10 Retired Candies

Nothing Lasts Forever

When you take your kids trick-or-treating this Halloween, don’t expect to see the same candy in their pillowcases that you had when you were a child. Candy companies are endlessly innovating and introducing new products, and that means some of the less popular candy bars inevitably get shuffled off to the big candy aisle in the sky. While most of these products are long gone, they’re not forgotten. We were feeling nostalgic, so we put together a list of 10 candy products that are either retired or have very limited availability. For this we spoke to Darlene Lacey, curator of CandyWrapperMuseum.com, who has been collecting classic candy wrappers since 1977. As she notes, the history of candy is muddled at best – many candymakers have been bought out or absorbed over the years, and some candy products have been produced by multiple companies – but we’ve done our best to track down the back-story on these classic candies. Note that a few of these can still be found if you know where to look – some are sold on eBay and other third-party sites, while others are still produced in limited quantities. Photo Credit: Tracy Hunter