Over 50 percent of reviews on Amazon.com for Hometown Favorites’ 1980s Nostalgic Candy Gift Box are favorable, rating it four to five stars, but 20 percent rate it one out of five stars as of 2015. Customers rave that it’s a gift that elicits nostalgia, while others say that it's disappointing or is missing expected items.
Additionally, positive reviewers note that the box contains a good assortment, the candy is fresh and the packaging is fun. Another happy customer noted receiving great customer service and a follow-up from Hometown Favorites. Other critical reviewers point out that it does not contain hard-to-find candy, as claimed, and that the same box can be reproduced at home for a lot cheaper.