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Sixlets® Chocolatey Candies is celebrating its 60 year anniversary!

Fri, Sep 13, 2019

Your favorite nostalgic candy from when you were a kid is celebrating in a HUGE way for our 60 year anniversary in 2020! From its founding in 1960, your childhood favorite candy is reaching the 60-year mark! To celebrate this remarkable accomplishment, Sixlets® is coming out with a few surprises for next year. Keep a look out for the collectible, limited time only, 60 year Anniversary Stand Up Bag! Hitting the stores in early 2020, this bag is reminiscent of the candy’s past, with  cool spin on the current style.

Do you remember what life was like in the 60’s and 70’s? Or what the popular entertainment and toys were? G.I. Joe, Twister, Operation, Barbie, Pinball Machines, the Slinky, boxing robots, Mr. Potato Head, model cars, LEGOs, Chatty Cathy dolls, and Jack-in-the-Box…. just to name a few. Batman had huge success in 1966 and it’s branded toys were hits. Rock and roll was a way of life, and tons of influential musicians emerged during this time. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Stevie Wonder, etc. The 1960’s were a very creative time in history, since it was the only way to express yourself in a time of social unrest. Some fun facts about the 60’s are that the average salary was about $5,000, and the average cost per loaf of bread was 20 cents! The U.S. population was about 178 million, and the world population was about 3 billion- compared to today where it is around double for both, at 330 million for the U.S., and over 7 billion globally!

Late 60’s and 70’s clothing was as bright as the art. Psychedelic prints, tie dye, bellbottoms, miniskirts, and long hair. Classic movie favorites also came out during this time such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Psycho (1960), West Side Story (1961), The Sound of Music (1965), Goldfinger (1964), Mary Poppins (1964), Romeo and Juliet (1968), 101 Dalmatians (1961), Pink Panther (1963), and so many more!

If you have known Sixlets® since their start, you remember all of the old flavors, and have loved them your whole life. Fruity Sixlets®, Sixlets® Jawbreakers, Chewy Sixlets®, Mint flavored Sixlets®, Strawberry Sixlets®, and of course… Original Sixlets®.You’ve been through every stage of the Sixlets® life, so it’s time to celebrate! Pick up the Sixlets® anniversary bag at a retailer near you!

Take a stroll down the candy-coated memory lane and celebrate all the memories Sixlets® have helped generations of families make. The colorful, tasty, and fun candies you have loved since you were a kid can still be enjoyed! Sixlets® are the Nut Free, Gluten Free, and Worry Free snack our kids want in their lunches. Did you know that Sixlets® are free of 6 out of the top 8 allergens? Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Wheat/Gluten Free, Egg Free, Shellfish Free, and Fish Free! 60 years old never looked so good!