Vintage Candy Giveaway from Blickenstaff’s

Contest is now over. Winners have been notified, thanks 🙂

I’m not sure I have ever had more fun going through a box than I did a few weeks ago. Talk about a grown woman oohing and ahhing over all of this awesome candy. It was even more fun watching my boys go through it when they got home from school 🙂

Blickenstaff’s, located in Provo Utah is a premier toy and candy store. They wanted to hold a giveaway for 3 lucky Picky Palate Readers to sample some of their favorite pieces. How fun is that? Be sure to take a look at their website. So many fun things.

Blickenstaff’s is on Facebook too, be sure to show them some love and “like” them while you are there.

Take a peek and see the goodies up for grabs 🙂


Anyone else LOVE Boston Baked Beans? One of my favorite candies ever! What about Toffifay? I used to love that candy when I was a little girl. Hadn’t had it in years. I did not share that one with the boys, lol!

Oh the NikLNips. The boys fought over this one 🙂

3 Picky Palate Winner’s will receive a Gift Bag similar to the candy you see in this post, retailing at over $100.

Here’s How To Enter:

1. Leave a comment here and tell us…”What is your favorite type of  candy?”

2. For extra entries, Follow Picky Palate on Twitter, RSS Feed and Like us on Facebook. Leave 3 separate comments for this.

3. Contest ends Wednesday December 7th, 8pm PST. Winner will be chosen by and be notified by email. Giveaway gifts provided by Blickenstaffs.


Good Luck!

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  1. jen degiulio

    This is such a fun giveaway. It would be fun to try some of that candy I’ve never heard of. It really depends in my mood because I love chocolate things & then fruity πŸ™‚

  2. AppleTree

    I always loved the Boston Baked Beans, as well. Right now I am digging the Cadbury Christmas Balls. So tasty…

  3. there are way to many to choose from a few that have been and still are a treat will be skybars, boston baked beans and mary janes!!!
    I could go for a sky bar right now!

  4. kristin m.

    omg, toffifay? *sigh* brings back fond memories of summer road trips back to oklahoma… my favorite traveling candy! kristinmik at gmail

  5. Donna Russell

    My most favorite candy is the original caramel chews with the white creme center!!! They are the bomb!!!

  6. Amy

    That’s a tough one…I love all candy. I haven’t been able to have sugar since I was 2 due to diabetes, but now I have had a transplant, I can eat sugar. Trust me I am making up for lost time. Right now I am really into Peppermint Patties.

  7. Megan D

    I am not much of a sugar candy person. Don’t get me wrong…I like Skittles and Starbursts and what not…I just can’t eat a lot before I am tired of them…whereas I can eat a pound of peanut m&m’s….Hmmm….maybe I should start buying more of the other stuff πŸ˜‰

    I NEED to know if this store has Bonkers. They are my fave candy from my childhood that they no longer make. It would make dreams come true πŸ˜‰

  8. I love vintage candy- recently we hosted a 50’s style wedding reception for my 70 year-old dad (who found love again after losing his bride of 45 years). That age group loved the theme – and we had a super fun “retro” candy shoppe with all kinds of 50’s era candy that the guests could take home – one thing I discovered while doing my candy shopping was the Nut Goodie! WOW is it good. If you ever get a chance to try one you should!
    They also make “Bun” bars which are incredible too! I hope I win!! πŸ™‚

  9. Jenette Marie

    milk chocolate and I are having a love affair…plain, covering caramel, covering peppermint…you name it! As long as it doesn’t have any nuts πŸ˜‰

  10. Alicia

    Just liked you on FB, can’t believe I just found your yummy site, just in time for my annual cookie exchange and the cold weather – the soups make me want to cozy up at home and cook tons!

  11. Toffifay is my absolute favorite! I usually by the large package around Christmas time which is about the only time I go to the drugstore for candy, only because my husband loves those Christmas tree mint taffies.

  12. Amber Vallan

    It’s tough to choose a favorite type of candy, but if I had to, I would say KitKats! Love them!! πŸ˜€

  13. Kory Aldous

    picking a fav is tough, is it the laffy taffy that’s rough? or the tootsie rolls that you just cant get enough? now and laters were a top pick, along with sprees from St Nick. Caramello always solved my candy fix…but in the end, I just can’t resist, the TWIX.

  14. Amber Skirvin

    I love Lemonheads! I have recently found a few different recipes that incorporate them into dessert-perfect!:)

  15. Alicia

    So glad to see something like this, hubby has been hunting for sixlets, but he says they don’t seem the same.

  16. Arlena

    All candies were and are my favorite! but Charleston chew reminds me lots of my mom she lives in a different state πŸ™

  17. Laurie

    My new favorite candy is Ghiradelli’s chocolate caramels with sea salt. But I think I saw a Charleston Chew somewhere in the picture. I could make one of those last all day!!

  18. Annmarie johnson

    It’s so hard to just saw one. Homemade–cow patties. Store bought–M&Ms. Has to have chocolate, of course!

  19. smcin7260

    My all time favorite candy is Kraft Fudgies which are no longer made. York Peppermint patties are my favorite now.

  20. Chandrea Boyer

    I love Boston baked beans. My husband thinks I am crazy. But my true love are sweets chocolate covered cinnamon bears!

  21. Kelly Woodland

    My favortie candy of all time is Crows! Those chewy black licorice that look kinda like dots…no on else likes them, so I always get the whole box ;o)

  22. Karla

    I LOVE those Caramel Creams but I haven’t had them in years. They bring back great memories of going to work with my dad as a little girl. He would always stop at the gas station on the way and that’s what I would pick…every time!

  23. Tina

    My favorite type of candy is any combo of chocolate and caramel! I looked through your pictures hoping to see a Marathon Bar, that was my favorite candy bar as a kid. I don’t know if you remember or not, but it was a long braid of chocolate and caramel and you could stretch it soooo long!

  24. As I kid I used to love the sweet fruity candies. I remember loving the fun stix that you dip in the powder. As an adult I love picking up a plain ol’ milk chocolate dove bar.

  25. Haley003

    My favorite type of candy would have to be chocolate. Yet I have a special place in my heart for jawbreaker.

  26. Heather

    Ooohhh, I love any type of candy! But out of this bunch my oldest son would L-O-V-E the Sky Bar! He loves those things and always stocks up on them whenever we encounter them. Such a fun giveaway!

  27. Kami

    My favorite would have to be Reeses. I have to tell you if I were lucky enough to win this I would be donating it to my daughter’s Kindergarten class. Noway would we ever be able to eat this much candy, lol! Great giveaway!

  28. Lea B

    Hi. I couldn’t find anything to say it wasn’t open to people in Australia, so…

    Of all the things sent to me from a friend in teh US, I have to admit I liked the almond joy pieces – like M&M’s on holiday! Oh and Moon Pies – although not candy, they are my ultimate faves. Better than our Tim Tams any day πŸ˜€

  29. Kara

    I love anything chocolate. I’m particularly prone to buying a Dove Dark Chocolate if I see one in the checkout line at the grocery store.

  30. Sage

    As far as chocolate, I love Heath Bars or anything white chocolate. For fruity candy, my favorite is chewy sweetarts!

  31. Kathleen Misner

    I love all kinds of candy, mostly chocolates. Wow, do those retro candies take me back a few years. Those days were the best!!!!

  32. Kelli

    I LOVE Boston Baked Beans! My brother once shoved one up his nose and had to go to the ER to get it out… somehow I still eat them!

  33. My favorite type of candy has the perfect compliments of chocolate-y sweetness and saltiness. I love the combination that it brings to your mouth. (Such as Oreos dipped in peanut butter or pretzels in melted white chocolate.) However, my all-time favorite candy bar will have to be Hershey’s Cookies n’ Cream. Why? Because I LOVE white chocolate!

  34. Kathryn

    My favorite chocolate treat? The holiday Reese’s…you know, the pumpkins at Halloween, eggs at Easter. I love the PB to chocolate ratio! My favorite sugary treat? Grape Swedish Fish, which I don’t think are made anymore.

  35. Stacy

    I love homemade carmels from my mother-in-law’s bakery in Wisconsin! We just received some in the mail from WI to UT! Delicious!

  36. MissKris

    I am a candyholic and love it all! My favorite though, if I have to choose, is Jelly Bellies. And fudge. And chocolate covered cherries. And salt water taffy. And Rocky Road. Oh how can I choose one???

  37. Sara L

    How can I choose just one? But, truly, I love Slo Pokes – it was always the first thing gone from the prize box when I was in 3rd grade! Somethings never change, even after 20+ years!

  38. Sara S.

    Love me some Reeses Peanutbutter cups but my favorite have to be the eggs, hearts, Christmas trees, etc. All the big ones that come out around the holidays! I also love butterfingers and I think I spy a Chick-o-stick in there which brings back some memories!

  39. Heather

    It’s really difficult for me to name one candy because I have a major sweet tooth and candies are my favorite! One of my favorites are sour patch kids! I also love anything with chocolate.

  40. Marci Johnson

    I just had a peanut butter snickers and it was delicious…. in fact talking about it now makes me crave one….

  41. Stacey

    Caramel creams are my favorite, but I fondly remember many of the candies pictured. My grandfather and mother owned a small grocery store when I was younger and they carried lots of the old candy. I loved picking out different treats after school!

  42. Katrina

    I remember loving Charleston chews when i was younger. Root beer flavor old fashion hard candy I loved too. Now I love chocolate and mint stuff. YUM!

  43. Angela M.

    I am a Junior Mints girl. I also remember loving Brown and Haley Mountain Bars when I was a kid. Love candy!! What a fun giveaway!

  44. nadine

    I loved Mallo cups as a little girl. They used to have paper coins you collected when you got to a certain amount, you sent them in and received free candy. WHAT A THRILL that was:)

  45. Dinah

    I can’t decide on a favorite, many of the candy types in this package are ones I LOVED as a child! Things have been very tight for my family and I haven’t bought a single thing, this would be an AWESOME package to have under my tree for my children!

  46. Vanessa

    I love Caramel Creams.I used to eat them alot growing up. My boyfriend would get them for us to share. When I see them (and eat them) I go back to my middle school days and smile. πŸ™‚

  47. Rita Nodland

    I have the fondest memories of eating 7-UP candy bars with my mom. They cost a dime back in the 60’s. We lived about a mile from a small town and occasionally she would drive us into town just to get a candy bar.

  48. Larisa Smith

    Depends on the mood, but chocolate truffles are a favorite this time of year! I’m also a big fan of blow-pops!

  49. LOlander

    My favorites growing up were Abba-Zabba, Sugar Daddy, and Tootsie Rolls. Now I include Caramel Milky-Ways. My kids love trying all the vintage type candies.

  50. Sarah

    My mom and I make that saltine-cracker toffee with peanuts on top (and during Christmas we sub out milk chocolate for white and crushed peppermint candy for the nuts!). I call it crack because it’s so addicting πŸ™‚ I could eat a whole plate of them every day for the rest of my life!

  51. Jodi

    Wow, how do I narrow it down? I LOVE candy. Love the candy from when I was a kid (remember marathon candy bars?). Truly, anything chocolate has to be my favorite. I am addicted, I have my chocolate stash throughout my house. . . .I need help!

  52. Jen Ball

    favorite type of candy? ANY candy, I am a sugar fiend!! As far as vintage candy goes I love me some Zots, Boston Baked Beans, root beer barrels and Sugar Babies. YUM!

  53. My visit to Blickenstaff’s brought back so many memories from my childhood. I would love to be able to share the same ones with my kids today!!! I have too many favorites to mention!

  54. Karen Renshaw

    I love dark chocolate.. However, I saw those Boston baked beans and that brought back a childhood flash memory. πŸ™‚

  55. Linda Barton

    This brought back a lot of old memories. My favorite was the Abba-Zaba. I would love to win and share these memories with my granddaughter!

  56. Kim B.

    My favorite candy is a frozen Snickers bar πŸ™‚ LOVE THIS GIVEAWAY!! My WHOLE family would go nuts!! Keeping my fingers crossed πŸ™‚

  57. Susan

    Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. Reese’s, Kit Kat, even just chocolate chips out of the bag meant for cookies!

  58. lilystay

    I love the old fashioned taffy, my mom say’s when they drove long trips in the car they would stop at a gas station and get one for 5 cents.

    Another favorite is the carmel apple pops. I love how they stick to the roof of your mouth then you get the sweetness of the apple flavor.

    Those are my favorite candys

  59. Jordan

    I love love love cherry twizzler (the nibs). I can’t eat just a handful, I have to finish the bad in one sitting. But really, there aren’t many candies that I don’t like. It’s too bad sugar couldn’t take the place of fruits and veggies on the healthy plate layout, because then I could actually say that I was eating balanced meals haha

  60. Sarah

    What a great assortment of candy! The caramel creams would be the first to disappear out of that box. Caramels are definitely my favorite type of candy, can’t wait to make my grandma’s recipe for homemade caramels this Christmas!

  61. Sarah!

    I love sour patch kids and sour gummy worms, but those pictures reminded me about how much I like necco wafers. I used to buy them any time I found them (which wasn’t very often!)

  62. Leslie D.

    My favorite candy is cotton candy, but I love dark chocolate, mint, and coconut. I’ve had a stomach bug that past couple of days and these pictures make drool. πŸ™‚

  63. Tiffany George

    My favorite candy is Kit Kat! I also love Milky Way, Reese’s cups (but they are the BEST if they’re frozen!), Crunch bars, and Twix πŸ™‚ I love chocolate but I’m not a nut or coconut fan.

  64. Suzanne

    I LOVE most types of candy. But, some favorites are York Peppermint Patties, Mentos, Skittles, and Reese’s pieces. Thanks for the cool giveaway!

  65. Chelsea

    I love licorice, nerds, and chocolate. If my husband saw this vintage candy stash he would drool over the Abba-Zaba or Black Jack gum.

  66. Melissa

    Laffy Taffy! My dentist would strike me down but there’s something yummy and kid like that gets me every time.

  67. Karen

    Favorite has to be old school Hershey’s with Almonds-love the fancy chocolates, but they still do that so well!

  68. April was in CT now CA

    Just about anything involving chocolate and peanut butter. I am especially fond of the Reese’s Easter eggs!

  69. Stacie A.

    I love candy!! My favorite right now is snickers with almonds, but I love gummy/sour candy too. This old fashion candy rocks!

  70. My favorite candy is hershey’s cookies n’ mint bar but unfortunately they don’t make them anymore! πŸ™
    I LOVE fun dip, riesens, and charleston chews! Toffifay is soooo good too but I rarely get it because it costs more. Oh and bubble gum! Does that count as candy? I LOVE BUBBLE GUM! πŸ™‚

  71. Rachel P.

    anything with chocolate and caramel!!!!! I constantly have a raging sweet tooth…this candy pack would be perfect!

  72. Kolbi

    my favorite type of candy is anything and everything chocolate πŸ™‚ but choosing just one i love peanut butter M&Ms put in the freezer for a few mins. YUM!

  73. Andrea

    I LOVE reeces pieces. I eat a few first thing in the morning when i wake up and before I brush my teeth ever night. I only eat a few (3 or so) at a time and i keep a bag in my sock drawer. All my family and friends know about my morning and night reeces pieces ritual!