Charms Halloween Pumpkin Pops from the 1950’s and Today!

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We’re going all the way back to the 1950’s for today’s post and a look at a Halloween treat that has been enjoyed by generations of kids.  So make the jump to check out Charms Halloween Pumpkin Pops from the 1950’s and today!

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Trolli’s Halloween Sour Brite Crawlers and Mummies Gummi Candy!

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Getting back to our CountdownToHalloween coverage proper today, we’ll be looking at a current offering from the Trolli brand I grabbed last month as well as one I picked up a couple of years ago.   Make the jump and check out Trolli’s Halloween-themed Sour Brite Crawlers and Mummies Gummi Candy!

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CountdownToHalloween Past Years Recap – Part Two of Two!

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Yesterday, as part of a two-part flashback recap, I presented a collection of my favorite CountdownToHalloween entries from past years.  Those posts showcased items that were largely contemporary in nature, so today I’ll be following that up by putting a spotlight on past year’s posts where the focus was vintage goodies.

So make the jump for the second part of our two-part CountdownToHalloween flashback recap – vintage-style!

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CountdownToHalloween Past Years Recap – Part One of Two!

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Getting just past the midpoint on our month-long CountdownToHalloween, I’ve decided to offer up something a little different – a two-part recap of some of my favorite posts from our previous years’ Halloween coverage.

Now, I could sell this two-parter as a special feature (which it most certainly is) but the reality is that I’m attending back-to-back weddings this weekend and needed a couple quick and easy posts to catch my breath.  I figure since I’ve been keeping up my one-post-per-day goal for the month thus far, these two “flashback episode” posts can be forgiven and enjoyed as a fun detour.  So make the jump to check out part one of my two-part CountdownToHalloween Past Years Recap!

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A Trio of Spooky Vintage Bubblegum Vending Insert Cards!

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For today’s post in our month-long CountdownToHalloween, I thought I’d pull a few of my more monsterrific bubblegum vending machine insert cards to showcase.  At least one of them might come off a bit more silly than spooky, but I still think they’re appropriate for a Halloween post.  So make the jump and get an eyeful of this fun trio of spooky vintage bubblegum vending insert cards from the 60’s and 70’s!

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New for Halloween 2014: Reese’s White Chocolate Pumpkins!

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One of the many new confectionery products to arrive for the Halloween season this year is a variation on a beloved classic.  But what’s most surprising about this one is that it’s never been done before – because I’d just assumed that these would have been a thing in previous years – but apparently not.  So let’s take a look at this surprising new release for 2014 – Reese’s Pumpkins in white chocolate!

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From 2007: Willy Wonka’s Halloween Nerds Monster Potions!

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For today’s vintage CountdownToHalloween entry, we’re jumping back to the the most recent decade to pass us by.  And while the journey back in time may not be as long as some others that we’ve taken this month, I think it will still be a delightful one, for today’s subject is a great piece out of Wonka’s recent Nerds brand history.   So make the jump back to 2007 and check out Willy Wonka’s Halloween Nerds Monster Potions!

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Target’s Halloween Private Label Goodies for 2014!

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Target stores have been building out impressive Halloween seasonal sections for as long as I can recall and this year is certainly no exception.  A big part of those annual seasonal offerings is their private label or store brand product which inevitably contains an array of confectionery gems.  With that in mind, today I’m excited to showcase Target’s private label Halloween goodies for 2014!

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From the 1980’s – Stark’s Gummi Ghosts!

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During our Countdown To Halloween last year, I covered Stark’s Bone Chilling Treats from 1985 and when I did, I mentioned how much I would have liked to add a Gummi Ghosts package to my collection.   Since that time I’ve been lucky enough to track one down and today I’m excited to feature this Halloween treat from out of the 1980’s – Stark’s Gummi Ghosts!

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From the United Kingdom – Sour Patch Kids Heads and Bodies! A Creepy Halloween Limited Edition!

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For today’s contemporary entry in our confectionery Countdown to Halloween, I’m excited to present a piece I picked up last year, and one I had to go to some lengths to acquire.  You see, this wasn’t something I was able to pick up at one of my local retailers.  In fact, I had to order these from a UK store, have them delivered to a friend in England, and then have that friend mail them to me here.

Today, I’m excited to present the decidedly-gruesome UK Limited Edition Halloween release from Maynards: Sour Patch Kids – Heads & Bodies!!!

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