Today, I’ve got a sweet tooth. Yep, I’m in the mood for some candy. So, I did something I haven’t done in months! I wrote a new article! Wow. Yeah, hopefully, it’ll catch on and I’ll actually start writing more full length articles instead of my short litttle updates. Anyway click the Hubba Bubba cowboy above to see the new article on Candy commercials of the 80s.
It’s been several months since I’ve actually did some sort of full length article. Well, I figured I’d get back into the swing of things. The easiest way to do that is to give you a collection of videos. I’ve given you many classic 80s commercials in the past, but today’s theme is candy. Let’s begin….
Back in the 80s there was a bubble gum war. There was a fight between 3 brands: Bubblicious, Bubble Yum, & Hubba Bubba. They all suggested they were the softest gum with the biggest bubbles. I never really compared all three brands together. Perhaps thats an article for another day. (idea noted). I was unaware that Hubba Bubba was still around anymore, but after a quick search I found that it was discontinued in the early 90s, but returned in 2004. I do remember around 3rd grade being caught in class with a piece of Cherry Cola Hubba Bubba in my mouth. I had to write like 100 times how I would never chew gum in class again.
I’ve probably seen this commercial about 1000 times in my youth. I remember hearing this song on Saturday mornings between gummi bears & Pee Wees Playhouse. It has the greatest name for a candy bar ever. Plus, it’s a personal favorite of mine. I would say it’s in my top 3 favorite candy bars. My only problem is it’s not as popular as it once was. Sure, you can find a bar pretty much at any Walgreens. But, around Halloween, try finding a big pack of fun size bars. Good Luck, it’s pretty much impossible.
There’s nothing like the old chocolate candy staple, M&Ms. This is one of the commercials I remember as a kid. I mean, it seems like one of the coolest places. First you can jump into chocolate pools, then shower off with a candy shell. I always wish there was such a place for me to go. Although, I bet it’d be really uncomfortable being encased in a candy shell.
I remember getting one of those big 1 pound bag of skittles for my birthday when I was about 7 or 8 years old. That’s a big mistake. Since I have a summer birthday, that meant no school & no parents around during the day, just my older brother. Well, he could care less what I did, just as long as I didn’t get on his nerves. So, I basically downed the whole pack of skittles in an afternoon. I was hawking up rainbow colored loogies for the next week.
There’s many things that go together great, chocolate & peanut butter, peanut butter & jelly, but I would say my favorite is definitely chocolate and caramel. I remember this jingle from back in the day. “You can roll a rolo to your friend”. Could someone please tell me what the last guy is supposed to be? Is he some strange mad scientist with no evil agenda?; Perhaps a piss poor inventor? Or most likely, he’s just an unemployed uncle of the director.
Rolo Commercial director: But, mom, I’m a big hollywood director now
Mom: You’re filming candy commercials, not exactly big blockbusters
Rolo Commercial director: Well, I was going to get Harrison Ford for my Milky Way Bar commercial, but he’s too expensive after that “Star Wars” movie came out.
Mom: Put you’re uncle in the commercial. He’ll work for Rolos
Rolo Commercial director: Deal!
Well… There you have it. Candy Commercials from the 80s. Anyone have any favorite discontinued candy?