Food of the Eighties, Gobstoppers
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This candy may have been around before the 80's but I remember them around '83-'84. They were made by the Willie Wonka Company and came in a yellow cardboard box. They were a hard gumball-shaped candy that had several levels of different flavors. I recently saw a box of them at a local convenience store, so apparently they are still around.
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kiwi - May 29, 2007 - Report this comment
i lööövvvv them!!
Joe - May 30, 2007 - Report this comment
these are the best candy ever i always ate them as a kid!!!!
Jim - June 28, 2007 - Report this comment
They were so much better in the 80's! Now they are little and not really jawbreakers.
ameagle - November 29, 2007 - Report this comment
i love these little candys . they break my heart lol .
Dave - March 22, 2008 - Report this comment
How much bigger were they, and the box, in the 80's..? I can't tell from the picture alone.
Gina - March 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Yup, they sure where bigger in the "old days" and they tasted better too, and had my favourite a blue one, which they don't have anymore.
Admann - July 29, 2008 - Report this comment
*gotta agree- i'm munching on a box right now and i miss the blue ones!
Akitten - July 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Did they come with a different flavor inside back in the days? I seem to remember the centers being different flavors per color. Now they all have the same boring pink center!
Ricky - October 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Dude I am so baked right now!!!!
John - March 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I got 2 big boxes for Christmas much smaller then I remembered
val - April 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved those. A few years ago i got on a craze and at a few boxes.
Bungle666 - July 05, 2009 - Report this comment
They still sell these here in the UK, we had the mega gobstopper, it was about the size of a golfball, knew a kid who broke a tooth on one hahaa
john - November 24, 2009 - Report this comment
i remember them having yellow inside that tasted totally different. they were good. off the subject i mess salsa rio doritos. now im sad
80sBaby - April 10, 2010 - Report this comment
These were fun to watch the color change.
candygram - May 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Loved them. they were soooo delicious. i used to suck them but inevitably get impatient and start crunching. the kid in me misses them like mad. but the part of me that pays my dental bills is very glad I can't find them
Zack - January 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Lol, the box is so 80s; You'd never see the word "midget" printed on anything now in today's politically correct society. Plus i think it's a strong indicator that it came from a point when they still made the big ones since, as i understand, the big ones were the regular Gobstoppers and the kind in the box were the miniature versions. Even now i think the kind in the box are much smaller and only have about two layer apiece.
Zack - January 29, 2013 - Report this comment
By the way, guys; They have been bringing the blue ones back for the Gobstopper Eggbreaker spin-offs they do just about every year around Easter. I wish they still made the big ones though, especially the blue ones.
Charlie - January 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Everlasting Gobstoppers! Originally came out in 1976 and were off the charts popular by the 1980s
Grace - April 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I saw them on willy wonka. but I dont like them. their full of tnothing but sugar can ruin your teeth.
Drewski420 - February 10, 2021 - Report this comment
More like a round runt now, not the same flavor either. Disappointed

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