Food of the Seventies, Gobstoppers

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Round large-ish sized hard sucking candy, as you sucked on it the colors changed-so you had to keep taking it out of your mouth to see what color it was (either that, or open your mouth so your friend could tell you!)
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Annie - May 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Gobstoppers are great!I still eat them now.... - January 24, 2010 - Report this comment
***I am LOOKING TO BUY a 1970s Gobstopper wrapper for my 1970s candy wrapper collection. The celophane one with the little faces on it. If you have any, PLEASE contact me, as I will pay you good money for these!
Jon - June 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember when these used to be larger, and there were four different flavors in each one. Now they are a lot smaller, and there are only three flavors.
Chomper01 - September 06, 2011 - Report this comment
These are the candies known better as the "Everlasting Gobstoppers". They are made from the same stuff they make "Sweet Tarts" out of, but they are round and cover with a candy - coated color shell. They are made by the Wonka Candy Company and are named after the Everlasting - Gobstopper in the movie "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory". Wonka(tm) still makes the candy and they are still sold at many candy shops and grocery stores; especially "Big - Lots".
John - November 30, 2011 - Report this comment
The Gobstoppers are still sold, but they are MUCH, MUCH, MUCH smaller. They are now about the size of a dime, but as late as 1991, they were the original size which was about the size of a quarter. I think regulations made them smaller when someone decided kids could choke on the original sized candy. Thanks TORT lawyers, NOT!!
Mary - December 15, 2017 - Report this comment
Does anyone else remember the MINT flavored Gobstoppers? They weren't around long but I loved them! Somehow we found that if you put gobstoppers in the freezer for a while and then tap them with a hammer they would split right in two. :) We loved seeing all the rings of colors!

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