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Retro Candy Flashback: Gold Rocks Gum

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Gold Rocks Gum

Wow – I had totally forgotten about this candy until I saw it in a Hallmark store yesterday. It’s a 2-oz. cloth sack of gold nugget shaped gum called Gold Rocks Nugget Bubble Gum. I don’t have a specific memory of this gum, but I know I had this when I was a kid. That sack looks soooooo familiar. Once the gum is gone, the sack comes in handy for storing marbles, little army men, or other special treasures.

Remember when a sack was enough to keep a kid busy – no batteries, LEDs, or noises required? I’m constantly amazed at the toys my daughter gets in her kid’s meals at fast food joints. I would have given my left arm (or $20) for some of those toys when I was a kid. Oops – back on topic….

So, anyone else remember Gold Rocks Gum from their childhood?

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11 Responses to “Retro Candy Flashback: Gold Rocks Gum”

  1. 1
    Shelly says:

    Wow, I remember that gum, too, but I hadn’t thought of it in years, and then as soon as I saw your post, the memory came rushing back.

    RESPONSE: Cool – good to know I’m not the only one :)
    –Brian

  2. 2
    Diane says:

    I do remember this gum and the little bag!! I too had not thought about it in years, but now I can almost taste it!!

    RESPONSE: Same here. I can almost taste it – I should have bought some but I have too much candy already at home! :)
    –Brian

  3. 3
    cybele says:

    If I recall, it’s the same flavor as JuicyFruit.

    My brother used to like to buy it, I would keep the little bags. I have no idea what I did with them.

  4. 4
    Steve Johnson says:

    OMG! I remember this too. It’s amazing what old stuff still lurks in my neurons!

  5. 5
    Mitch Taylor says:

    I used the little cloth bags to keep my slot cars (remember those) and parts in them, they were great…

    RESPONSE: Heck yeah I remember slot cars! :)
    –Brian

  6. 6
    Jack the Blogger says:

    Wow — my wife and I were just talking about this stuff not long ago! I’m going to have to point her over towards your blog so she can see this, too.

    As a kid, I used to buy this stuff at a corner candy store in our neighborhood. How nostalgic — thanks!

    RESPONSE: You’re welcome!
    –Brian

  7. 7
    Silent Scream says:

    I used to buy these most weeks after going to cub scouts. That was in the early 90s.

    I’m sure there was a stage where these were Simpsons themed for some reason!

  8. 8
    Candy Addict says:

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  9. 9
    Karen says:

    Memories… wow!

  10. 10
    Kvn11 says:

    the new ones dont come in bags anymore now they come in a small paper bag (similar to a m&M bag) and was reclosable ,but it still had that same guy on the picture up there↨

  11. 11
    Corliss says:

    I’m late to this party, but does anyone remember “Precious Stones”? They were in a little cloth drawstring bag, just like the “Gold Rush”, but were colored to look like pieces of turquoise, quartz, and other semi-precious stones? If anyone knows where I can find this product, I’d be deeply appreciative. I have been regaling my niece and nephew with stories of the candy available when their mother and I were kids, and I’d love to be able to share this with them. Thanks!!

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