Baby Boomers Should Be Able to Name These Discontinued Candies. Can You?


By: Kennita Leon

6 Min Quiz

Image: Mars, Inc.

About This Quiz

Like that famous song said, some good things never last, whether it be a good time, a great relationship or a sweet so good that it literally made your mouth water. 

Many treats that exist today have been around for quite some time, but there were more than a few that were so beloved that they are still talked about today, with people who had the opportunity to sample them petitioning to bring them back. But whether they do or not isn't why we're here. We want to see if you can name some of the most popular discontinued candies from their pictures. 

These candies were put out of production for a variety of reasons that included but are not limited to a decline in sales, the creators finding something new or better or because rumors destroyed the reputation of the treat. But not all suffered the fate of being gone permanently; some have been given new life recently -- new wrappers, new branding, new ingredients -- the works! But we want to see if you can remember the original versions in this quiz. 

If you're a baby boomer or just a huge candy fan, test your knowledge of these long-gone candies. 

This treat was part of the Sugar Daddy candies. Do you know what it was called?

Sugar Mama was a chewy bite-sized caramel candy that was first produced in 1965. Though it has since been discontinued, this Robert Welch invention was part of the "Sugar Daddy" candies that had their heyday in the '60s and '70s.


This was a candy that functioned as a licorice and a breath freshener. Can you tell us what it was called?

Sen-sen was a small licorice-flavored breath freshener that was created in the late 1800s by the perfume company T.B. Dunn and Co. Sen-sen was sold in a small red packet.


"________, best nickel candy there iz-z" was its slogan. Do you know which candy is being talked about here?

Whiz was a chocolate candy bar that was first distributed in the 1920s by Beich Company. It was sold in a dazzling packet of red and yellow and made popular among children with the release of the catchy slogan "Whiz, best nickel candy there iz-z."


This product has no ice cream, but it did have malted nougat, caramel and milk chocolate. Do you know its name?

The Milkshake Bar was a 1920s candy bar made out of caramel, milk chocolate and malted nougat. The Hollywood Candy Company produced this milkshake bar, which was similar to the Milky Way bar that was produced around the same period.


This cylindrical candy used to come packaged in gold foil. What was it called?

The Mars company released the Marsettes candy in 1958. Marsettes was a chocolate candy filled with caramel and cylindrical. It was sold in gold foil and the wrapper was blue, white and brown with "Marsettes" written across it.


The dairy product in its name wasn't an ingredient, but it did have nuts. Which candy are we referring to?

Hollywood Candy produced another delightful candy called the Butternut Candy Bar, which was made up of milk chocolate, peanuts and caramel. Like many other candies such as Zero and Milkshake, it was discontinued.


Caramel, fudge, nuts and chocolate are the main ingredients in this treat. Can you tell us its name?

Oh Henry is a tasty candy bar that was introduced by the Williamson Candy Company in the 1900s. Now produced by Nestle, Oh Henry has been in production for almost 100 years!


Part of its slogan was "Bonks you out."Can you figure out its name based on those words and its picture?

Nabisco offered this chewy candy in the mid-1980s; the product had a memorable run due to its television commercials. After the ads stopped running, the candy's popularity diminished. The Leaf Brand Company then acquired the trademark with the idea of bringing the brand back, but so far, it hasn't resurfaced.


This bar of chocolate had three layers. What was it known as in the '60s and '70s?

The Nestle Triple Decker candy had layers of layers of white, milk and dark chocolate. This treat was made in the 60s, but production was canceled in the early 70s.


This candy had a specific number of chocolate "pillows," each of which had their own flavor. Can you tell us what it was called?

This 1930s candy bar was a chocolate flavored delight -- it had seven chambers, each laden with flavors such as cherry, caramel, mint, butterscotch, fudge and orange. The Seven Up Bar was produced by Pearson's Candy, but was discontinued in 1979.


Named after a soda, can you tell us what this chewy treat was called?

Dr. Pepper Gum was enjoyed as a sweet, long-lasting, low-calorie candy. It was sold in a variety of flavors such as cherry and grape, that offered a delicious pop of flavor that made it irresistible.


What was the name of this candy which came in four and two-finger versions?

KitKat is a chocolate wafer candy bar that was first manufactured in 1935 by Rowntree. Fast forward many decades later, this brand has expanded into KitKat bites, 4 finger and 2 finger varieties. There are several flavors as well, including the dark chocolate variety.


This caramel bar was braided and was eight inches long. What was its name?

This was an eight-inch braided caramel bar that was first produced in 1973 by The Mars Candy Company. This milk chocolate bar was sold in a distinct red wrapper with a ruler etched into the design to prove that it really was 8 inches long.


A breath mint encased in a layer of dried and fermented cocoa beans is what this is. Can you tell us its name?

Altoids are a variety of breath mints that was first created in the late 1700s and sold in a tin case. The dark chocolate flavored one was introduced in the 2000s but, along with the sours and strips, it was discontinued shortly after its release.


This treat oozed from its tube and came in many fruit flavors. Which of the following candies are we talking about?

The Hubba Bubba Squeeze Pop was a colorful tube that oozed delicious candy in a variety of fruity flavors such as sour apple, watermelon and cherry. This bubblegum was produced by the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company.


This type of candy was discontinued and replaced by Twizzlers -- its direct competition. What was it called?

The founding owner of the company started making this treat in 1888 and would sell it along the riverfront in St. Louis. The candy comes in an assortment of flavors, the most eye-catching being the black licorice. In 1996, the company was sold to Hershey's, who discontinued the brand to promote its own ‘Twizzlers' brand licorice.


Which two-in-one candy was a tasty treat one moment and a toy the next?

The Whistle pop was an ingenious two in one candy that offered buyers both a treat and a toy. The candy dates back to the mid-1970s, and after being discontinued for a while, it reappeared in 2015. The construction of the sweet involved a lollipop end and a stick end with a hole that allowed for blowing, which would emit a whistling sound.


This candy was discontinued because the creator disliked peanut butter. Do you know what it's called?

Introduced to the world in 1989 by Mars, the PB Max combined creamy peanut butter and oats laid onto a whole grain cookie and smothered with milk chocolate for a delicious and nutritious bite. Former Mars executive Alfred Poe revealed that the snack was discontinued because of the Mars family's distaste for peanut butter.


This round chocolate had a toy in the center. What name did it go by?

Nestle and chocolate go hand in hand. Wonder Ball Candy was first presented to the world in the 1990s. The enticing slogan, ‘What's In A Wonder Ball?' caught the attention of many, making the candy a huge success. However, with competitors claiming that the toys inside the candy posed a choking hazard, they were removed by Nestle and replaced with candy instead. The Wonder Ball was discontinued in 2007.


This chocolate combined a biscuit and a dairy product, hence its name. What do you think it was?

Released in 1990, the Twix Cookies and Crème Bar was a combination of all things good. The bar contained the addictive cookies and crème filling instead of the usual caramel, and was loved by many who tried it. The crème included little bite-sized pieces of cookies. Some people loved this candy bar so much that they've run campaigns to bring it back.


This bar was made with the color chocolate in its name. Can you tell us what it is?

Discontinued in 1993, the Nestle Alpine White bar was loaded with almonds intertwined in white chocolate for a glorious bite of nutty, chocolate decadence. However, the marketing was misaligned with this chocolate bar which led to its ultimate downfall. Although fans of the Alpine White bar have petitioned for its comeback, it may face stiff competition if it does.


This chocolate's downfall happened when its creators tried to make it just like Twix. What do you think it was?

Bar None was a flavored chocolate wafer, encapsulating chocolate cream, layered with crushed peanuts and topped with milk chocolate covering the entire bar. The Bar None was regarded as a chocolate wonder; however, in Hershey's effort to compete with Twix, caramel was added and the bar was split in two, which did not fare well for sales.


This bar was a mix of wafer, peanuts and chocolate. Can you tell us its name?

Mars manufactured this candy bar in the early 1980s, which brought together two wafers covered with peanuts and coated in creamy chocolate. Unfortunately, keeping the chocolate from melting was nearly impossible, and the bar was eventually discontinued.


This candy was a kind of popping powder that was released in the late seventies. Can you tell us what name it went by?

This novelty candy had similarities to the Pop Rock candy, which was released by the same company. But instead of rocks, Space Dust was a fine popping powder. Disgruntled parents put a swift end to the product stating that the powder substance was too similar to Angel Dust, and also that drinking soda together with the dust could cause death. These claims were denounced by the company.


This treat was balls of chocolate that melted when touched. Do you recall what its name was?

Children went wild over BBs, which were mini Butterfinger balls that melted almost instantly when touched and would leave the hands covered in chocolate goodness. The product was discontinued in 2006 and immediate backlash encouraged the company to reintroduce them back in 2009.


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