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Kandy Kitchen from Transogram (1966)

Ads for the Kandy Kitchen introduced children to “master mixer” Mr. Kandy Man.

Pour, mix, mold, set, presto!

Tiny marshmallows and gum drops were the house specialty at Transogram’s Kandy Kitchen. Released in 1966, the candy maker set paired children with Mr. Kandy Man, a mixing apparatus anthropomorphized with a head and two arms.

In addition to Mr. Kandy Man, the set included a covered tray, a candy shaped tray with various shapes cut out of it, a spatula, mixing spoon, and two barrels with lids (one for sugar and one for corn starch). The set included flavoured mixes such as chocolate and vanilla marshmallow mix, and two packages of gum drop mix (one cherry, one lemon-lime). Of course, Transogram sold refill kits to encourage the ongoing making of tiny treats.

A big selling point of the Kandy Kitchen was that its parts were made of sturdy, washable plastic and did not require batteries or electricity to operate.

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