15 Old-Timey Candies You Never Knew Existed

In the 1920s, there was a candy bar called Chicken Dinner. Not making this up.

1. Whiz

Popular in the ’30s and ’40s, this candy bar included a mix of peanuts, marshmallow, and fudge covered in milk chocolate.

ID: 1995033

2. Chicken Dinner Candy Bar

Pearson’s Candy Company put out these oddly-named bars during the Great Depression, the name being a reference to Hoover’s presidential campaign slogan, “A chicken in every pot.” The bar did not contain chicken — it was a nut roll covered in chocolate.

ID: 1995244

3. Pecan Pete

A choice for candy lovers of the 1940s, Pecan Pete bars included clusters of pecans stuffed in with nougat and covered in bittersweet dark chocolate.

ID: 1995037

4. Nickel Naks

These 1940s candies varied in flavor from box to box — think lemon drops, jelly beans, candy corn, or candy cherries.

ID: 1995047

5. Walnettos, Choclettos, and Coconettos

These 1940s sweets are actually still around today! They’re walnut, chocolate, or coconut-flavored chews.

ID: 1995073

6. 3 Pigs

A 1930s snack produced by the Hollywood Candy Co., these bars came in three different flavors.

ID: 1995392

7. Old Nick

Manufactured by the same folks who make Bit-O-Honey, Old Nick featured a roll of fudge and nuts covered in milk chocolate.

ID: 1995279

8. Stark Candy Wafers

No surprise here — these are now manufactured by Necco.

ID: 1995080

9. Snirkles

These caramel and nougat swirl chews were introduced in the 1920s. They’re still around, but are now called Slap Stix.

ID: 1995089

10. Silver Cups

From the 1940s, these bite-sized milk chocolate treats were packaged in silver foil.

ID: 1995114

11. Seven Up

Around in the 1930s, Seven Up bars featured connected bits, each with a different flavor. Eventually, the soft drink, 7-Up, bought the candy bar so they could have rights to the name.

ID: 1995123

12. Milk Shake Candy Bar

Introduced in 1927, this bar tasted similar to a Milky Way.

ID: 1995269

13. Skippers Bubble Gum and Jaw Teasers Gum

These novelty chewing gums of the 1940s tried to lure kids in with fancy colors.

ID: 1995040

14. Klein’s Lunch Bar

On the market in 1917, the Lunch Bar’s slogan was “Lots of milk, smooth as silk, eat one every day.” Eek.

ID: 1995352

15. Cold Turkey Candy Bar

This 1930s snack must have been hard to quit because the combination of maple and walnuts sounds heavenly.

ID: 1995619

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