Vintage Candy Giveaway from Blickenstaff’s

Contest is now over. Winners have been notified, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚


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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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1,889 Responses
  1. Deanna

    Wowsers! How much fun is that?! My favorite candy is….all of them? When I have to make a choice it is usually something with chocolate and caramel like 100 grand or rolos.

  2. Anne

    Dark chocolate is always a favorite but at this time of the year, Dove’s dark chocolate peppermint bark is the reason for my increasing Christmas weight gain.

  3. Sue Welsh

    Wow! So many childhood memories when you see all that candy!! Skybar…that has to be my favorite, every now and then I find one, but oh how I would love one now. Great idea for this company. Thanks, Sue Welsh

  4. Mary Elizabeth

    I love anything with chocolate, literally. Some may say I’m addicted, but I really do only eat it in moderate. Those belly aches from eating too much only happen about once every two weeks!

  5. jenny

    now- it’s anything chocolate (especially with caramel)… but when I was a kid it was candy bracelets and wax bottles….

  6. Kim

    My favorite candy is not manufactured anymore: Wacky Wafers. Maybe it’s a good thing they don’t make them; it’s not like I need more sugar in my life, lol.

  7. Julie P.

    What an awesome giveaway~so fun to see candy from the past. My favorite candy is a Milky Way bar and my favorite “blast from the past” candy is the toffifay! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Kalyn

    My favorite candy would either be a Milky Way or Twix bar…they’re the only kinds of candy I usually give in to!

  9. Jocelyn

    My favorite from childhood candy… Gosh I loved many like Mike N Ike.s, Bit O Honey, Charleston Chews… ๐Ÿ™‚ Hard to pick just one!

  10. Angie

    I love the combo of chocolate and peanut butter, so Reese’s peanut butter cups, Take 5, and Whatchamucalit are my favs.

  11. WOW! Truly kids in a Candy Store! It reminds me of buying “Penny” candy at the bakery in the little town I grew up in! GREAT memories!
    My favorite candy is anything chocolate but I LOVE Kits and BB bats. I didn’t see them in your picture. Valomilk are made right here in Johnson County, Kansas!
    Thanks for a great walk down memory lane!

  12. alexis

    I love so much candy it’s hard to choose, but I will say the reese’s seasonal candy–pumpkins, trees, hearts and eggs, October through April are dangerous for me!

  13. Amy F

    I love chocolate!! Chocolate or candy in general is a great stress reliever! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Crystal E.

    I love sour candies! Anything sour – usually a good combination of sour patch kids, watermelons, and the fruit salad – then of course sour gummy bears, and fruit strips, sour mike n ikes! Warheads, gummy worms and lifesavers! Oh, and don’t forget sour blow pops! I like it all – lots of sour and lots of gummy goodness! I feel like Julie Andrew’s right now…singing “…these are a few of my favorite things!” ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Emily Wilson

    I love just about every candy!! I have such a sweet tooth. Seeing the Nik-L-Nips reminds me of being a kid. I use to love those!

  16. Jennifer

    I haven’t had a lot of these since I was little. I love the Boston Baked beans! My kids would love to go through a box like this.

  17. Mary

    Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I really enjoy See’s candies when I can get ahold of some. But being from the east coast, I settle for a Snickers bar every now and then.
    What a great give away! The kids would flip over a box like that (well……me too). Thanks!

  18. Rebecca Barnett

    My favorite all time candy is Tangy Taffy. NOT Laffy Taffy. There is a huge difference. Haven’t seen it in years and years. I miss it!

  19. Oh my gosh- do my husband and I LOVE candy?? Did we have a candy bar at our wedding last year? Um, yes.

    My favorite candy is anything fruity and chewy. Though Charleston Chew and Chick-O-Stick come in pretty close after that.

  20. Carolinachef

    Hmmm… I do love zots! In college we used to put them in our cocktails… I also pretty much love anything that included chocolate and caramel. Yumm.

  21. I love anything that has chocolate and caramel!! Milky way, milk duds, ghiradelli squares with caramel!! I recently discovered the Milky Way that has just caramel inside and it was heaven!

  22. OH MY HOLY HECK! that is like my idea of pure heaven right there. Your own personal Wonka Land LOL…I adore anything with chocolate or taffy. Mmmmm!!!

  23. Betsy Alvey

    I can’t seem to get enough of Hershey’s Cordial Kisses. I have already had way too many and the holiday season isn’t over. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Danielle

    oh gosh, i could never just pick one candy. I have the biggest sweet tooth – I think anything with a chocolate/peanut combo is deadly and love gummy candies like it’s my job.

  25. Tasha

    I have a mixture of favorites. Mostly anything with chocolate or carmel. But I also enjoy chico stix, laffy taffy, candy necklaces, etc.

    Awesome giveaway by the way!

  26. carolina

    i’m forever loyal to gobstoppers, although i swear they have made them smaller! i just love them anyway ๐Ÿ™‚ .

  27. Caryn

    Wow! The memories come back when I look at this candy! Brings a smile to my face. My favorite is candy with caramel and chocolate!

  28. My favorite kind of candy is a Lollipop … they last for quite awhile and are always filled with flavor. I sure would love to win the vintage candy pack, what a nice trip down memory lane that would be for me and the hubs, my daughter would love it too. Thanks for the chance to win.

  29. Katie W

    So many candy memories…we owned a grocery store so I always got to try the new candy. Always loved the Whatchamacallit candy bar ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Joanie H

    My favorite candy is assorted sweedish fish (you know the ones with green, yellow, and orange too) or sweedish berries (the assorted tiny ones are best) and sour patch kids (red kind)

  31. Andrea L

    In College I was nicknamed “Andi Andi – give me some Candy”, so picking my favorite candy is tough. For a long time I loved Tangy Bunnies – they came out at Easter time and they were a Willy Wonka treat. Haven’t seen them in a long time, but would totally die if I found them. Probably my favorite now is either Twizzlers or Sprees.

    Mmmmm. Candy….

  32. My favorite candy of today is Reese’s peanut butter cups and Caramellos. If I were to choose a nostalgic candy, I would have to go with Abba Zabba and Candy Buttons.

    ๐Ÿ˜€ Looks like an awesome pile of nostalgic candy!

  33. Jacks

    My favorite was the Mars bar, but that got discontinued. Now I’m all about Snickers Almond since it’s pretty darn close to the Mars bar!

  34. crystal b

    My all-time favorite candy is the Kit-Kat. It’s a classic, and I like to eat it layer by layer. It takes forever, but I try to savor the moments I actually indulge in some chocolatey goodness.

  35. Jill

    I LOVE candy!! It’s so hard to pick a favorite, but I think my favorite would be pop rocks! I just love the way they pop in my mouth:)

  36. Catherine

    My favorite type of candy has got to be the “chunky” bars. I guess the best part is that if you eat too many you will definitely becoming “chunky”, but at least it warns you!

  37. Denise

    My favorite candy from childhood is probably Zotz or Pop Rocks. Now, however, I’d much rather have the homemade kind!

  38. Melissa C.

    Ooh, I miss the Charleston Chews!! I remember as a kid putting them in the freezer and then smacking them against the counter to break it up into bite size pieces ;0)

  39. Kate

    My brother & I LOVED the NikLNips too!!! We would get them at Nelson’s Variety store in Downtown Gadsden, Alabama.

  40. Lindsay

    My favorite candy is M&Ms. They remind me of childhood trips to WalMart with my mom, aunt, cousin, and sister ๐Ÿ˜€ Looking at these pictures reminds me of how yummy those Goetze’s Caramel creams are.

  41. I’ve always loved york peppermint patties… but i also have a soft spot in my heart for pretzel m&ms and those seasonal coconut hershey kisses. Those things are holy freaking delightful.

  42. Debbie W

    Some of those candies bring back serious memories. I remeber abba zabba and haven’t seen that in forever. Anything with PB is good.

  43. Liberty

    A few years ago I bought some Runts Easter eggs, they were phenomenal and I have never been able to find them again.

  44. My favorite candy as a child were sugar babies…love sticky chewy carmel. My favorite memory is being able to ride my bike cross the big 4 lane street, at the light, without mom to go to Edward’s Variety to pursue the candy aisle…that was freedom.

  45. Rachael

    I love any candy but my favorite would have to be Toblerone… I’m not sure if it is technically “candy” but its amazing.

  46. Lynne K.

    My all time favorite as a kid was the Marathon Bar. Do you remember the cowboy in the commercial, “It lasts a looong, looong time.” It’s nowhere to be found, even in vintage candy shops. So sad.

  47. Liz

    My all-time favorite candy is necco wafers! I remember passing the building in Boston and going crazy as a kid. My dad loves them too!

  48. Kathy Slinsky

    Peppermint Patties!! LOVED looking at the picture of all the candy – I forgot about Zots! They had a fizzy center didn’t they? Toffifay was a “special” treat because they were a little more expensive. Must mind the candy budget! ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. Allison Johnson

    I love Hot Tamales, and have recently discovered the Big Tex Jelly Bean version of Hot Tamales, they are beautifully delicious, but can burn your mouth if you are not careful ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. What is your favorite type of candy? Being that I grew up new an old fashioned candy store, I have always loved root beer barrels. I now live no where near an old fashioned candy store, so I rarely get the good ones.

  51. Lori Peterson

    Mallo-cups are my favorite. It brings back memories of when I received them in my trick or treat bag at Halloween! So good! Win, win, win for my sweet tooth!

  52. Aimee

    My favorite candy is Reese’s peanut butter cups (have you seen the new 1 lbs they sell now?!). chocolate and peanut butter = heaven! =)

  53. Megan Jett

    I usually prefer fruit flavored candy but my absolute FAVORITE candy is charleston chews! It’s extra great that they are in this batch of candy up for grabs!

  54. Heather Lockmanese

    I’m not a huge candy person, but if I had to choose it would probobly be almond joys or peppermint pattys

  55. Devon

    I am an absolute candy freak, and I have not met many candies that I don’t like! However, if I had to choose a favorite, it would have to be sour patch fruits. (Not the kids, which I like, but the mixed fruits, which I looove.) Another favorite is Charleston Chew, as well as those delicious pastel buttermints. Yum! Such a fun giveaway!

  56. Brianna

    I actually live right next to Provo and have been to Blickenstaff’s, that store is amazing! Oh, and I love Reeses!

  57. Alina

    YUMMMY!! Favorite candy would have to be BIt-O-Honey!! I had never tasted them until this year and I fell in love.

  58. Ginny Wheeler

    Its hard to pick just one due to when I was a little girl they were all my favorite. I just love anything sweet!

  59. Megan

    A good creamy milk chocolate is what I usually go for- if it’s covering caramel or peanuts, or a combination of things, that’s good too!

  60. My favorite type of candy is the old bubble jugs! I loved the bubble gum flavored powder with the bubble gum bits! Yum!! I also love the old soda pop gum that had goo in the middle! There’s nothing better than Dr. Pepper gum ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. Mike

    I don’t know why but I love putting Charleston Chews in the freezer and then eating them! Hurts but tastes sooo good

  62. Carrie Balaban

    I love Charleston Chews ๐Ÿ™‚ My maiden name is Charlesworth, and growing up my brother’s friends used to call him Chewie.

  63. Meredith

    caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaandy!! My favorite candy would depend on my mood, right now I could go for some reese’s pieces!!

  64. Angie

    Just one?! Impossible…junior mints, snickers, dark chocolate anythng…vintage?…those chewy round wafer disc things, can’t remember the name!