Thursday, February 17, 2011

Old Time Candy Giveaway & Review!

Confession: I have a major sweet tooth. My husband too! I have a candy bowl at the office and at home... so it's no surprise that our favorite review item of all time was from Old Time Candy!

Old Time Candy is a site that sells all the candy that you remember from your childhood. I was recently given the opportunity to review a four pound box of 1980s candy and as I said before we had a really good time reviewing this product! And it was quite the experience! My husband and I sat around our dining room table going through our little treasure chest, recounting memories of all of these candies we ate as kids. Our box contained some favorites that we both remembered- and some that we had forgotten about: Goetzes carmels (still my favorite today!), razzles, ring pops, nerds, pixy stix, spree and more. As we sat there, going through the box, we took turns saying 'I didn't think they made this anymore!' and 'I haven't seen this since I was a kid'. It was funny how how the different candies prompted stories of people we ate the candy with and all the nostalgia that went along with them. And it was even funnier when yesterday my husband's best friend (since childhood) came over and they did the same thing!

We were so impressed with the mixture of candy in the box, and next time my husband would definitely like to try the pack a bag, so he can pick favorites from not just the 80s, but other times as well. It's also a great way to sort out your own favorites and buy your favorites!

About decade boxes:
Standard Decade Boxes are available in 2 sizes and are available from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s or All Decades. The 4 lb decade box is jammed with over 70 of your old time favorites, 60 different candies with some duplicates. The 2 lb box has over 40 pieces of candy, 35 different candies with some duplicates. For a typical candy list for each decade, click here.

The four pound box 1980's candy box we received retails at $29.99 and for what we received, and for the quality way in which it was packaged we thought it was well worth it. We are definitely considering this for a few special upcoming birthdays! What better way to celebrate a milestone birthday? (Also, non candy products sold on their site: Andy Capp's Fries, Animal Crackers etc!)

Buy it: Get 10% off your order from Old Time Candy with coupon code: FRUGALFAB10

Win it: One lucky Frugal & Fabulous winner will receive a decade box as I did from the decade of their choice!

To enter please leave me a comment with:
*Your name
*Your email/blog contact
*Your favorite candy sold on the Old Time Candy web site!

Want more chances to win? For extra entries you may:
1. Enter one of my current giveaways (and leave a comment telling me which one!)
2. Follow me on blogger!
3. Subscribe to my blog via email or feedburner (top right hand corner of this site) (=2 entries if you are a new subscriber!)
4. Link to this giveaway from your blog or website (= 2 extra entries!)
5. Add my button to your blog or web site
6. Follow @oldtimecandy and @lindsfrugalfab on Twitter (1 entry for each, current followers too!)
7. Tweet about it! Here's an easy copy and paste:
{ Frugal&Fabulous is giving away a big box of Old Time Candy from the decade of your choice! http://tinyurl.com/62q5mxr @lindsfrugalfab} (Or use tweet option at top of post!)
8. Like or become a fan of Old Time Candy and/or Frugal & Fabulous on facebook (1 entry for each, current fans too!)

(Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry!)

You have until Tuesday, March 1 @ 7pm EST to enter! (Winner must respond within 48 hours.) Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Disclaimer: I was provided with a product in order to write this review. All opinions are my own.

152 gave me some sugar:

bevsclark said...

Like you, I had forgotten about some of the candy that was on the site. It was fun seeing some of my favorites from way back when. I loved Marathon Bars and they offer Curly Wurly's which I would love to try.

suburban prep said...

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Angela G said...

Big League Chew. Good times good times!

GroverFamily said...

this is so fun!! when i was little i would always get the candy cigarettes...now these are looked down on but i still think there fun:)
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annemarie said...

I love the old time blow pops - cool suckers.

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I love the Toffifay!!!

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razzles are my fav!

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Kristen said...

My favorite is Goo Goo Clusters.

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I like their Gummy Bears and Smarties.

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*Your favorite candy sold on the Old Time Candy web site: I love Riesen's and did not know it was an '80s candy!

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Jeanie said...

My favorite candy is the Nerds!!! Yum!

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Terra H. said...

My favorite is Toffifay. Thanks.
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I LOVE tootie frooties!

Laurie said...

My favorites would probably be the flying saucers (they're so hard to find!)

~Laurie

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i like the 6 inch unicorn pop

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Bubble Tape original flavor

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nutts4gb said...

I loved $100,000 Bars when I was a kid, I'd love to try them again!
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amanda said...

my favorite nostalgic candy that they sell is candy cigarrettes
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Amberpebs said...

My favorite candy from way back when were the Root Beer Barrels! I love those!
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Stacie Frost said...

My mouth was watering as I looked at their site! I remember lots of those candies from when I was a kid. I loved and still love the Atomic Fire Balls. I can still remember the first one I ever had!! Thanks for entering me!
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I have to say I'm a huge fan of Kit-Kats

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Planned to Perfection said...

I love the 80's box! My hubby is turning 30 this month so this would be an awesome gift for him!

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Kristin said...

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I love the candy cigarettes

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I love the 80s candy!

CherylS22 said...

My favorite candy is the Satellite Wafers (AKA Flying Saucers)
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