When you're a kid, the more colorful, sugary, and cheeky a candy is, the more you'll tend to like it. I haven't had these candies in years (perhaps because I'm not too fond of tie-dying my tongue anymore), but now I'm having some candy nostalgia and I'm dying to get my hands on these:
Ring Pops were the ultimate bling for the seven-year-old. Not only did they come in about a thousand colors (many of which didn't really seem to correspond to a flavor—let's be serious, blue never tasted like anything other than sugar), but, since they perched on your finger, mom didn't have to yell at you for running with a lollipop in your mouth! Genius.
Oh, the days of Fun Dip. I don't think I ever really liked fun dip because it basically involved scraping sugar on your tongue with a chalky stick. You were supposed to eat the stick when you were done, too, but is it just me or was that thing gross?
Always great to use in a prank on your little sister. Unfortunately for me, that rule of thumb made me the target.
Ever had the urge to not eat, but inhale sugar? In that case: sugar, meet throat. 'Nuff said.
Big League Chew
This shredded bubble gum made it easy to stuff your face with sugary sweets. And what little boy didn't like chewing with the All Stars?
Maybe my sense of style was warped by being a young foodie, but I thought wearing a candy necklace was so chic. However, trying to eat it while I was wearing it always turned out to be a mistake—it wasn't as easy to bite off one at a time as it seemed, and the whole thing just turned into slobber city. Yuck!
Did you eat any of these candies? Which others did you love (or hate)?