Necco Wafers were a sugar-based candy, sold in rolls of variously flavored thin disks. This candy was first produced in 1847 and became the namesake and core product of the now-defunct New England Confectionery Company (Necco).
Nowadays, these candy wafers can only be purchased online at a few select websites. Apparently, they’re making a comeback and will soon be back in stores.
Fruit String Thing
Remember these zany rope-like Fruit String Things? They were arranged like a maze, and unraveling them was a part of the fun. Fruit String Things are probably one of the healthier snacks on our list. As we know by now, fruit snacks come in all different shapes and sizes.
These fruity treats are sweetened with sugars, and they get their tough, chewy, bendy consistency from gelatin. These fruit leathers were actual bite-sized snacks that came as fruit roll-ups and fruit by the foot.
Throughout their lifetime, Whistle Pops have been produced by several companies, dating back to the mid-1970s. These lollipops not only gave kids a sugar buzz but were also designed with a stick that could make a whistling noise, so what could go wrong?
While these whistling lollipops are no longer around, Chupa Chups makes similar "Melody Pops." The melody pops are close enough, which is good because otherwise we really would have missed the original whistle pops.
Our sweet list continues with Pixy Stix, it came as n alternative to regular candy and was basically just sugar. The allure of Pixy Stix was in its pure simplicity: all you had to do was pour the sweet and sour powder straight into your mouth.
They definitely were not the healthiest of snacks; Pixy Stix doesn't contain protein, fat, vitamins, or minerals -- only sugar carbohydrate and one small straw contain approximately 2.14 grams of sugar.
Triple Power Push Pops
As novelty candies go, Triple Power Push Pops was one of the most memorable. They were invented in 1986, and they offered you a hit of sugary goodness in a flash, wherever you were. Most teens in the '80s and '90s had a Triple Power Push Pop stashed in their backpack.
The product has been missing from stores since the early 2000s, but you can still find the sweet treat on Amazon.