Food of the Eighties, Chuckles
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Circular-shaped gumdrop candies that came in various fruit flavors. Probably introduced around mid to late 80s.
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redherkey - September 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Chuckles weren't introduced in "mid to late 80s" - Try 1921... I had them in the early 70s as a kid and they were a classic candy well before that. Circular? Not - try little squares. Various flavors? Not on your life: Five flavors. Lovely packs of fruit chews - I've always been intrigued with how people eat them. Personally, I save the best three colors for last: Green, Red and Black in that order. Yellow and Orange, take them or leave them. for more information. Still available and well worth the find.
Courtney - March 27, 2008 - Report this comment
oh, you're quite rude and to the point aren't you. yay chuckles!
Crista - October 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I still loved Chuckles to this day, they are very hard to find but they are still around.
ken hayward - December 07, 2008 - Report this comment
iam looking for chuckles candy they put out at xmas time years ago they were red white green they were made of a gummy candy but not jelly they made bells boots trees lots of people asked about them why did they stop making them?
Bunnie - November 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I had some of them a few years ago, I had thought they quit making them. Glad they didn't...they are pretty plain but sometimes that is a good thing!
Poe - November 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Hey, Bunnie and you other guys. Great site! Did you ever see the eposode of Seinfeld when two EMT guys get into a fist fight because one thinks the other one stole his candy? These are great, especially when you're at the movies. You guys should check out the inthe8os page for Dutch Mill Donuts. That has some really amazing banter on it.
Poe II - November 12, 2009 - Report this comment
By the way, I love how the redherkey person mentions "Wiki" on their post!! I do that, too. Check out the page for Dutch Mill Donnuts, redherkey! It's your kind of banter. Very intelligent and witty. Poe II
Chris - January 16, 2010 - Report this comment
The version of Chuckles that redherkey refers to are the old five flavor pack square ones that had sugar sprinkles on them. You could find them wherever candy bars were sold. They have been around forever, though hard to find nowadays; the last one I saw was in a Meijer's in Cincinnati in the early 2000s. The gumdrop versions are much more modern, though I haven't seen them for years, either. They came in bags and were "smooth", not sugar sprinkled. The "newer" type Chuckles were more likely to be found around Christmas, it seemed. Whichever, I would love to come across them again. They're awesome.
ajl2 - June 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Unbelievable, redherkey, I eat my chuckles in the same order! In addition to the notched rectangles that were rounded on one side and flat on the other (which REQUIRED eating them one notch at a time LOL), they also came in rings. I remember my mother bringing them home in printed white cellophane bags.
Dot - August 23, 2010 - Report this comment
They used to have these in the candy machine at my community college in South Jersey around 1997/98. Never saw them again since I moved to Southern DE.
Todd - January 12, 2011 - Report this comment
We still have them available in one of our hardware stores. Saw them just a week ago....same EXACT five pack. They are awesome!
Tom - June 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember them. Old people candy. With a licorice in every pack, just to enhance the misery. Ugh. Brachs... candy for Grandma.
Ron - November 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Chuckles was my favorite candy as a little boy in the 1940's. I still buy them when I find them.
Dave - November 15, 2012 - Report this comment
One of my all time fave's . . . i eat the in the same order always lol black - least favorite get it out of the way green - second least fave yellow - now there gettin better and last orange and red are interchangeable
Don - January 16, 2013 - Report this comment
This is so great. I was wondering if they still made these and then you guys have an ad for them on this web page! Thanks and I'll be looking for them.
jeff - March 22, 2013 - Report this comment
in the 90's i did concrete work for their factory in WI. when i was there i got lost looking for the bathroom. well i ended up in a large room with hundreds of coolings racks with freshly made Chuckles. i had to steal one for myself. it was still warm and the best Chuckle a person could ever ask for. i'll never forget that moment
todd - August 11, 2013 - Report this comment
I found some at a gas station 2 wks ago. they DO still make these.
Charlie - January 06, 2014 - Report this comment
Red Chuckles are yummy! Still not as good as Sunkist fruit gems though
blueblue - January 22, 2014 - Report this comment
You can still get them at or go to They sell them there, along with JuJuBes and more.
yoldbill1 - July 31, 2014 - Report this comment
I bought some CHUCKLES today; first time I'd seen them in years. They tasted as delicious as I remembered, but one thing was missing- the " chuckle" that was printed on the paper under the candy. I missed that !
Laurie - December 09, 2014 - Report this comment
I too want to know what those circular shaped individual packed sugar coated gummies from the eighties were! I was reminded of them when ordering chuckles for my grandfather from The ones I'm remembering were more often citrus flavors and flatter and softer than your average gum drop.
Laurie - December 09, 2014 - Report this comment
Update I think I meant Sunkist Fruit Gems. The softer, flatter citrusier version of chuckles or gum drops

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