Iconic Indian Candies You've Probably Forgotten

Candies hold a special place in our hearts, evoking cherished memories of carefree days spent relishing them. While some have faded into obscurity, these iconic confections still bear the power to transport us to a bygone era.

All of the following products are readily available for purchase on popular online platforms such as Amazon and BigBasket.

Even though they tasted like a mix of chalk and sugar, these fake cigarettes made you feel like the coolest kid on the block.

Phantom Sweet Cigarettes

These colourful tangy fruity candies made everyone say "du kya?".


These mini candy-coated pieces of flavoured chewing gum could be found being traded in every classroom.


This popping candy definitely caused tooth (and tongue) damage to more than tens of thousands of us, but it was worth it.

Magic Pops

This rich and creamy coffee toffy was a huge hit on every Teacher's Day, proven when we saw most of them take more than 2!

Coffy Bite

Cola that you can chew! Even though it was discontinued, it's now back due to popular demand.


Every desi has, at some point, fought over which of the two Alpenliebe flavours reigned supreme.  (Obviously it was strawberry.)


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