Nostalgic Candy Club is a subscription box that sends you a selection of retro, nostalgic, and old school candy on a monthly basis.
Each box will feature 4-6 full size candies from your childhood, along with plenty of smaller candies to lead you on a trip down memory lane. You’ll also receive a card printed with the history and some fun facts about the candies inside. Nostalgic Candy Club guarantees you’ll love your box every month or they’ll refund your money!
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.
Subscriptions are $19.99/month or less with multi-month commitments. Shipping within the US is free. — For a limited time, you can get a FREE box when you purchase a 3-month subscription with coupon code “2LITTLEROSEBUDS“!
Let’s see what’s in my April 2018 Nostalgic Candy Club box!
Everything was shipped in a small white box with the Nostalgic Candy Club logo on top.
A peek inside!
An info card listed a few of the candies included, along with a brief history and fun facts about those featured.
According to the info card, the Clark bar debuted in 1917 as the D. L. Clark Company’s first 5-cent candy bar. It consists of a crunchy peanut butter filling — similar to a Butterfinger — with a real milk chocolate coating. I don’t know if I’ve seen these around recently, but I do remember them being in the candy aisles when I was a kid. Never tried one though!
Now this bar is one that I definitely remember enjoying. Apparently it got its name from a boy (Henry) who used to frequent the Williamson Candy Store in Chicago and joke around with the ladies there who made the candy. Eventually they started asking him to do little jobs for them — “Oh Henry, will you get me that spoon” or “Oh Henry, can you hand me that bag of sugar”… And shortly after, the Oh Henry bar was born. It consists of 2 “peanutty”, caramel fudge bars dipped in smooth milk chocolate.
Welp, this one is brand new to me. Turns out Jimmie Stix are made by Boyer, the same company who produces one of my childhood favorites — Mallo Cups! The package contains two 4-inch pretzel sticks covered in peanut butter and milk chocolate. Like Mallo Cups, these also come with “play money” that can be collected and redeemed for free Boyer merchandise. I always saved mine up to mail away for even more Mallo Cups. 😉
Johnny Apple Treats, Alexander the Grape, and Mr. Melon
I was more of a classic Lemonheads fan back in the day, but I’m sure I must have sampled these lesser known flavors at some point too. Alexander the Grape and Johnny Apple Treats are both hard candies, while Mr. Melon has a more chewy consistency. I’d love to try them now (especially apple), but unfortunately (for me) they contain shellac and therefore aren’t vegan-friendly. Aw.
These iconic candies were created in 1914 by Charles N. Miller, who named them after his favorite aunt — Mary Jane. They’re made with real peanuts and sweetened with molasses, sugar, and corn syrup for a sweet, yet savory flavor experience. — Oh, and these guys are vegan-friendly! 🙂
Ah, Smarties… It’s just not Halloween until you come home with roughly 54,937 packs of smarties in your treat bag. 😉 I typically see the “roll” version of these now and had completely forgotten about this smaller “pouch” variety. Each pouch contains 3 fruit flavored candy tablets, slightly larger than the ones in the roll.
Another candy that pops up a lot around Halloween, these are paper straws filled with a flavored candy powder. — Basically, straight-up sugar in a straw. Definitely one of those treats that I enjoyed way more as a kid than I would today.
Atomic Fire Ball
For those who like a little bit of heat with their sweet, Atomic Fire Balls do NOT disappoint. The spicy cinnamon flavor wakes up your taste buds as soon as you pop one in your mouth. Best to enjoy with a cool beverage nearby. 😉
America’s original “twist-wrap bubblegum” brand since 1928. Classic bubblegum flavor with serious bubble blowing capability.
Nostalgic Candy Club is a fun subscription box for anyone who enjoys “vintage” and hard to find candies. April’s box included a nice variety of treats — some that I remembered from my own childhood and some that were brand new to me. 🙂 Remember, for a limited time you can get a FREE box when you purchase a 3-month subscription with coupon code “2LITTLEROSEBUDS“!
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