Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Retro Candy Buttons Colored Dots

Candy buttons were my favorite
back in the days.

Today I had a random thought on my ride home from my freelancing gig, candy buttons. You know candy buttons -- the hard little disks made of sugar in pink, yellow, orange and sometimes blue. They were sold on strips of white paper that resembled a cash register receipt. 

Candy buttons were colorful dots kids had to eat directly off the paper. It was inevitable you would get tiny wads of paper stuck in your mouth. You didn't care, you were young and the button candy was so appealing to the eye. There was something so pretty about it.


9 comments:

Sabrina said...

I think stores still carry button candy; I remember going into CVS and Drug Fair and seeing them there. I've never bought them as an adult though - but maybe I should! They were awesome! I think the best part was peeling off that little tiny bit of white paper with the candy...

joobie said...

they still sell these. they are still gross.

Ms. A said...

I remember them, but can't recall ever buying them. Guess my kids might remember.

alicia said...

you're so right about them being useless but pretty. the same can be said of many things in this life...

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I care...I hated these then and I still hate them now :)

b-chica said...

I loved the way the colors were sometimes blended on the row between 2 colors. I don't know why I bought them; thinking about the taste, I remember always being disappointed that they didn't really taste like anything.

LL Cool Joe said...

I'm not sure these ever made it to the UK. Or if they did, I didn't notice!

Baby Sister said...

Oh my gosh I LOVED those as a kid!!

Pat Tillett said...

Yum! I used to love these and ate 'em all the time. I saw some at a retro-candy store recently and they now come in strips with cellophane around them. Progress...BAH!

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