80s Lifesavers Candy Five Flavor Nabisco Sweatshirt Small
Chest 19 in.
Length 24.5 in.
Sleeve 20.5 in.
Content: 80% Acrylic, 10% Polyester, 10% Cotton
Tag Brand: Lifesavers
This bright red sweatshirt was made back in the 80s using a luxuriously soft acyclic blended material. The sweatshirt advertises the popular ring-shaped hard candy Life Savers, that was first introduced in 1912. They were invented by Clarence Crane who developed the treat as a "summer candy" that could withstand the heat of the season without melting like chocolate. Crane dubbed the candy Life Savers in reference to their resemblance to the life preserving flotation devices kept on boats. Crane then sold the rights to the candy to Edward John Noble, who packaged them in tin foil wrappers and started displaying them next to the registers in restaurants and grocery stores.
The graphic on this shirt celebrates the five flavor roll, which first appeared in 1935. The five featured flavors were pineapple, lime, orange, cherry, and lemon. Life Savers became such a staple of common American life that during World War II, sugar rations were donated to keep the treat in production just so they could be sent to soldiers as a reminder of home. This shirt is from after the candy was acquired by the popular cookie manufacturer Nabisco.
Fits like a modern unisex adult small