Saturday, February 19, 2011
I’m sure you all know by now how much of a sweet tooth we have around here so we are always looking for new and exciting candy companies and stores to try out so naturally when we were given the opportunity to choose a Decade Candy Box from Old Time Candy., we jumped right on it…the only problem we ran into was choosing which Decade Box we wanted to try.
About Old Time Candy(taken from website):
We are Karen and Donny Ray and our business is located LaGrange, Ohio:
We grew up in the late fifties and early sixties and are certified "baby boomers." It cost 50 cents to go to the "picture show" and a large bag of popcorn from the "dime store" was only a dime (really!). We remember the first McDonald's in Cleveland when the burgers were 15 cents and fries sold for 12 cents. Those were the days.
What we do:
We have a lot of fun eating and selling the candy we ate as kids. Sometimes we are asked how we can sell 50 year old candy. It makes us smile and our response is that our candy is fresh from the manufacturer. We don't make the candy, we tracked down the manufacturers who are still in business and sell their candy on the Internet.
Most of us have grown up, gone to college, maybe moved to a different area of the country, raised families and in the process have forgotten about the candy of our youth. We package and ship our candy every day so it gets into your hands (and mouths) quickly.
Our business history:
This adventure began in July, 1999 when we walked into a large candy store in Cleveland, Ohio that specializes in old time candy. We had no idea that many of our old time favorites still existed. It was the candy we ate as kids... Necco Wafers, Candy Buttons on paper tape, Wax Lips, Candy Cigarettes. Amazing!
We went on-line in early 2000 with our first candy assortment and began to grow. In 2003 we moved into a larger facility and expanded at the beginning of 2004. We moved into a much larger facility in August of 2006 where we are located today. 2010 began our 10th year in the candy business. Thanks for helping us be successful. We hope you like what we do and will continue to support us with your purchases and referrals.
What makes us unique:
We are actually in the "memory business." It is our hope that you will enjoy the candy and at the same time, take a trip down memory lane. Our Candy you ate as a kid® packages make wonderful gifts. Everyone loves candy, especially candy you ate as kid.
We were given the opportunity to choose a Decade Candy Box from Old Time Candy and to be quite honest trying to decide what decade to choose was the most difficult part of this entire review! But, after some back and forth we decided to choose the 1960’s 4lb decade box. Now our decision to choose this box was kinda a simple one since my husbands and I grew up in the late 80’s and 90’s we wanted to experience some of the candies that our parents grew up with and I knew my dad who grew up in the 50’s and 60’s would really enjoy this box as well and I was totally right!
Our decade box arrived super quickly from Old Time Candy and was very well packaged and shipped with absolutely no damage to the products or the box, and if you ask me when you are dealing with candies and foods that’s one of the most important aspects of ordering online or through the mail. “Bug” was very excited once we opened the outer box and I told him that the box with all the pictures on it was a box of all kinds of candy his Pa Paw used to eat as a kid, so he decided to wait until we took it to my parents house so he could open it with his Pa Paw!
When we finally got to open our 1960’s Decade Box, we were all very excited but I decided to let “Bug” and his Pa Paw open the box and check out the contents together and it was quite a sight watching the two of them going through this 4 lb box of candy with both their eyes huge like a couple of little kids on Christmas morning looking at all the presents under the tree! I think my dad really enjoyed explaining to “Bug” what some of the older candy that “Bug” nor I had ever seen before, and I think the one thing that was said more than anything else was “WOW!, I haven’t seen this candy in years” coming out of my dad’s mouth.
We could not be happier with our choice of the 1960’s Decade Box and I can tell you that I have found the perfect gift for my dad and my mom for Mother’s and Father’s day this year! I know that we have all had a blast taste testing some of the candies my parents remember growing up that we had never gotten the opportunity to try and to be honest it is a shame because it’s all so delicious! I also have enjoyed surfing the Old Time Candy website and finding several old time candy I can’t wait to try with “Bug” and other family members! The candy and Decade Boxes would make wonderful gifts for any occasion for just about everybody!
If you or someone you know would love to relive the taste of the candies you loved growing up that you can no longer find around you, I highly suggest checking out all the goodies available at Old Time Candy! Also they have Decade Boxes available for different occasions like Father’s Day, Mother’s Day and Birthdays, that allow you to create your very own special message for the top of the boxes! I know I would love to receive one of these boxes for any occasion or just because!
To purchase the 1960’s Decade Box mentioned above and so many more visit the Old Time Candy website!
Old Time Candy is so awesome they have offered my readers a discount code to receive 10% discount on anything they sell and for an unlimited number of orders good until end of March 2011! Use code: cartoon2011
Old Time Candy has so very generously offered one of my readers a 4 lb Decade Box of the winner’s choice (50s, 60s, 70s, 80s or all decades) (ARV $29.99)
Mandatory Entry: Visit Old Time Candy and tell what piece of candy you would like to try and which Decade Box you would choose if you were the lucky winner! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.
Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)
1. Become a public follower of my blog (2 extra)
2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)
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4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Old Time Candy be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)
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Giveaway ends March 04, 2011 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.
This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the 1960’s Decade Box mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 2:24 PM