Goodies of the 1950s


I was recalling the candy and other goodies that we had in the 1950s, and how far a dollar went!


Candy photo Licensed by: (c) Can Stock Photo / lisafx

Candy from the 1950s – A few listed

Most candy was 2 for a penny or 1 cent

  • Maryjanes
  • Jelly Rolls
  • m&ms – bag 5 cent
  • shoestring Licorice
  • Regular Licorice

Soda from the 1950s

Most of the soda was in the 5 to 7 cent range.

  • Coke ~ Soda ~ 6oz
  • Pepsi ~ Soda
  • 7up ~ Soda
  • Canada dry
  • Cream Soda ~ Quart – 25 cents – Peterman co.
  • Lemon Soda ~ Quart – 25 cents –
  • Nehi ~ Soda
  • Dads ~ Soda
  • Hires ~ Root Beer
  • Frosty ~ Soda
  • Dr. Pepper ~ Soda

Ice Cream From The 1950s

  • Dixie cups ~ 5 cent
  • Chocolate covered bar ~ 10 cent
  • Cream Sickle bar ~ 5 cent
  • Ice Cream Sandwich ~ 5 cent
  • Italian Ice ~ 5 cent

When I went for ice cream over the counter I would go to Marys luncheonette across the street from Mom’s store there or for a cold soda fountain drink.

Over the Counter Ice Cream

  • Ice Cream Sundae ~ 25 cent
  • Ice Cream Soda ~ 25 cent
  • Banana boat ~ 35 cent
  • Dish of Ice Cream ~ 5 cent
  • All this went good with a 10 cent comic book! So like I stated, if a kid had a dollar they could make out pretty good and on top of that, there was always the Good Humor Man!
ice cream

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2 comments on “Goodies of the 1950s”
  1. retrodee says:

    Wow Bob this is so amazing especially when you consider today’s prices on things.

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    1. Bob says:

      Yeah I can see people looking back on today’s prices 50 years from now saying the same thing Dee! Thanks!

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