Classic Candy: America's Favorite Sweets, 1950-80

Classic Candy: America's Favorite Sweets, 1950-80

by Darlene Lacey
     
 

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Whether classics like Hershey's, Mars and M&Ms or trend-setters like PEZ and Atomic Fireballs, candy has a special place in the hearts and memories of most Americans, who to this day consume more than 600 billion pounds of it each year. In this colorful illustrated guide, Darlene Lacey looks at candy in America from a variety of angles, examining

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Whether classics like Hershey's, Mars and M&Ms or trend-setters like PEZ and Atomic Fireballs, candy has a special place in the hearts and memories of most Americans, who to this day consume more than 600 billion pounds of it each year. In this colorful illustrated guide, Darlene Lacey looks at candy in America from a variety of angles, examining everything from chocolate to fruity sweets and from the simply packaged basics to gaudy product tie-ins. She examines the classic brands of the late twentieth century and what they mean, guiding us on a mouth-watering, sugar-fueled trip down a memory lane filled with signposts like Bazooka, Clark, Necco and Tootsie Roll.

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“This charming little book is filled with fabulous vintage ads and fun facts, For example -- getting back to Good and Plenty -- did you know that it was first produced in 1893 by the Quaker City Chocolate and Confectionery Company? And that it's the oldest brand-name candy in the US? I had no idea. You'll enjoy looking back at your favorites, too.” —Kitsch and Retro

“A yummy and nostalgic history of American candy... highlights candy fads and trends, some of which only appeared in short production and others that are still available today...More than 150 kinds of classic candy grace the pages, with beautiful full-color photos that make the mouth water.” —Deseret News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747813644
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/10/2013
Series:
Shire Library USA , #745
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
File size:
25 MB
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Meet the Author

Darlene Lacey began collecting candy wrappers in the 1970s. The goal of her collection was to create the Candy Wrapper Museum, where wrappers could be enjoyed as art, nostalgia, and humor. Over the decades, thousands of pieces were collected for the museum, and it is now one of the most complete and significant collections of American candy (www.candywrappermuseum.co.uk). It has drawn hundreds of thousands of visitors and has been featured in such media as the Food Network's 'Unwrapped', the Chicago Tribune, Smithsonian Magazine, and LA Beat among others. A freelance writer, editor, and script adaptor, Lacey also writes about candy and culture in a column for thelosangelesbeat.com.

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