (Bull's Eyes), Charleston Chew, Chuckles, Chunky, Clark Bar Jr, Dubble Bubble Gum, Bonomo's Turkish Taffy, Good & Plenty, Jujubes, Necco Wafers, Pay Day, Planter's Peanut Bars, Sugar Daddy, Teaberry Gum, Wax Bottles (Nik-L-Nips), Wax Lips.
This year I am making myself a special Easter Basket. I made a candy discovery.
I will fill My Basket with a Decade Box from Old Time Candy. It has my favorites and then some. Might make a good Valentine's Day present too. I will share the delights with my children and reminisce. And eat entirely too many candies.