Recently I posted about my success in locating a pair of 1960′s Breaker Confections boxes I’d long been searching for. At the same time I found those I also acquired two 1960′s Brach’s candy boxes, adding to the two I’d already had in my collection. So with four different 1960′s Brach’s boxes in hand, it seemed like a great time to share.
Growing up in the 1970′s Brach’s always meant bulk candy to me or at the very least bagged candies found in the grocery store. But during my confectionery investigations I’ve learned that back in the 1960′s and into the early 70′s Brach’s competed with folks like Mason (maker of DOTS) and Heide (of Jujyfruits fame) with small boxed offerings of their own.
Before I found the others, the only boxed Brach’s item I personally remembered was a fun-size Brach’s Candy Corn box that I received on at least one of my Halloween outings and that I recalled fondly. Here is an example of that mini box:
I would eventually learn that candy corn offering was also sold in a larger sized box as you can see here:
Joining that Candy Corn box I have three other similarly-sized Brach’s boxed offerings from the 1960′s. There may well have been others besides these, but in the years I’ve been searching, these are the only ones I’ve ever found. I hope you dig ‘em:
That’s all of ‘em. I think they’re quite striking in their colors and simplicity when all brought together. If anyone is old enough and has memories of these or any other flavors/variety I haven’t shown, I’d love to hear about it.
For now, that’s everything I’ve got on Brach’s wonderful 1960′s candy boxes. See you next time!