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What Was Your Favorite 1960s Candy? I Loved Dip Dabs!

By Margaret Manning July 27, 2016 Mindset

It’s amazing to think that, in 1960, you could still buy a premium candy bar for $0.05. Of course, people made less back then too, so, it wasn’t like we were rolling around in candy as kids and teenagers. But, there were still plenty of options!

Personally, I always had a special place in my heart for Dip Dabs! There was something about the combination of fizziness and sweetness that drove me wild as a kid. Do you remember these?

Nostalgia is a Powerful Emotion – Let’s Celebrate Our Sweet Past!

At a time when there is so much negative news floating around, it’s fun to look back at the small things that we enjoyed together as a generation. There was a time when we just enjoyed life, without worrying about which political party was in power. There was a time when how quickly we could save for a chocolate bar or other candy seemed really, really important.

Let’s take a few minutes today to share our favorite candies and celebrate our shared sense of cultural identity.

1960s candy

Which 1960s Candy Did You Love the Most?

It’s probably been a while since you thought about the candy that you ate as a kid, so, to kick things off, I’ll start a list of a few of the products that I remember. Please take a look and tell us about your favorite 1960s candy in the comments section below. If I missed your favorite, please add it to the list.

Which of the following candies do you remember? Which ones did you love the most?

  • Astro Pops
  • Astronaut Ice
  • Banana Splits
  • Big Hunk
  • Bit-O-Honey
  • Cinnamon Bears
  • Dip Dabs
  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate
  • Gummy Bears
  • Peanut Brittle
  • Razzels
  • Rocky Road
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Twizzlers

What was your favorite 1960s candy or chocolate bar? Were you in love with Hershey’s chocolate? Did you prefer Rocky Road? Or, like me, were you crazy for Dip Dabs? Which 1960s candy did I miss from the list? Please join the conversation and let me know!

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The Author

Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Margaret is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret can be contacted at

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