Halloween Countdown: Brach’s Candy- The Great Debate
Last year in a discussion of Brach’s candy (sweetly nostalgic or disgusting?), under certain conditions, I agreed to re-sample the entire Brach’s collection to affirm or deny my extreme distaste for all-things-Brach’s. I believe I have since been released from this obligation, but I thought I’d dig up some vintage ads for your eyes to chew on…
In my immediate candy sorting ritual upon arriving home from trick or treating, these were always put in the “unwanted crap I probably can’t even trade” pile.
But they’ve been around for ages, and I’d imagine some have a fondness for them based on nostalgia alone, despite the existence of far superior candies. I can respect that.
Or maybe…there are those who truly revel in the taste, like this happy gent below?
After all, they are goblin approved.
When I was a kid, every old lady I knew had a dish of Brach’s candy on her coffee table that sat untouched for years. Perhaps there’s a gene for buying and displaying these particular sweets that switches on around the age of 80.
How do you feel about Brach’s candy?