Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Old-Fashioned Holiday Christmas Candy

Do you remember this candy? 



I grew up with them, they were always in my grandparents' cut glass candy dishes for the holidays. I search high and low each year so I can fill my candy jars with these sweet treats. I was lucky enough to find them this year after our move to Colorado - the holidays are saved!





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I found this year's candy at our local Walgreens pharmacy. If you have a Walgreens, give them a call, they might have this mix. They also carried a bag of old-fashioned ribbon candy.





My sister surprised me with two bags of Brach's Filled Raspberries in the mail - best sister ever award!

The brand my grandparents' always purchased were Brach's - there are a few varieties: Brach's Arabian Nights Mix, Brach's Old-Fashioned Holiday Mix and Brachs's Filled Red Raspberries Hard Candy. 

Where can you find them? Try your local pharmacies, grocery stores, Target, Walmart and mom & pop stores. Right around Thanksgiving is when they start to show up in stores. I will say, they are not always easy to find. When we lived in Ohio (9 years), I never found them in our local stores. Most years I would grab them when I was in Michigan for Thanksgiving. One year I found them at Meijer's while shopping for Thanksgiving dinner with my sister - I purchased FIVE bags that year!  

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The good news, if this candy is a must have (like it is for me), you can find them online. The bad news, you pay a little more because of the shipping cost (a couple have free shipping with Amazon Prime). Below are some sites to purchase the candy online and have them delivered right to your door, just in time for Christmas! As of right now, they were still in stock:  
  • Brach's Old Fashioned Holiday Mix, 9.5 oz: Amazon  
  • Deluxe Old-Fashioned Classic Hard Candy Mix, 18 oz: Amazon
  • Washburn's Old Fashioned Hard Candies, 16 oz canisters (2 pack):  Amazon
  • Old Fashioned Mini Ribbon Candy, 1 pound: Amazon
  • Brach's Filled Raspberries: Amazon

These three online stores, CandyWarehouse, Old Time Candy & O'Ryan's Village, carry many old fashioned favorites, including Brach's.  (I have no affiliation with these stores)

UPDATE: I had a request to find Old-Fashioned Honeycomb Peanuts Candy - I found them! "Honeycomb peanuts are individually wrapped, peanut shared hard candies with a soft crunchy center made with real peanut butter."

If you stores where you can find these candies, please share in the comments section below for other readers.


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Cheers!

22 comments:

Talya Tate Boerner said...

Yes! Love it. Thanks for letting me know where to get it. Pinning.

Mary N said...

Yay!!! Happy holidays, Talya.

Deborah D. said...

Thank you so much. We love these old time candies.

valerie said...

I have always love this candy, I am going to my local Walgreens to see if they have it.Thank you for letting us know where to find it.

Sheila Burgess said...

Thank you for the information for where I can buy the old fashion candy.

Heartofberries said...

We have a store here in Mount Union, PA that gets these every year! Including ribbon candy, chocolate straws, filled candy, hard candy, etc! Peight's Country Store! A little out of the way! A lot less to pay!

Unknown said...

Wakarusa dime store

Tammy Lybarger said...

Wakarusa dime store

Anonymous said...

If you like the old fashioned clear Christmas Candy, try clearcandy.com. I've just placed my 3rd order this season with them.

Dawn Vanderford said...

I am in Arkansas and we have a store called The Dollar Tree and they have it every year for just $1 a bag!!

D'ANGELO said...

I know this is an old post but thought I'd chime in anyway. This candy reminds me of my youth late 60's. My grandmother always had a beautiful crystal bowl filled with these beauties around the holidays. They were mouthwatering eye candy for a 6 yr old who was left unattended while the grow ups talked in the kitchen. My only problem was they Stuck together and I mean Stuck to the crystal bowl. I practically needed a jack hammer to sneak into them while the grown ups were busy, but I managed. They were dangerously enough to 'cut skin' from tiny hands if you weren't careful...no, I never cut my fingers but I did bang up my knuckles LOL

What is your memory of these old fashioned hard candies made from a sugary cement?
Angel from The Bay 2015

Patty Pytlarz said...

Vermont Country Store. They have everything from the olden days that you can imagine.

Anonymous said...

Now u can also find it in local Family Dollar stores and Walmart.

Anonymous said...

on my way out to get it now

Rockhound said...

The Vermont Country Store has them but they are pricey.

Anonymous said...

i bought a bag of those at walmart yesterday. They dont taste like they used to do years ago. They all have basically the same flavour now. Back then each had its own flavour. I was totally disappointed when I opened the bag. Look the same but taste - nah.

nonnax2 said...

I remember some candy in the shape of a peanut. I thought it was in the old fashioned mix. I have never seen again.

Diana said...

I remember the peanut too! It was shinny, filled with peanut butter and I can't find it anymore either! It used to be in the filled holiday mix! If anybody knows where to find it, even included in a candy mix that would be awesome!

Mary N said...

Diana & Nonnax2, I found the candy you are looking for, Old-Fashioned Honeycomb peanuts candy - "Honeycombed Peanuts are individually wrapped, peanut shaped hard candies with a soft, crunchy center made with real peanut butter." I updated my post with links to the candy! Happy holidays!

Anonymous said...

I'm looking for the tiny small peppermint hard candy.

Anonymous said...

Looking for the chocolate filled :-( can't find them anywhere , do they still make them ?

Anonymous said...

The Old fashioned Peach Blossoms was another great one. It was a shiny pink in color and filled with peanut butter.. It was pillow shaped..It came in a can..