P E N N Y C A N D Y
“Picture a wall of candy from red lips, jaw breakers, candy cigarettes and DOUBLE BUBBLE all for 1 cent!..okay sometimes they were 2 cents!” - Nana
There’s something about knowing the excitement we experienced over Marina candy in the 90’s (nerds, skittles, sour keys) is the same feeling our grandparents felt in the 40’s over their Penny Candy.
Our love for Double Bubble spans the decades, it’s a shame it’s flavour doesn’t span a minute… but we love it just the same.
Here’s our Nana & her friend Ian in a bubble blowing contest on Balm Beach, Georgian Bay. Back then, they got their gum from the Corner Store, which had an arcade attached to it, and more importantly was the home for a jukebox they used for dancing.
Pack your pennies, go with your gut, and say yes, because it doesn’t matter if you’re 5, 15 or 65, having a “treat” from the candy bins is something we truly never grow out of.
Happy Friday Cottagers.
Hope your weekend is sweet.
Photo: Later in the 1940’s on Balm Beach, Georgian Bay
Fun Fact: My Great Grandfather who took these photos, also developed most of them himself too
Best Candy: @grr8findsmarkets1 in Fenelon