Polls: What popular candy today will be old-folks candy tomorrow?

Catching up on old podcasts, someone referred to Mounds in their Halloween bag as old people candy. WTF? I love Mounds! Got me to thinking:

What candy today will be old folk candy tomorrow?

BQ: Would you like a Turkish Delight?

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  • 1 month ago

    We used to go to the store almost daily to fetch some "Now & Laters".

    I even remember their jingle, "Eat some now... save some for later".

    Other big candies when I was a kid were, Bubble Yum, Hubba Bubba, Big League Chew, those little candy dots what came on paper, Smarties, Sweet Tarts... well, I could go on and on.

    I honestly don't think kids are as into candy now as they were "back in the day".

    Now it's all Doritos and Mt. Dew.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Back in my day candy was pinny and m&ms

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  • 1 month ago

    Skittles.

    (:

    I used to greatly enjoy Heath bars..hard to find those now.

  • 1 month ago

    Tide pods     .

    Rufus, I don't know!  I'm so out of touch with the hip young folk of today.    I just looked it up and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are the most popular candy.  Surely that will never go out of style, though, right?

    Source(s): Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are so good even old folks like 'em.
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  • 1 month ago

    Ummmmmm....black liquorish

    • Rufus T. Firefly
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      1 month agoReport

      That's popular with the youth today? That seems wrong.

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  • 1 month ago

    If only I knew RTF. I'm a mint Imperial and aniseed ball fan, I'm 75. I keep them in two kilner jars. ;-)

    • Rufus T. Firefly
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      1 month agoReport

      Holy smokes. You're all the way out there with black licorice ;)

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  • 1 month ago

    Anything that isn't still very popular at that time.

    For example: snickers and milky way and 3 musketeers will probably still be popular

    (as well as my favorite, york peppermint patties)

    but the "play with your food" type stuff will probably become "old hat" as new candy toys become available. So, things like

    - gummy worms

    - baby bottle pop (hard to believe any kid would ever want one of those, I guess commercials really work)

    - twizzlers

    etc.

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  • 1 month ago

    My own answer: Anything fruit related or hard candy. Each generation wants their own:

    Butterscotch

    Jolly Ranchers

    TURKISH DELIGHT (bleh)

    Tomorrow it will be Skittles, Sour Patch, etc.

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