Fresh, nutritious, delicious CANDY

Thank heavens for the internet.

Twenty years ago, if a motivated collector had put together a stash of 600-plus examples of any given bit of ephemera—beer cans, drive-in movie flyers, Cracker Jack prizes—only his friends and family would likely have been aware of it.

Sure, he might have inspired a little human-interest coverage in the local paper or been given a short spot on the local Eyewitness News, but his renown would have been regional at best, not extending beyond the boundaries of the county or parish he lived in.

Not so today. Today, a collector can display his prized possessions online so that they might be enjoyed by kindred spirits the world over.

The unnamed person (so far as we could ascertain) behind the Candy Wrapper Archive has devoted the past three decades indulging his (or her) interest in and appreciation of candy wrappers, and we, the denizens of the internet, are the beneficiaries of his efforts.

The oldest wrapper in his (we’re going to assume for the sake of this post that our sweets maven is male) collection, a Hershey’s chocolate bar wrapper, dates back to 1908, and he’s got 647 other items spanning the century since that bar was fresh from the factory.

From the familiar (Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, Clark bar) to the obscure and arcane (Chicken Dinner, Cold Turkey, Snow Wonder—what the…??), the Candy Wrapper Archive will keep you happily browsing for hours.

Pitch perfect: candy

As part of our ongoing series of collections of old advertising slogans, culled from a 1949 book called American Slogans, we today share a list of slogans that were utilized by companies that manufactured and marketed candy (confectionery, sweets, etc.):

After every meal (Wrigley’s gum).
Aids digestion (Beechnut gum).
All you can eat for a nickel (Baby Ruth), Curtis Candy Co., New York.
All you want for a nickel (Curtis Candy Co.), Chicago.
Always refreshing (Beechnut gum).
America’s finest chocolates (Miss Saylor’s Chocolates), Alameda, Calif.
America’s finest confection (Brown & Healey), Tacoma.
America’s finest confection (Almond Roca).
An agreeable chewing digestant (Bi-Car Gum Co.), New York.
An American institution since 1840 (Park & Tilford Candy).
Appreciated chocolates, The (Johnston’s).
Approved gift, The (Walter M. Lowney Co.).
As sweet as love songs (butter scotch), Kerr Bros., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Be Chic-Chew Chicks (American Chewing products).
Be Chic-Chew Chicks (American Chewing Products Corp.), Newark, N.J.
Best nickel candy there iz-z-z (Whiz). Paul F. Beich, Bloomington, Ill.
Be sweeticular (Imperial Candy Co.). Seattle.
Breathless sensation, A (Pioneer mints), Strong,Cobb & Co., Cleveland.
Butter in Bamby makes it better, The (Cushman’s Sons, Inc.), New York.
Buy Baby Ruth by the box (Curtis Candy Co.).

Candies of character (Wallace & Co.).
Candies of distinctive quality (Tiffin Products, Inc.).
Candy aristocrats (Block Candy Co.).
Candy delicacy, A (J.H. Slingerland), Bellwood, Ill.
Candy has energy and taste (Rebbor Candies), Dreddin, Ark.
Candy makers to the American nation (Curtis Candy Co.).
Candy mint with the hole, The (Life-Savers), Mint Products Co.
Candy of good taste, The (MacDonald’s Candy Shops, Inc.), Pittsburgh.
Candy of the South, The (Nunnally Co.).
Candy with a hole, The (Wint-o-Green).
Candy with a smile, The (Candy Butcher Shops, Inc.), Buffalo, N.Y.
Chewing Digestant, The (Bi-Car Gum, Inc.), New York.
Chocolate of excellence, The (Page & Shaw, Ltd.), London, England.
Chocolates with the wonderful centres, The (Liggett’s Chocolates).
Confection of the fairies, The (Liberty Orchards Co.). Cashmere, Wisc.
Confection that wins affections (Punke), LaCrosse, Wisc.
Cut to fit the mouth (Salt water taffy). James Bros.

Dear to your heart but not to your purse (Candy mint), Strong, Cobb & Co.
Delicious health confection, A (Post’s bran chocolates), Postum Cereal Co.
Deliciously good candies (Southern Candy Co.).

Eat candy for energy (Nat. Confectioners’ Assn.), St. Louis.
Eat more Jolly Time pop corn (American Pop Corn Co.), Sioux City, Iowa.
Everybody’s chewing it (gum). Val, Blatz Brewing Co., Milwaukee.
Every piece a sweet surprise (Milady Chocolates), American Candy Co.
Exclusive makes of the original old-fashioned molasses candy in delightful modern flavors (Bishop Candy Co., Inc.), Lynbrook, N.Y.
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