The Thrill Of Going To The Penny Candy Store!

By | January 29, 2018

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Child buying sweets at shop counter 9th April 1962. (Photo by Daily Herald/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)

Walking to the local candy store as a kid was such a thrill. This is when walking alone, or with a sibling or friend, was still safe. After doing Saturday morning chores, it was a treat to get a dime to take to the corner store. Oh, the possibilities… Walking into the store was actually overwhelming because it was then time to make important and careful choices.

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Jawbreakers, fireballs, Mary Janes, button candy, ribbon candy, wax bottle candy, pixie sticks… The list was endless. These stores were billed as “penny candy” stores. The reason being is that you could walk in with ten cents and leave with a little paper bag full of goodies. If you were really lucky, you got a quarter!