I’ve been a bit out of commission since late last week due to an accidental eye injury, and I’m slowly getting caught up on the many things I wasn’t able to do while patched-up with only one good eye. I’m still a bit blurry in the injured eye, but I’m healing. In other words, I’m back and ready to talk candy.
In order to give myself a leg-up on getting up to speed here on the site, I decided to pull something especially fun from my archives that sort of speaks for itself. The item I chose also happens to speak quite a lot about me personally.
I played AD&D (Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, for you civilians) a LOT back in the 1980′s. I guess you could call me an “old-school” RPG player, as I was a 1st Edition AD&D guy… I eventually learned and played 2nd edition, but I never really warmed to AD&D 3rd Edition rules. Yeah, I’ve got some nerd-cred. I could go on, but rather than bore the non-role-players reading, I’ll get to the subject of today’s short post: Dungeons and Dragons Candy! Yes, it really existed:
Produced by Amurol (makers of Big League Chew and Bubble Tape, among other great things) back in the heyday of D&D, it would appear that this was a candy that arrived in the shape of “fantasy figures”.
I don’t actually remember Dungeons and Dragons Candy, and if I ever saw them on shelves in 1983, I probably didn’t think much of them. Now, however, I can appreciate them for the era that produced them, so I think they’re insanely-fantastic. I hope you think so, too.
Late addition – here’s an image of a full display box of Dungeons and Dragons candy, from my pal Dan Goodsell:
Tomorrow I’ll have a new edition of Wacky Wednesdays to share, and I’ve got a nice series of posts being prepared in my run up to CollectingCandy.com’s 100th post, coming soon!