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20 Awesome Candy Items from the 80s

From hair styles to distinct music and bold fashion statements, everything was big in the 80s. If there’s one thing that hasn’t changed, it’s America’s sweet tooth. With Halloween just around the corner, what a perfect time to combine our favorite era with our favorite sweets! Even though you can still find many of them today, sweets like original candy bars, Bottle Caps, Good & Plenty and Abba Zabba were some of our favorite treats in the 1980s. Check out this list of 20 of the most popular candies from the 1980s and then tell us in the comments, what was your favorite candy growing up?


Bazooka Gum



Abba Zabba


Good & Plenty

Candy Cigarettes


Rocky Road Candy Bars


Necco Assorted Wafers

Charleston Chew


Bottle Caps


Wax Lips, Fangs and Mustaches


Sweet Tarts


Sugar Daddy


Clark Candy Bars




Now and Laters

Pixy Stix


 Pay Day




Candy Wax Bottles





Big League Chew



With so many great treats from one of the best decades ever, the list doesn’t stop here – keep it going by adding your favorite candies from the 80s in the comments below!

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