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Candy from the '70s: Remember Pixy Stix and Fruit Stripe gum?

My husband got a great birthday gift that brought back a lot of memories for us both: Candy from the 1970s.70s%20candy.jpg
I had not thought of this stuff for several decades and really got a kick out of these sugary snacks that we don't see anymore, especially Red Hots, Caramel Creams, Bit-o-Honey bars, Tootsie Pop Drops, Whatchamacallits and Razzles.

The bubble gum cigars and Round Up candy cigarettes really made me laugh. Can you imagine candy cigarettes being sold today? I had to taste one and it tasted like chalk. Did these things ever taste good?

In many ways, I am still stuck in the '70s. I listen to the '70s channel on XM radio because I think it's the best music ever. And I have to say the candy back then was super creative and funny, but also super sweet and cavity-creating. If you want to take a trip down memory lane, go to

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Gretchen Day-Bryant has a son in high school and a daughter in middle school. She’s lived to tell about the struggles of juggling little kids and work.
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Cindy Kent Fort Lauderdale mother of three. Her kids span in ages from teenager to 20s.
Rafael Olmeda and his wife welcomed their first son in Feb. 2009, and he's helping raise two teenage stepdaughters.
Lois Solomonlives with her husband and three daughters.
Georgia East is the parent of a five-year-old girl, who came into the world weighing 1 pound, 13 ounces.
Brittany Wallman is the mother of Creed, 15, and Lily, 7, and is married to a journalist, Bob Norman. She covers Broward County government, which is filled with almost as much drama as the Norman household. Almost.
Chris Tiedje is the Social Media Coordinator and the father of a 7-year-old girl, and two boys ages 4 and 3.
Kyara Lomer Camarena has a 2-year-old son, Copelan, and a brand new baby.

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