If you've ever seen vintage candy ads before, then you've seen how absolutely charming they are. Compared to the ads that you see today, they're clearly so much more simple in design with just some drawings or photos and the ad copy is fun and lighthearted. Take a look at these vintage candy ads for yourself, they're sure to make you long for simpler times!
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Let's get this list of vintage candy ads started with orange-flavored Life Savers. I love the colors used in this ad and the image of the Life Saver being squeezed is really unique.
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Quite possibly the cutest Halloween candy ads ever!
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A beautiful woman holding lemons makes you crave PEZ, doesn't it?
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I've never tried this candy before and I'm not sure I've seen them in stores lately. But, this ad would surely prompt me to try them!
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Crystal cool peppermints-looks so cool!
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Isn't this an elegant ad for candy coated gum?
Via 1954 Maltesers ad
I've never heard of Maltesers before, but they remind me a lot of Whoppers!
Via Reese's Ad, c. 1950s
The packaging on Reese's Peanut Butter Cups haven't changed much at all!
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Have you met Mr. Goodbar?
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Three cheers for the most delicious candy.
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Don't you wish people gave out full sized candy bars at Halloween?
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What a delicious collection of candies! I wish I could try them all.
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I love the colors of Good and Plenty candy.
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How cute is this vintage box of Milk Duds?!
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Looks like Kit Kats used to come in four pieces.
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Did you know that kids NEED the energy from candy?
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Mmm, honeycomb center with peanut butter and creamy caramel!
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Recapturing the flavor of grapes.
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Can you believe these candy bars only cost a nickel and a dime?!
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I wish Forever Yours and Cocoanut bars were still around.
Via 1954 Navy Sweets ad
These look a lot like Life Savers. Does anyone know if Life Savers were onced called Navy Candies or vice versa?
These tiny packs of gum are so cute and who knew they were once marketed to soothe nerves?
Another sign extolling the benefits of candy for kids.
Five delicious flavors to nibble on.
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Colorful and tempting!
Baby Ruth came in so many different flavors and forms.
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So classy and chic!
A holiday favorite.
What a value!
Via 1955 Spangles ad
Spangles are just as important as train tickets.
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How fun do these Halloween candies look? I wish they still came in the same packaging.
Via 1955 Quality Street ad
Three types of chocolate-y goodness.
Perfect for Halloween!
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Sip! Sip! Hooray!
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Festive and colorful candies!
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Great for that hole in your head? What?
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Worth going out on a limb for.
Via 1955 ... fatty makers!
Another candy company that didn't stray far from their original design.
Didn't these vintage candy ads get you in the mood for some creamy chocolate or fruit candies? Although some of the ads are questionable, I still think vintage candy ads are deliciously delightful!
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