Can you complete the names of these popular candies from the 1970s?

Do you remember all these Rings, Caps and Pops?

You can probably credit (or, if you are a dentist, blame) Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. The smash 1971 film, based on the beloved Roald Dahl book, led to an influx of wild and wacky new candies. More and more creative candies started to show up in checkout aisles throughout the 1970s.

In other words, it was an awesome decade for trick-or-treating.

Thankfully, for younger generations, most of these candies remain popular favorites today. They were all introduced in the 1970s. See if you can fill in the blanks!

  1. Reese's ________ came along in 1978 — and they were something to phone home about.
  2. ________ Caps came in flavors like grape and root beer.
  3. The original flavors of ________ Belly in 1976 also included grape and root beer.
  4. The ________ Peppermint Pattie was introduced nationally in 1975.
  5. No, ________ Rocks and Coke did not kill Mikey.
  6. The best part about ________ Dip was that you could eat the stick.
  7. Charms ________ Pops were really two candies in one.
  8. Leave it to Willy Wonka to come up with the ________ Gobstopper.
  9. Willy Wonka also sold his Wacky ________.
  10. _______ Taffy gave you something to chew on and something to read.
  11. Ring _______ were a much sought after Halloween treat.
  12. Hershey's introduced its Whatcha________ in 1978.
  13. In 1975, Life Savers introduced the first soft bubble gum. It was called Bubble ________.

Can you complete the names of these popular candies from the 1970s?

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Dale 1 month ago
Being born in the early 60’s I thought I would have gotten them all right but I still missed two of them...hmm it’s still fun...
Bret 1 month ago
You got 10 out of 13
The ones I missed were the ones I don't remember ever hearing of.
FritzT007 1 month ago
Good quiz bit I never thought of gum as candy. You really don't eat it you just chew it. Just a thought. Peace.
DianeCraigKnox 1 month ago
I love Laffy Taffy. I also enjoy the jokes on the wrappers. Laffy Taffy is getting harder to find. I hope it never goes away.
EllisClevenger 1 month ago
You got 12 out of 13
Missed #9.
Never heard of it.
Micca 1 month ago
Missed 2 but it said i missed 3....this thing is always off by 1 or 2 but i never heard of 2 ...
MrsPhilHarris 1 month ago
A lot of this candy wasn't available in Canada when I was a kid. We had things like Cuban Lunch, Pep Chew (my favourite), Thrills Gum (tasted like soap), Malted Milk, Sweet Marie, Pep. Some are long gone now.
KellyShort 1 month ago
You got 13 out of 13....Ring Pops made your hand sticky & the STICK for Fun Dips was bad
idkwut2use 1 month ago
I know 'em all, and love most.
DawnGraham 1 month ago
Will still eat several of these candies. Especially Reeses Pieces & whatchamacallit.
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