I'm a fan of Squirrel Nut Zippers, myself. Not the band, the chewy, peanut toffee.
Not to mention Goetze's Caramel Creams.
And then there are Haribo Gummi Bears. That's right, Haribo. No other brand comes close.
This last pick isn't vintage, but is sure to be a classic. If you really, really like your neighborhood rug- rats, splurge on Bequet Caramels. I highly recommend the sea salt flavor. In the 5 lb. box. They keep beautifully in the freezer.
I won't even get started on my favorite chocolates (Green & Black's- either the cherry, or ginger bars. Nearly any flavor of RitterSport.)
What are your favorite (retro or modern) candies? Are they the same candies you buy for Halloween distribution?