Remember Brach’s Pick-A-Mix? This was the best part about going to the grocery store as a kid. My favorites were the Neapolitan Coconuts. The Milk Maid Royals in the colorful foil wrappers weren’t bad either. The ones I liked the least were the jelly nougats. They kind of grossed me out, like the candy version of a fruitcake or something.
The one thing that stands out in this picture to me more than anything are the red yarn ribbons in the little girl’s hair. Cindy Brady always wore them on the Brady Bunch. My mother didn’t like them and she never let me wear them. When I did wear ribbons, they were always satin, preferably double-sided.
I don’t know whatever happened to the Brach’s Pick-A-Mix bins. You could always find them in grocery stores, but they just disappeared one day. It’s the one vintage brand I’ve never seen paraded on T-shirts, and it’s very difficult to find items with the old Brach’s logo. Images of the bins are also really hard to come by.