10/24/2011 11:59 am ET Updated Dec 24, 2011

Vintage Candies: 14 Great Sweet Treats From Yesteryear

You'd be hard-pressed to find a child that does not love candy. Most of us have had moments in our youth when we thought we could survive off of candy bars and gummy candy, when Halloween was the greatest time of the year because you could stock up on your favorite treats. But if you tried to find those favorite memory-filled sweets you might find it challenging, as some of them have been taken off the shelves and discontinued.

The history of sweets is almost as long as that of man, yet it was around the mid-1800s that the first candy bar -- as we know it today -- was produced. Since that time, many varieties of chocolates and sugar confections have been produced, many brands trying to appeal to the mass public, though not all of them fare as well as others.

In 1900, the Hershey's company released in the U.S. the Hershey's Bar, which is still a favorite today. In 1907, Hershey's kisses were first produced. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Snickers have also enjoyed long life spans, but we cannot say the same for such publicly deemed classics as Nestle's White Alpine bar.

What was your favorite discontinued treat?

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