In a sentimental moment in Mad Men’s Season 2, Episode 4 (“Three Sundays”), Don Draper waxes nostalgic about the small purple candies his father used to enjoy: Chowards Violets. They make another cameo in Season 5, Episode 6 (“Far Away Places”), when we see Peggy with the pack of Violets that might bring good luck before a pitch.
Groovy Candies, a Cleveland-based online candy retailer carries Choward’s Violets and an array of other nostalgic sweets, more than 2,500 in all from the 1950s through the 1980s. Atomic Fireballs and candy cigarettes (Lucky Strikes!) are their best sellers of 1960s vintage. If you know a retro Candy Freak –- the one who can’t resist a candy necklace, Turkish Taffy, Mike & Ikes and Smarties — Groovy Candies has a few sweet treats in a gift pack: a 1960s candy sampler with 37 pieces of nostalgia candy or the 1960s Grab Bag. And the Fun Facts of the decade they add to each box are irresistible as well!
*1960s Groovy Candies sampler and 2 1960s Groovy Candies Grab Bags
*A 1950s Classic Candy sampler and 2 1950s Classic Candy Grab Bags
*A $50.00 Groovy Candies Gift Certificate card to spend on Violets or wherever your sweet tooth takes you!
Enter “madmen” as a promo code when checking out at Groovy Candies this holiday season and you’ll receive a 5% discount on your order!