Wednesday, December 8, 2010

ZCMI christmas windows

Does anyone remember the old ZCMI christmas window displays that were made entirely of candy? I was thinking about christmas memories from my childhood and I think that may be one of my favorites. I adored going shopping with my Mom downtown and looking in those magical candy windows. We'd have so much fun and then we'd go down to the basement level that had all the candy and she'd buy me some cherry sour balls, or that candy mix that had boston baked beans (is that what they're called?). I really miss those windows! Throngs of people would be squished in front trying to get a glimpse of the candy wonderlands.

I was so sad when I got to work today and tried to google image pictures of the windows but with every word combination I came up with I couldn't find any pictures. So I'll just have to hold on the memories and hope that I don't forget them.


  1. ah I was talking to my friend about these the other day! And how much I miss them! I love this post.

  2. I used to have a photo of a really cool one in my phone before my phone died - that was back in 2006 I think. There was a deer made entirely of brown gum drops.

  3. I was one of the ZCMI Christmas Candy Window designers. I have lots of pictures!
    Best job I ever had!