Happy Hanukkah With Paskesz Kosher Candy and More!

CC_Paskez Kosher TITLE PLATEHanukkah began on Sunday night earlier this week and it is a holiday I’ve been wanting to acknowledge here on CollectingCandy.com for some time.  I’ve finally gathered up enough fun Hanukkah-related candy items to share, so make the jump to check them out! Continue reading

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New Moon Pie Bites! Plus Some History on the Full Cookie Dough Bites Lineup!

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The folks who produce Cookie Dough Bites are rolling out their latest creation across the country; a “Bites” version of the classic treat, Moon Pies!  Today I’m going to be covering those as well as the entire Cookie Dough Bites line along with a little history on the brand.  Make the jump to check it out.

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Brach’s 1953 Fall & Christmas Candy Catalog!

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Now that our Halloween coverage for 2015 has ended (so very sad), it’s time to kick into the Fall!  And while I like to hold most of my dedicated Christmas coverage until December, I thought today’s content was a perfect bridge and a prelude of things to come.  And boy is it a good one because today I get to share the entire contents of Brach’s 1953 Fall and Christmas candy sales catalog.  Make the jump to check it out!

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New for 2015: A New Halloween Ring Pop Package Design!

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Happy Halloween!!

One of the candy brands that tends to always provide specialty seasonal releases is Topps/Bazooka’s Ring Pop.  This year is no different, with the added bonus of an entirely new look for their Halloween Ring Pop big multi-bag packages.  Make the jump to check it out!

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400 Halloween Candy Images in Four Minutes!

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As part of the ongoing Kickstarter campaign for Zombie Mouth Bubblegum, today I created a video incorporating over 400 Halloween candy images from the CollectingCandy.com archives that display in a seizure-inducing, Technicolor rapid-fire period of four minutes.  Make the jump to check it out!

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New for 2015: Halloween Chocolate Bars from Astor and Hammond’s!

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Every year, the Halloween season sees the big guys delivering all manner of specially-branded items or repackaged editions of their main line products , but today I thought I’d look at a selection of seasonal releases from a pair of lesser-known but still well-established candy makers: Astor Chocolate and Hammond’s.   Make the jump to check them out!

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Halloween Candy Then-and-Now: Sweetarts Skulls n’ Bones!

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Sweetarts have been a Halloween staple since the 1960’s and at least as early as the 1990’s the brand has delivered a special seasonal Skulls & Bones edition.  Make the jump to see how they looked then and how they look today!

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New for 2015: Mars’ Halloween Muskefears and Snickers XScream!

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For Halloween this year, Mars came up with a pair of terrific seasonal editions of two of their all-year-round products: 3 Musketeers and Snickers Xtreme, re-branding them as Muskefears and Snickers XScream.  These are two of my favorites from 2015’s new introductions, so make the jump to check them out!

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M&M’s Halloween Packs from Taiwan!

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I’ve enjoyed highlighting some of the Halloween-themed M&M’s packs released over the last few years, from theater boxes, to candy corn packs and design evolutions.  Today, I’m going to head to the other side of the globe for a set of Halloween-themed M&M’s packages from Taiwan.  Make the jump to check them out!

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New for 2015: Cost Plus World Market’s Halloween Bridebar and Frankenbar!

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Though I haven’t written much about them here, Cost Plus World Market carries a wonderful breadth and depth of candy products at their stores. [Note: I have devoted an episode of The Candy Geek to a visit to Cost Plus’ wonderful candy section.]  Not only does World Market carry a great selection of “retro” candy but they also have a nice array of imported treats.  What I didn’t expect out of World Market was that they’d put out a pair of cool, fully-licensed Universal Monsters chocolate bars.   Make the jump to check them out!

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