Candy has been there for us for a long time, and if it were a person, it’d probably have gotten lots and lots of awards to celebrate how well it puts us in a good mood. Pop culture may not be a static thing since it changes with time and age. However, it is still a vital part of our lives and society. I love to say that it is a part of what makes the world as beautiful as it is.
In this article, we’re going to look at some pop culture themed candy. Imagine a mood brightener blended with a life brightener. It’s definitely something to look up to, which is why I have compiled a list of some of them to brighten your mood and your day. Let’s take a look at them.
1. 100 Grand
100 Grand has been around for quite a long time now. 100 Grand was created at a time where several game shows offered cash prizes to winners. This candy caused a bit of a fuss that led to two lawsuits. Are you wondering what that could be? In the 90s, a radio DJ hosted a game show and promised the winner 100 grand. The winner must have been expecting some really good cash. In the end, she found out it’s just a candy bar she’d get. She took the radio to court for it.
2. Jaw Breakers
Jaw Breakers gets its name from how hard it is to eat. It is strongly advised that you don’t try to bite it or break it into crumbs with your teeth. It’s harder to do than breaking a rock with a sledgehammer.
3. Now and Later, Taffy
Unlike Saltwater Taffy that is only around for a couple of months, probably only during the summer, this candy is everywhere every time. Now and Later gets its name from the fact that you can have it now in the summer, and later in spring, fall, or winter. It’s just so amazing how creative the brand name is.
4. Heart-shaped Chocolate Boxes
For those who may have gotten this on Valentine’s day and don’t know the actual history, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate came from Richard Cadbury’s idea to boost his father’s business in the 1860s. The idea was to have chocolate bars in small, beautifully shaped boxes with some designs at the top.
The idea trended so much, especially because the boxes could be used for different things. If you were not storing your buttons in it, you could cut out the fancy art and glue it to your book.
When sports started becoming a real deal, Chuckles teamed up with Evil Knievel in a partnership. Knievel was a daredevil who did really risky things with his bike. Although Knievel’s most famous Snake River Canyon jump attempt wasn’t successful, the partnership brought Chuckle to limelight because Knievel was a big name at the time. The combination of these two feels like saying, “I laugh in the face of danger, ha ha ha.”